Tag Archives: Americans with Disabilities Act

Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for September 2019

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: I am a service provider that would like to assist Latinx/Hispanic people with disabilities to live independently in the … Continue reading

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If You Liked … “Disability in the Latino Community”

A popular post among our English and Spanish readers, our blog post “Disability in the Latino Community” discusses the views on disability within the Latinx/Hispanic community. The views of the Latinx/Hispanic community toward disability within urban and suburban communities seem … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for August 2019

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: I am a Veteran with a disability. What information and resources are available for me? This edition of Answered … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Memories #ADA29; Hello #ADA30!

Today marks the end of a month of celebrating the 29th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Across the country, people came together to recognize the event and to celebrate the progress we’ve made in … Continue reading

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¡Gracias por los recuerdos #ADA29; Hola #ADA30!

Hoy se cumple el fin de un mes de celebración del 29 aniversario de la firma de la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA, por sus siglas en inglés). En todo el país, las personas se unieron para reconocer el … Continue reading

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Director Mark Odum Reflects on the ADA at 29: Still Changing Lives

Twenty-nine years ago this month, I sat on the White House lawn watching history in the making. George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), that launched a new era in the civil rights of people with disabilities. … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for April 2019

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: I have been recently diagnosed with a disability. I work part time and go to school part time and … Continue reading

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What are physical barriers?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), physical barriers are “structural obstacles in natural or manmade environments that prevent or block mobility (moving around in the environment) or access” for people with disabilities. These barriers can affect … Continue reading

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How Will You Celebrate the ADA?

This month will mark the 27th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights legislation has changed lives and formed the basis for similar legislation in countries around the world. We’ve shared personal … Continue reading

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Remembering Olmstead: 17 Years of Community Participation and Independence for People with Disabilities

Seventeen years ago, on June 22nd, 1999, the US Supreme Court ruled in Olmstead v. L.C. that the unjustified institutional isolation of people with disabilities is a form of unlawful discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  What is … Continue reading

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