Webinar Series Celebrates ADA Anniversary

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is regarded as one of the most significant pieces of disability-related legislation ever signed into law. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability, and it has had a profound impact on the lives of people with disabilities in Texas and around the country.

This July marks the 30th anniversary of the ADA and, to celebrate this milestone, a series of ADA-themed webinars will be held throughout the month. People who participate in the free webinars will learn from experts about various topics, such as disclosing your disability, adaptive recreation opportunities, and innovations in accessible transportation. The series, ADA 30: Moving Forward, is coordinated by a group of over 20 organizations.

Between now and the end of July, seven webinars will be held. While most of the webinars will focus on a specific topic related to the ADA, the webinar on Friday, July 24, will serve as the primary celebration of the ADA’s anniversary. The July 24 event will feature notable disability advocates sharing their experiences with the ADA, including what it was like to see the law implemented, how it has furthered the civil rights of Americans with disabilities, and where we still need to go. Featured speakers at the event will include Lex Frieden, a chief architect of the ADA, and Anne Washington, the daughter of Justin Dart, a key figure behind the creation of the law.

Webinar Information
The webinars are listed below. To learn more and to register, just click the links.

Know Your Rights: How to Effectively File an ADA Complaint for Employees and Employers
Tuesday, July 14
10 a.m. CT

Disclosing Disability: When, Why and How?
Wednesday, July 15
2 p.m. CT

Don’t Lose Your Federal Funding: Helping State and Local Governments Develop and Update their ADA Transition Plans
Wednesday, July 22
10 a.m. CT

Reducing Risk While Building Market Share: Your Company’s Approach to the ADA
Wednesday, July 22
2 p.m. CT

Outside for Everyone: Adaptive Recreation
Thursday, July 23
2 p.m. CT

ADA 30 Texas: Moving Forward 
Friday, July 24
10 a.m. CT 

Creating Opportunities through Accessible Transportation
Wednesday, July 29
10 a.m. CT

About the Group
The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities is one of more than 20 organizations partnering to coordinate this webinar series. Other partners include Disability Rights Texas, The Arc of Texas, the Texas Center for Disability Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, the Texas Department of Transportation, and the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities. For the full list of partners, click here.