ADA Live! WADA
ADA Live! is a free monthly radio show broadcast nationally on the Internet. Ask questions and learn about your rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Leaders in the field will share their knowledge, experience and successful strategies that increase the participation of persons with disabilities in communities and businesses.
ADA Live! is produced by the Southeast ADA Center, a member of the ADA National Network and a project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University.
Live on BlogTalkRadio
Nov. 6, 2013
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Radio Show Episode #2: Beyond Yellow Ribbons: Veterans with Disabilities Returning to Work
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by President George Herbert Walker Bush on July 26, 1990 (www.ada.gov/pubs/ada.htm). People with disabilities, their friends and family often refer to this date as “another 4th of July,” reflecting the significant impact of civil rights protections within the law.
The civil rights protections are similar to those provided on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. They guarantee equal opportunity for people with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, and telecommunications. The ADA has helped to break down many barriers to access, resulting in many more people with disabilities being able participate in American life, thereby contributing their individual skills and talents.
The Tennessee ADA Leadership Network represents a collaboration of consumer-based organizations and centers for independent living in Tennessee that carry out ADA implementation and enforcement strategies. The ADA network serves consumers, consumer groups, advocates, businesses, and government entities.
The Tennessee ADA Leadership Network is coordinated by the Tennessee Disability Coalition, an affiliate of The Southeast ADA Center (http://www.adasoutheast.org/index.php) which is authorized by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to provide information, materials, and technical assistance to individuals and entities that are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) under Grant # H133A110021. (http://adasoutheast.org/disclaimer.php)
•supports efforts to strengthen voluntary ADA compliance across Tennessee
• disseminates accurate , reliable information about the ADA
• disseminates ADA-related articles about national, state, and local implementation and enforcement of the ADA
• provides training and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act
offers distance education on the ADA
• makes referrals to regional and national ADA experts for specialized assistance
The primary objective of Access Nashville is to identify “accessibility friendly” restaurants so all persons can make comfortable decisions about where to eat in Nashville, Tennessee.
To visit its website: www.accessnashvilleonline.org