Monthly Archives: July 2020


Posted by Adam Johnsen on July 30, 2020
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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

Posted by Adam Johnsen on July 21, 2020
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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!!!