Session A3: The ADA turns 32 in 2022. Where Are We Now?

Session A3: The ADA turns 32 in 2022. Where Are We Now?

August 17, 2022, 10:45 AM
CF 228

Presented by Chyelle Pitts-Chatman

Thirty-two years ago, on July 26, 1990, our nation moved closer to the fulfillment of its foundational promise when we passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  This law provided a blueprint to the world in protecting civil rights for people with disabilities and guidance on how to uphold, enforce, and strengthen them. In the decades that have followed, numerous changes have occurred which impact our practices in higher education. This session will help create awareness surrounding the responsibility of those who are not disabled to do our part in ensuring that individuals with disabilities are not discriminated against as well as provide a review of changes and updates to the legislation.

Session Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will explore how the ADA has transformed public awareness and increased enrollment of individuals with various disabilities in higher education
  2. Participants will review what person first language is and appropriate communication with individuals with disabilities.
  3. Participants will consider potential unconscious bias.

Audience: Administrators, Faculty, Staff 


Registrations are closed for this event.