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.

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07/23/2021
Paralympian calls for change after safety request was denied ahead of 2020 Tokyo Games - California News Times

Photo of Paralympian Swimmer Becca Meyers at her home during the interview

Maryland’s Becca Myers, 26, who is seeking change from one of Maryland’s best Paralympians, will not appear in Tokyo on Wednesday’s station WBAL-due to a decision to jeopardize her safety. TV talks about catastrophic decisions and what they want next. Myers is one of the most decorated America...

07/20/2021

Do you know an individual, organization, or city department advocating in the Disability area here in Houston? Submit your nominations for the first annual Mayor's Champion of Inclusion Award! For more information on nominations go to https://bit.ly/COINaward #HOUdisability #HTX #Htown #disability

07/20/2021

Disability Pride month is celebrated in July as it coincides with the anniversary of the signing of the ADA. Pride comes from celebrating disability culture, the unique experiences people have and the contributions that we offer society. #DisabledPride #HOUdisability

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07/16/2021
COVID spike not prompting mask mandate for La. schools

A map showing the various Parishes that make up the state of Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, — Despite climbing numbers of COVID-19 cases around Louisiana, state education leaders are leaving decisions on mask mandates, physical distancing and other measures aimed at lessening coronavirus spread

Join our own Sashi Nisankarao & Diego Demaya for a FREE Webinar Next. Weds. 7/21 @ 1pm CST!! Register at: https://access...
07/16/2021
A Smattering of ADA Cases Worth Noting for the Past Three Years (2019 to present)

Join our own Sashi Nisankarao & Diego Demaya for a FREE Webinar Next. Weds. 7/21 @ 1pm CST!! Register at: https://accessibilityonline.org/training/session/?id=110941

The past three years have seen a significant increase in ADA related lawsuits across the country. Join us as we review selected court decisions and the impact they are bound to have on several ADA fronts, including Title I Employment, Title II Public Entities, and Title III Public Accommodations. Co...

06/28/2021
Life Interrupted: Breast Cancer Live Q&A

Join us for a live panel discussion about breast cancer with experts from the disability community including:

-Roberta Carlin, Executive Director of the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD)
-June Kailes, Disability Policy Consultant
-Wanda Lucas, Founding Member of Georgetown Breast Cancer Advocates

Moderated by Life Interrupted Film Director, Paula Mozen.

This Live Q&A follows a 64-minute screening of Life Interrupted, a documentary film featuring empowering stories of breast cancer survivors told through unflinching graphic imagery from the survivor’s perspective. You can watch it on-demand or live. For more details and to access the film, visit https://nnlm.gov/AAHD.

Photo shows a poster drawing of artist Britney Spears held up during a protest and press conference in California this p...
06/27/2021
Conservatorships explained

Photo shows a poster drawing of artist Britney Spears held up during a protest and press conference in California this past week.

When Britney Spears asked a court this week to end her years-long conservatorship, she renewed attention on a little-understood section of US law.

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06/22/2021

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Acting Admin. & Asst. Sec. for Aging Alison Barkoff discusses the unprecedented opportunities for achieving the promise of #Olmstead on the anniversary of the decision. Go to our blog: http://ow.ly/AjoS50FgdSX

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06/17/2021

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With the good chance of a tropical storm this weekend, do you have your disaster preparedness kit and plan ready? Our friends at the Red Cross have a quiz to help you get started. http://ow.ly/kDkY50FbJNq

Photo shows Democratic State Rep. Ron Reynolds & supporters as he speaks against Senate Bill 7 at a news conference at t...
06/14/2021
How the Texas voting bill would have created hurdles for voters of color

Photo shows Democratic State Rep. Ron Reynolds & supporters as he speaks against Senate Bill 7 at a news conference at the Texas Capitol on Sunday.

Texas Democrats late Sunday headed off passage — at least for now — of one of the most restrictive voting bills in the country, a 67-page measure with a slew of provisions that would have made it harder to cast ballots by mail, given new access to partisan poll watchers and imposed stiff new civ...

Blind Winn-Dixie Customer Further Appeals Website Access Ruling
06/11/2021
Blind Winn-Dixie Customer Further Appeals Website Access Ruling

Blind Winn-Dixie Customer Further Appeals Website Access Ruling

A blind Winn-Dixie customer who couldn’t refill a prescription using a computer wants the full Eleventh Circuit to throw out a decision that marked the first time a federal appeals court said websites aren’t covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Join us! 6/24/21 at 6pm EST to watch a free virtual film screening of award-winning documentary "Life Interrupted: Telli...
06/10/2021
Life Interrupted Virtual Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Join us! 6/24/21 at 6pm EST to watch a free virtual film screening of award-winning documentary "Life Interrupted: Telling Breast Cancer Stories" followed by live Q&A after the screening with filmmaker Paula Mozen! Register today!

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1333 Moursund St
Houston, TX
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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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