Southwest ADA Center

Southwest ADA Center Affiliates

The Southwest ADA Center works with a number of affiliates to accomplish its mission. All affiliates have in depth experience with disability issues and each has specific areas of expertise ranging from making information technology accessible in educational settings to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other disability legislation.

Some affiliates also provide specialized training and/or in-depth technical assistance on disability-related legislation or offer special programs targeted to particular constituencies in their state.

SEDL
A nonprofit education research and development corporation that creates and provides research-based products and services to improve teaching and learning. SEDL is the Southwest ADA Center's main research partner.

Joe Bontke
is the outreach manager and omsbudsman for the Houston office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He provides training on employment and the ADA.

Andy Winnegar
is a consultant and trainer with the Southwest ADA Center. His areas of specialty include rehabilitation research, assistive technology, vocational rehabilitation, and American Indian and minority outreach.

StarReach Enterprises
Provides training on all titles of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the nondiscrimination provisions located in Section 188 of the Workforce Investment Act.

The New Mexico Business Leadership Network (NMBLN)
Provides training, education, consultation and technical assistance to New Mexico’s employer community on disability employment topics, workplace inclusion and the creation of a Workplace Culture of Access.

Arkansas Technology and Curriculum Access Center
Provides technical assistance, training, consultation and assistive technology assessments to improve awareness and implementation of

  • the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the No Child Left Behind Act in education settings;
  • the Americans with Disabilities Act in the Workplace;
  • accessible information technology
  • universal design

The Arc of Louisiana
Advocates for and with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families that they shall live to their fullest potential. They operate Louisiana Legal Disability Resources, which shares current and accurate information on legal and disability issues, terminology and available resources between the criminal justice and human service systems.

Oklahoma ABLE Tech
Provides technical assistance and training on making information technology accessible in educational settings and promotes systems change to enhance the provision of, access to and funding for assistive technology.