What You Missed in April
In April, the Great Lakes ADA Center and other members of the ADA National Network hosted several free online trainings on the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA, and other disability topics.
The materials and recordings are available at no cost.
April ADA Webinars and other Online Events
Accessibility in the Federal Workspace
This is a free webinar offered through a collaboration of the U.S. Access Board, the Great Lakes ADA Center, and the ADA National Network.
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Federal workspaces must be fully accessible to employees with disabilities, as underscored by President Biden’s Executive Order to Advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in the Federal Workforce. They must be designed and built to be accessible as required by the Architectural Barriers Act which ensures access to federally funded facilities. Digital workspaces, including information and communication technology used by federal agencies, must be accessible as well under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. This session will review accessibility requirements for employee work areas in the ABA Accessibility Standards (ABAAS), including provisions for accessible routes, parking, entrances, workspaces, break rooms, locker rooms, and other areas. Presenters will also review requirements in the Section 508 Standards for computers, telecommunications equipment, software, websites, information kiosks and transaction machines, and electronic documents. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Webinar attendees can earn continuing education credits.
Ask the ADA Professional about Barrier Removal Requirements under the ADA
This is a free webinar offered through the Great Lakes ADA Center as part of the "Ask the ADA Professional" webinar series.
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: During this 60-minute session, individuals will have the opportunity to ask ADA professionals questions about Barrier Removal Requirements for Privately Owned and Operated Businesses under the ADA. To ensure your question is answered during the session, individuals are highly encouraged to submit their questions ahead of time via the registration website (option to submit questions is available once you have registered for the session).
ADA Accommodation Solutions for Gastrointestinal Disorders
This is a free webinar offered through the Job Accommodation Network (JAN). JAN provides free training and technical assistance on workplace accommodations and the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
From the Job Accommodation Network: Join JAN’s Motor Team consultants Matthew McCord and Julie Davis in exploring workplace accommodations to assist your employees with gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. We will explore accommodations that are commonly beneficial for individuals with a variety of limitations that can arise from GI disorders. From ways to increasing access to a restroom, strategies for managing workplace stress, considerations for ensuring supervisors treat these needs with dignity, and more.
Accessible Temporary Events
This is a free webinar offered through the Great Lakes ADA Center as part of the Arts N Rec webinar series.
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: There are many temporary events that take place every year in communities throughout the country such as street festivals, craft fairs, music events, state and county fairs, book fairs, air shows, sports tournaments, and parades. This session will focus on the application of the general non-discrimination requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to both indoor and outdoor temporary events. Strategies for insuring access for all persons will be discussed. There will be time for participants to ask questions of the speakers following the presentation.
Managing Service and Emotional Support Animals in Emergencies
This is a free webinar offered through the Emergency Management and Preparedness - Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Webinar Series, hosted by the Pacific ADA Center and the ADA National Network.
From the Pacific ADA Center: In preparation for a disaster or other emergency, emergency management agencies have many things to consider such as accessibility of emergency messages, and accessible evacuation and shelters. Emergency management and shelter professionals also must understand how to work with people who have assistance animals in an emergency. This webinar will explore the issues around assistance animals in an emergency. Topics covered will include a basic overview of definitions and rules around assistance animals, evacuation of assistance animals, and the differences between the types of shelters that allow service animals and those that allow emotional support animals.
The Fair Housing Act and the International Building Code
The ADA Audio Conference series is coordinated by the Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network.
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Join us for this session as the presenters discuss the application of the accessibility guidelines under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the International Building Code (IBC) to residential housing. The presentation will cover what types of residential housing facilities/units are subject to the federal requirements and building codes. Differences and similarities between the FHA accessibility guidelines and IBC requirements will be highlighted. Following the presentation participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of the speakers.
Service Animals in Healthcare Settings
This is a free webinar offered through the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, one of the 10 Regional ADA Centers in the ADA National Network that provides training and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
From the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center: This webinar, presented by Claire Stanley from the National Disability Rights Network (with a little help from her service dog, Tulane), will provide an overview of the service animal regulations as they apply to medical providers, and address some commonly asked questions on the topic, such as: Are emotional support animals allowed? How can people with allergies also be accommodated? And more!
The Interactive Process: The Foundation for Receiving an Effective Accommodation
This is a free webinar offered through the Southeast ADA Center, one of the 10 Regional ADA Centers in the ADA National Network that provides training and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
From the Southeast ADA Center: In the interactive process the applicant or employee and employer each share information about the nature of the disability and the limitations that may affect the ability to perform the essential job duties. This discussion is the foundation of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The interactive process is required and simply means the employee with a disability and the employer work together to determine an accommodation that is effective for the employee. This session will look at best practices when engaging in discussion to identify and implement accommodations.
Healthcare and Civil Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This is a free webinar offered through the Healthcare and the ADA-Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Webinar Series, hosted by the Pacific ADA Center.
Excerpt from the Pacific ADA Center: People with disabilities have faced a heavy toll in the COVID-19 pandemic, compounded by discrimination in the healthcare system. This webinar will discuss recent guidance and enforcement actions from HHS and DOJ including FAQs for Healthcare Providers during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency; Guidance on "Long COVID" as a Disability Under the ADA, Section 504, and Section 1557; Disability Access in Vaccine Distribution; and other critical issues. Join us to learn more about the application of civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability during the COVID-19 public health emergency, and other key health policy issues that impact people with disabilities.