White House Proclamation: Anniversary of the ADA, 2013

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
 

For Immediate Release
July 25, 2013

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Upcoming Event by MSADA

MSADA
Metro South Asian Deaf Association's
10th Anniversary Mela

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White House Recognizes NAD Counsel As Champion of Change

We’re forwarding messages from the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and Disability Scoop.   DCAD is a state affiliate member of NAD. 
 
DCAD extends our congratulations to Andrew Phillips.
 
  – DCAD.
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White House Recognizes NAD Policy Counsel Andrew Phillips
As Champion of Change
 
Click here to view announcement from NAD Website

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Washington Post Article: Baby sign language more popular as parents aim to communicate

Washington Post Article: Baby sign language more popular as parents aim to communicate

Check out " Baby sign language more popular as parents aim to communicate" by Michael Alison Chandler. Click on the link to read the full article here courtesy of The Washington Post.

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ADA Ensures that Transportation is an Accessible Lifeline for All Americans

United States Department of Transportation
 
ADA Ensures that Transportation is an Accessible Lifeline for All Americans

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ADA Anniversary Week at DOJ

CELEBRATING ENFORCEMENT OF THE ADA:
AN ANNIVERSARY WEEK BLOG

 
Twenty-three years ago this week our nation's lawmakers established a comprehensive mandate to eliminate discrimination against people with disabilities by passing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Department of Justice, is proud to play a critical role in enforcing the ADA and opening up the gateways to full participation and opportunity for people with disabilities. Today, the Department of Justice is working towards a future in which all the doors are open to equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, integration and economic self-sufficiency for all for persons with disabilities.
 
In honor of the 23rd anniversary of the ADA, every day this week we will celebrate a different gateway that the ADA is opening up to people with disabilities.
 
Equal opportunity for those with disabilities is a vision that the department hopes will soon extend beyond our nation's borders. There are over 50 million Americans with disabilities, including 5.5 million veterans living abroad that frequently face barriers when they travel, conduct business, study, live or retire overseas. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities improves protections for persons with disabilities overseas, and allows U.S. accessibility standards to spread through the world. The department continues to play an active role in the quest for U.S. ratification of the Convention to ensure additional gateways open for people with disabilities throughout the world. For more information: www.un.org/disabilities/convention/conventionfull.shtml
 

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ADA: Happy 23rd Anniversary

The ADA Celebrates 23 Years!
 
July 26th marks the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

 


ADA Signing Ceremony
July 26, 1990

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FCC Commemorates 23rd Anniversary of ADA

Click to view FCC Press Release (pdf)

Click here to View Presentation
 
Federal Communications Commission

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NAD eBlast

We are forwarding eBlast from the National Association of the Deaf (NAD).  DCAD is a state affiliate member of NAD.  Thank you – DCAD.
 
NAD eBlast
Friday, July 19, 2013
 
WATCH: NAD and RID To Sign Memorandum of Understanding
NAD President Wagner and RID President Prudhom create a vlog together to announce a stronger partnership to happen between both organizations. The NAD and RID, in recognizing the shared values of both organizations, will renew their commitment to a stronger partnership to meet the needs of the members of both organizations. To achieve this vision, the NAD and RID will sign a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) during the opening ceremonies at the 2013 RID National Conference in Indianapolis, IN, on Friday, August 9, 2013.
 
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CRPD Press Conference July 25

DISABILITY COMMUNITY ALERT:
CRPD PRESS CONFERENCE Thursday, July 25

The U.S. International Council on Disabilities (USICD), National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF), and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights are hosting a press conference for the
Disability Treaty (CRPD) on
 
Thursday, July 25, at 12:45PM on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool. 
More details are below.
 
Please reserve 12:45PM-1:15PM on your calendars and gather as many colleagues as you can to be present for the press conference.
 
Send this announcement to your MD/DC/VA affiliates and colleagues!

 
Events including CRPD: Thursday, July 25
 
10:30AM-11:30AM NCIL March to the Hill with CRPD banner
11:30AM-12:30PM NCIL Rally with CRPD signs
12:45PM-1:15PM CRPD PRESS CONFERENCE
1:30PM-2:00PM Heading to Sen. Hatch office, Hart 104
 
If you can attend the press conference and/or other events please RSVP Eileen Magan at emagan@usicd.org

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