In honor of Disability Pride Month and the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26th, there’s a bevy of great free virtual events this month at University of Texas at Arlington, including two that will run all month:
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution—The Official Virtual Experience
Each Sunday through August 30th at 3 pm CDT, participate in a different free disability rights and disability culture workshop!
ASL interpretation & captioning provided. Instructions on how to register, request additional accommodations, and access videos of past sessions: https://cripcamp.com/officialvirtualexperience/
Summary: In these unprecedented times, there is no one better to think outside of the box and deliver community building right to your home. We are inviting all grassroots activists and advocates to join us this summer for a virtual camp experience featuring trailblazing speakers from the disability community. All are welcome, you do not need any activism experience to participate.
The ADA at 30: Moving Forward—Celebrating 30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act
In honor of the ADA’s 30th birthday, the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities is hosting a series of conversations on accessibility and disability policy, culminating in a statewide virtual celebration on Friday, August 24, 10 am-12 pm.
Summary: For close to 25 years, the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the courts, and negotiated settlement agreements have broadly applied the ADA to websites and other mobile technologies. As digital resources become more critical to participation in the modern world of remote working, learning, civil engagement, and even socializing, what does that future hold for digital inclusion? Join friends and colleagues Sharron Rush, Executive Director of the Austin-based digital accessibility advocacy, consulting, and training organization Knowbility and disability rights lawyer, author, and public speaker Lainey Feingold as they discuss the legal aspects of digital accessibility. The discussion promises to be enlightening and engaging! (more information below).
A conversation with Sharron Rush and Lainey Feingold
This email furnished by Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities.
Visit us online at gov.texas.gov/disabilities.
the Office of the Governor · P.O. Box 12428 · Austin TX 78711-2428 · 800-843-5789
Dr. Sarah F. Rose
Director, Minor in Disability Studies
Associate Professor of History
University of Texas at Arlington
Author, No Right to Be Idle: The Invention of Disability, 1840s-1930s