A number of tools are available from the website for ADA33 to celebrate the occasion and highlight its importance. Social media messages, tweets, sample proclamations, and ideas provided can be used year round. Communications highlight messages about accessibility, such as the need for social media to include alternative text, captions, transcripts, and color contrast. For additional details, including sample Twitter tweets, Instagram captions, and other social media posts, visit the webpage featuring the ADA Anniversary Tool Kit.
Timely Virtual and Free Events
On July 26, 2023, beginning at 1 pm ET, the Office of Equity and Human Rights is presenting a “Celebration of the 33rd signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).” This event addresses issues relating to access to initiatives intended to benefit people with disabilities that “unintentionally created disparities” that impact individuals “who live at the intersection of marginalization and disability.” It will explore systematic solutions that can help to work toward a more inclusive society. The presenter, Reyma McCoy Hyten, is the first Black woman to serve as the Commissioner for the Administration on Disabilities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Read more here about the Celebration of the 33rd signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Preregistration is required. To register, visit the eventbrite webpage here.
On July 27, 2023, from 10 to 11 am ET, a Zoom webinar will ” Celebrate ADA! Learn About ADA Resources for Information, Guidance and Training.” Program participants will “explore, connect, and learn about resources, training, and information” regarding the ADA and disability rights. The event is hosted by the Southeast ADA Center, the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute (HDI), and the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University. Read more from the ADA National Network here about “Celebrate ADA! Learn About ADA Resources for Information, Guidance and Training.” And register here.
Tune in anytime to an ADALive! program recorded earlier this month to “Celebrate the ADA! (and) Learn about ADA National Network and NIDILRR (the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research).” The ADA National Network, funded by the NIDILRR, serves as a resource to inform the public, businesses, and other organizations about their responsibilities and rights under the ADA. Congress created this national network of ten regional ADA Centers in 1991. To find out more details, and listen to the program, visit the ADALive! webpage here for Episode 119: Celebrate the ADA! Learn about ADA National Network and NIDILRR. ADALive1 is produced by the Southeast ADA Center.