Please join us in celebrating the ADA's 30th anniversary

This year, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turns 30! The ADA was a crucial civil rights law in 1990 and it remains an essential resource for people with disabilities in securing full rights for participation in society.

We've adjusted this year's program, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of a one-day event in Salem, Ore., we are holding four Lunch & Learn sessions, from noon until 1 p.m., via Zoom.

Please register for any or all of the sessions:

Here's the schedule:

Tuesday, July 7 
ADA History
Michael Richardson, Director, NW ADA Center

Tuesday, July 14  
Disability Language & Etiquette
Linda Clemon-Karp, Continuing Education Coordinator, NW ADA Center

Tuesday, July 21: 
Assistive Technology & Universal Design
Brian Sacre, Access Technologies, Inc.

Tuesday, July 28
Effective Communications & COVID-19:  Lessons Learned
Emily Cooper, Legal Director, Disability Rights Oregon


These sessions will be accessible to people with disabilities. Captioning and American Sign Language interpretation will be provided. For questions about accessibility, or to request an accommodation, please contact​ Requests should be made at least 48 hours in advance of the meetings.​​

Commissioner's Organizations

American Disabilities Act (ADA)
Oregon Brain Injury Association
State Advisory Council on Special Education (SACSE)
Oregon Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
State Rehabilitation Council
Commission for the Blind
Brain Injury Association of America
State Independent Living Council
DBTAC (Disability Business and Technical Assistance Center) Northwest
Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities

Oregon Department of Human Services

Acronyms and Terms Commonly Used in DHS
Office of Developmental Disabilities Services
Area Agencies on Aging and Seniors and People with Disabilities - Local Offices
Seniors and People with Disabilities (SPD)
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVRS)
Assistance Services

State Advocacy and Advisory Groups

AARP Oregon
Disability Rights Oregon
Governor's Commission on Senior Services (GCSS)
Home Care Commission (HCC)

Federal Resources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Disability Services -
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
National Council on Disability
Social Security Administration (SSA)

National Advocacy and Advisory Groups

American Association of People with Disabilities
Disability Studies Quarterly
ADRC of Oregon
World Institute on Disability