Online Survey: Wheelchair accessibility in ridesharing through Uber and Lyft

Posted by Adam Johnsen on January 15, 2021
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WHAT: Seeking participation of wheelchair/scooter users anywhere in the U.S in a research project out of Virginia Tech (Research Project IRB # 20-629).

RESEARCH TITLE: Wheelchair accessibility in ridesharing through Uber and Lyft

STUDY PURPOSE: The purpose of this research is to develop a greater understanding of the accessibility of service hailed through Uber and Lyft apps from the perspective of wheelchair/scooter users and support informed policy making. The study is not affiliated with Uber or Lyft.

WHO: You are a wheelchair or scooter user (at some point in the past, currently, occasionally, sometimes, full-time) and live anywhere in the US. You may or may not have experience with Uber or Lyft. The study is interested in impressions too.

HOW: Eligible participants will complete an online survey that takes less than 10 minutes for those without experience with Uber and Lyft and about 15 minutes for those with experience.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please email or call 202-643-2474.

OTHER: You will be entered into a drawing for three $50 gift cards from Amazon in appreciation of your time and effort upon completing the online survey.

LINK: Click the link to go to the online survey: Wheelchair Accessibility of Ridesharing Hailed Through Uber and Lyft (

A chance to review and renew the celebration!

Posted by Adam Johnsen on January 15, 2021
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With more than 400 people registered to participate in the ADA 30th Anniversary / National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 75th Anniversary virtual event, participants experienced a new and novel way to celebrate. The free, online 90-minute event offered attendees a variety of presentations, education, artist works, and reason for celebration.

We are grateful to all those who served as presenters, providing expertise and insight, artistic inspiration, heartfelt commentary, and civic leadership. This truly successful virtual gathering was made accessible thanks to the technological expertise of a team from Minnesota State, Metropolitan State University, and the Assistive Technology Lab at St. Cloud State University. Thanks also to all the organizations who served as host sponsors and to the planning committee for their commitment to creating this important event.

Rev UP America – AAPD State Voting Guide for Minnesota

Posted by Adam Johnsen on October 30, 2020
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Help links to information on various topics related to voting in Minnesota.

Get Out The Vote (GOTV)

Posted by Adam Johnsen on October 30, 2020
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Please know that it is no longer an option to mail in your ballot and expect that it will be delivered on time to count based on the ruling by the federal 8th Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday. Ballots received after 8PM on Election Day will be segregated and a determination of whether those ballots will be counted may be made later.

Rev UP MN Voting Rights Video

Posted by Adam Johnsen on October 30, 2020
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In case you missed the Rev UP MN Voting Rights and Accessibility for People with Disabilities Forum on October 27, below is the video from this event. Thanks to Justin Page of the Minnesota Disability Law Center for sharing his expertise on the laws related to voting affecting the disability community!

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.

Posted by Adam Johnsen on October 26, 2020
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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

Posted by Adam Johnsen on October 16, 2020
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Celebration! Education! Performances & Presentations! Join us October 26 at 1:00 p.m.

Posted by Adam Johnsen on October 01, 2020
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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

Posted by Adam Johnsen on September 24, 2020
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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

Posted by Adam Johnsen on September 24, 2020
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