The Great Lakes ADA Center and other ADA National Network members offer several free online trainings each month on a variety of topics related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA. All of the sessions are free but may require advance registration.
If you have follow-up questions about any of the topics covered, make use of the free ADA help line: (800) 949-4232. In Indiana, your call will be directed to the Great Lakes ADA Center.
April ADA Webinars and other Online Events
April 1, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET ADA Live Radio
ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
Free and no registration is required, just "tune in" on the day and time of broadcast. To listen: http://adalive.org
April 2, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Using the ADA and ABA Standards Series: Chapter 3: The Building Blocks
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: This session will review the “Building Block” provisions in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards (Chapter 3) that are the foundation for many technical specifications in the standards. These requirements apply to a wide range of elements, spaces, and rooms covered by the standards. They address ground and floor surfaces, clear floor space, knee and toe clearances, turning space, reach ranges, operable parts, and protruding objects. Presenters will address common sources of confusion and frequently asked questions about these provisions.
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=110781
April 7, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET ADA Webinar: The Importance of Essential Job Functions for Disability Law Compliance and Inclusion
This is a free webinar series offered through the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, one of the 10 Regional ADA Centers in the ADA National Networkthat provides training and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
From the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center: According to the EEOC, employers should be asking every job candidate, “Can you perform the essential functions of the job you’re applying for, with or without an accommodation?” This ADA-related requirement presumes that your job descriptions clearly delineate the essential and marginal duties of each position in your organization. Ask yourself – are essential job functions a key part of your organization’s job descriptions? Do your recruiters and hiring managers consistently ask this question during interviews? If the answer to either question is no, you’ve got work to do!
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.adainfo.org/training/essential-functional
April 9, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: COVID-19 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Access to Programs and Services
This is a free webinar is hosted by the Great Lakes ADA Center and the ADA National Network.
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Join us for this session as representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice, Disability Rights Section, address issues impacting persons with disabilities and the current COVID-19 pandemic. Access to programs and services of state and local governments and businesses is critical for persons with disabilities during the current health crisis. Our speakers will look at common questions regarding effective communication, health care services, transportation, modifications in policies and procedures, eligibility criteria, access to programs and services and more.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-audio/session/?id=110809
April 9, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Research on ADA Coordinators Involvement in Accessible Emergency Management
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: ADA Coordinators assist state and local governments in making the agency's program and services accessible as required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Emergency management has been identified in case law as a program and service that must be accessible under the ADA. This webinar will examine the results of recent research on ADA Coordinators role, knowledge and efforts in the programs and services of Emergency Management in federal Region 9. We will also cover the overlap with previous research which looked into the knowledge and efforts of local Offices of Emergency Management in the same region.
Free webinar but registration is required. To register: http://adapresentations.org/scheduleEM.php
April 21, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET ADA Webinar: Accessible Parking, What Does It Mean?
The ADA Audio Conference is coordinated by the Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network.
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Accessible parking continues to be an area of confusion for people with disabilities and businesses. How many spaces must be accessible? Where should the accessible spaces be located? Who qualifies to park in accessible spaces? Who enforces parking laws? Join this session as we explore the complex issues of location, type, size, number and how all of this is enforced. The session will include the requirements for accessible parking in the 2010 ADA standards for accessible design. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of our speaker.
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/session/?id=110765
April 22, 1 - 2:00 p.m. ET ADA National Network's Monthly Twitter Chat
Each month, the ADA National Network hosts a Twitter chat on some topic related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (the "ADA").
No registration is required. You can follow the twitter chat: https://twitter.com/hashtag/ADANetworkChat
April 23, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: COVID-19, Health Care, and the ADA
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: Given the unprecedented demands posed by the COVID-19 pandemic for the provision of health care, it is critical for health care providers to understand how the decisions they need to make for dealing with this crisis connect with the ADA. In this webinar, several ADA National Network staff from across the country will review general health care provisions in the ADA and how they apply to new issues such as temporary medical facilities, drive-thru testing sites, and other current health care issues.
Free webinar but registration is required. To Register: http://adapresentations.org/healthcare/schedule.php