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Office of the Territorial ADA Coordinator

2023 Disaster Preparedness & Disease Prevention Expo

 St. Thomas:

Friday, August 25, 2023

9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

UVI Sports & Fitness Center


St. Croix:

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

UVI Great Hall


Check-In begins 9:00 a.m.

The 2023 Disaster Preparedness & Virus Prevention Expo for Independent Living Seniors & Adults with Disabilities St. Thomas event will take place on Friday, August 25, 2023 at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center, and St. Croix event will be Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at UVI Great Hall. Check-in and remaining available Registration will be from 9 AM to 9:30 AM, and the event will start from 9:30 AM until 2 PM. Activities will include Health Screenings, Interactive Presentations, How to Build an Emergency Toolkit, Mental Health Awareness, Registration for Critical Disaster Programs, Email Creation & Digitization of Medical or Emergency Documents, Health and Disaster Preparedness Giveaways and lots more! You must register to attend. Free transportation for those who don’t have, and free lunch is guaranteed for the first 100 registrants. If you need registration assistance, please call 340-715-5912. If you need more information, kindly call, or text 340-473-1848 or email
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Supporting and Empowering individuals who are Differently-Abled

Meet the Territorial ADA Coordinator

Julien E. Henley, Sr.

In February 2019, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. announced longtime disability rights advocate Julien Henley as Territorial Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator.

Mr. Henley has served as an advocate at the Virgin Islands Disability Rights Center and a chairperson for the State Rehabilitation Council. He has an ADA certificate of completion for Cornel University/ Northeast ADA. As a former radio host, he and others provide information and education on DRCVI initiatives and advocate the needs of Virgin Islanders with disabilities. He still frequents radio shows in his capacity as ADA Coordinator.

Mr. Henley has also served on the Board for the Virgin Islands University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD), and he is a member of the Workforce Investment Board. He volunteers on the advocacy committee with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Virgin Islands and continues to push for a more accessible Virgin Islands for all.

ADA Services


The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works ensure all of its programs, services and facilities are accessible to those with disabilities.


Individuals 60 years and older and persons with disabilities can register to receive needed emergency assistance during a disaster.


The American with Disabilities Act contains specific requirements for state and local governments to ensure equal access for people with disabilities.


Section 508 Compliance Training

The Office of the Territorial ADA Coordinator offers Section 508 Training. Ensure your documents and website are compliant with ADA guidelines.

Communication Accommodation Visor Card

Deaf and hard-of-hearing drivers can communicate with officers through symbols, pictures and phrases during a traffic stop.

VI Accessible Beaches Initiative

The VI Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation plan new accessibility aids for disabled persons at select Virgin Islands beaches.

Resources for Individuals & Businesses

ADA Partners. Making a Difference Together.