Register NOW! Join Rev UP MN and Justin Page of the Disability Law Center for a presentation on the legal rights of persons with disabilities to vote, accessibility supports and how to get assistance around barriers to participation.

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To register please visit the registration URL here:

Americans with Disabilities Act 30th Anniversary and National Disability Employment Awareness Month’s 75th Anniversary Converge for Virtual Event October 26

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Celebration! Education! Performances & Presentations! Join us October 26 at 1:00 p.m.

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Social Media AD for ADA30 Performances and Presentations on October 26,2020

The ADA 30th Anniversary planning committee is pleased to announce a virtual event on October 26 at 1:00 p.m. celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the ADA and National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This free, 90-minute, online event will feature informative presentations, artistic performances, and more.

ASL and CART services will be provided for this event. Portions will be audio described. To request additional accommodations, contact by Monday, October 19, 2020.

Join us! Register for this event:  (hyperlink:

If you have difficulty accessing the online registration, please email us at with your contact information and use “October ADA event” in your subject line.

More information and ongoing updates can be found at or our Facebook page 

Scheduled to appear:

Featured Presenters:

Barry Taylor, Vice President for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation andRachel Weisberg,Staff Attorney, both from Equip for Equality present:  30 Years of Employment Rights & The ADA:

Where We’ve Been; Where We Are and Where We’re Going

Over the past three decades, courts have decided many landmark ADA cases that have forever changed the landscape for people with disabilities. This webinar will review pivotal historical ADA decisions, analyze the current state of the law, and consider what we might see in the future, including as new issues arise, such as COVID-19. Don’t miss what is sure to be a thought-provoking celebration!

Special guest performers:

Disabled artist/dance/choreographer Alice Sheppard. Kinetic Light, founded in 2016 by Sheppard, is a project-based ensemble, working at the intersections of disability, dance, design, identity, and technology. The event will feature a piece from DESCENT. Combining dance, architecture, design, and technology, the work challenges cultural assumptions of what disability, dance, and beauty can be. For more info:

Rapper, disability advocate, and community leader Dupree Edwards. A musician and Teaching Artist Program Support Assistant at Upstream Arts, Edwards brings a powerful, personal message to his music. 

The event will feature emcee Vincent Peterson, a Metropolitan State University student pursuing a degree in computer science.

More details and an event agenda coming soon to and our Facebook page. Stay in touch for updates!

A big thank you to our sponsors and to Metropolitan State University and Minnesota State for their technical support in hosting this virtual event. A list of Committee Celebration Hosts is listed on

Corrected Publicity for Voter Education Forum on October 3 from 11AM to Noon

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Rev UP MN is sponsoring a virtual Voter Education Forum on Saturday, October 3 from 11AM to Noon. Staff from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office will review voter registration options, absentee balloting (particularly voting by mail) and polling place assistance and accessibility. In addition, a panel of people with disabilities will discuss why voting is important to them. There will be time for Q&A during this Zoom event. Caption services and sign language interpreters available. Please join us for this event! Please follow this link to register:

#thankstotheada 9-21-20

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Seeking Participants for a Study on Changes in Travel Behavior During COVID-19

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Seeking Older adults and/or People with Disabilities for Survey on Changes in Travel Behavior During COVID-19

The Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access at the University at Buffalo is interested in learning about changes in your travel behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The survey is open to any individuals who are aged 65 and older and/or adults with disabilities. We encourage you to take the survey yourself and share it with your friends, family, and colleagues. The survey will be open until October 15, 2020. As an incentive for taking our survey, you can enter a drawing to win a $50 gift card.

To participate in this research, please click on the following link to access the survey: (

If you have any questions regarding this research, please feel free to contact Jimin Choi at (716) 829-5712 or


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This is the Thanks to the ADA Campaign introductory video created by the Great Lakes ADA Center.

Free Zoom Webinar reviewing the Top ILLINOIS ADA Cases – Registration Required – CLE Available

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On Wednesday, July 29 from 9:30-11:00, Equip for Equality will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the ADA by reviewing 30 Illinois cases that made a positive impact on the rights of people with disabilities. To register for the webinar, go to: (

The webinar will be hosted by the Illinois ADA Project and funded by the Great Lakes ADA Center. Equip for Equality attorney Rachel Weisberg and I will be the presenters. Captioning via Streamtext will be available and 1.5 hours of CLE credit will be provided to Illinois attorneys.

The webinar is in conjunction with the Illinois ADA Project’s Top ADA Cases initiative in which a new Illinois ADA case is posted on-line for the 30 days leading up to the ADA’s 30th anniversary. You can view this initiative at: (

Note that next week’s webinar is different from the legal webinar Great Lakes hosted last week. That webinar focused on the Top ADA cases from across the country. If you’re interested in that presentation, you can access it at: (

We hope you can join us next Wednesday to look back on the Illinois ADA cases that truly made a difference in the lives of people with disabilities in Illinois.

Barry C. Taylor

Equip for Equality

ADA30 Lead On: Celebration of Disability Art, Culture, Education & Pride

Posted by Adam Johnsen on July 20, 2020
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TransCen and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center are proud to be among the  sponsors of ADA30 Lead On: Celebration of Disability Arts, Culture, Education & Pride, Thursday, July 23 from 7:00 – 9:15 PM Eastern. This FREE event to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be streamed on YouTube and Facebook Live. 
Actor and activist Danny Woodburn will host the celebration that will feature performers, artists, singers, dancers, poets, filmmakers and storytellers with disabilities. We’ll hear from from disability rights leaders, including Senator Tom Harkin, Judy Heumann, Governor Tom Ridge, Tony Coelho and Marlee Matlin.
Join us to mark the 30th Anniversary of the landmark civil rights legislation that has enhanced inclusion and access for millions of Americans! 
TransCen and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center join lead sponsor AT&T along with:
The Ability Center
Bus Door Films
Deraney PR
Easterseals Disability Film Challenge
EIN SOF Communications
Exceptional Minds
Foundation for Global Sports Development and Sidewinder Films
Kessler Foundation
Lights! Camera! Access!
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
Mulberry Tree Group
Point 360
The Sign Language Company
Wells Fargo
Woman of Her Word
Register for ADA30 Lead On: Celebration of Disability Arts, Culture, Education & Pride

FREE ADA30 & Disability Pride Month Celebration Events!

Posted by Adam Johnsen on July 08, 2020
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I thought you might be interested in a FREE virtual event we are hosting this Friday, July 10, at 10:00am (CST) as part of our Disability Pride Month and ADA 30 Anniversary celebrations.  The webinar, Reporting on Disability with Dignity, will focus on 1) historical representation of people with disabilities within the media, 2) common misconceptions and language mistakes frequently used by reporters, and 3) how to speak about disability with dignity from an empowering point of view.


We have a few other great virtual events happening this month, as well, as we continue our celebrations.

All events are FREE to attend but do require registration

July 16 – Black Disabled Lives Matter – A National Outlook from Thought Leaders

July 24 – Black Disabled Lives Matter – An Intimate View from Self-Advocates in Our Community

July 30 – Gaelynn Lea in Concert 

Check out the details and register for the rest of these events at STARKLOFF.ORG/ADA30.  While there, take a moment to sign our ADA recommitment pledge.  We’ll send you a cool sticker that you can proudly display to show your commitment to an inclusive world for all people with disabilities!!!