Webinar (Part 1 of 6): The Legacy of the ADA: Celebrating 30 Years of Increasing Access and Inclusion

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Thursday, July 30th, 2020
12:00 PM EDT - 1:30 PM EDT

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This six-part webinar series explores the origin and legacy of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Learn about the evolution of the ADA and its impacts on state policies, businesses and communities over the past 30 years. Along with policy makers, industry experts and leaders in the field, we will discuss a variety of policies and programs that can help enhance disability employment policy in your state. Topics will include the history of the ADA, state as a model employer policies, youth transition, stay-at-work/return-to work, accessible technology, and ensuring a disability perspective in state policy. LAUNCH - PART 1 of 6: The series launches with Part 1 on July 30 at 12 noon [Eastern] with a focus on the Legacy of the ADA, including a discussion with Bobbly Silverstein, the “behind the scenes architect” of the ADA. Learn about the inception and establishment of the ADA — its history, background and political context. This panel will also discuss the successes of the ADA over the past 30 years, COVID-19 as a catalyst and opportunities as we look toward the future.

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Registration Deadline Date: 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Sponsoring Organization(s) of Event: 

Disability Employment Policy, The Council of State Governments, in partnership with the State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED) and Cornell Yang Tan Institute on Employment and Disability


  • Business
  • Employer
  • People with Disabilities
  • State and Local Government


  • ADA Anniversary