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Title: ADA at 30: A Vision for a Future with Full Inclusion and Equity

Date: July 23, 2020 

Panelists discuss key issues that remain of significant concern for the disability community 30 years after the ADA's passage, and offer thoughts on what the future holds for ADA implementation in these areas. The briefing focuses on the intersection of disability and racial equity, and the aim of ensuring that the ADA's goals of full participation, equal opportunity, independent living and economic self-sufficiency can become a reality for all people with disabilities including Black, Indigenous and People of Color.




Moderator: Liz Weintraub, Senior Advocacy Specialist, Association of University Centers on Disabilities


  • Vanita Gupta, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Germán Parodi, Co-Executive Director, Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies
  • Maria Town, CEO, American Association of People with Disabilities
  • Monique Dixon, Deputy Director of Policy and Director of State Advocacy, NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Presented in collaboration with Reps. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Don Young (R-AK), co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Disabilities caucus, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), House Majority Leader, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) Ranking Member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee’s Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment.


ADA 30th Anniversary and the Impact Transportation Has on Our Lives

Date: July 30, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST



  • Leroy Moore, Founder of Krip-Hop Nation, Co-Founder Sins Invalid, National Black Disability Coalition Member
  • Jen Deerinwater, Founder of Crushing Colonialism, journalist, disabled Citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
  • Anna Letitia Zivarts, Program Director, Rooted in Rights

Moderator: Sarah Malaier, American Foundation for the Blind

This briefing is presented in collaboration with Reps. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Don Young (R-AK), co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). 


The ADA at 30: Voices from Students

Date: Thursday, August 6, 2020    

In 1990, through the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Congress stated clear goal “to provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities. This national mandate extends to public schools and institutions of higher education. This briefing will provide attendees with a brief description of the ADA and its interaction with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and will feature the voices of current students as they share the impact of what the ADA means for them in their academic lives.

Introduction: Meghan Whittaker, Director of Policy & Advocacy, National Center for Learning Disabilities

Moderator: Amanda Lowe, Senior Public Policy Analyst, National Disability Rights Network


  • Mia Brenneman, graduate student, Temple University
  • Olivia Murry, undergraduate student, Next Steps at Vanderbilt
  • Atira Roberson, graduate student, University of Texas at San Antonio

Presented in collaboration with: Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), ranking member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, Congressman Mark Desaulnier (D-CA), and Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), and Congressman Don Young (R-AK), co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Disability Caucus