Thursday, June 19, 2008

National Forum on Disability Issues scheduled for July 26 in Columbus

The National Forum on Disability Issues, featuring the 2008 Presidential Candidates (invited) is an historic, nonpartisan forum on national disability policy set for July 26, 2008, 12:30 p.m. ET - 3:30 p.m. ET at the Conference & Technology Center, First Church of God, 3480 Refugee Road, in Columbus, Ohio.

The venue can hold more than 1,000 Americans with disabilities and their friends and family, but registration is required to attend the event, which also commemorates the 18th anniversary the Americans with Disabilities Act. To register, go here. (Organizers ask that participants only register if they are certain they can attend the event in person.)

The forum will feature time slots for the presidential candidates to individually present their visions for the future of disability policy in America, followed by questions by Judy Woodruff, news anchor and journalist ("The News Hour with Jim Lehrer"), who will act as the moderator.

Organizers say this presidential candidates forum builds on the success of the November primary-focused forum in New Hampshire, where the disability community made history with its first-ever disability presidential candidates forum with participation from seven presidential candidates, five of them in person.

This event will be webcast. Information to be made available at