The Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office along with the City of Gainesville Equal Opportunity Office, the Center for Independent Living and the Alachua County School Board are hosting an ADA Assistive Technology Expo to celebrate the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Expo is on Thursday, July 27, 2017, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Sidney Lanier Center (312 N.W. 16th Avenue, Gainesville). It is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be available. Free transportation will be available for persons with special needs through MV Transport.
This ADA Expo will feature agencies, businesses, and organizations that offer services to individuals with disabilities. Over 30 vendors will display the latest assistive technology devices, and new methods and information in health, accessibility, and accommodation.
Alachua County Emergency Management staff will also be available to register individuals requiring special needs assistance in the event of a disaster. Participants are invited to experience accessible voting machines, hosted by the Supervisor of Elections Office.
Passed in July 1990, the ADA seeks to insure equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, education, transportation, and accommodations.
View the Expo flyer.
For more information, contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275, or the City of Gainesville Office of Equal Opportunity at 352-393-8481.