Sunday, October 25, 2009

WLA 2009: "ADA Refreshed: Ensuring Access for Everyone"

Robin A. Jones, Director, DBTAC--Great Lakes ADA Center, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Excellent program, starting with a little review of ADA and its purposes, and legal obligations of entities under the law. Also takes a look at Wisconsin state law, which luckily for us, unlike some other states, apparently, is pretty consistent with ADA.

More citizens than ever are over age 55, and more citizens have disabilities. Jones spent time on educating us on the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 which will expand the definition of "person with a disability." In addition, limitations in the Act's list of major life activities may also constitute a disability.

Jones covered such topics of interest to libraries as: building access, service animals, communication, and virtual accessibility.

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