E-Bulletin: February 14, 2023

We post our bi-weekly bulletin to keep you up to date on disability-related resources, news, and other items of interest. This information is being provided solely for non-commercial, nonprofit educational purposes, including news reporting and research. It is not intended for commercial purposes. Further, we understand that our readers generally read the articles and information online, at the websites provided in the hyperlinks, rather than relying solely on our synopses or copies. We are not responsible for the accessibility or the content of other websites. Please be aware that some links provided are time sensitive, and may become inactive at any time.

We include links to articles, editorials and opinion pieces, press releases, and other materials that represent diverse perspectives. Inclusion does not imply endorsement of any products, services, sources, information, or opinions expressed in these materials.

Visit the Trainings section for more information on ADA and disability related trainings, meetings, and conferences.

“Black Disability History Is Black History, Too!”

This blog post shares a few notable examples of Black Americans with disabilities.

“Black, Deaf and Proud: Gallaudet University Embraces Commitment to Diversity with Student Center”

This article highlights the Center for Black Deaf Studies, launched in 2020, as well as other efforts to improve diversity at the nation’s preeminent university focused on serving deaf and hard of hearing people.

Meet the First-Ever Accessibility Engineer at The Washington Post

This article features a Q&A with Holden Foreman, who talks about his goals to create more equity in news coverage and access to news.

Home Modification Toolkit: Lessons from the Field

The University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology added this toolkit to its resource collection on home modifications to improve access and safety for aging individuals and those with disabilities. The toolkit includes case studies, technical assistance briefs on partnerships and funding, fact sheets and videos tailored for diverse populations, and promising practices.

“‘I Wanted People to Inhabit My Body’: An Innovative Film About Disability”

This article reports on an experiential documentary by Reid Davenport, now available for streaming on PBS. The filmmaker shares the perspective from his wheelchair in I Didn’t See You There.

Webinar: AARP: Livable Communities

February 15, 2023
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
A livable community is one that is safe and secure; it offers choices in where to live and how to get around; and it equitably serves residents of all ages, ability levels, incomes, races, ethnicities, and other backgrounds. In this webinar, a representative from AARP will discuss how communities can include essential features that allow all residents to thrive.

Save the Date: ADA Mini-Con on the ADA and Criminal Justice

March 28, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This conference will feature sessions on common issues, emerging concerns, practical solutions, and innovative programs in law enforcement and corrections.

2023 ADA National Symposium: Registration Open!

May 21 – 24, 2023
Kansas City, MO
This year’s event features an expo on inclusive recreation on May 21, followed by a comprehensive 3-day agenda of sessions on a wide range of ADA issues and related topics.