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Airport Accessibility and the ADA – Web radio show November 7

Information courtesy of the Southeast ADA Center

“ADA Live!” is a monthly radio show broadcast free on the Internet. Ask questions and learn about your rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Leaders in the field will share their knowledge, experience and successful strategies that increase the participation of persons with disabilities in communities and businesses.

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Accessible Exterior Routes and Surfaces – Webinar November 1

Information courtesy of the Great Lakes ADA Center, ADA-Indiana, and the ADA National Network

On November 1, the Great Lakes ADA Center will present a webinar on accessibility requirements for exterior routes and surfaces. Learn about the differences between sidewalks in the public right-of-way, accessible routes, shared use paths, and pedestrian trails. The webinar will also cover the latest information on accessible surfaces.

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Share Your Thoughts about Proposed Excellence in Disability Inclusion Award – Comment by December 4!

Information courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed a new plan to encourage inclusive hiring practices. The Department already requires most federal contractors to ensure that at least 7 percent of their employees are people with disabilities. This new plan would present federal contractors that cultivate job opportunities for people with disabilities with an “Excellence in Disability Inclusion” award, exempting them from two years worth of compliance evaluations.

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Social Security and SSI to Increase for 2019 – COLA Biggest in Seven Years

Information courtesy of the Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration has announced that there will be a 2.8% increase in Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for 2019. This cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will be the largest in seven years. The COLA for the nation’s eight million SSI recipients will begin on December 31, and the COLA will begin for Social Security recipients in January of 2019.

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Indiana Disability Rights attorneys on call Election Day November 6

Information courtesy of Indiana Protection & Advocacy Services

On Election Day, Indiana Disability Rights (IDR) attorneys will be available to answer questions and take complaints from persons with disabilities who have any issue casting their vote. The Hoosiers Vote Hotline will be open during poling hours, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm local time.

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