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.
ADA Live Radio - International Day of Persons with Disabilities
ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
From the Southeast ADA Center: The United Nations (UN) recognizes December 3rd as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). In 2020, the theme for this global celebration is "a day for all” – which reflects a growing understanding that disability is part of the human condition and nearly everyone will experience disability at some point in life. Looking at disability rights around the world, we see that, few countries have truly addressed the lack of equality for people with disabilities in public spaces and also for older people, children, and caregivers. Public streets and sidewalks include barriers to full access and inclusion because of policies, laws and attitudes that ignore the needs and rights for people with disabilities. This episode of ADA Live! features the Inclusive Public Space Project, an exciting international research project that investigates the inequality caused by inaccessible streets and sidewalks in local communities.
To Listen: https://www.adalive.org/episode88
Webinar: Understanding the ADA Standards, Recreation Facilities
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 scoping and technical provisions for recreation facilities in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards (Chapter 10). These requirements ensure access to a diverse group of recreational facilities. This session will address the requirements for amusement rides, recreational boating facilities, exercise machines and equipment, fishing piers and platforms, golf facilities, miniature golf facilities, play areas, swimming pools, wading pools, and spas, shooting facilities with fixed firing positions, and sports facilities. Presenters will address common sources of confusion and frequently asked questions about these provisions.
Webinar: Morphic, Making Computers Easier to Use
This is a free webinar offered through the Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network.
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: This webinar will introduce a new tool for making computers easier to use for those who use assistive technologies - and those who just find computers too confusing (elders, people with cognitive disabilities, people new to desktop computing, etc.). Morphic is a unique new open-source developed tool that can be used in different ways for people with different needs.
Webinar - Social Media Management Accessibility Basics
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: Organizations, businesses, and public entities use social media to promote their products and mission as well as to engage members of the public. This webinar will cover how social managers and other staff can create and publish content for social media in an accessible manner. The speaker will share experiences in ensuring access to various social media sites and platforms. The presenter will provide an overview of social media techniques, address common questions, review access issues and solutions, and offer best practices and techniques for making content accessible on various social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.