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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.

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Happy 25th Birthday to ADA!  See lots of good resources on Emergency Preparedness below!  Also, interesting facts 

http://www.policymap.com/blog/2015/07/happy-25th-birthday-to-the-american-with-disabilities-act/

 

Stefanie Saltern
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.

 

MELevitonMel Leviton

Executive Director

Idaho State Independent Living Council

816 West Bannock St., Ste. 202

Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-334-3800

Fax: 208-334-3803

Mel.leviton@silc.idaho.gov

http://www.silc.idaho.gov  

 

 

From: Bailey, Danielle [mailto:danielle.bailey@fema.dhs.gov

Sent: Friday, July 24, 2015 9:52 AM

Subject: Announcing the FEMA ODIC PSA - We Prepare Every Day!

 

Hello All,

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

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcnCQ_pdVCY

2. Video with audio description, certified deaf interpreter, and open caption:

FEMA Video Library https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/videos/107818 

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGddWyoWkyg.

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….

 

Danielle Bailey

Region X, Disability Integration Specialist

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Department of Homeland Security 

130 – 228th Street, SWBothell, WA 98021

Phone: 425.487.4780

Cell: 425.381.3400

Email: danielle.bailey@fema.dhs.gov

ADVANCING EQUAL ACCESS!Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act