Thursday, July 26, 12:30-4:30pm, Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Rd.

The Ohio Candidate Forum on Disability Issues is an event for Ohio Governor and U.S. Senate candidates to express their positions on disability-related issues/policy. These issues affect approximately 2 million Ohioans with disabilities, at least 13% of our state’s population.

People living with disabilities face significant issues; for example, the nationwide jobless rate for people with disabilities is more than double that of people without disabilities, according to the 2015 American Community Survey. The poverty rate for people with disabilities is 30.3% compared to 12.1% for those without a disability; almost 25% of students with disabilities did not complete high school.

Moderator: Mr. Alan Johnson, (retired) Columbus Dispatch Statehouse reporter

Keynote: John D. Kemp, Esq., a life-long advocate and co-author of the Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA].

This event is free and open to the public but you must register. At least 150 attendees are anticipated.

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If you need specific accommodations, please contact Sue Hetrick at 614-575-8055 or at Please note that requests may take up to five days to fill so please plan accordingly.

Presented by: Ohio’s twelve Centers for Independent Living, the Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council, the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Disability Rights Ohio, the League of Women Voters of Ohio, the University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Development Disabilities (UCCEDD), and the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO).



Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 12:30pm

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