ASU Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the ADA

Join us at ASU as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We have a whole year of activities planned to mark this momentous event!

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Upcoming Events  

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ADA Accommodations in the Workplace

When: February 10, 2021, at 3:00-4:00 pm
Where: Virtual Zoom event

Please join the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for a virtual panel discussion regarding workplace accommodations. This panel will include the ADA Consultant, HR Representatives, and others in the ADA community to share insight on the ADA process in the workplace.  Attendees will be able to submit questions for the panel to be answered during the webinar. Sign language interpreters and real-time captioning will be provided.

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Change the World

When: March 2021
Where: Virtual Zoom event

As a part of the annual Change the World event, participants are being encouraged to sign up to show ways they are creating access and breaking down barriers for people with disabilities.   Planning for the event is still in progress.  Specific days and times will be announced in the near future.  The event typically takes place in late March or early April.  Learn more about Change the World activities and opportunities to participate at

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Fireworks - By Frank Vincentz - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Awards Gala

When: April 2021
Where: Virtual Zoom event

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Previous Events

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Adaptive Recreation at ASU

When: October 14 at 6:00-7:00 pm
Where: Virtual Zoom event

Join us for a stimulating discussion of the history of adaptive recreation and the opportunities that are offered at ASU and in the greater Phoenix community. The third event in a year-long series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Adaptive Recreation at ASU explores the role that recreation activities play in the academic success of students. You'll have the opportunity to hear from current students about how their experiences in adaptive recreation have shaped their lives at ASU.

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President George Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on the South Lawn of the White House.

History of the Americans with Disabilities Act Panel Discussion

When: September 30 at 3:00-5:00 pm
Where: Virtual Zoom event

We're continuing the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a history of the ADA! This free event will highlight topics of ADA History from before it was a law at ASU through Future ideas, on topics like ASU’s Disability History, The Independent Living Movement, ADA Employment, Visually Impaired History, Legal ADA History, the Revolution of Communications access, and the future of accessible technologies.

Presenters include (see full biographical details on our panelists):

  • Peter Fischer, ASU
  • Jim Morin, ASU
  • Dan Demland, ASU
  • Phil Pangrazio, Ability360
  • April Reed, Ability360
  • Susan Webb, Ability360
  • Terri Hedgpeth, ASU
  • Rose Daly-Rooney, AZ Center for Disability Law
  • Sherri Collins, AZ Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission
  • Mai Ling Chan, Cognixion

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Welcome Week Panel Discussion on ASU Disability Services

When: September 3 at 6:00-7:30 pm
Where: Virtual Zoom event

We're kicking off a year-long celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a panel discussion on ASU disability services! Learn about the vast array of services ASU provides to ensure accessibility for students with disabilities. Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A on accessibility at ASU. Increase your awareness of accessibility, find out more about the impact of the ADA on higher education, and learn to think differently about what you can do to be more inclusive. Sign language interpreters and real-time captioning will be provided.

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