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August 12, 2016

The New England ADA celebrated the 26th Annivesary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with Oryx Cohen and his presentation on Hope, Healing and the ADA: New Perceptions on Mental Health on Tuesday, August 9 at the Institute for Human Center Design’s headquarters.

June 30, 2016

by Katherine Blakeslee
Sandy Ho is a person of color, has a disability and a member of the LGBTQ community. In light of the recent tragedy in Orlando on June 12, her collective identities felt even closer to her. As Sandy read the headlines on June 13, she asked herself, “How can anyone separate one part of themselves from the next? Where does my Asian-American identity end, and my disability, and queer identities begin?”

May 6, 2016

May is Mental Health Month and what a better way to kick it off than with a grass roots global release of Healing Voices Documentary!

The producers of “Healing Voices” – a new social action documentary about mental health released the film via community screening partners in a coordinated global event. The movie will screened in more than 130 locations across the US, Canada, UK, New Zealand, and Australia on and around April 29th as part of the movie’s “ONE NIGHT, ONE VOICE” grass roots release.

January 27, 2016

“On January 5th 2016 Thomas Manning, New Hampshire Assistant Secretary of State, presented information about theHelp America Vote Act (HAVA) and the strides New Hampshire has made in providing accessible voting. The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (Pub.L. 107–252), is a United States federal law which passed in the House 357-48, 92-2 in the Senate, and was signed into law by President Bush on October 29, 2002.

January 14, 2016

by Katherine Blakeslee
I had the pleasure of meeting Rex Pace while he was attending the ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) on November 19. He was presenting in two sessions one entitled, “ADA Updates 2015” and the other, “ADA and Mass Architectural Access Board Regulations Untangling the Confusion,” alongside Kathy Gips, who is our Director of Training at the New England ADA Center. Mr. Pace is the senior accessibility specialist at the U.S. Access Board, and also serves as the technical assistance coordinator.

December 21, 2015

In 2012, Delbert Cloud, then Town Manager of Bethel had the foresight to apply for the New England ADA Center’s ADA Field-Based Training. This training would arm him with the necessary skills and information to improve the accessibility of Bethel’s recreation facility. Little did he know the list of ADA problems would be a long one: inaccessible walkways, bathhouse, playground and signage, to name a few.

August 27, 2014

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will turn twenty-five on July 26, 2015. And a big anniversary deserves a BIG celebration! That's why we're partnering with individuals and organizations around the country to prepare for 2015. This year we are staffing the ADA Legacy Tour Exhibit at Abilities EXPO featuring artifacts, displays, people, and activities.

August 18, 2014

We are proud to host artwork from the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act event by local artists with disabilities. The exhibit offers everything from photographs, acrylics, watercolor, and mixed media pieces, all with a wide range of price points perfect for any art lover on a budget.

August 12, 2014

John and Jen from the Talking Information Center Radio Network attended the New England ADA Center’s Poetry Slam on July 23, 2014, and they got some audio recordings from around the event!

August 5, 2014

Talking Information Center Network (TIC) radio provides broadcasting around the globe 24/7 intended for people who are print impaired. However, who wouldn’t want the New York Times read to them out loud while getting ready for work in the morning?

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