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U.S. Access Board Member Dr. Victor Santiago Pineda and Executive Director Dr. Sachin D. Pavithran to Speak at ADA State of the Science Virtual Conference (April 13-15)

March 31, 2021

The Americans with Disabilities Act National Network will be hosting the ADA State of the Science virtual conference on April 13-15. The conference will highlight recent research related to successes and challenges in fulfilling the promise of the ADA.  

On the second day of the conference, Executive Director of the Board Dr. Sachin D. Pavithran will be the Keynote Speaker and highlight the Board’s ongoing efforts to promote equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards. Board Member Dr. Victor Santiago Pineda Board Member Dr. Victor Santiago Pineda will be the Closing Speaker and remark on the day’s sessions focused on emergency management, transition planning, local governments and the ADA, and ADA implementation for cities and towns. 

Each day, the virtual conference will feature research presentations focusing on a unique theme.  

  • Day 1 (April 13): Employment and Economic Self-Sufficiency  
  • Day 2 (April 14): Community Development and Planning 
  • Day 3 (April 15): Access and Inclusion 

More information can be found at https://adata.org/2021-ada-state-of-science, including a link for registration as well as the agendas for each of the conference days. You can register for one, two, or all three days. The conference is free and open to the public. American Sign Language (ASL) and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided.