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2015 Dec 03

Corada winglets in an envelope Corada Newsletter - December 2015, Issue 1

In this issue:

  • New Content in Corada: Documents, Events, and Products
  • Featured in the Corada Shop: PDF Pocket Guides
  • ADA News Spotlight: UN International Disabilities Day

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2015 Nov 23

photo showing Alexandra Arceneaux in a wheelchair with Gilley, her service dog LSU Students with Disabilities Speak Out about Game Day Barriers

According to a recent article in The Daily Reveille, LSU students with mobility disabilities are speaking out about the Athletic Departments' policies on game days. In the report, students state not only are some of the accessible parking spaces taken (and temporary spots relocated further away), but also the temporary guardrails erected to direct traffic are blocking accessible routes needed for wheelchairs and scooters. The students cite noncompliance with sections 12101(a)(1) of the ADA and 208.3.1 of the 2010 ADA Standards.

Click here to read the full article.

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2015 Nov 20

Corada winglets in an envelope Corada Newsletter - November 2015, Issue 2

In this issue:

  • Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Accessible Travel Tips and Info
  • Featured Video
  • In the Kitchen
  • Featured Products

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2015 Nov 19

Chicago Tribune U.S. Attorney's Office Surveying Restaurants for ADA Compliance

According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, the U.S. Attorney's office in Chicago has plans to begin surveying local restaurants for compliance with the ADA. In the report, U.S. Attorney Zach Fardon stated: "The Americans with Disabilities Act is an important civil rights law... Restaurant owners must conform to its accessibility provisions, and we will pursue all reasonable measures to ensure compliance." Restaurants found with noncompliant conditions must make efforts to remove barriers or face a civil lawsuit and potential fines.

Click here for more information about restaurants in Corada. | Click here for more information about dining areas in Corada.

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2015 Nov 18

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Americans with Disabilities and the Arts: A Celebration of Diversity and Inclusion

Today, in celebration of the 40th anniversary year of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA), a discussion about diversity and inclusion in the Arts was held at the White House. Some of the cast of Deaf West Theatre's Broadway production, "Spring Awakening" along with filmmaker Jason DaSilva were panelists in a discussion about mentoring, internships, employment, education and access to the Arts. Later today, the entire cast of Spring Awakening will perform and it will be live-streamed - - Click here to view the live broadcast from 4-7 PM ET.

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2015 Nov 16

The Archer Group logo Making Accessibility Part of Your Process: Digital Technology Projects

In a recent blog entry, Ian Lebbern and Le'Rhone Walker of The Archer Group discuss the benefits of integrating digital accessibility early into any technology project, to provide access for all, to comply with ADA Regulations and to avoid legal action initiated by the DOJ or private citizens. The article further describes current and upcoming standards, including Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Click here to read the entire article.

Click here for more information about web accessibility in Corada.

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2015 Nov 06

Delta Faucet Company logo   Earn CEUs: ADA Compliant Plumbing Products for Accessible Kitchens and Baths

Delta Faucet Company now offers several AIA-approved Continuing Education courses — covering a range of topics — filled with interesting, relevant and practical information. Available now is the course "ADA Compliant Plumbing Products for Accessible Kitchens and Baths" presented by Mary Ahlbrand of Delta Faucet Company. This course provides an overview of how the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design apply to plumbing products and discusses how universal design make kitchens and baths more accessible for all people to use.

Click here for more information or to start the course.

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2015 Nov 02

Corada winglets in an envelope Corada Newsletter - November 2015, Issue 1

In this issue:

  • New Content in Corada: Info on Planning Accessible Meetings and Conferences
  • Featured Video
  • ADA News

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2015 Nov 02

Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF)CAF Offers Grants for Training and Equipment

"Access for Athletes" is Challenged Athletes Foundation's® (CAF) flagship program and offers grants for equipment such as sports wheelchairs, handcycles, mono skis and sports prosthetics for persons with physical disabilities. From their website:

Access for Athletes surmounts financial impediments to participation in sports, ensuring that challenged athletes are not left on the sidelines because they can’t afford expensive equipment or training costs. CAF believes participating in sports not only increases challenged athletes' physical fitness and activity levels, but also enhances their confidence and self-esteem.

Applications are accepted for needs in the following categories:

● Coaching/training fees, like a gym membership and coaching fees
● Competition expenses, like entry fees, flights and lodging for an event
● Equipment

Click here to read more about the grant or to apply. The online application closes December 4, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

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2015 Oct 30

example of poor design Design Principles for Eliminating the "Unbearable Inaccessibility of Slideshows"

Most company and organization websites have them: a slideshow or "carousel" of photos or information that rotate on their home page. In an article "The Unbearable Inaccessibility of Slideshows," author Gian Wild demonstrates examples of inaccessible slideshow design, based on the current Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Further, she includes 5 principles that must be met to create an accessible slideshow: 1) Allow the user to stop all movement; 2) Provide visible controls accessible to the keyboard, mouse and touch; 3) Provide a valid and understandable focus order through the slideshow; 4) Valid coding and style sheets; and, 5) Provide a meaningful alternative to the slideshow. Click here for the full article.

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2015 Oct 28

SPS logo  New Degree Programs in Disability Studies

Thinking of expanding your knowledge by going back to school? With several groundbreaking degree programs from the City University New York (CUNY), obtaining a degree in disability-related subjects may now be realized. From the CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS): Disability Studies is an emerging academic field that explores disability from multiple perspectives, including the social sciences, humanities, science, and the law. SPS offers groundbreaking, fully accredited programs within Disability Studies including:

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2015 Oct 28

123 Sesame Street Sesame Street: See Amazing in All Children

Sesame Street has a new cast member! Her name is Julia and she has autism. Julia joins familiar characters Elmo and Abby in a new digital storybook entitled "We're Amazing, 1, 2, 3!" The author, Leslie Kimmelman writes: "We’re all different in some way or another—that’s what makes the world an interesting place. And equally, all of us in our own way are amazing!"

Sesame Street is encouraging people to share this story and the ways in which your child is amazing with the hashtag: #seeamazing. Click here to learn more about the book. If you would like information for parents of children with autism, click here to view Sesame Street's resource page, including Daily Routine Cards, videos and songs. 

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2015 Oct 21

Photo of gondola - photo credit: Kevin E. Schmidt, QUAD-CITY TIMES Park Reveals ADA-Accessible Ferris Wheel Gondola

Photo: Kevin E. Schmidt, QUAD-CITY TIMES

This month, the Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa installed an ADA-accessible gondola on the city-owned Ferris wheel. According to a Quad-City Times report, the city was threatened with legal action and quickly contracted with a local company to modify the ride as needed to accommodate persons with mobility disabilities. The city must do some final testing and adjusting, but says it will be opening to the public soon. The $40k gondola seats four people or one person in a wheelchair with a companion, including an ADA-compliant turning space. In addition, they have constructed a wheelchair-accessible loading zone with a ramp to bridge the gap between the platform and gondola.

Click here for more information about accessibility requirements for Amusement Rides.

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2015 Oct 16

Corada winglets in an envelope Corada Newsletter - October 2015, Issue 2

In this issue:

  • New Content in Corada: Info on Planning Accessible Meetings and Conferences
  • Featured ADA News
  • Featured Product: Accessible Lecterns
  • New in the Corada Shop: Pocket Guide to the 2013 California Standards for Accessible Design

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2015 Oct 14

ADA.gov United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division Fighting Discrimination in Employment Under the ADA

The Department of Justice has just added a new web page to ADA.gov, entitled Fighting Discrimination in Employment Under the ADA. From the Department: "The new employment web page highlights the Department’s work to promote equal opportunity in employment for people with disabilities.  The page also provides resources on how to file a complaint of employment discrimination, the employment requirements under the ADA, links to settlement agreements and government initiatives designed to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities." Click here to read more.  

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2015 Oct 13

Commit to the ADA - Pledge On! to the 25th ADA Anniversary Friendly Reminder: Pledge On!

Have you signed the pledge yet to recommit to full implementation of the ADA? The ADA National Network is shooting for 25,000 signatures to show that we recognize and celebrate the progress that has been made, but commit to continuing to expand this progress. The online pledge form is located here, and should take less than a minute to do! From the pledge page:

"The ADA has expanded opportunities for Americans with disabilities by reducing barriers and changing perceptions, and increasing full participation in community life. However, the full promise of the ADA will only be reached if we remain committed to continue our efforts to fully implement the ADA."

Want to help spread the word? Click here for the ADA Anniversary media kit.

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2015 Oct 08

G3ict Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies  Internet of Things: New Promises for Persons with Disabilities

Researched in cooperation with AT&T, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) recently released a white paper detailing the positive impact of the "Internet of Things" (IoT) on persons with disabilities. According to G3ict: "The Internet of Things opens new opportunities for persons with disabilities and seniors, giving them an unprecedented control on their environment. Home automation already provides tools for more independent living, and new applications appear on the market for health care, transportation, education and employment. In the years to come, standardization, security and privacy will have to be addressed by industry, government and users." Click here to download the report (22-page PDF, 1.51 MB) or to order a hard copy.

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2015 Oct 05

ODEP, Office of Disability Employment Policy logo National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is celebrating 70 years of "the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities" during October's National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year's theme for NDEAM is "My disability is one part of who I am."  Click here to read more about NDEAM resources and ways to celebrate this important milestone.

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2015 Oct 1

Corada winglets in an envelope Corada Newsletter - October 2015, Issue 1

In this issue:

  • New Content in Corada
  • Corada Welcomes CASI Members
  • Featured ADA News
  • Corada Community: Update on Accessible Playground Campaign

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2015 Sept 28

CASI logo  CASI to Provide Corada Subscriptions to Members

Corada is pleased to announce that the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI) is offering a free, one-year premium level subscription to its new and renewing members!

If you are a current CASI member and have not received an email telling you how to take advantage of this benefit, please contact Kaylan Dunlap. If you have not joined CASI yet, click here to sign up and you will receive instructions shortly about how to redeem your complimentary Corada subscription.

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2015 Sept 28

National ADA Symposium National ADA Symposium 2016 - Call for Presentations

The Great Plains ADA Center has recently requested presentations for the next National ADA Symposium, to be held June 19-22, 2016 in Denver, Colorado at the Hyatt Regency Downtown at the Convention Center.

From the Great Plains ADA Center: The National ADA Symposium is the premiere conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and offers a wide variety of session topics for a diverse attendee population. Our attendees include ADA coordinators, advocates, architects, business community, code officials, educators, government officials, human resource specialists, service providers, individuals with disabilities and family members of individuals with disabilities. In addition to our interest in standard ADA presentations, we are particularly interested in sessions related specifically to business and Title III issues, housing, public and private transportation, 503, higher education and healthcare.

Click here to read more about the Symposium. Click here to view the Submission Form (pdf). 

Ways to submit your proposal:

  • Email: grahamcha@missouri.edu 
  • Mail: Great Plains ADA Center, ATTN: Chuck Graham, 100 Corporate Lake Drive, Columbia, MO 65203
  • Fax: (573) 884-4925, ATTN: Chuck Graham 

Hurry! Deadline is Friday, October 2, 2015.

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2015 Sept 25

tactile map The National Geographic Talking Tactile Atlas of the World

The Talking Tactile Atlas of the World has been created in collaboration with the staff of National Geographic Society Maps Division, which has supplied base maps and cartographic direction to the development team. It includes 43 silk screen printed, tactile maps depicting: The World, The Solar System, continents, continental regions and five United States Regions, application software, and application guide. (Also requires: A Talking Tactile Tablet “TTT” unit).

"The Atlas allows individuals who cannot access printed material to explore maps and learn about the geopolitical world. Users place one of the raised line, textured and color printed map sheets on the TTT, and then press on various regions and points to hear human-voice identifications of each feature."

Click here to read more about Touch Graphics.

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2015 Sept 23

Project ASCEND Project ASCEND Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Project ASCEND’s 2016 Scholars Program will provide five $1,000 college scholarships to students with disabilities living in the Washington, DC metropolitan area (including Northern Virginia and Maryland). Project ASCEND is a nonprofit organization that works to expand higher education opportunities for youth living in the DC area. Download the application as a Word document or PDF file. Apply by October 1, 2015.

For more information, visit Project ASCEND Offering Scholarships for Students with Disabilities in the Washington, DC Area – Deadline October 1.

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2015 Sept 15

Corada winglets in an envelope Corada Newsletter - September 2015, issue 2

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2015 Sept 09

President Obama Appoints Two to the U.S. Access Board

Earlier this month, the President appointed two new board members to the U.S. Access Board, Dr. Victor Santiago Pineda and Karen Tamley. He also reappointed three existing members. Read more here...

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2015 Sept 04

Corada winglets New Feature! Group Subscriptions: Sign Up Yourself + Colleagues or Staff 

Now in Corada, you can sign up yourself, your colleagues, co-workers and staff - all in one subscription and all managed by one person. You can add or remove users at any time; or change the plan, quantity, terms, or payment information as needed.

Ready to get started? Click here for more info and for 5 easy steps!

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2015 Sept 01

Corada winglets in an envelope Corada Newsletter - September 2015, issue 1

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2015 Aug 31

graphic showing person at desk with booksNew Resource Guide for College Students with Disabilities

From AC Online: "With the advances of adaptive technologies and trend toward progressive legislation, prospective college students with disabilities now have countless resources available to make their transition to postsecondary education less stressful. Below, find specific information and resources on a variety of different disabilities, learn how to make the transition into the workforce easier, and find out what your legal rights on campus are."

Their mission is to provide "Support, Advocacy and Assistive Technology to Facilitate the Transition to Higher Education." Click here to read more or to view the guide

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2015 Aug 26

When I Walk film promo image  "When I Walk," Emmy-Nominated Documentary Film Chronicling One Man's Struggle with Multiple Sclerosis

From Diversability: Jason DaSilva was 25 years old and a rising independent filmmaker when a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis changed everything — and inspired him to make another film. "When I Walk" is a candid and brave chronicle of one young man’s struggle to adapt to the harsh realities of M.S. while holding on to his personal and creative life. With his body growing weaker, DaSilva’s spirits, and his film, get a boost from his mother’s tough love and the support of Alice Cook, who becomes his wife and filmmaking partner. The result is a life-affirming documentary filled with unexpected moments of joy and humor. View the trailer here.
 

Live in NYC? Click here to read more about an upcoming screening of this amazing film and to buy tickets.

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2015 Aug 14

Corada winglets in an envelope Corada Newsletter - August 2015, issue 1

In this issue:

  • New Content & Features in Corada
  • Featured Video: "How To Measure Water Closet Clear Floor Space"
  • Featured ADA News
  • Featured Upcoming Events: Tech Trends & Updates

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2015 Aug 14

PEAT - Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology From PEAT: eRecruiting Practices May Be Excluding Persons with Disabilities

The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) surveyed people with disabilities who recently applied for a job opening online. The results showed that the standard practices of eRecruiting may be excluding 1 out of every 5 candidates from being considered for a position, due to inaccessible technology. 

Click here to see the report and results. Click here to see the results infographic (276 KB pdf).

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2015 Aug 12

Corada winglets New Feature: "My Posts"

The Corada team is constantly thinking of new ways to increase the usability of your Corada subscription. You can now see all of your posts all in one place! This includes your Corada Voices posts and replies, content comments, product or video reviews, and private drafts. To access My Posts, go to the "User Account" button in the top right corner, and click on "My Posts", a new option in the drop-down menu.

For help on any of the User Account features check out the FAQs!

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2015 Aug 06

The Ohio State University  The Ohio State University to Incorporate Accessible Bikes in New Bicycle-Sharing Program

The Ohio State University has recently been in negotiations with Zagster, a worldwide bicycle-sharing program, to provide this service to their Columbus campus. Not only will Zagster provide commuter bicycles, but also tandem, hand cycle, electric assist, heavy duty and three-wheeled cargo bikes.

“We recognize that we have a diverse community, needing different types of bikes for different purposes,” Evans-Cowley said. “A cargo bike could be used to transport groceries while a tandem bike will allow a student who is blind to ride along with his or her sight guide. We are optimistic Ohio State will be a leader in accessible bicycle-sharing with a system that provides maximum flexibility.”

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2015 August 4

Corada winglets in an envelope Corada Newsletter - July 2015, issue 2

In this issue:

  • New Content in Corada
  • Featured Video: President Obama's Speech Marking the ADA's 25th Anniversary
  • Corada Community Spotlight: "So the World May Hear"
  • Featured ADA News: Uber's Commitment to Greater Accessibility
  • Just For Fun: The World's Best Accessible Beaches

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2015 July 29

uber logo

Uber Launches New Strategy for Greater Accessibility, Amid Discrimination Lawsuits

By now, most people have heard of Uber; it's a company that connects riders to drivers via a mobile app. Their genius business model has rapidly expanded to hundreds of cities across the globe since its launch in 2009. Recently, however, Uber has been propelled into the spotlight, not for their stellar ratings or expanding business, but for discrimination against people with disabilities.

You may have read the Washington Post article last year when Uber was sued for discrimination against blind persons:

"The complaint filed in a Northern California District Court cites one instance where a California UberX driver put a service dog in the trunk and refused to pull over when the blind passenger realized where the animal was. On another occasion a passenger was trying to explain that his dog was not a pet but a service animal when the driver allegedly cursed at him and accelerated abruptly, nearly injuring the dog and striking the passenger’s friend, who is also blind, with an open car door."

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2015 July 27

Disability.gov logo 

10 Things to Know about the Americans with Disabilities Act

The latest Disability Connection Newsletter from Disability.gov highlights ten things everyone needs to know about the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read it here!

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2015 July 26

Balloons that say Americans with Disabilities Act 1990-2015; 25 years. Under balloons it reads Happy Anniversary! with the Corada winglets. Happy 25th Anniversary to the Americans with Disabilities Act!

It's official: The ADA is 25 years old! This silver anniversary celebrates how the ADA has changes lives for people with disabilities in education, employment, transportation, telecommunications and community participation. But there is always room for improvement. And Corada will be here to help answer your questions and help you understand the current standards, regulations and your ADA obligations. Become a subscriber and post a question to our growing community of Accessibility Specialists!

Read more about this momentous anniversary here.

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2015 July 21

Bon Tool Co aloha slope checker Product Highlight: Bon® Tool Co.'s Aloha Slope Checker

Need help achieving ADA compliant slopes while pouring concrete, paving with asphalt or constructing a raised walkway? Bon Tool Co. may have just the right tool for the job. It’s called the Aloha Slope Checker. This aluminum tool comes in 6- or 8-foot lengths with a removable digital inclinometer, which attaches to a bracket on the center of the tool. … Continue Reading by Clicking Here

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2015 July 15

Corada winglets in an envelope Corada Newsletter - July 2015, issue 1

  • ADA 25th Anniversary
  • Featured Video: Signing of the ADA, 1990
  • New Content in Corada
  • ADA Image Project book is published
  • Did You Know...

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2015 July 15

ADA Image Project Book cover  "ADA Image Project" Book by Mary Lou Mobley, Now Available

Filled with artistic and powerful images by disability rights attorney and professional photographer, Mary Lou Mobley, the ADA Image Project book celebrates "the accomplishments of disability rights advocates." From the store page: "Disability rights advocates deserve a heart-felt, meaningful tribute to their hard work. The ADA Image Project is that tribute. The images show people with disabilities doing things that were difficult or impossible before the Americans with Disabilities Act changed our nation’s culture. Each image represents a hard-fought victory... Continue Reading by Clicking Here

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2015 July 14

Department of Justice Seal  DOJ Publishes New Technical Assistance Document about Service Animals; Now in Corada

Now in Corada: The Corada team has just input the newly-published technical assistance document "Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA" released by the Department of Justice yesterday. Don't forget to check out the [more info...] for other relevant resources about service animals, such as Titles II and III Regulations, other technical assistance documents, videos, and upcoming events!

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2015 July 10

Corada wingletsSubscription Discount Schedule for Corada Enterprise Users

Want to provide Corada subscriptions to all of your department, staff or team? Read more about the features and benefits of becoming an Enterprise User and see the Subscription Discount Schedule offering up to 35% off our already low subscription prices! 

Ready to sign up your staff? Contact us with their names, email addresses and subscription levels and we'll quickly set you up. 

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2015 July 06

California Commission on Disability Access logo

CCDA Releases 'Accessibility Construction Inspection Checklist' for Building Inspectors

The California Commission on Disability Access (CCDA) has recently released an Accessibility Construction Inspection Checklist, a master checklist for access compliance that may be used by building inspectors. 

"The purpose of this Accessibility Checklist is to provide trained building code officials/building inspectors with a reference list of the most common accessibility features to be inspected and/or verified during the construction phases of commercial projects. It is important during the progress inspections that the trained building code official/building inspector verify all elements will be able to meet the minimum accessibility requirements of the California Building Code at the time of final inspection." ... Continue Reading by Clicking Here

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2015 June 30

Corada winglets in an envelope Corada Newsletter - June 2015, issue 2

  • New Content in Corada

  • Corada Community Spotlight: How you can help build an Accessible Playground to honor an architect of the ADA

  • Featured item in the Corada Shop: Pocket Guide to the 2010 ADA Standards

  • Featured Video: ADA Legacy

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2015 June 30

Wheelchair testing  University of Louisville, iRAP Laboratory Needs Your Input on Public Transit

Did you know that lift standards for public transit vehicles haven’t changed in 25 years?  Did you know that the lift strap won’t protect you from falling off the ramp?  (It’s not designed to withstand the load of a moving wheelchair & passenger). Unfortunately, little is know about specific factors that contribute to lift accidents.  That’s why the University of Louisville's Injury Risk Assessment and Prevention (iRAP) Laboratory is reaching out to the community - in the hopes that you will forward this to stakeholders and groups you interface with who can provide information about problems or injuries they may have experienced trying to access a public bus or van using a wheelchair lift. ... Continue Reading by Clicking Here

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2015 June 22

Joni Eareckson Tada brochure on luncheon table  International Disability Center: "Wheels for the World" & "Total Access"

Today some of the Corada team attended a luncheon, hosted by Joni (said like "Johnny") Eareckson Tada. She founded the organization, Joni and Friends International Disability Center, with the purpose of reaching persons with disabilities worldwide. She is an advocate, a painter, a world traveler, an author, a singer, an actress, a speaker and a mentor. She also happens to have quadriplegia from a diving accident in 1967. Fueled by faith, relentless inner-strength and compassion for persons with disabilities, she has also created outreach programs like Wheels for the World and Total Access. ... Continue Reading by Clicking Here

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2015 June 19

Children playing at a play area   Honor John Wodatch for ADA’s 25th!

From Two Rivers Public Charter School's GoFundMe page: On July 26th, our nation will commemorate the 25th anniversary of a landmark piece of civil rights legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Today, you can help us celebrate the passage of the ADA – and honor one of its primary architects, John Wodatch – by helping us raise $25,000 to build a fully-accessible community playground for a top-tier public charter school in the District of Columbia co-founded by John’s daughter, Jessica. ... Continue Reading by Clicking Here or Donate Now!

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2015 June 16

Corada winglets in an envelope Look for the Corada Newsletter twice a month in your Inbox!

Thanks for being a part of the Corada community! We promise that we will not flood your Inbox with a lot of emails, but will deliver quality information twice monthly. We will have interesting articles on ADA issues, spotlight relevant upcoming events, feature useful tools and publications that we sell in the Corada Shop, and sometimes even give you a peek at what goes on behind-the-scenes at Corada HQ.

Corada's Social Mission:
To connect people in the ADA world with Corada and its mission of efficiency and effectiveness by spreading helpful and valuable information to those who work in ADA-related jobs and fields and to those with disabilities.
Got an idea or suggestion for the newsletter? Let us know what you want to know!

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2015 June 09

Department of Justice Seal  DOJ Publishes New Technical Assistance Document for State & Local Governments; Now in Corada

Hot off the press! The Corada team has just input the newly-published "ADA Title II Primer" technical assistance document released by the Department of Justice yesterday ... Continue Reading by Clicking Here

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2015 June 04

Google logo  Google's Call for Entries - How Can Technology Expand Opportunity and Independence for People with Disabilities?

From Google: Google.org is looking for your biggest and best ideas for how technology can expand opportunity and independence for people with disabilities. We’re committing USD 20 million in grant funding toward this goal, some of which may be awarded to organizations identified through this call for ideas ... Continue Reading by Clicking Here


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2015 May 27

International Code Council Logo  Evan Terry Associates logo  ETA's 2010 ADA Standards Pocket Guide Now Published by the International Code Council

We are excited to announce the International Code Council (ICC) is now publishing the 2010 ADA Standards Pocket Guide, edited by Evan Terry Associates, LLC, in both print (coming 7-1-15) and searchable PDF format. From the ICC: This book contains the ADA Guidelines adopted by the Department of Justice and the Department of Transportation as the enforceable Standards, as well as selected sections of the regulations most relevant to facilities ... Continue Reading by Clicking Here

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2015 May 19

Corada booth at ADA Legacy tour stop in Birmingham, AL  The ADA Legacy Tour Bus Comes to Birmingham, AL

The ADA Legacy Tour is rolling across the country raising awareness and building excitement toward ADA25 - the 25th anniversary of the ADA in 2015! The tour bus will be in Kelly Park in Birmingham, AL May 19th. Corada will be there too! ... Continue Reading by Clicking Here

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2015 May 10

Corada, Powered by Evan Terry Associates logoEvan Terry Associates Announces Corada's Launch

We are proud to announce the public launch of Corada, the Comprehensive Online Resource for the ADA, powered by Evan Terry Associates.  Corada is usable from your computer and mobile devices that have browsers and an internet connection.  And it doesn’t require you to install any software so your IT people should be happy. Corada is an online database that connects the ADA requirements and official technical assistance materials (over 10,000 clips that are individually tagged) to other relevant information about the ADA. It already includes over 1,200 accessibility-related products, hundreds of videos, expert opinions, design ideas, possible solutions, over a hundred upcoming events, and training opportunities ... Continue Reading by Clicking Here

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2015 Jan 26

Corada to Exhibit at the National ADA Symposium in Atlanta, GA

Tickets purchased and rooms booked! We are proud to announce will be exhibiting at the National ADA Symposium in Atlanta, GA at the Hyatt Regency Hotel from May 10th - 13th. We will have a booth, free goodies and lots of smiles ... Continue Reading by Clicking Here

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2015 Jan 01

2015: The ADA Celebrates 25 Years

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 marks its 25th anniversary July 26, 2015.  Enacted by the 101st United States Congress and signed into law by President George H. W. Bush, the ADA was hailed as the benchmark legislation for individuals with disabilities.  While comparing it with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, President Bush described the legislation as “the world’s first comprehensive declaration of equality for people with disabilities.” ... Continue Reading by Clicking Here