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27 Apr 21

Considerations in Reasonable Accommodations for Returning to Work

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit with its associated risks, along with guidance from health officials, employers set policies for temporary work-from-home options and virtual meetings. As the COVID-19 pandemic eases and employers consider returning most employees back to a centralized workplace, reasonable accommodation considerations under the ADA may arise. Who can receive a reasonable accommodation…

23 Feb 21

Relief! CRRSAA Funding Available for 5310 Programs

What is CRRSAA? On December 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) was signed into law.  For Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (Section 5310) grantees, this means that for the first time during the pandemic, there are relief funds specifically for Section 5310 programs.  This is…

22 Jan 21

Spotlight on NADTC’s 2020 Innovations in Accessible Mobility Grantees

This blog was written by Caitlin Musselman, Senior Communications Associate at the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). Learn how 10 communities across the country are working to implement innovative projects that will remove barriers to transportation and expand mobility options for older adults and people with disabilities. Local public transportation is a critical…

14 Dec 20

Tennessee Addresses Accessible Transportation Barriers with New Law

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Signed into law on July 26, 1990, this landmark legislation increased access and opportunity for people with disabilities. Thanks to the ADA which provides equal access to public transportation, transportation is more accessible and affords more inclusion for individuals with disabilities. However,…

01 Sep 20

Person-first and Identity-first Language Choices

This blog was written by Erin Hawley, Communications Consultant for the National Aging & Disability Transportation Center. Language evolves over time along with the ways we perceive and understand disability. Therefore, it makes sense that how we talk about disability has changed drastically over the years. As a 37-year-old physically disabled woman, I have witnessed…

24 Jul 20

Thanks to the ADA!

This blog was written by Erin Hawley, Communications Consultant for the National Aging & Disability Transportation Center.   On July 26th 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, which gave legal protections for equality and inclusion to people with disabilities. Leading up to the passage, activists from all…

22 Jul 20

Flattening Inaccessibility – Part 2

The Impact of COVID-19 on Transportation: Issues and Solutions for People with Vision Loss This is the Second of two blogs reporting the results of a national survey conducted by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) to shine a light on ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people with vision loss. Part 1…