Bridges Resource Library

ADA in Education

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.

In July 2023, our Maryland Bridges Technical Assistance Center celebrated #DisabilityPrideMonth with a series of video interviews about the origins of the ADA and its impact over the past three decades.

This interview 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

In this ADA in Education video interview, Bridges’ Project Coordinator, Chris Nusbaum, interviews 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!

Link to video transcript

Contents of the video interview with time stamps

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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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.

Updated as of September 30, 2023.


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