What You Missed in January
In January, 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.
Webinar: The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Compliant Investigation Process and Corrective Action Plan Procedure
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: Have you encountered an inaccessible entrance or other barrier to access when visiting a local post office, federal office building, or national park? These and many other federal facilities are covered under the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) of 1968, the first federal law to require facilities to be accessible to people with disabilities. The Access Board was created almost 50 years ago to enforce the ABA through the investigation of complaints. This webinar will feature the Access Board’s Senior Compliance Specialist who will discuss the ABA complaint investigation process and corrective action plan procedure to address the barriers. Session attendees will also learn about the most common barriers to accessibility in complaints received under the ABA. 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 earn continuing education credits.
Webinar: Ask the ADA Professional about Service Animals
This is a free webinar offered through the Great Lakes ADA Center as part of the "Ask the ADA Professional" webinar series.
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: During this session individuals will have the opportunity to ask ADA professionals questions related to service animals. To ensure your question is answered during the session, individuals are highly encouraged to submit their questions ahead of time via the registration website (option to submit questions is available once you have registered for the session).
Webinar: Next-Level Accommodation and ADA Challenges
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: The job accommodation and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance bar has risen to expert level, requiring a higher level of competence, ADA analysis, and engagement in the interactive accommodation process. Level up your ADA and accommodation game by learning practical ways to master complex accommodation and ADA situations involving engaging in the interactive process, addressing performance issues, modifying workplace policies, managing leave and attendance, and providing reasonable accommodations in a post pandemic world. JAN Principal Consultant Tracie DeFreitas will share expert guidance on accommodation, ADA, and interactive process strategies to help your team win the game.
Webinar: Accessible Technology on Smartphones & Tablets for users with Hearing, Cognitive and Mobility 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: Join us for this second session highlighting accessible technology on smart phones and tablets for persons with disabilities. In this session our speaker will highlight mobile apps to improve independence for users with hearing, cognitive and mobility disabilities.
Webinar: Top ADA Cases of 2021
This is a free webinar offered through the Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network.
From Great Lakes ADA Center: 2021 was a year of reopening, new or revised mandates as well as a new administration. This legal webinar will review key 2021 ADA decisions under all Titles of the ADA, and discuss their potential implications on future ADA litigation. Start the New Year off right with a better understanding of the most important ADA cases decided in 2021 and the implications that they may have for the future!
Webinar: The Wonderful World of Audio Description in 2022
This is a free webinar offered through the Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the federal partners.
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires federal agencies to make their information and communication technology (ICT) accessible to people with disabilities. Planning for accessibility needs to be a part of the development and lifecycle plan of any ICT project, including video and multimedia projects. These types of projects can be accessible by providing audio description, or sometimes referred to as video description, which is used by persons who are blind or have low vision. Presenters will review different types of accessible media, the basics of audio description, considerations in planning procurement and development of accessible video and multimedia, and best practices in providing audio description into media. Presenters will also address agency successes, challenges, and limitations in the contracting process and implementation of audio description.