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Advancing Access in Higher Education: 30 years post ADA

Virtual Engagement Events

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Presented By



We hope that you will join our NASPA and ACPA communities, as we commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, an important civil rights legislation signed into law on July 26th 1990. NASPA’s Disability Knowledge Community and ACPA’s Coalition for Disability will co-host a virtual event titled: “Advancing Access in Higher Education: 30 years post ADA ”, on Friday, July 24th from 2:00 – 3:00pm (ET).

NAPSA President, Dr. Kevin Kruger, and ACPA Vice President Danielle Morgan Acosta will commence our event followed by a moderated panel of accessibility and inclusion leaders in higher education. From the shifting physical landscape, to technological advances, and valuing the differences of all people, NASPA and ACPA have been leaders; cultivating a culture of disability inclusion within our professional associations. As we look to the future, it is important to reflect on our past and celebrate advancements in access while recognizing the work ahead.



  • Spencer Scruggs - ACPA Coalition of Disability Chair - Florida State University
  • Gerry Altamirano - NASPA Disability Knowledge Community Chair - University of Florida

Association Remarks:

  • Kevin Kruger - President - NASPA
  • Danielle Morgan Acosta - Vice President - ACPA

Panel of Accessibility Leaders:

  • Kamana Seymour - Instructional and Student Support: Residential Life Specialist, University of Hawaii-Manoa
  • Trixie Ramoso - Career Counselor for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Program - California State University-Long Beach
  • Tom Thomson - Higher Education Consultant - TMLS Consulting
  • Melanie Lee - Doctoral candidate and Associate Director for Education, Support & Assessment - University of Utah
  • Joanne Benica (Moderator) - Director, Disability Services Center - University of Southern Maine

Concluding remarks: The Future is Accessible