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Episode 122 Resources: How the ADA National Network Connects with the Hispanic and Latinx Disability Communities

Release Date: October 26, 2023
Archivo Episodio 122-1: Cómo la Red Nacional de la ADA se conecta con las comunidades hispanas y latinas de personas con discapacidades

Guest: Óscar González, Program Coordinator of Spanish Language Outreach for the ADA National Network
Great Lakes ADA Center
Moderator and Host: Angélica Deaton, Office Coordinator Southeast ADA Center, Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15th to October 15th, we recognize the contributions and rich influence of Hispanic Americans have made to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. The Hispanic disability community has an important role to play in this celebration.

The Southeast ADA Center and the other nine centers inform people about their rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other disability rights laws. About three years ago, the ADA National Network created a Multicultural Outreach Committee to provide information and guidance to underserved groups.
In this episode we discuss how the ADA National Network and its Multicultural Outreach Committee educate the Hispanic disability community about their rights under the ADA. We’ll also explain the purpose of the committee and the projects and programs they have developed that support the independence, community participation, and employment of Hispanic people with disabilities.

Our guest is Oscar Gonzalez from the ADA National Network Knowledge Translation Center at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Oscar is the Spanish Language Outreach Program Coordinator for the ADA National Network. Angelica Deaton, Office Coordinator and Research Assistant at the Southeast ADA Center, is our host and moderator for this episode.
This special episode celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month will be available in both English and Spanish. You can access all ADA Live! episodes with archived audio, accessible transcripts, and resources on our website at


ADA National Network Information and Resources Available in Spanish

  • Questions on the ADA?
    Contact the ADA National Network if you have questions about the ADA or other disability-related issues. Find help by talking with someone in Spanish from the 10 regional ADA centers or by visiting the website.
    Languages: English, Spanish, American Sign Language (ASL).
    Phone: 1-800-949-4232
    Website: ADA National Network
  • ADA National Network Resources in Spanish
    Language: Spanish.
  • Webcourse in Spanish: Foundations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    Free webcourse. Spanish title: “Fundamentos de la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades.”
    Language: Spanish for this webcourse. To view the webcourse system in Spanish, on the homepage in the top right corner, from the dropdown select the language: Spanish. Other courses are also available in English. (Note: Selecting the language sets the language for the webcourse system but does not change the language of the webcourse content.)
  • Spanish Language Outreach Project [PDF, 2 pages]
    Languages: English and Spanish.
    Source: ADA National Network Knowledge Translation Center at University of Illinois at Chicago

Regional ADA Center Resources in Spanish

Service Animal Resources in Spanish

ADA and Access Resources in Spanish

Employment and ADA Resources in Spanish

Health Care and Disability Resources in Spanish

More ADA and Disability Resources in Spanish

Additional Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month