In May, 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.
May ADA Webinars and other Online Events
ADA Live Radio - Aging, Disability and ADA: Know Your Rights
ADA Live! is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
From the Southeast ADA Center: For many of us, aging means daily living can become more difficult. Aging also increases the likelihood of acquiring a disability and the likely result that more people will be eligible for protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In recognition of May as Older Americans Month, our guest, Nick Nyberg, Programs & Planning Division Chief with the Alabama Department of Senior Services. Nick will discuss the Older Americans Act of 1965 and its impact on the services and supports for older people what these supports can be, and much more. Please join us for this thought-provoking episode of ADA Live!
Webinar: Play 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: Requirements for play areas in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards apply to all newly designed or constructed play areas for children ages 2 and older. The requirements uphold accessible play areas at day care facilities, parks, shopping malls, fast food restaurants, and other facilities. They address accessible play components, ground-level and elevated accessible routes, play area surfaces, transfer systems, soft contained play structures, and water play components. In addition to an overview of the play area provisions, the presenters will address frequently asked questions and common sources of confusion with accessible play surfaces.
Webinar: Spotlight on Regional Center Resource Portals
This special session is hosted by the Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network.
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Locating reliable and accurate resources and information on the Americans with Disabilities Act via the internet can be a challenge. Browser searches can bring up thousands of responses but it's hard to know which ones to trust. Members of the ADA National Network have built out extensive resource portals with links to key resources across all aspects of the ADA and related legislation. Join this session to learn more about these resources and what is available through the ADA National Network.
Webinar: Prepared4ALL - Whole Community Emergency Planning
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: Disasters and emergencies, like the current COVID-19 pandemic, disproportionately affect Americans with disabilities, chronic and mental health conditions (PWD). To close this gap AUCD developed Prepared4ALL, a public health campaign to link disability organizations and PWD to local emergency management and public health preparedness agencies. Developed with strong stakeholder input, Prepared4ALL aims to harness disability community strengths, with the goal of increasing the number of PWD and disability organizations that are actively engaged in local emergency/public health preparedness planning efforts. The presentation will share training materials, the online course, toolkits, a workbook guide, the project website and related information, so that the program can be replicated.
Webinar - Building Codes and the 2010 ADA Standards
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: Join us for this informative session on building codes and the 2010 ADA standards. Our speakers will discuss application of building codes and the ADA to new construction, alteration and existing facilities. Case studies will be used to demonstrate the application of building codes and ADA in different context. Following the presentation there will be time for speakers to address questions from participants.
Webinar: Higher Education and the ADA
This is a free webinar offered through the Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network.
From Great Lakes ADA Center: Colleges, universities and community colleges are covered by either Titles II or III of the ADA. The ADA may be relevant in a number of post-secondary education situations, including the admissions process, academic adjustments and accommodations, architectural barriers and housing, and students with disabilities who are dismissed from school. This webinar will review the relevant federal regulations and developing case law in this important arena.
Webinar: Providing Accessibility to Internet and Communication Technologies under the Rehabilitation Act
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 introductory session will address how Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act work together to provide access to information and communication technology (ICT) for federal employees with disabilities. Section 504 requires federal agencies to provide persons with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in their programs and benefit from their services through the provision of reasonable accommodations, including assistive technology. Section 508 requires federal agencies to ensure that persons with disabilities (both employees and members of the public) have comparable access to and use of ICT.
Webinar: Service Animals - At Home, At Work, and Everywhere Else
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.
From the Pacific ADA Center: Service animals serve a diverse range of purposes and service animal requirements are different depending on the setting. These two factors have led to misunderstandings about the rights of people with disabilities who utilize service animals which in turn results in discriminatory treatment and accessibility challenges.