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 may 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.
June ADA Webinars and other Online Events
June 2, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET ADA Live Radio - A Look at the Mental Health Needs of Indigenous People in America
ADA Live! is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
From the Southeast ADA Center: In this episode of ADA Live!, we welcome Dr. Hilary Weaver, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Professor, University at Buffalo. Dr. Weaver is Lakota Sioux by birth, and she was adopted by the Haudenosaunee (Seneca) nation. She will be interviewed by Olivia Gawehnidi Porter, a Haudenosaunee woman, student, and advocate for better mental health care in Indigenous nations. Their discussion will feature Dr. Weaver’s work understanding Indigenous teachings, how she is destigmatizing or removing the negative view that is often a part of Western ideas about disabilities, using traditional teachings of compassion and acceptance, and the importance of accepting people who are different.
Free and no registration is required, just "tune in" on the day and time of broadcast. To Listen: http://adalive.org
June 3, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET: 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.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=110932
June 8, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free 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.
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/session/?id=110938
June 8, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET Free 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.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://askjan.org/events/index.cfm?calview=eventdetails&dtid=212ED7AA-C6E9-00E2-1CC96CA3798F52CE
June 9, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET Free 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.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.adainfo.org/training/contemporary-issues-disability-and-criminal-justice-using-self-advocate-educators
June 9, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: ADA Impact on Individuals and the COVID-19 Long Haul
This is a free webinar offered through the Southeast 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 Southeast ADA Center: The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world and caused many of us to reassess the way we operate and interact with one another daily, including our daily activities, whether personal or professional. Individuals with disabilities have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 over the past year and a half. Obstacles experienced by the disability community include lack of access to important health resources, COVID-19 testing and the vaccine, as well as dealing with long-term effects that COVID-19 can have on individuals with existing medical conditions. Join us for an important session that will share information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how it can help those with disabilities as they are still navigating COVID-19. Presenters will share a vast array of information related to the disability community that includes highlights and obstacles to virtual living, COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and information, and accommodations and assistive technology that can help with the COVID-19 long haul.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://syracuseuniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Rde1499LTfr4eq
June 10, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free 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.
Free webinar but registration is required. To Register: http://adapresentations.org/scheduleEM.php
June 15, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free 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.
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/training/session/?id=110906
June 17, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free 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.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.adainfo.org/training/contemporary-issues-disability-and-criminal-justice-making-arrests-and-detention-accessible