The safer-at-home status hasn’t stopped the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center from making plans for celebrations and activities for the 30th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The anniversary date is July 26, but the celebrations go on all month and into the fall! The ADA Center has provided a list of some of the events scheduled as well as other resources and information on this special anniversary. Thanks to the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center for creating this list!
Ideas for Activities
ADA National Network: Ideas for Celebrating the ADA
30 Things to Do to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
June 27, 2020 – July 26, 2020
Disability Pride Virtual Pennsylvania 2020
Monday, July 6, 2020 11 AM Eastern
Endependence Center of Northern Virginia: ADA30: Trip Down Memory Lane
Wednesday, July 8, 4:00 – 5:00 PM Eastern
University of Maryland President’s Commission on Disability Issues: Celebrating 30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act – A Conversation with Disability Rights Activist Judith Heumann
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:00 PM Eastern
United Spinal Association: 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act webinar
Friday, July 17, 2020 1:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern
Talking About Talking About the ADA: Mid-Atlantic ADA Center trainers will review the law and discuss the dos and don’ts when talking about the Americans with Disabilities Act. Part of Disability Pride Virtual PA.
Monday, July 20, 2020 2:00 – 3:00 PM and 6:00 – 7:00 PM Eastern
ADA Palooza: An interactive game show, presented by the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center as part of Disability Pride Virtual PA
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Eastern
ADA30: Lead On – A Celebration of Disability Arts, Culture, Education and Pride – SAVE THE DATE, INFO SOON!
Monday, July 27, 2020 5:00 PM
DC Public Library: Author Talk with Judith Heumann
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:30 – 3:00 PM Eastern
U.S. Access Board Virtual Meeting to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Friday, July 31, 2020 4:00 – 5:30 PM Eastern Time
Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI) & ADA Anniversary Webinar Celebration
Featuring John Wodatch, Ida Clair and Janis Kent
Saturday, October 3, 2020 Harrisburg, PA
Disability Pride Central PA
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, Washington DC
Bazelon Center: Annual Awards Event – Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Films – Webinars – TV Programs
Lives Worth Living
A film about the history of the disability rights movement originally broadcast on PBS’ Independent Lens series.
Webinar: Reflections on the ADA: Past Present and Future
A 90 minute discussion featuring disability rights attorney, John Wodatch and former director of the Mid-Atlantic ADA
Center, Marian Vessels.
An award winning documentary about a group of teenagers with disabilities and the beginning of the disability rights movement.
Drunk History: Judy Heumann Fights for People with Disabilities
A segment from the Comedy Central show Drunk History; a dramatization of the 1977 Section 504 sit in at the San Francisco federal building by disability rights activist Judy Heumann and other activists.
View a virtual exhibit like the Smithsonian’s EveryBody: An Artifact History of Disability in America
SHRM HR Magazine
The ADA at 30: Looking Back and Ahead
VGM & Associates, U.S. Rehab and NCART
Celebrating 30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Features a video, “30 Years of the ADA Promise and the Importance of Complex Rehab Technology” with Tom Harkin.
The Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work Blog includes posts honoring the 30th anniversary of the ADA.
US Census Bureau Data for the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Originally broadcast on June 24, 2020.
National Business and Disability Council at the Viscardi Council: ADA30 Blog: How the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Impacted Our Employment Journeys