Media Release

ADA Celebration

Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:00 PM
ADA celebration

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office along with the City of Gainesville Office of Equal Opportunity, the Center for Independent Living and MV Transportation, Inc. will host an ADA Celebration for the 23rd anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). The event is on Friday, July 26, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Multipurpose Center (1028 NE 14th Street, Gainesville). It is free and open to the public. Employers, business owners and service providers are especially encouraged to attend.

This Annual ADA Celebration will focus on disaster preparedness and emergency management. Speakers will discuss how to prepare for and what to do in the event of a hurricane, tornado or other emergency. Sessions on sensitivity training, disability etiquette, and revised service animal regulations will also be presented.  

Individuals will be able to register with Alachua County Emergency Management for special needs assistance in the event of an emergency. Transportation will be available for persons with special needs through MV Transport.

View the event flyer.

Passed in July 1990, the ADA creates an equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment, education, transportation and accommodations.

For more information, contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275, or the City of Gainesville Office of Equal Opportunity at 352-334-5051.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).