Advocacy/Legal

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ASL Interpreter provided.

If you require CART for this event, please contact:  martielafferty@steinvargas.com and let him know before OCTOBER 7th.

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ADA Live! Special Episode: Gil v. Winn-Dixie, 11th Circuit Decision on Web Access and the ADA

Wednesday – April 21, 2021
1:00 PM (Eastern)] | 12:00 Noon [Central]

ADA Live! is a free online program of the Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. “ADA Live!” focuses on the rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). New episodes are available the first Wednesday of each month on SoundCloud ADA Live!  
-- FREE and no registration is required.

Moderator:  Peter Blanck, University Professor & Chairman Burton Blatt Institute

Speakers:

·         Mark Riccobono, President, National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

·         Howard Rosenblum CEO National Association for the Deaf (NAD)

·         Bruce Sexton, JD, plaintiff in National Federation of the Blind v. Target

Description

On April 7, 2021, the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Gil v. Winn-Dixie that websites operated by businesses are not “places of public accommodation” under Title III of the ADA. Gil’s inability to access the Winn-Dixie website, due to his blindness, therefore, was not in violation of the ADA. In the court’s opinion, the company’s website, without a point of sale, did not present an “intangible barrier” to Gil’s shopping for goods and services at Winn-Dixie’s physical stores.

Please join us for this special edition of ADA Live! to discuss the impact of this decision with our guests: Mark Riccobono, President, National Federation of the Blind; Howard Rosenblum CEO of National Association of the Deaf; Bruce Sexton, JD, plaintiff in National Federation of the Blind v. Target; and Peter Blanck, Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. 

To learn more about Gil v. Winn-Dixie:

Ways to Listen

**Available on April 21 at 1:00 pm [Eastern]

No registration is required. You can submit your questions, explore resources plus connect to archived episodes on adalive.org or download podcasts from soundcloud.com/adalive.

About BBI

The Burton Blatt Institute (“BBI”) at Syracuse University reaches around the globe in its efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities. Through program development, research, and public policy guidance, BBI advances the full inclusion of people with disabilities. BBI builds on the legacy of Burton Blatt, a pioneering disability rights scholar. BBI has offices in Syracuse, NY; Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; New York City, NY; and Lexington, KY.   bbi.syr.edu

About the Southeast ADA Center

The Southeast ADA Center is a leader in providing information, training, and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and disability access tailored to the needs of business, government, and individuals at local, state, and regional levels. It also conducts research to reduce and eliminate barriers to employment and economic self-sufficiency and to increase the civic and social participation of Americans with disabilities. Located in Atlanta, GA, it is a project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) of Syracuse University and one of 10 regional centers in the ADA National Network, funded since 1991 by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. adasoutheast.org

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When: July 15, 2021

Where: ZOOM ID: 833 167 1655

Time: 9 am to 12 pm EST

FREE!!!  Sponsored by: Tennessee Council for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind & Hard of Hearing

 

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This meeting will be on Zoom. Contact Brenda at Bridges West for information.

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Community Conversation held at Tennessee for the Deaf.

Join us for a facilitated discussion about our community!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Topics include: Employment Access, Barriers to Services, and Improving Services for YOU!!

ASL Interpreters and CART will be available.

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Partnership for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Event/Disability Rights TN are having Community Night "Self-Advocacy" with Nathan Walsh, DRT Staff Attorney. All are welcome!

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All are welcome!  Includes dinner!

Guest Speaker:  Lisa Rimmell, Vocational Rehabilitation

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Disability Day on the Hill is our chance to gather as a community and take part in the legislative process. For 30 years, the Tennessee Disability Coalition has connected Tennesseans with disabilities with their legislators to help state lawmakers understand the needs of the disability community. While the pandemic has meant that we are NOT meeting in-person, it has also provided a tremendous opportunity for Tennesseans from all over the state to meet with their representatives, face-to-virtual-face. The health, wellbeing, services and economics in the disability community have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and it's never been more important to participate. So, get ready to GO FURTHER!

1. LEARN to go further

"How to Advocate in the Time of COVID" Training Session
Thursday, February 25, 2021
12pm - 1pm CT (online-only)

  • Meeting with legislators virtually
  • Participating in legislative session and committee action 
  • Engaging with elected officials on social media 
  • Learning from thought leaders and political pundits

2. LISTEN to go further

Virtual Town Hall with Legislative Leadership

Thursday, March 11th, 2021
12pm - 1pm CT (online-only)

  • Legislative leadership speak to current disability policy issues
  • Members of the disability community ask the questions that matter most to them

3. ZOOM to go further

One-On-One Virtual Meeting with a Tennessee State Representative

This year since we are meeting virtually, Disability Day on the Hill 2021 is more accessible than ever for our community members all over the state of Tennessee. Schedule a zoom meeting with a representative NOW! Click on the "Schedule Your Virtual Meeting" button below, fill out the form, and we will set up your meeting!

If it your first time talking to a legislator or if you need a refresher course on advocacy CLICK HERE for some tips for your meeting.

Please register for one or more of the events by February 4th  REGISTER HERE https://www.tfaforms.com/4877116

Please schedule your meeting with a representative by February 25th  SCHEDULE YOUR VIRTUAL MEETING:  https://www.tfaforms.com/4866699

Swag Bag & Extras

All registrants will be mailed a 2021 swag bag & Advocacy Toolkit which includes information on hot topics and virtual advocacy AND a DDH 2021 t-Shirt! Even if we can't be together in person - we can look the part!

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This EARS meeting this quarter has been cancelled.  Please plan to attend the next regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, October 25th, 2018.

This meeting is about Emergency Awareness & Readiness Services For the Deaf & Hard of Hearing. We need more people to join and help with the planning.

The EARS Consortium Meeting is held the fourth Thursday, every third month - in January, April, July, and October.

The EARS program exists to provide emergency preparedness training, appropriate early warning equipment, and the coordination of emergency services for the benefit of persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind.. If you have any suggestions or items you would like addressed at this meeting, please let the Consortium Chair know ahead of time. Visitors are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided at the meeting but you need to register on our Facebook page.

If you are interested in becoming a member of EARS, please speak to the Consortium Chair or other board member at this meeting.

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This meeting is our required annual meeting to discuss certain specifics with the group, but this meeting we will have a special guest from the National Weather Service to discuss some flooding and winter weather basics along with some preparedness steps you can take. Lunch will be provided, so please make sure you register!!

The EARS Consortium Meeting is held the fourth Thursday, every third month - in January, April, July, and October.

The EARS program exists to provide emergency preparedness training, appropriate early warning equipment, and the coordination of emergency services for the benefit of persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind.. If you have any suggestions or items you would like addressed at this meeting, please let the Consortium Chair know ahead of time. Visitors are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided at the meeting but you need to register on our Facebook page.

If you are interested in becoming a member of EARS, please speak to the Consortium Chair or other board member at this meeting.