The Hampton Roads Disability Board (HRDB) is holding the next symposium in its series, The Americans With Disabilities Act: For Everyone, Everyday!, on Friday, March 27th, from 9:30 am - Noon in the Regional Board Room. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) series began in 2014 to draw attention to and commemorate this year’s 25th anniversary of the signing of the Act.
The series kicked off with two symposiums on the ADA as it applies to Title 1 of the Act, Employment. A symposium in September 2014 provided an overview of the ADA law pertaining to the Title 2 Section as well as an examination of how those with disabilities access public transportation, their rights and what transportation providers must do to be compliant with the law.
The HRDB hopes to continue the robust and productive conversation started during the September symposium’s panel discussion. That discussion exemplified the value of pulling together stakeholders and regional transportation providers together for an honest conversation. As a result of that conversation, some areas of discussion brought forward for discussion during the fourth symposium include:
Addressing gaps in transportation services to provide a better continuum of care
Better integration between partner agencies and the promotion of regional collaboration to provide the region’s disabled a comprehensive transportation network
ADA Requirements for public transportation which includes: Light Rail, Fixed Route, Para-transit, Car Services and Taxis.
The Americans With Disabilities Act: For Everyone, Everyday! Title II, Section B –Transportation is a FREE informative session open to everyone. The HRPDC, a longtime supporter of the HRDB and its mission, strongly encourages local government employees, case managers and social workers, advocates, employers, transportation service providers, and mental health professionals to attend. For more information regarding this program or HRDB, please contact Shernita Bethea, Housing and Human Services Administrator.
Space is limited, register today! To sign up, visit the registration webpage HERE.