In August, 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.
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.
August ADA Webinars and other Online Events
ADA Live Radio: Accessible Inclusive Virtual Meetings and the ADA
ADA Live! is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
From the Southeast ADA Center: The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of our work and daily lives. From remote classrooms and telehealth care, to online events with friends and coworkers around the world, virtual meetings have become a regular part of our daily routine.. However, the computer technology and Internet platforms we use for virtual meetings may be a barrier to full participation for people with disabilities. ADA Title I requires employers to make reasonable accommodation for qualified employees with disabilities. ADA Title II (State and local governments) and ADA Title III (businesses and nonprofit organizations that serve the public) require the provision of effective communication for people with disabilities. On the next episode of ADA Live!, discover the pros and cons of virtual meetings and best practices to host inclusive accessible virtual or online meetings.
Accessible Pedestrian Trails and Shared Use Paths
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: Enjoying a hike, a bike ride, a walk, a run, or a roll along a scenic route is a healthy way to spend time. This webinar will review the differences between accessible pedestrian trails and shared use paths. Presenters will review the technical and scoping requirements in the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards for newly constructed or altered pedestrian trails on federal sites, as well as proposed supplementary provisions for shared use paths. Presenters will also address some frequently asked questions and common sources of confusion concerning accessible pedestrian trails and shared use paths.
Assistive Technology and Workplace Accommodations
This is a free webinar offered through the Job Accommodation Network (JAN). JAN is funded through the U.S. Department of Labor to provide technical assistance on workplace accommodations.
From Job Accommodation Network: Are you wondering about what’s new in the world of assistive technology (AT)? Are you curious about trends related to accommodating with equipment and technology? Do you simply have a love of gadgets? Join JAN Lead Consultant Teresa Goddard and Senior Consultant Matthew McCord for an introduction to new and improved products and a discussion of how to apply them as workplace accommodations. Using real JAN case examples, we will discuss new accommodation approaches to a variety of accommodation challenges with a focus on new sensory technologies.
Achieving Whole Community Inclusion in 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: Are you "planning for or planning with" the whole community? Ensuring inclusion is a daunting task with many variables to consider that impact all of your agency's core capabilities. Do you have inclusion assigned as a secondary responsibility for a member of your team? Should you be thinking bigger, dedicating a full-time position that focuses on ensuring equity and equality is considered in all phases of emergency management? Colorado is one state that has taken the latter route and they have a blueprint that can help you achieve a similar outcome in your state.
Accessible Autonomous Vehicles
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: The U.S. Access Board, in conjunction with other federal agencies earlier this year, completed a four-part series on the inclusive design of autonomous vehicles (AVs) for persons with disabilities. Join us as representatives from the Access Board provide an overview and summary of these sessions. In addition, this session will look at the next steps in ensuring AVs are accessible to and useable by persons with disabilities including persons with mobility, sensory and cognitive disabilities. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions following the speaker's presentation.
Spotlight on Webinars and On-Line Courses on Americans with Disabilities Act
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Looking for some options to learn more about the ADA on-line? Are you seeking opportunities to learn at your own pace? Do you have a busy schedule and want to be able to take courses that fit your schedule? Join this session to explore the various webinars and on-line courses offered through the ADA National Network. This session will review the various educational programs that are available through the ADA National Network covering topics including but not limited to disability rights, employment, healthcare, facility access, emergency management, technology and emerging issues/current events. Explore how you can earn credits for your professional credentialing/licensing requirements. Join us as we explore your options and demonstrate where to find out about all of the sessions/programs and how to get registered.
Disability Accessibility in Health Care - Recent OCR Cases and Guidance
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: The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) enforces federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, religion and the exercise of conscience. This seminar will focus on what HHS OCR does to enforce those laws that protect the rights of individuals with disabilities to have an equal opportunity to participate in health care program activities and services.