This year marks the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law on July 26, 1990, to ensure people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. During two Accessibility for All events, the state of North Carolina will honor the passage of this landmark civil rights law by highlighting how assistive technology helps the more than 1.3 million North Carolinians who have a disability gain access to these rights and opportunities, independent living and economic self-sufficiency.

The NC Assistive Technology Program’s virtual events on July 6 and July 20 will feature presenters with disabilities who use assistive technology to stay active and engaged at work and in the community. Both virtual events are open to the public and will include a question-and-answer portion. The online events will include simultaneous interpretation in American Sign Language and Spanish, live captioning in both English and Spanish, and call-in audio description line for attendees with visual impairments.

For more information, visit the NCDHHS Accessibility for All webpage.

 

What: 

A pair of virtual events highlighting the use of assistive technology. The events will celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

When: 

July 6 — Assistive Technology for Inclusion at Work
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

July 20 — Assistive Technology for Community Inclusion
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

 

Where:

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1606908810?pwd=SHNja1VoWC8wMTFSMVNzbTlhQ2p3Zz#success

Meeting ID: 160 690 8810
Passcode: 155475

 

Media:

Media is also invited to attend the events.

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