CATEA Web Site Available for Hispanic Community

Site explains rights of people with disabilities

The Southeast Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC) -- a project of Georgia Tech's Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) -- announces the launch of its new Spanish-language Web site.

The goal of the site is to reach the growing number of Hispanic businesses plus the Spanish-speaking community at large with information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The site responds to the needs of a segment of the United States population that, according to the 2000 census, has grown to become the largest ethnic minority in the country, with more than 35 million people.

"Reaching the Spanish-speaking community is an important priority for the Southeast DBTAC," Project Director Shelley Kaplan said. "Users visiting our new Web site will find information about the ADA and the rights of individuals with disabilities."

The site will initially have information about the DBTAC, its services, and links to ADA publications in Spanish. The Southeast DBTAC's Spanish-language Web site is an ongoing project and will continue to add relevant ADA information as it becomes available.

For more information about the ADA, contact the Southeast DBTAC's toll free number at 1-800-949-4232 (v/tty). Bi-lingual staff are available to answer your questions.

The Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access is a research unit of Georgia Tech's College of Architecture.