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
ADA Live Radio - History and the Future of Disability Rights: A Conversation with Judy Heumann
ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
From the Southeast ADA Center: Judy Heumann is an author, disability rights leader, founder of the World Institute on Disability, former Assistant Secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSSERS), former Special Advisor on Disability Rights for the U.S. State Department, and subject of the documentary Crip Camp. Judy will be our honored guest for this ADA Live! podcast, and the host will be Peter Blanck, Ph.D., J.D.,and University Professor & Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University.
Judy will talk about her life and work from her early days at the Berkeley Center for Independent Living, her collaboration with Ed Roberts, the Section 504 sit-in of 1977, her work with the World Bank as Advisor on Disability and Development, and her position at the Ford Foundation as a Senior Fellow.
Judy and Peter will also talk about the progress of community integration of people with disabilities since the Olmstead court decision in June 1999, as well as the current challenges faced by the disability rights movement.
Webinar: Using the ADA Standards Series, Chapter 5: General Site and Building Elements
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 general site and building elements in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards (Chapter 5). These requirements ensure access to site arrival facilities and pedestrian routes located on a site. Chapter 5 addresses parking spaces, passenger loading zones, stairways, and handrails. Presenters will address common sources of confusion and frequently asked questions about these provisions.
Webinar: Integrating the Access and Functional Needs Coordinator Role into your Emergency Operations Center
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 webinar will cover how two local agencies have incorporated the role of the Access and Functional Needs (AFN) Coordinator into their Emergency Operations Centers and review some of the activities they were involved in during the COVID-19 activation.
Laney Davidson is the Disability Access Manager and ADA Coordinator for the County of Marin, as well as the Owner and Founder of LC Disability Consulting. She has worked in the accessibility field for the past 15 years focusing on local government agency compliance.
Webinar: The ADA, Addiction, Recovery and Employment Workshop
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: There are thousands of people in recovery from addiction unaware of their civil rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA insures that people with addiction to alcohol, and in recovery from opioids and other drugs have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. Find out how the ADA addresses alcohol and substance use disorders differently. This session will also introduce how the ADA applies to addiction in three phases of employment: pre offer, post offer, and employment. These differences will be illustrated with scenarios about alcohol, opioids, cocaine and marijuana.
Webinar: Geographic Distribution of Accessible Medicaid Participating Primary Care Offices in LA County
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: The webinar will present the findings from a study that examined the geographic distribution of accessible Medicaid participating primary care offices in LA county. The presentation will describe a methodology for collecting and utilizing data on office accessibility that has been implemented with thousands of primary care offices in California. This analysis makes it possible to illustrate equipment and geographic barriers that affect equitable access to healthcare for people with disabilities.