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Celebrate the 31st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act!


July 15, 2021
by Ohio DD Council Staff

July 26 marks the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act! This landmark civil rights law works to ensure all people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. ADA became law in 1990. The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.

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Research that Reflects the Rich Racial and Ethnic Diversity of People with Disabilities


June 21, 2021
By Kristi Hill, Deputy Director, ACL's National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research

As the largest funder of disability, independent living, and rehabilitation research in the U.S., we understand that structural racial inequities have shaped the research we have funded and the knowledge that our grantees have generated about the experiences and outcomes of people with disabilities. As a federal team and as a network of grantees across the United States, NIDILRR is actively re-envisioning the diverse, inclusive, and equitable disability research organization that we intend to be. 

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Share Your Experience with Transportation Access


May 18, 2021
by Ann Robinson, Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center

You are invited to participate in a survey about transportation access for people with disabilities in Ohio! Conducted by the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center, the survey aims to better understand transportation equity and transportation access for people with disabilities in Ohio.

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Assistive Technology & Everyday Life


April 19, 2021
by DD Council Staff

Assistive Technology of Ohio (AT Ohio) recently announced that Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted proclaimed April 14, 2021 as Ohio AT Awareness Day. This coincided with Congress designating that same day as National Assistive Technology Awareness Day. Read more about the importance and continued growth of assistive technology, including video messages from the directors of DODD and OOD, as well as an interview with AT Ohio's Executive Director Bill Darling.

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