In July, 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.
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.
July ADA Webinars and other Online Events
Webinar: Accessible Residential 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: Accessibility guidelines and standards issued under the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Housing Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act apply to residential dwelling units to ensure these facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. These laws, guidelines, and standards can be difficult to understand and lead to confusion for many design professionals, lawyers, and citizens. This session will clarify these laws and their application in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Guidelines for residential facilities. Presenters from the U.S. Access Board and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will review differences between Title II and III of the ADA and the ABA, as well as their overlap with HUD’s 504 regulations of the Rehabilitation Act. Additionally, presenters will highlight accessible design and construction requirements under the Fair Housing Act that apply broadly to most multifamily housing. The session will also cover scoping and technical requirements in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Guidelines for work surfaces, turning space, accessible routes, reach ranges, and windows in residential dwelling units.
Webinar: Ask the ADA Professional about Communication Requirements under the ADA
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 new program individuals will have the opportunity to ask ADA professionals questions about Communication Requirements under the ADA. 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: ADA Update (Title I: Employment Provisions)
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): Attend this ADA Update training to learn from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) about the latest developments in the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the workplace, some practical tips for compliance, and answers to tough ADA questions.
Webinar: ADA Jeopardy 2022 - Round One and Championship Round
Celebrate the 32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with the Great Lakes ADA Center and other ADA Centers in the ADA National Network.
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Tune in as teams from the ten regional ADA Centers test their ADA knowledge and ability to provide an answer in the form of a question! Topics to challenge the teams include: ADA and employment; digital access; effective communication; facility access; and reasonable modifications in policies, practices, and procedures. Cheer for your regional Center team, and learn along the way. Top two regional Center teams advance to the final championship showdown on July 25th! The game is afoot!
Round One: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/archives/111010
Championship Round: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/archives/111011
Webinar: ADA Anniversary Update
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: Mark the 32nd Anniversary of the ADA by joining this session as we hear from representatives of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) provide an update on their litigation, technical assistance, and enforcement efforts. Participants will have an opportunity to pose questions to the presenters regarding issues in their own workplace or community.
Webinar: Legal Overview of Disability Discrimination Caused by Artificial Intelligence (AI)
This is a free webinar offered through the Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network.
From Great Lakes ADA Center: We live in times where automation technology occupies nearly every part of our lives. There is an app for everything! We can order virtually anything we want on-demand and have it delivered almost immediately. We want things, we want them now, and we want them without giving any thought into the automated process that makes it all happen. This “AI” technology is already used in the workplace behind the scenes to make employees “more efficient” with fewer mistakes as well as in recruitment screening processes. The technology and robotic tedium that makes “buy it now” click purchasing so efficient is now attached to human employees behind the scenes--allegedly making what is already a streamlined process even more efficient. The fact that this “artificial intelligence” has been implemented by employers has sparked an epic debate over efficiency, privacy, employment law concerns, and employee morale. Join us as we discuss legal updates relating to the widespread adoption of “artificial intelligence” technology and its intersection with the civil rights of people with disabilities. We will explore the impact of AI technology on government and businesses and how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may or may not protect individuals from inadvertent or intentional discrimination caused by computer algorithms created to weed out inefficiency and increase profits. This legal webinar will review applicable law including statutes, case law, and Federal enforcement efforts.
Webinar: Effective Communication - Leveraging Alternate Formats in Healthcare
This is a free webinar offered through the Healthcare and the ADA-Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Webinar Series, hosted by the Pacific ADA Center.
Excerpt from the Pacific ADA Center: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are at the forefront of the work many of us do. Engaging in effective communication in every aspect of life is key to successful relationships both personal and professional. This workshop will cover:
- Overview of alternate communication formats
- Learn about health policy governing alternate formats for Medi-Cal Health Plans and their provider network
- Learn about examples of the journey in building communication capacity in the alternate format/communication space.