Updated: March ADA Webinars and other Online Events
March 3, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET ADA Live Radio - Protection and Advocacy Systems for People with Disabilities
ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
From the Southeast ADA Center: The Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System is on the front line in defending the personal and civil rights of people with disabilities. P&As empower and ensure individuals with disabilities have the right to make choices, contribute to society, and live independently. They guard against abuse, advocate for basic human rights, and ensure access and accountability in health care, education, employment, housing, transportation, voting rights, and within the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
P&As are represented at the national level by the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), an organization established by Congress to protect the rights of people with disabilities. On this episode of ADA Live! our guest will be Curt Decker, founder and Executive Director of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN). Mr. Decker will discuss the history of the Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System, some important legislation they have supported, current projects, and how this advocacy system works to protect the rights of people with disabilities.
Free and no registration is required, just "tune in" on the day and time of broadcast. To Listen: http://adalive.org
March 4, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Medical Care and Long-Term Care 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: This session will cover requirements in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards for medical care and long-term care facilities, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and other facilities. The presenters will review scoping and technical requirements for exam rooms, patient bedrooms, bathrooms, accessible routes, accessible parking, and other spaces and elements. They will also provide a brief overview on the Board’s voluntary Medical Diagnostic Equipment Standards.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=110912
March 11, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar - Spotlight on the National ADA Symposium
This special session is hosted by the Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network.
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: The National ADA Symposium is an annual conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related laws. The conference is comprehensive in scope, covering all areas of the ADA and features sessions presented by nationally recognized experts on ADA related issues including representatives from the US. Department of Justice, EEOC, US Access Board and the US Department of Labor. The ADA Symposium is a national initiative of the ADA National Network and is hosted by the Great Plains ADA Center. The 2021 National ADA Symposium will be a hybrid event. The on-site conference will be held July 25-28, in Phoenix, Arizona followed by a virtual conference Aug 2-5, 2021. This session will provide a brief history of the ADA Symposium, and its impact on ADA implementation. We will also cover the 2021 ADA Symposium session schedule and content, speakers, and conference activities. We will discuss the decision to offer a hybrid conference and considerations in choosing between the on-site and virtual events (or how to attend both!) Bring any and all questions regarding the 2021 National ADA Symposium!
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/session/?id=110907
March 16, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar - Livable Communities for a Lifetime
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: The Livable Communities movement has experienced significant growth in the past twenty years. As a model for community planning and development, the movement complements the regulatory approach to accessibility through community participation strategies based on a shared vision of a community for all ages and abilities. Phil Stafford has been a leader in the international age-friendly/lifetime community movement since its inception. In his presentation, Dr. Stafford will provide a brief history of the movement with examples drawn from a worldwide sample. He will describe an organizational model that communities can adapt to their own contexts, needs, and assets. He will provide a brief overview of the concept of co-design and its application to environments, services, and technologies
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/session/?id=110911
March 16, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Reasonable Accommodation: Best Practices for Return to Work During COVID-19
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: As vaccination efforts ramp up and pandemic safety measures improve, employers are seeking guidance on how to navigate the return to work, particularly for employees with disabilities. Join long time JAN consultant Linda Carter Batiste for a discussion about reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) related to returning employees to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Linda will share hot topics employers are grappling with such as ongoing requests for telework and leave, accommodating employees with mental health impairments, temporary job restructuring, vaccinations, and medical documentation.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.adainfo.org/training/reasonable-accommodation-best-practices-return-work-during-covid-19
March 17, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar - The Future is Accessible - A Legal Perspective
This is a free webinar offered through the Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network.
From Great Lakes ADA Center: The COVID-19 pandemic and conditions of the past year increased our reliance on digital communication and entertainment applications like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Netflix, Amazon, HBO Max and much more. Whether we use them for work, communication, or entertainment, these useful applications each pose their own unique benefits and challenges when it comes to accessibility. This program will review disability elements and related legal requirements of some of the more popular applications. Discussions will also touch on the emergence of telehealth as well as a brief look at the advancements in access and current deficiencies of “gaming”.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-legal/session/?id=110910
March 24, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Access to COVID-19 Vaccines - Issues and Barriers for Persons with Disabilities
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: As the federal government and states increase distribution and delivery of vaccines for the Corona virus, barriers to these vaccines for persons with disabilities have emerged. Join us as our speakers address policies regarding the determination of who is eligible to receive the vaccines during the various phases of the rollout and the disparities that exist. In addition, this session will discuss how the ADA applies to the state/local governments and private organizations administering the vaccinations, web based and telephone systems used to search/locate and schedule a vaccine appointment, vaccination site accessibility, effective communication with recipients and modifications in policies, practices and procedures. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/session/?id=110919
March 25, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: How Crisis Standards of Care Can Ensure Equity for People with Disabilities During Times of Crisis
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: As hospitals around the country are increasingly stretched to their limit by increasing numbers of patients presenting critically ill with COVID-19, many find themselves unable to provide the usual standard of care for their patients. In these situations, healthcare institutions may be required to shift to operating under so-called Crisis Standards of Care (CSC). These guidelines can help ensure equitable distribution of limited resources during times of crisis, however without careful and specific emphasis on protecting marginalized and minoritized communities, they may also exacerbate existing inequities in care. This session will discuss the ways in which CSC can be written and implemented in a way that safeguards equity for people with disabilities as well as members of racial and ethnic minority communities.
Free webinar but registration is required. To Register: http://adapresentations.org/healthcare/schedule.php
March 26, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: ADA 101 Defining Disability
This is a free webinar offered through the Northeast 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 Northeast ADA Center: This presentation will build on the introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) given in the webinar, ADA-101. Intended for those new to the ADA or for those wanting a refresher, this webinar will explore the definition of disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, its interpretation, and its application and meaning for individuals in different settings. It will also discuss how the ADA's definition of disability is often different from definitions used by service providers, federal programs, and advocates.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://register.yangtaninstitute.org/register/index.cfm?event=8228
March 30, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Review of the Revised 508 Standards - Requirements for Hardware and Software (Part 2)
This is a free webinar offered through the Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the federal partners.
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: This session is the second in a two-part review of the revised Section 508 Standards which apply to information and communication technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by federal agencies. Presenters from the U.S. Access Board will explain provisions in the standards for hardware and software. Requirements for hardware, such as computers, information kiosks, and multi-function copy machines address privacy, operable parts, communication, and other features. Software requirements cover interoperability with assistive technology, applications, and authoring tools. Requirements for support documentation and services will also be covered. Part I of this session (January 26, 2021) focused on requirements in the 508 Standards for federal websites and other electronic content.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/cioc-508/session/?id=110892
March 31, 10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Service Animals - An Overview of the ADA and Other Disability Rights Laws
This is a free webinar offered through the New England 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 New England ADA Center: On Wednesday March 31, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the New England ADA Center presents a FREE1.5 hour webinar on the rights of people with disabilities to have service animals in various environments. Service animals will be examined through the lens of several intersecting laws including: the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Air Carrier Access Act. The session will cover the definition of service animal, what inquiries may be made, when documentation of disability-related need is permitted, emotional support animals, miniature horses and animals-in-training. There will be time for questions.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/service-animals-an-overview-of-the-ada-and-other-disability-rights-laws-tickets-145321852573