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. Most of the sessions are free but 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.
March ADA Webinars and other Online Events
March 17, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: ADA Accommodation Solutions for Executive Functioning Deficits
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: Executive functions are high-level mental processes or abilities that influence and direct more basic abilities like attention and memory. Join JAN Cognitive/Neurological Team consultants Melanie Whetzel and Alexis Popa for a discussion about accommodation solutions that address limitations affecting attention, time management, memory, hyperactivity/impulsivity, and getting to work on time. This training will be a live question and answer session but will include JAN accommodation examples to prompt thinking about the topics and generate questions about the difficulties you or your employees are experiencing on the job that involve attention, meeting deadlines, productivity standards, and more. Submit your questions during the live event or in advance at Training@AskJAN.org.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://askjan.org/events/index.cfm?calview=eventdetails&dtid=8915ADD3-BF08-73CC-570AFACA27FE7DCE
March 24, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Webinar: Increasing Equitable Healthcare for People with Disabilities, Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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: People with disabilities have long experienced barriers in accessing equitable healthcare and the COVID-19 pandemic served to starkly highlight the barriers and discrimination that continue for this population. Changes are needed in the U.S. health care system to address and eliminate these persistent problems to lessen the significant health disparities and poorer health outcomes of people with disabilities. This webinar will present findings and recommendations from the National Council on Disability's 2021 report, The Impact of COVID-19 on People with Disabilities.
Free webinar but registration is required. To Register: http://adapresentations.org/healthcare/schedule.php
March 29, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET: Section 508 Questions and Answers
This is a free webinar offered through the Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the federal partners.
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Technical questions can arise in applying the Section 508 Standards to the various types of information and communication technologies (ICT) that they cover in the federal sector. In this webinar, Section 508 Specialists at the U.S. Access Board and the General Services Administration (GSA) will provide answers to common questions about the 508 Standards. They will address use of the 508 Standards in ICT acquisitions, validating conformance with the standards, available Section 508 tools and resources, the 2021 revision of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, development of an ICT Testing Baseline portfolio, and other topics. This session is intended for entry-level to intermediate audiences, but all are welcome to join.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/cioc-508/session/?id=110995
March 30, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET - Disability Disclosure: From Application to Employment
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: Disclosing a disability may be a consideration when applying for a job or after you are hired. Making the decision to disclose can be overwhelming. So when do you disclose? How do you disclose? Under the ADA you can request an accommodation for any employment related activity. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) an employee must disclose their disability if they need an adjustment or change at work. This session will explain how and when to disclose a disability as well as employer requests for documentation. Once disclosure has been made the interactive process to investigate accommodations should begin. This session will be followed up on April 27, 2022 with a discussion on the interactive process.
This is the first session in a 3-part webinar series on Employment and the ADA.
Free but registration is required. To Register:https://bit.ly/seada-employment-series-2022