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- No Charge
- Tuesday Jul 26, 2022
- 10:00AM - 11:30AM
LocationZoom Event Meeting
Join us and our guest speakers; John Herrion, Director of Disability Rights, NY State Division of Human Rights, and Nancy D. Miller, Executive Director/CEO of VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired in New York City, as we address Disability and Housing issues including:
- What should a Realtor know to be more disability friendly?
- Ways to assist someone with a disability in the buying and selling process.
- How to get to know your disabled client.
Human Rights Law Protection - How to be compliant with the law when working with the disabled
- Obligations of Housing Providers and Developers
- Obligations of Realtors
- What is your liability?
- Reasonable Accommodations
Sponsored by: HGAR Fair Housing Committee
About National Disability Independence Day:
National Disability Independence Day on July 26th commemorates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26th, 1990.
The ADA provides protection from employment discrimination as well as better access to goods, services, and communications for people with disabilities.
The day not only celebrates the anniversary of the ADA but also serves several other purposes. First, the law broke down barriers individuals with disabilities face every day. It also marked a timeline of change that soon developed. Over time, common barriers such as narrow doors and small bathroom stalls became accessible to wheelchairs. Other examples include braille signs and crosswalks for the vision impaired. The changes improved mobility and safety.
Beyond structural changes, the act motivated designers to enhance technology. Often, physical limitations restrict a person’s ability to access legal or health information. New assistive technologies make it possible to obtain the necessary information.
As accessibility improves, the world continues to change in other ways. For example, many of today’s brick and mortar businesses are ADA compliant. However, as more and more businesses switch to online versions, those websites need to meet the needs to be accessible, too.
With each advancement in technology, designers need to incorporate multifunctional approaches to fit every ability. Celebrate the freedom the ADA inspires with forward-thinking design and technology.