A college student with spina bifida explains the process of negotiating classroom accommodations that make the difference in her achieving academic success. (7:48)
When Valeska was just three years old, her parents were told that she would never go to college. Valeska did struggle in school, but after many years of dropping in and out of school, Valeska, found her way. As an older student with learning disabilities, she shares her strategies for success. Watch Valeska's story. (9:34)
As an infant, Alexander developed a visual impairment. Alexander tells a story about how he covered up his disability all the way to junior high. When his 'cover up' was discovered by his teacher - it changed his life. Alexander is currently an engineer at Mathworks. (7:12)
Danielle always wanted to be a nurse. While in nursing school, she is told by the Dean of Nursing she cannot become a nurse because she is missing her right hand. Watch Danielle find ways to negotiate an accommodation, succeed in nursing school, and land a job as a pediatric nurse. (9:42)
Learn about the services of the New England ADA Center in American Sign Language. (1:02)
Twenty years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Americans share progress as a result of implementing this civil rights legislation. (6:42)
Questions such as ‘what is a reasonable accommodation’ and, ‘What are swimming pool requirements’ are answered in this video. (4:02)
This public service announcement (PSA) on the topic of ‘Aging, Disability and the ADA’ features iconic places in Boston and Cambridge, MA that provide examples of good accessibility ensuring community participation for older Americans while benefitting everyone.
This public service announcement (PSA) on the topic of ‘Aging, Disability and the ADA’ features iconic places in Worcester, MA that provide examples of good accessibility ensuring community participation for older Americans while benefitting everyone.