In June, 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.
What You Missed Last Month
Webinar: Assembly Areas and the ADA Standards
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: It is important to properly integrate accessibility into the design of assembly areas, including movie theaters, lecture halls, grandstands, performing arts centers, stadiums, and arenas. This webinar will review the scoping and technical requirements for assembly areas in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards. Presenters will discuss provisions for wheelchair spaces, companion seats, accessible routes, designated aisle seats, bleacher seating, as assistive listening systems, and press boxes. Presenters will also cover frequently asked questions and common sources of confusion.
Webinar: Spotlight on ADA Participatory Action Research Consortium
This special session is hosted by the Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network.
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Join us as our speaker will summarize participation disparities that people with disabilities continue to experience at the national, state and city levels 30 years post ADA passage in two main areas: least restrictive community living and economic equity. Resources will be provided to find information on your city and state via the ADA Participation Action Research Consortium (ADA PARC), a national center grant involving all the ADA Centers. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.
Webinar: Accommodating Public Safety Workers with Disabilities
This is a free webinar offered through the Job Accommodation Network (JAN). JAN is funded through the U.S. Department of Labor to provide technical assistance on workplace accommodations.
From Job Accommodation Network: Public safety workers are defined as employees who protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. These front-line workers have a difficult and often dangerous job; having a disability can make these difficult jobs that much harder. As June celebrates National Safety Month, join us June 8th to discuss accommodation options specifically tailored to the difficulties people with disabilities face when employed in public safety occupations.
Webinar: Using Self-Advocate Educators with Disabilities to Train Law Enforcement and Emergency Medical Service Providers
This is a free webinar offered through the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, one of the 10 Regional ADA Centers in the ADA National Network that provides training and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
From the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center: Approximately 6.5 million people in the United States are diagnosed with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). In Session 1 of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center's "Contemporary Issues in Disability and Criminal Justice" series, a panel of experts and self-advocate educators with disabilities will discuss a research-based training model called Leading Forward for law enforcement and emergency medical service providers. Through this model, self-advocate educators (SAEs) are trained in how to teach firefighters, emergency medical services (EMS) providers, and law enforcement officials about the range of characteristics of people with ID/DD and how their behaviors and communication abilities may vary from the non-disabled population in crises or emergency situations.
Webinar: Disability Inclusion and Considerations in Vaccination Centers and Operations
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 and the ADA National Network.
From the Pacific ADA Center: This session will discuss accessibility considerations for vaccination centers centered primarily around physical accessibility, communication access, and programmatic access including staff training and information sharing. Vaccination sites come in all sizes and this discussion will highlight mega sites, and will focus around the sites in Los Angeles, CA; mobile vaccination missions through large cities and remote routes; and fixed facilities in NV and WA.
Webinar - Health Care Access for Patients and Companions that are Blind or Experiencing Vision Loss
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: A great deal of print and online information is provided by health care providers to patients and companions. This includes treatment plans, information about follow-up appointments and prescriptions. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws require health care providers to communicate effectively with patients and companions who are blind or experiencing vision loss. This session will explore ways in which critical health information can be provided in accessible formats. The presenters will also discuss their personal experiences as blind individuals and the best ways health care staff can offer and provide assistance to patients and companions.
Webinar: Making Arrests and Detention Accessible for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
This is a free webinar offered through the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, one of the 10 Regional ADA Centers in the ADA National Networkthat provides training and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
From the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center: This session describes a model to implement and oversee a comprehensive range of accommodations for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH) people throughout any detention in state or county prisons, or supervision in state or county parole or probation programs. The key to this model is having a specialist, a D/HH ADA Coordinator who is given the authority and budget to ensure access for this often "silenced population." The session will also describe many specific accommodations needed, such as specialized phones, interpreters, captioning equipment and services, as well as staff training.