SHARE: 25 Videos for ADA25
July 26, 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was passed on July 26, 1990. The ADA is a civil rights act that prohibits discrimination against deaf and hard of hearing individuals and individuals with disabilities. The ADAprotects the right of deaf and hard of hearing people to have equal access to many parts of life including but not through: captioning on TV and the Internet, the right to an interpreter, the right to have jobs, and much more.
Happy 25th Birthday to ADA! See lots of good resources on Emergency Preparedness below! Also, interesting facts
IAD Secretary 2013-15
From: Mel Leviton <Mel.Leviton@silc.idaho.gov>
Date: July 24, 2015 at 10:55:13 AM MDT
Please see links below from FEMA. Videos for emergency preparedness ---- Video with certified deaf interpreter and open caption and video with audio description, certified deaf interpreter, and open caption. Please share.
Idaho State Independent Living Council
816 West Bannock St., Ste. 202
Boise, ID 83702
From: Bailey, Danielle [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, July 24, 2015 9:52 AM
Subject: Announcing the FEMA ODIC PSA - We Prepare Every Day!
This is an announcement for FEMA ODIC PSA, We Prepare Every Day, is now live and has been officially rolled out by FEMA. Here are links to the two versions of the PSA and to the FEMA Press Release:
1. Video with certified deaf interpreter and open caption:
FEMA Video Library https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/videos/107810
2. Video with audio description, certified deaf interpreter, and open caption:
FEMA Video Library https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/videos/107818
3. Official FEMA Press Release http://www.fema.gov/…/fema-ad-council-launch-new-psa-focuse…
4. The PSA directs people to the Ready.gov Make a Plan webpage http://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs
Please share these links—as appropriate—with your stakeholders. And let me know if you have any questions.
Additionally, the Administrator has made a video http://www.fema.gov/media- library/assets/videos/107685 commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the ADA, which is now currently on the FEMA Front Page http://www.fema.gov/. It is also prominently displayed on FEMA’s new Disability Topic page http://beta.fema.gov/disability….
Region X, Disability Integration Specialist
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Department of Homeland Security
130 – 228th Street, SWBothell, WA 98021
ADVANCING EQUAL ACCESS!Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act