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The guest speakers of ADA Live! (WADA) share their knowledge, experience and successful strategies that increase the participation of persons with disabilities in communities and businesses.

4 Wheel City – Ricardo Velasquez & Namel Norris

4 Wheel City

Geoffrey Ames

Meeting the Challenge, Inc.

Jean Andersen

Trisha Baldwin

Visionworks, Inc.

Alison Barkoff

Center for Public Representation

Stephanie Berger and Savannah Weston

Disability Rights Section (DRS) of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice

Peter Blanck

Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

Walter Boot

Florida State University

William Botten

U.S. Access Board

Lori Breece

United Disabilities Services (UDS) Service Dogs Training Program

Lydia X.Z. Brown

Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)

Melanie Jane Bull

Tennessee Disability Coalition

Rachel Busman

Child & Adolescent Anxiety and Related Disorders Program at Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants

Lisa Byrd

Joe Caldwell

National Council on Aging

Neil Charness

Florida State University

Tony Coelho

American politician

Sara Czaja

Weill Cornell Medicine

Curt Decker

National Disability Rights Network

Jim de Jong

Great Plains ADA Center

Donna DeStefano

Tennessee Disability Coalition

Jim Dickson

National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) Voting Rights Committee

Christy Gilliland Dunaway

Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE)

Jonathan Ellis

Sutton Advocate Consulting Services

Diana Foote

Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

Carol Francisco

Tennessee Disability Coalition

Leslie Fried

Center for Benefits Access at the National Council on Aging (NCOA)

Will Fried

Fort Hays State University, Kansas

Lex Frieden

The University of Texas Health Science Center & Baylor College of Medicine

Georgia Fruechtenicht

Parent to Parent of Georgia

Ambassador Luis Gallegos

United Nations in New York

Corinne Gilliam

Vanderbilt University

Kathy Gips

New England ADA Center

Meg Grigal

Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston

Yessica Guardiola-Marrero.

Centro de la ADA del Noreste

Karen Hamilton

Community Enterprises

Tom Harkin

Harkin Institute at Drake University

Paul Harpur

the University of Queensland & the Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University.

Judy Heumann

One of the greatest champions of disability rights

Eve Hill

Brown Goldstein & Levy

Cheri Hofmann

Southeast ADA Center

Bobbie Holsclaw

Jefferson County Kentucky Board of Elections

Nancy Horton

Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, a member of the ADA National Network  & TransCen Inc.

Jack Humburg

Boley Centers, Inc.

Alexa Huth

The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology

Elizabeth Jennings

LEAD Center

Darren Jernigan

Tennessee Disability Coalition

Mark Johnson

Shepherd Center and The ADA Legacy Project

David Jones

SportsAbility Alliance

Blake Jones

University of Kentucky College of Social Work

Paul Jones

National AgrAbility Project, Purdue University

Jason Jones

University of Kentucky Human Development Institute

Diana Katovitch

Taishoff Center on Inclusive Higher Education at Syracuse University

Krista Kennedy

Syracuse University

Daniel Kessler

Disability Rights & Resources, AL

Robbie Kopp

Able South Carolina

Stephen Kuusisto

Syracuse University

Anna Lawson

University of Leeds

Jennifer Levin

Disability Law Colorado

Eric Lipp

Open Doors Organization

Larry Logue

Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

Doreen Marshall

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

Jonathan Martinis

Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

Steve Mayers

Hartsfield Jackson International Airport

Steven Mendelsohn

Attorney, Advocate, and Author

Elizabeth (Beth) Milito

National Federation of Independent Business

Mary Morder

Southeast ADA Center

Michael Morris

National Disability Institute

Daniel Newman

Lesley University

Eren Denburg Niederhoffer

Data Mining Specialist for Michael Kipniss, Chartered Special Needs Consultant; Autism Self-Advocate

Nick Nyberg

Alabama Department of Senior Services

Celestia Ohrazda

Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

Debbie Plotnick

Mental Health America

Amy Rauworth

National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)

Mark Riccobono

National Federation of the Blind

Michael Richardson

Northwest ADA Center

John Robinson

Our Ability, Inc.

Howard Rosenblum

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

Michael Rotella

Global Universal Design Commission (GUDC)

Kathryn Rucker

Center for Public Representation

Julia Sain

Disability Rights & Resources

Rebecca Salon

LEAD Center

Kelly Scaggs

Fellowship Hall

Mark Schultz

Rehabilitation Services Administration

Marsha Schwanke

Southeast ADA Center

Marilyn Self

American Red Cross – Georgia Region

Bruce Sexton

Syracuse University

Ridhi Shetty

Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)

Paul Simmons

Rocky Mountain ADA Center

Graham Sisson

Governor’s Office On Disability (GOOD), AL

Kristina Smith

United Disabilities Services (UDS) Service Dogs Training Program

Cynthia Smith

Southeast ADA Center

Jenny Stonemeier

Association of People Supporting Employment First: APSE

Wendy Strobel Gower

Northeast ADA Center – Cornell University

Judy Toth

Dollywood Company

Carolyn Walker

Morehouse College

Hilary Weaver

Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Professor, University at Buffalo School of Social Work

Liz Weintraub

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

Sally Z. Weiss

Southeast ADA Center

Barry Whaley

Southeast ADA Center

Katie Wolf Whaley

University of Kentucky – Human Development Institute

Diane R. Wiener

Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

Rebecca Williams

Southeast ADA Center

Pamela Williamson

Southeast ADA Center

Allison Wohl

Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE)

Phyllis Wolfram

Council for Administrators of Special Education

Christine Woodell

Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE) of Mississippi

Lorraine Woodward

Jay Wyant – state of Minnesota

Mike Yow

Fellowship Hall