Children help KC test new streetcars for accessibility
Full service on starter line begins in May
Greater Dayton Apartment Assocation’s 2016 Fair Housing webinars
On the second Thursday of every other month in 2016 at 10:00 AM Eastern, the Greater Dayton Apartment Association will offer a one-hour fair housing webinar featuring Miami Valley Fair Housing Center vice president John Zimmerman. Each class qualifies for Continuing Education Credit (CEC) from the National Apartment Association.
The cost of each webinar is $10, payable via PayPal once you have registered online using one of the links below.
Topics and registration linksJanuary 14, 2016:Fair Housing Basics
March 10, 2016:Fair Housing Tips for Welcoming People from other Countries
May 12, 2016:Fair Housing Tips on Welcoming Service Animals
July 14, 2016:Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodations
September 8, 2016:Fair Housing Tips for Welcoming Families with Children
November 10, 2016:Fair Housing and Screening Applicants http://www.mvfairhousing.com/gdaa.php
Ohio AHEAD is offering its second “ADA Café” Webinar, hosted by Scott Lissner. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Scott will take questions in advance and offer some guidance on popular “hot topics” in disability services provision.
Pricing for this webinar follows a tiered structure. For non-AHEAD members, the fee is $139; for AHEAD members, the fee is $99; and for Ohio AHEAD members, the webinar is Free. Ohio AHEAD members will receive a discount code via email to be used at the time of registration.
Questions may be submitted to Caity McCandless in advance of the webinar by sending via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Please send your questions no later than March 16 in order for Scott to adequately prepare.
Registration information is available at: http://www.cvent.com/d/3fqsgk.
RespectAbility is reaching out to all of the Presidential campaigns to highlight the importance for all candidates to speak directly to voters with disabilities and their families by offering specific plans for a better future.
The RespectAbility Report – a nonpartisan political commentary on the 2016 U.S. elections with a focus on disability issues. Launched in June 2015, The RespectAbility Report is nonpartisan and neither rates nor endorses candidates. Expect to read fact-based updates and analysis from our staff based around the entire country. Staff writers will meet with the presidential candidates and report their proposals on disability issues. In addition staff writers report from the ground of candidate forums and debates. Features will look at the candidates’ websites to answer these questions and more: Do the candidates’ websites have plans for helping people with disabilities obtain jobs? Are the sites accessible, and can you use a screen reader?
RespectAbility commends several candidates for already talking about this important issue. Although the majority of voters either have a disability or a family member or loved one with a disability, disability issues have not been adequately addressed by our public officials or business leaders in the past.
Disability Rights Ohio reminds you that Ohio’s Election Day is Tuesday, March 15.
Our Voter Hotline will be open.
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If you have problems or questions about casting your ballot, call us.
Election Day in Ohio is Tuesday, March 15, and the polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. DRO's Voter Hotline will be open the same hours, with lawyers available to answer your questions and provide assistance if your voting rights are being violated.
The hotline number is 614-466-7264 or toll free 800-282-9181; (TTY) 614-728-2553 or toll free 800-858-3542.
Before or after the election, DRO's intake department is open from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. on business days to answer your questions about any disability-related matter. You can also leave a message anytime and someone will return your call during business hours.
For answers to the most common questions we get about voting, download our Voting Rights FAQ.
ABOUT - People with disabilities and older adults often miss out on everyday community life due to lack of affordable and accessible transportation options. This needs to change! Services for Independent Living (SIL), in partnership with SIL’s Disability Transportation Coalition members, is hosting a community forum to discuss transportation issues.
LEARN - about local and state initiatives to enhance transportation options for persons with disabilities.
HEAR - from national leaders about developing, effective, strategic partnerships and messaging in order to maximize impact AND
DISCUSS - ways to move the Transportation Conversation in Northeast Ohio and Ohio forward!
Join Us: April 28th from 9:30-3, 2121 Snow Road, Parma
RSVP's Required! If you are attending, click the following URL to be connected to the registration site:
Requests for accommodations or additional information may be made by calling Kathy @ (216) 731-1529 or emailing email@example.com. Accommodation requests must be received by April 20th.
Please note: This is a fragrance free forum. Individuals attending the forum are asked to not wear perfume, cologne, scented powders and other fragrances for the comfort and safety of other participants.
Lunch will be provided
A special thank you to the Ohio Developmental Disability Council for making this day possible!
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Derek Mortland, ADA and Community Outreach Coordinator