2019 ADA Celebration

ADA CelebrationThe Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office along with the City of Gainesville Office of Equal Opportunity, the Center for Independent Living and MV Transportation, Inc. will host the Annual ADA Celebration to celebrate the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The event is on Thursday, July 25, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the Alachua County Senior Recreation Center (5701 N.W. 34th Blvd., Gainesville). Businesses, agencies, and organizations that offer services to individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend, as are all citizens. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.

The theme of this year’s celebration is “Emergency Preparedness in Alachua County.” Representatives from Alachua County and City of Gainesville Fire-Rescue Departments will provide information on local response and preparedness in the event of emergencies (fire, medical, severe weather, and declared emergency events). Alachua County Community Support Services and Animal Services staff will provide information on emergency shelters (what to expect, what to bring, and pet-friendly shelters). Attendees will learn about emergency alert systems. Those requiring special needs assistance during disaster events will be able to register at the event. 

Participants are invited to experience accessible voting machines, hosted by the Supervisor of Elections Office.

Passed in July 1990, the ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.

Free accessible transportation will be provided for persons with special needs through MV Transport.

View the Annual ADA Celebration flyer.

For more information or to RSVP, contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275, or the City of Gainesville Office of Equal Opportunity at 352-334-5051.

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