In August, the Great Lakes ADA Center, along with other Regional ADA Centers in the ADA National Network and other organizations, will host several free online trainings on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other disability-related topics. These sessions are free but may require 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.
August ADA Webinars and other Online Events
August 4, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET: Accessible Recreational Boating Facilities and Fishing Piers and Platforms
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: Sunshine and time on the water! Everyone enjoys boating and fishing with friends and family during the summer, including persons with disabilities. The 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Standards and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards include scoping and technical provisions for recreational boating facilities and fishing piers and platforms. These standards cover municipal marinas, federal recreational boating facilities, private sector marinas and boating facilities, and facilities designed and constructed for fishing. This session will provide information on scoping and technical requirements for boat slips and technical provisions that apply to gangways connecting floating facilities, accessible routes connecting fixed facilities, clear space, handrail, and edge protection. Additionally, presenters will address associated elements and facilities that support recreational boating and fishing facilities.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=111008
August 11, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET: They are called “Natural” Resources, not “Built” Resources - How do we access them?
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: Learn best practices to ensure parks and outdoor areas are and remain as accessible as possible without taking away the Natural experience. Accessibility topics to be covered include prioritizing, evaluating, and maintenance planning in relation to trails, picnic areas, vault toilets, piers/docks, playgrounds, campgrounds, etc. Participants will have an opportunity to ask the speaker questions following the presentation.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/arts-n-rec/session/?id=110978
August 11, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET: Assistive Technology Update
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 (JAN): Are you wondering about what’s new in the world of assistive technology (AT)? Are you curious about equipment and technology-related accommodation trends? Do you simply have a love of gadgets? Attend this training for an introduction to new and improved products and a discussion of how to apply them as workplace accommodations. JAN Consultants will discuss new accommodation approaches to a variety of accommodation challenges.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://askjan.org/events/index.cfm?calview=eventdetails&dtid=E7BA29E3-C79D-7B81-5B1AB0D1629406B4
August 11, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET: Why Effective Communications is Critical 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: This webinar reviews the importance of effective communication in emergency management. Using real life examples and from the field, the speakers will address what effective communication means and how emergency managers can improve their public communication to make it effective to people with disabilities.
Free webinar but registration is required. To Register: http://adapresentations.org/scheduleEM.php
August 16, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET: Health Care Access for Patients with Cognitive Disabilities
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: People with cognitive disabilities (such as intellectual, learning, communication, Autism, ADHD, and psychiatric disabilities) face numerous barriers to maximizing their health and full potential. During this session, learn how reasonable modifications of policies, practices and procedures ensure that people with cognitive disabilities have access to the care they need. Participants will have an opportunity to pose questions to the speakers following the presentation.
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/session/?id=110989