In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Southeast ADA Center has launched a special virtual interview series where the Center speaks with leaders of the disability rights movement. The interview series, including the fourteen episodes, and resources are available on the Center’s Section 504 at 50 webpage.
The Section 504 at 50 Interview Series is hosted by Dr. Peter Blanck, Jonathan Martinis, and Barry Whaley of the Southeast ADA Center and Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. Guests for the series include:
- Andrew Imparato, Disability Rights California
- Charlotte McClain-Nhalpo, The World Bank
- Emily Ladau, author and disability rights activist
- John Wodatch, former Chief of Disability Rights, U.S. Department of Justice
- Judy Heumann, author and disability activist
- Kathy Martinez, disability and accessibility strategy consultant
- Lex Frieden, educator, disability rights activist
- Lois Curtis, artist and plaintiff in Olmstead v. L.C.
- Lydia X.Z. Brown, Center for Democracy and Technology
- Mohammed Ali Loufty, Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs
- Sachin Pavithran, U.S. Access Board
- Sandy Ho, author and activist
- Tom Olin, social documentarian
The Southeast ADA Center is one of ten regional centers in the ADA National Network and provides information, training, and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Southeast ADA Center is a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University and focuses on efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities through program development, research, and public policy guidance.