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Agencies co-host ADA presentation

BISMARCK – In recognition of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Vocational Rehabilitation Division and Options Resource Center for Independent Living are co-hosting a one-hour, pre-recorded, online presentation on Aug. 12 from 1 to 2 p.m.

The program features Corey Birkholz, ADA accessibility specialist at Options Resource Center for Independent Living. Lori Rodgers, a business services specialist at the regional VR office in Grand Forks, will host the online event and facilitate the question and answer session following the presentation.

Participants will learn what the ADA is and why this landmark civil rights act is important.

“People with disabilities are the largest minority group there is. Accidents can happen and people will most likely experience changes in abilities as they age. The ADA benefits all of us,” Birkholz said.

Birkholz’s presentation has been prerecorded with closed captioning and is being held as a Microsoft Teams meeting, with training materials and resources provided by the Rocky Mountain ADA Center, Northwest ADA Center at Cornell University and Independence Resource Center for Independent Living in Minot.

Individuals interested in participating can contact Cindy Sullivan at 795-3102, 711 (TTY) or clsullivan@nd.gov for accommodations or to receive an email containing the virtual meeting link.