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 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.
December 4, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET ADA Live Radio: Supported Decision-Making: From Justice for Jenny to Justice for All
ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
From the Southeast ADA Center:
On this episode of ADA Live!, Jonathan Martinis discusses his new book, Supported Decision-Making: From Justice for Jenny to Justice for All! Martinis, along with Dr. Peter Blanck, tells Jenny’s story including how she lost her rights under guardianship and how she won them back when she showed the court that she uses Supported Decision-Making (SDM) to make her own decisions with help from people she trusts. They also show how you can use SDM in your life, with family members, or people you support, including in programs like Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Person Centered Planning.
Free and no registration is required, just "tune in" on the day and time of broadcast. To Listen:http://adalive.org
December 5, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Accessible Restaurants and Bars
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 the design of restaurants and bars pose challenging questions on the best way to achieve access so that they are inclusive of everyone. This session will review requirements in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards for restaurants, cafeterias, and bars and address common sources of confusion. Presenters will cover accessible seating at tables, counters, and bars, dispersion, raised and sunken dining areas, mezzanines, food service lines, and other requirements at different types of dining and drinking establishments.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=110758
December 10, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET ADA Webinar: The Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) and Travelers with Disabilities: Travel by Air with Service Animals
From the Great Lakes ADA Center:
The Air Carrier Access Act of 1986 (ACAA) prohibits discrimination based on disability in air travel and requires air carriers to accommodate the needs of passengers with disabilities. Join us as our speaker from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) discusses the final statement of enforcement priorities for service animals under the ACAA. The session will also address the role the Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings has in enforcing the ACAA. Following the presentation participants will have an opportunity to ask the presenter questions about the ACAA requirements.
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/session/?id=110754
December 12, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: FEMA's Section 504 Disability Access Plan
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.
Excerpt from the Pacific ADA Center:
FEMA is engaged in implementing its Section 504 Disability Access Plan to enhance access for people with disabilities and strengthen compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. FEMA's Office of Equal Rights is leading this effort and will provide an overview of the 504 Plan and the five focus areas: Public Information, training and exercises, publishing the rights of people with disabilities, disaster recovery programs, and facilities. FEMA's Office of Equal Rights seeks to build disability-related capacity within FEMA through the 504 Plan. This webinar will provide an overview of FEMA's 504 Disability Access Plan and strategies the Agency is employing to address the need for enhanced access for people with disabilities in the five focus areas.
Free webinar but registration is required. To Register: http://adapresentations.org/scheduleEM.php