Below is an announcement seeking participants for the four focus groups NDRN will conduct as part of the report for NCD. Please feel free to forward to your contacts and networks. If the federal government shuts-down, NCD has informed NDRN that we will need to cease work on the project, therefore I am sending this announcement out this evening though the date for the Atlanta in-person focus group is not yet solidified.
Thank you for your continued assistance with this project, and as always please let me know if you have any questions.
National Disability Rights Network Seeks
People with Disabilities to Participate in Focus Groups on the Enforcement of Federal Disability Rights Laws
The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is conducting a study for the National Council on Disability about the enforcement of disability rights laws. NDRN needs the viewpoint of people with disabilities for this important study.
NDRN seeks people with disabilities who have dealt or interacted with the U.S. Access Board, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or agencies of the U.S. Department of Labor to participate in focus groups about the work of these federal agencies on disability rights. For example, people with disabilities who have filed a complaint or attended a training with the E.E.O.C., or with the Dept. of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division or Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, or who may have interacted with the U.S. Access Board or the Dept. of Labor’s Office of Disability and Employment Policy (ODEP), would be good potential participants for these discussions.
Four focus group discussions will be held, two on-line using the internet and two in-person.
On-line Live: February 20th at 3pm PT, 4pm MT, 5pm CT, 6pm ET
In-person Live in Washington, D.C.: February 26th at 4pm ET
On-line Live: March 7th at 6pm PT, 7pm MT, 8pm CT, 9pm ET
In-person Live in Atlanta, GA: Mid to late March date pending (4pm ET)
Each focus group will last two hours. Between 12 and 14 participants will be selected for each focus group.
If you, or someone you know, would be a good fit to participate in a focus group, please send the following information about the person to David Hutt at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 10th:
E-mail and/or Phone number;
City and State of Residence;
A Brief Statement about you or the recommended person’s interactions with the EEOC, Department of Labor, or the Access Board.
Focus Group Time Preference: On-Line Feb. 20th or March 7th, or In-Person in D.C. or Atlanta.
Selected participants will be given a $50 stipend after completion of the focus group. Limited funds are available to reimburse some travel expenses for persons who attend the in-person focus groups in Washington, D.C. or Atlanta, GA.
TO: Interested Parties
FROM: Great Lakes ADA Center
RE: Stipends for 2018 ADA National Symposium in Pittsburg, PA
National ADA Symposium Scholarship Application
We are pleased to announce that the ADA National Network is hosting the 19th annual ADA National Symposium on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related disability issues. The Symposium will take place in Pittsburg, PA from June 17 to 20th,2018.
The ADA Symposium includes up to date information regarding employment, communication, transportation, emergency preparedness, case law, regulatory updates for government and private entities and the latest on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
Hear from presenters representing various federal agencies including the Departments of Justice, Education, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and U.S. Access Board. This year there are break-out sessions on a wide-range of ADA related topics and online access to hand-outs from all sessions prior to the conference. You can view the Symposium Agenda schedule of sessions and activities on-line.
The Great Lakes Center will continue our history of supporting participation and attendance from across our six state region. To that end, we are making available a number of stipends in the amount of $750.00 to cover the cost of registration completed by April 30, 2018. (Recipients who fail to register by the April 30, 2018 deadline will forfeit their stipend).
Applications will only be accepted from individuals who reside in the Great Lakes Region (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI). This stipend is only valid for the 2018 Symposium and registration must be completed by April 30, 2018. Applications will be accepted through January 26th, 2018. Notification to recipients will be made by email within the first week of February to enable individuals to meet the early bird registration deadline of April 30, 2015.
Applications for the Applicationstipends can be completed on-line. Questions regarding the Symposium and the stipend program should be directed to the Great Lakes Center at 800-949-4232 (V/TTY) between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm Central Time or by email to email@example.com.
Stipend recipients are responsible for their own travel arrangements and travel costs. The registration fee includes 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches plus a networking reception. The 2018 Symposium will be held at the Wyndham Grand Hotel Pittsburg.
National ADA Symposium Scholarship Application
On-Line Registration opens January 9th.
Registration Fee: Early Rate: $750 Regular: $900
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown . Rooms are available at a discounted rate of $155.00 plus tax. Hotel information can be found Information on the Symposium Website.
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Derek Mortland, ADA and Community Outreach Coordinator