Southwest ADA Center

Southwest ADA Center The Southwest ADA Center We provide information, training and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related laws.

Mission: The Center's mission is to provide— technical assistance, training and resources on consumer rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Initiatives are carried out through activities in Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

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Hidden disabilities may be difficult to unmask
11/08/2020
Hidden disabilities may be difficult to unmask

Hidden disabilities may be difficult to unmask

One of my favorite places to run is a greenbelt off the Santa Fe Rail Trail near my house. To me, it looks like the grassland in the African Serengeti

Federal judge allows disability rights advocates to sue Lyft
11/06/2020
Federal judge allows disability rights advocates to sue Lyft

Federal judge allows disability rights advocates to sue Lyft

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that disability rights organizations have standing to sue Lyft for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The lawsuit, filed in March, was initiat...

10/28/2020
Houston Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities

Join us Friday 10/30 at 2pm CST for our NDEAM 75th Virtual Celebration! This event will be simulcast on Facebook Live! More Info below!

MOPD's mission is to serve as the primary advocate for the rights & needs of citizens with disabilities; we also serve as a liaison between the mayor, city council, city departments, & other public & private entities on matters pertaining to PWDs in Hou.

Southwest ADA Center's cover photo
10/27/2020

Southwest ADA Center's cover photo

Southwest ADA Center is proud to support National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). As you have seen throug...
10/21/2020

Southwest ADA Center is proud to support National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). As you have seen throughout the month many of our friends and partners are engaging in a variety of activities focused on disability employment issues and the role they play in fostering a disability-friendly work culture. Stay tuned later this week for an announcement about our upcoming celebration on Oct.30th! More to come.....

New ADA Website Legislation Introduced | Lexology
10/21/2020
New ADA Website Legislation Introduced | Lexology

New ADA Website Legislation Introduced | Lexology

Each year, litigation related to the accessibility of websites for people with disabilities continues to increase. Most jurisdictions have determined…

LEARN why individuals with disabilities should consider joining the All of Us Research Program! Check out the Call to Ac...
10/21/2020

LEARN why individuals with disabilities should consider joining the All of Us Research Program! Check out the Call to Action from our partners at the American Association on Health & Disability: https://bit.ly/33WLrV6 #JoinAllofUs

Shown below is the Logo federal logo for the U.S. House of Representatives with an eagle in the center and an American f...
10/18/2020
Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces $1 Million in Federal Funding for Memorial Hermann

Shown below is the Logo federal logo for the U.S. House of Representatives with an eagle in the center and an American flag and the Latin words E Plurbus Unum

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced $1 million in federal funding for The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research at Memorial Hermann (TIRR-MH) to support the Independent Living Research Utilization program (ILRU).  The ILRU is a nationally leading technical assistance and trai...

Be Bold: Impacting Products and People Through Accessibility and Inclusion
10/15/2020
Be Bold: Impacting Products and People Through Accessibility and Inclusion

Be Bold: Impacting Products and People Through Accessibility and Inclusion

We are honoring and celebrating Disability Employment Awareness Month with a Facebook Spotlight highlighting how to Be Bold: Impacting Products and People through Accessibility and Inclusion. Our panelists are members of our internal Facebook Differently Abled community and will be discussing their....

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Disabilities and Healthcare Symposium . After registering, you will receive ...
10/12/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Disabilities and Healthcare Symposium . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Disabilities and Healthcare Symposium . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

All students and faculty are invited to participate in an interactive panel discussion followed by breakout discussion groups to address disabilities and healthcare as it pertains to Covid-19.

Shown below is the U.S. Federal Seal on a glass door signifying the door to an office for the the U.S. Equal Employment ...
10/07/2020
ADA Protections for Those ‘Regarded-as’ Disabled Face 6th Cir.

Shown below is the U.S. Federal Seal on a glass door signifying the door to an office for the the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s commitment to preserving and fleshing out the 2008 expansions Congress made to the Americans with Disabilities Act’s protections for people “regarded as” disabled will face an important test before the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday.

Ahead of the Curve: Where Law Schools Are Failing on Diversity | Law.com
10/06/2020
Ahead of the Curve: Where Law Schools Are Failing on Diversity | Law.com

Ahead of the Curve: Where Law Schools Are Failing on Diversity | Law.com

This week's Ahead of the Curve looks at the latest results of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement, which pinpoints how law students of different backgrounds feel about their school's diversity and inclusion efforts.

Presidential Proclamation Marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month's 75th Annual Commemoration for 'Increasi...
10/06/2020
Proclamation on National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2020 | The White House

Presidential Proclamation Marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month's 75th Annual Commemoration for 'Increasing Access & Opportunity': https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-national-disability-employment-awareness-month-2020/

During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we recognize the immeasurable contributions that Americans with disabilities make to our workforce.

Image: The United States Department of Justice seal
09/25/2020
UH agrees to resolve web accessibility issues

Image: The United States Department of Justice seal

The University of Houston (UH) has reached an agreement regarding web accessibility under Title II of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA)

From the Office of Disability Employment Policy, United States Department of Labor:Increasing Access and Opportunity, Ce...
09/24/2020

From the Office of Disability Employment Policy, United States Department of Labor:

Increasing Access and Opportunity, Celebrating 30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Activa

Photos: Collage of people with disabilities in the office workplace

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1333 Moursund St
Houston, TX
77030

General information

The Southwest ADA Center is the Southwest's leading resource on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related disability rights laws. The Center is part of the ADA National Network funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) of the Department of Health and Human Services. Endorsements: Links from this page to any other websites do not constitute or imply endorsement of those sites, their content, or products and services associated with those sites. Posted comments and other content do not necessarily represent the views of the Southwest ADA Center or the ADA National Network of Centers. External, non- Southwest ADA center links on this site do not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the organization. Guidelines and Monitoring: All content published on any Southwest ADA Center social media site is subject to monitoring and all non-permissible content will be removed. Non-permissible content includes, but is not limited to, comments, hyperlinks (including profile page links), and URLs that: • Share confidential or sensitive personal information. • Violate copyright. • Contain nudity, profanity or obscene, racist, sexist, or derogatory content or comments. • Are threatening, harassing, defamatory or discriminatory. • Contain information that could compromise public safety. • Incite or promote violence or illegal activities. • Promote political views or candidates. • Are commercial endorsements or spam. • Are off-subject or out of context. • Are otherwise illegal or violate ADANN policy.

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(800) 949-4232

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