Southeast ADA Center News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.