July is Disability Pride Month because the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed on July 26, 1990. The ADA built upon earlier legislation to strengthen the civil rights protections of individuals with disabilities. Our Maryland Bridges Technical Assistance Center celebrates #DisabilityPrideMonth with a Transition Tip video series about the origins and impact of the ADA.
- July 4: Origins of the ADA
- July 11: ADA in Employment and Government
- July 18: ADA in Employment and Independent Living
- July 25: ADA in Education
This fourth video in the series focuses on the impact of the ADA on post-secondary education, like college. Join us as Tyler Hoppe shares his experiences with getting accessible materials in college and provides advice for fellow blind/low vision college students.
ADA and Education with MSB graduate and Penn State Junior Tyler Hoppe, a #BridgesHelpDesk #TransitionTip Video Interview Celebrating #DisabilityPrideMonth
This #BridgesHelpDesk #TransitionTip video interview finds our Project Coordinator, Chris Nusbaum, interviewing rising college junior Tyler Hoppe about his experiences with the ADA in his college career. Tyler shares the ups and downs of college accommodations and shares important advice for blind/low vision college students so that they may have the information and opportunities they need to succeed in college!
Welcome from Chris Nusbaum at 0:01
Introduction by Chris Nusbaum at 1:34
Impact of the ADA in College Classes at 2:59
Getting Accessible Materials for College Classes at 4:47
Importance of Two-way Communication at 6:04
COVID and College at 6:42
Self-advocacy with the ADA At 8:40
Tips for Parents of College-bound Students at 11:15
Closing at 13:10
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Follow the Bridges Helpdesk Facebook page for more transition tips, and please contact the Bridge’s Technical Assistance Center’s Free Helpdesk for Maryland Blind/Low Vision Transition Students, Families, and Educators anytime using:
- Our Accessible web form
- Email: Helpdesk@IMAGEmd.org
- Text or Leave a Voice mail message: (410) 357-1546
- Bridges Helpdesk Facebook page or Facebook Messenger
This unique project is being coordinated through The IMAGE Center of Maryland, a center for independent living in Towson, and it is funded by a grant from the Maryland Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.