What you missed in December
The Great Lakes ADA Center and other ADA National Network members offered several free online trainings last month on a variety of topics related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA. These session archives 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.
Architectural Trends in Accessible Design
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: New trends in architectural design, including those that have emerged due to the pandemic, can enhance – or compromise – accessibility. Join Access Board Accessibility Specialists who will review recent design trends that affect accessibility such as touchless controls and dispensers, sidewalk dining areas, social stairs, high-top tables, and smart environments, among others. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar. Webinar attendees can learn continuing education credits.
Archive available: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/archives/110980
Inclusive Exhibition Design
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: This webinar will present important issues in designing museum exhibitions to be inclusive for diverse audiences of people with a broad range of abilities and ages, from all societal groups. Topics addressed will include: inclusive physical space and furniture; effective communication of content, including media and digital and mechanical interactives; a sensory environment that is comfortable as well as engaging; and the critical role of staff training. There will be time for participants to ask questions of the speakers following the presentation.
Archive available: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/arts-n-rec/archives/110971
Accommodation Solutions for Autoimmune 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 Lead Consultants Lisa Mathess and Teresa Goddard to explore workplace accommodations and AT options to keep your employees with autoimmune disorders safe and successful in the workplace. We will explore accommodations for a variety of limitations arising from autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gastrointestinal diseases, Guillain-Barre syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and more. From fatigue to fine motor impairment and cognition to vision loss we will share real life accommodations for your consideration. Since autoimmune disorders can affect individuals differently, we will cover a range of common limitations include difficulty with activities of daily living, body fatigue and weakness, cognitive limitations, temperature sensitivity, gross and fine motor limitations, speech impairments, and vision issues. We will also discuss accommodation approaches tailored for roles in a variety of industries including administrative services, information technology (IT), manufacturing, transportation, and healthcare.
Archive available: https://askjan.org/events/index.cfm?calview=eventdetails&dtid=88CBA2F4-F285-560D-EF7844D15431ACB7
Accessible Technology on Smartphones & Tablets for users that are Blind and Low Vision
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 the first of two sessions highlighting accessible technology on smartphones and tablets for persons with disabilities. In this session our speakers will highlight mobile apps used by persons who are blind or have low vision. The session will include apps used for way finding, social media and more. The session will also explore built-in accessibility features of iOS and Android operating platforms. There will be time following the presentation for questions.
Archive available: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/archives/110964