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The ADA turned 31 (#ADA31) so I'm going to tell you about the ADA case that Universities absolutely would lose if anybody had the resources to bring it to trial.

Spoiler: no one does 🧵
Universities' COVID-19 response confirmed two things:
1. Universities can offer remote instruction as an accommodation for both students and faculty
2. Universities affirm that the quality (and cost) of remote, hybrid, or otherwise digitally mediated instruction is equal to fully in-person face-to-face instruction.
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📢 Body Politic & our research partner @patientled explain President Biden’s announcement yesterday about #LongCovid disability rights in the US, with quick links to federal agency publications on #LongCovid that patients should bookmark. #ADA31
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wearebodypolitic.com/bodytype/2021/…
First, links to publications from federal agencies on #LongCovid yesterday:

- Guidance from DOJ & HHS ada.gov/long_covid_joi…
- For students & educators: www2.ed.gov/about/offices/…
- Employment support @USDOL dol.gov/agencies/odep/…

- @ACLgov resources acl.gov/sites/default/…
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One of the main takeaways:
awareness for people with #LongCovid who now realize they may be considered disabled under ADA, IDEA, etc. and therefore may be entitled to accommodations & services that make everyday life activities, work, and school more accessible.
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On the 31st Anniversary of the enactment of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), I call on all of us to redouble our efforts to ensure that those with disabilities are afforded dignity and included in every facet of public life. #ADA31
As one of the few current Members of Congress to have voted for the ADA, this is a cause very dear to me. The ADA is one of our greatest accomplishments. Now more than ever, we must protect and strengthen it for generations to come.
As Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, I continue meeting with disabilities advocates and working with my colleagues in Congress to advance legislation to secure a more inclusive society.
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Today, on the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, I’m thinking of unkept promises —

of buildings I still can’t enter, broken sidewalks I can’t traverse, and the hurtful stigma I’m faced with every day, 31 years later. We must do better. #ADA31 A large group of wheelchair users and other disabled people
[image: A large group of wheelchair users and other disabled people lined up on a path with the Washington Monument visible behind them. Anna is closest to the camera, with Kings Floyd slightly behind her. The sky is a cloudless blue and they’re dressed for cold weather.]
People with disabilities make up nearly 25% of the American population.

But we’re still largely invisible, and made so by rampant inaccessibility, stigma, and a lack of representation in all spheres of life (media, schools, workplaces, etc.). But WE EXIST!! We’re 1 in 4! #ADA31
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President Biden on #ADA31 with Pelosi and McCarthy in attendance at WH:"31yrs ago today on South Lawn of the WH,President George HW Bush signed the Americans w/Disabilities Act.He was surrounded by disability advocates & bipartisan members of the US Congress,just as we are today.
Hoyer: “Thirty-one years ago, I was honored to stand beside President George H. W. Bush as he signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. Today, I am proud to join President Biden at the White House to celebrate this anniversary.”
.@GOPLeader McCarthy spoke with President Biden in WH Rose Garden following the #ADA31 event.
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Lawmakers gathering here for @POTUS event to celebrate #ADA31. Image
Prior to the start of the #ADA31 event, @GOPLeader is asked about a reported contentious conversation he had with @SpeakerPelosi regarding the #January6thCommittee.
And the #ADA31 event is underway. Image
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The Americans with Disabilities Act (#ADA) was signed into law 31 years ago today by President George H.W. Bush.

The law was meant to improve access to everyday life, work and our democracy, but voters with disabilities are still fighting to remove barriers to voting. #ADA31
Arizona enacted a law this year that removes voters from the state's permanent early voting list (PEVL) more frequently & requires more steps to obtain a mail ballot. This law creates deliberate barriers for disabled voters in the state. #AZLeg #ADA31

campaignlegal.org/update/arizona…
Florida & Georgia have passed laws restricting access to drop boxes and the ability to receive and submit mail-in ballots.

GA #DisabilityRights advocate Gaylon Tootle explains how the law creates barriers for voters like him:

#GaPolitics #FlaPol #ADA31
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