Accessible Adventures Await! Join the 32nd ADA Anniversary Virtual Celebration on July 26th, 12:00 noon-1:30 p.m.
“Recognizing the challenges the past two years and the COVID-19 pandemic have brought, the ADA anniversary planning committee has organized a celebration to help us reconnect with one another and nature in new and exciting ways. The ADA 32nd Anniversary virtual event on July 26 will celebrate that Minnesota has more to explore. Titled “Accessible Adventures Await,” the free 90-minute program from 12noon to 1:30 p.m. will highlight a host of accessible programs across the state and opportunities to explore the great outdoors, even from indoors.
The event will feature acclaimed radio host “Moon” from the Moon & Staci Show on KS95, serving as the event emcee. Governor Walz will offer a Proclamation and noted national ADA expert Peter Berg will deliver a keynote presentation examining the application of the ADA to outdoor areas such as trails, beaches, campsites, and picnic areas that are operated/managed/owned by state/local governments and private entities. There will be video demonstrations of the Minnesota DNR’s new accessible All-Terrain Track Chair, the DNR’s accessible Bison Buggy at Blue Mounds State Park, and the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Adaptive Sports and Recreation program. Entertainment will be provided by singer-songwriter Joseph Baird, and much more. Plan to join this informative, fun event to learn more about the variety of organizations, state agencies, and others offering a range of accessible adventures across our state.
The following accommodations will be provided; CART, ASL, and Audio Description. Spanish, Somali, and Hmong language description will also be provided. If you need additional accommodations or need the audio description file, please contact Cindy at 651-603-2015 or firstname.lastname@example.org by July 12, 2022.” Visit: https://celebrateadamn.com/ for more information.
Disability Pride Month and 32nd ADA Anniversary Celebration July 28th, 9:00-9:45 a.m.
U.S. Department of Labor is also holding a virtual celebration of Disability Pride Month and the 32nd anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Thursday, July 28, 2022, 9:00-9:45 a.m. CST (10:00 – 10:45 a.m. ET.) Register on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disability-pride-celebrating-32-years-of-the-ada-tickets-387180686857