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.
May ADA Webinars and other Online Events
May 5, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET 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!
Free and no registration is required, just "tune in" on the day and time of broadcast. To Listen: http://adalive.org
May 6, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free 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.
This session is full but you can still view YouTube Live Cast of session: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=110914
May 11, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. ET Free Webinar: Recreation Programming and the ADA
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: Summer is approaching and we want to get outside and have fun. We will discuss ADA requirements and accessibility recommendations as they apply to recreation programs, summer camps, state and municipal parks, recreation trails, COVID and mask policies, safety policies, reasonable accommodations in programs, ensuring effective communication (such as providing sign language interpreters), service animals, miniature horses and more.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/recreation-the-ada-and-programming-tickets-150231062151
May 13, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free 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.
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/session/?id=110930
May 13, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free 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.
Free webinar but registration is required. To Register: http://adapresentations.org/scheduleEM.php
May 18, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free 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.
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/session/?id=110902
May 19, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free 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.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-legal/session/?id=110920
May 25, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET Free 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.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/cioc-508/session/?id=110922
May 26, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: ADA 101 - Overview of Title II and Public Entities
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 webinar is the fourth in the Northeast ADA's ADA-101 series. Intended for those new to the Americans with Disabilities Act or for those wanting a basic refresher, this webinar will focus on Title II of the law which covers state and local government and all related entities. It will give a broad picture review of the responsibilities of these public entities in relation to individuals with disabilities including physical and program access, reasonable modification of policy such as service animals, and effective communication.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://register.yangtaninstitute.org/register/index.cfm?event=8318
May 26, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET Twitter Chat: Accessibility and the ADA
Each month, the ADA National Network hosts a "Twitter Chat" on a topic related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA).
You can follow along on Twitter (www.twitter.com) by putting the hashtag #ADANetworkChat into the search bar, or by going directly to the Twitter account of the ADA National Network.
You do not need a Twitter account to follow the chat but if you wish to participate by asking a question or making a comment, you will need to have a Twitter account.
Find out more: https://adata.org/event/twitter-chat-accessibility-and-ada
May 27, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free 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.
Excerpt 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.
Free webinar but registration is required. To Register: http://adapresentations.org/healthcare/schedule.php