Help links to information on various topics related to voting in Minnesota.
Please know that it is no longer an option to mail in your ballot and expect that it will be delivered on time to count based on the ruling by the federal 8th Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday. Ballots received after 8PM on Election Day will be segregated and a determination of whether those ballots will be counted may be made later.
In case you missed the Rev UP MN Voting Rights and Accessibility for People with Disabilities Forum on October 27, below is the video from this event. Thanks to Justin Page of the Minnesota Disability Law Center for sharing his expertise on the laws related to voting affecting the disability community!
Older adults and/or People with Disabilities for Survey on Changes in Travel
Behavior During COVID-19
The Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access at the University at Buffalo is interested in learning about changes in your travel behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The survey is open to any individuals who are aged 65 and older and/or adults with disabilities. We encourage you to take the survey yourself and share it with your friends, family, and colleagues. The survey will be open until October 15, 2020. As an incentive for taking our survey, you can enter a drawing to win a $50 gift card.
To participate in this research, please click on the following link to access the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/covid-travel-change (https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.surveymonkey.com%2Fr%2Fcovid-travel-change&data=02%7C01%7Chelpdesk%40mcil-mn.org%7Cf065a6030ca841f33f1008d85990964a%7Cb14070c779da4b7da7ec2ce69238d2f4%7C0%7C0%7C637357824820343634&sdata=8nuB9pOJYHjeO3pvsIRHW5gBuU6sEzF1h1AJlFSMjt0%3D&reserved=0)
If you have any questions regarding this research, please feel free to contact Jimin Choi at (716) 829-5712 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the Thanks to the ADA Campaign introductory video created by the Great Lakes ADA Center.
On Wednesday, July 29 from 9:30-11:00, Equip for Equality will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the ADA by reviewing 30 Illinois cases that made a positive impact on the rights of people with disabilities. Registration is expired at this time.
The webinar will be hosted by the Illinois ADA Project and funded by the Great Lakes ADA Center. Equip for Equality attorney Rachel Weisberg and I will be the presenters. Captioning via Streamtext will be available and 1.5 hours of CLE credit will be provided to Illinois attorneys.
The webinar is in conjunction with the Illinois ADA Project’s Top ADA Cases initiative in which a new Illinois ADA case is posted on-line for the 30 days leading up to the ADA’s 30th anniversary. You can view this initiative at: https://www.equipforequality.org/ada-il/30-days-of-ada-cases/ (https://www.equipforequality.org/ada-il/30-days-of-ada-cases/)
We hope you can join us next Wednesday to look back on the Illinois ADA cases that truly made a difference in the lives of people with disabilities in Illinois.
Barry C. Taylor
Equip for Equality
TransCen and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center are proud to be among the sponsors of ADA30 Lead On: Celebration of Disability Arts, Culture, Education & Pride, Thursday, July 23 from 7:00 – 9:15 PM Eastern. This FREE event to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be streamed on YouTube and Facebook Live.
Actor and activist Danny Woodburn will host the celebration that will feature performers, artists, singers, dancers, poets, filmmakers and storytellers with disabilities. We’ll hear from from disability rights leaders, including Senator Tom Harkin, Judy Heumann, Governor Tom Ridge, Tony Coelho and Marlee Matlin.
Join us to mark the 30th Anniversary of the landmark civil rights legislation that has enhanced inclusion and access for millions of Americans!
TransCen and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center join lead sponsor AT&T along with:
The Ability Center
Bus Door Films
Easterseals Disability Film Challenge
EIN SOF Communications
Foundation for Global Sports Development and Sidewinder Films
Lights! Camera! Access!
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
Mulberry Tree Group
The Sign Language Company
Woman of Her Word
Register for ADA30 Lead On: Celebration of Disability Arts, Culture, Education & Pride
The Great Lakes ADA Center in collaboration with the ADA National Network invites you to attend the December ADA Audio Conference Series session titled “The Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) and Travelers with Disabilities: Travel by Air with Service Animals“. The session will feature Robert M Gorman, Senior Trial Attorney, Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, U.S. Department of Transportation.
The Air Carrier Access Act of 1986 (ACAA) prohibits discrimination based on disability in air travel and requires air carriers to accommodate the needs of passengers with disabilities. Join us as our speaker from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) discusses the final statement of enforcement priorities for service animals under the ACAA. The session will also address the role the Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings has in enforcing the ACAA. Following the presentation participants will have an opportunity to ask the presenter questions about ACAA requirements.
Date: December 10th, 2019 (Note Special Date)
Time: 2-3:30pm Eastern Time (calculate the time zone where you will join from)
Cost: No Charge
This session is offered via the telephone and/or via a web based webinar platform.
The session will be captioned via the web based webinar platform.