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BBI's Southeast ADA Center, Kentucky Affiliate create guide for veterans: Know Your Employment Rights Under the ADA

The Southeast ADA Center and its Kentucky Affiliate, MLM Associates, have created an employment rights guide for veterans with disabilities. The guide includes practical information to help veterans with disabilities understand their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA assures that all people have the same opportunities and rights. Read More

Southeast ADA Center celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Disability Mentoring Day

The Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, coordinated five National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) activities with businesses in the Atlanta, Ga. area. Darden Restaurants (Longhorn Steak House and Olive Garden) and Wal-Mart (Sam’s Club) stepped up to the plate by providing job shadowing and meal donations for 68 youth and adults with disabilities. Read More

BBI Southeast ADA Center voting and disability resource list

The Southeast ADA Center, a project of BBI, developed the Voting and Disability Resource List [PDF file] to provide information about resources for accessible voting, reports and guidelines on voting system accessibility, and best practices for achieving voter access. Read More

BBI provides emergency preparedness guidance for people with disabilities

“BBI’s longstanding work in the area of disaster mitigation for people with disabilities is particularly timely,” says University Professor Peter Blanck, BBI chairman. A project of BBI, the Southeast ADA Center, located in Atlanta, Ga., is one of ten regional resource centers providing hurricane preparedness resources to employers, business, government, and people with disabilities.  Read More

Study: People with disabilities sidelined in American politics

People with disabilities remain largely sidelined in American politics, according to a new study published in Social Science Quarterly. The research article, “Sidelined or Mainstreamed? Political Participation and Attitudes of People with Disabilities in the United States,” is authored by Lisa Schur, Rutgers University associate professor, and Meera Adya, Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University director of research. Read More

BBI Southeast ADA Center featured in ADA anniversary news story on accessible parking

The Southeast ADA Center team member Mary Morder was interviewed by WSB-TV, Channel 2 in Atlanta for a July 26, 2012 story on accessible parking concerns of a metro-area hardware store. Read More

BBI Chairman discusses impact of ADA

Peter Blanck was quoted in a Gazette (Iowa) article about the impact of the Americans with Disabilities (ADA). The story explores how the ADA has allowed people with disabilities to succeed as business owners. “Try to imagine a world without ADA,” Blanck told the paper. Read More

ADA anniversary serves as a reminder of making the world more inclusive

The ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990, increasing opportunities experienced by people with disabilities. In the weeks leading up to the July 26th anniversary, groups of people with disabilities, Centers for Independent Living, disability organizations, and State and local governments will be celebrating the full and active participation in community life made possible by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read More

Blanck quoted in Boston Globe article about Netflix captioning case

The Boston Globe turned to University Professor Peter Blanck, BBI chairman, for his expert analysis of a federal case involving Netflix and the captioning of movies and TV shows streamed online. Read More

Southeast ADA Center participates in panel discussion with national Social Security Advisory Board

The Southeast ADA Center, one of 10 regional centers across the country providing information, training and technical assistance to promote voluntary compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), participated in a panel discussion May 8 in Atlanta with the national Social Security Advisory Board. Read More

Get to Know: Mary Morder, Southeast ADA Center

Mary Morder writes, edits, develops, and coordinates materials related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for the Southeast ADA Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia. Born with Cerebral Palsy, Morder became directly involved in disability rights after the ADA became law. Read More

Southeast ADA Center program featured by Georgia PTA

The March 2012 issue of The Voice, Georgia PTA’s newsletter, featured an article about the Southeast ADA Center’s I Have a Dream: Creating Your Life Portfolio pilot program. Read More

BBI Chairman authors working paper on web access for people with cognitive disabilities

The paper, commissioned by the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, discusses a right under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to web access for people with cognitive disabilities. Read More

BBI staff members to present at National ADA Symposium

The Symposium, March 12-14, is designed to provide the latest information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and guidelines, implementation strategies, and best practices through dynamic, interactive sessions. Read More

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