7 Ways to Celebrate the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act is turning 27 on July 26. How are you going to celebrate? As we age, we don’t celebrate birthdays and anniversaries as frequently as when we were kids.  We tend to only pop open the champagne and celebrate the big ones, those divisible by 5 or 10.  That’s okay.  Everyone…

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10 Ways to Celebrate the ADA After the Revelry

There were a lot of banners, speeches and cake, performances and art exhibits, and talk about what has been and what needs to come.  After years of planning and a month full of celebrations, the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act has come and gone.  But what action will we be called to…

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The ADA at 25: Creating Accessible Cities and Towns

Representatives of counties, cities and towns throughout Indiana gathered at the Monon Center in Carmel on May 19 to recommit to the spirit and intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act.   The training “The ADA at 25: Creating Accessible Cities and Towns” was presented by Skulski Consulting LLC.  The event was sponsored by ADA Indiana and ​the ​Indiana ​Governor’s ​Council ​for ​People ​with ​Disabilities,…

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Are Your Applications and Registration Forms Too Nosy?

What do the cities of DeKalb, Fallon, Isle of Palms, and Vero Beach have in common? All four cities have recently entered into settlement agreements with the U.S. Department of Justice for disability-related questions on their employment applications.  When applications and registration forms are too nosy, they illicit too much information — information that could…

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