Accommodations – They Make All The Difference

2016-11-10T10:11:25-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, Autism, blog, General, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Accommodations are important and they work. I should not be

Disability Visibility Project

2016-11-10T10:11:30-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy Resources, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Ollibean is very proud to be a media partner of the Disability Visibility Project. Please join us in spreading the word about this important project dedicated to "Recording Disability History, One Story at a Time".

Senator Harkin Delivers Speech in ASL Upon ADA Passage in 1990

2016-11-10T10:11:47-04:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, ASL Videos, ASL Videos, blog, Cross Disability, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Disability Rights Leaders, General, Politics, Think Tank, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Upon passage of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 13th, 1990, Senator Tom Harkin delivered a speech on the Senate floor in American Sign Language. Harkin, whose brother Frank was deaf, was the lead Senate author of the ADA, which was enacted later that year. His speech is the first in American Sign Language to be delivered from the Senate floor.

Deaf Parent Advocates for Communication Supports She Received from Same School 40 Years Ago

2016-11-10T10:11:47-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Mama Spotlight, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Deaf mother goes before Hillsborough County School District Board to advocate for son's necessary services. The 8th largest school district in the country has an operating budget of $ 3 billion. Despite being notified in advance of her attendance, the district was unable to provide any access .

Doctors across America turning away patients with disabilities, study finds

2015-12-21T20:25:10-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Articles, Author, Conversation Starters, Muscular Dystrophies, Sarah Levis|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Sarah Levis Disabled people in several American cities are

New ADA accessibility requirements took effect March 15

2016-11-10T10:12:17-04:00By |Categories: blog, General, Lifestyle, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For the first time in history public fitness centers, public swimming pools, recreational facilities, parks, golf and mini-golf courses, detention facilities and courtrooms, playrooms and amusement rides must adhere to the governments accessibility requirements. The rules also clarify issues that have come up in the 20 years regarding bathroom dimensions, reach ranges and accesible routes.

A D A Audio Conference Series

2013-06-17T14:36:07-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Assistive Technology, General, Inclusive Education, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The ADA Audio Conference Series provides in-depth information on the

2012 Accessible Technology Webinar Series

2013-06-17T14:40:57-04:00By |Categories: Assistive Technology, General, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

All sessions are free and scheduled for 2-3:30pm Eastern/1-2:30pm Central/12-1:30pm

ADA Portal

2013-06-17T16:29:39-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, General, Politics, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The ADA Document Portal Allows users to search a collection