Free November Training Opportunities on the Americans with Disabilities Act
Thursday, October 31, 2019
The Great Lakes ADA Center and other ADA National Network members will be offering several free online trainings in November on a variety of topics related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA. Some of the topics include the intersection of the ADA and the Family and Medical Leave Act, earthquake preparedness and disability inclusion, and inappropriate questions under the ADA.
All of the sessions are free but require advance registration.
November 6, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET ADA Live Radio: Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities, A Global Perspective
ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
From the Southeast ADA Center:
Luis Gallegos, J.D., the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations in New York, will discuss a global perspective on disability human rights. Peter Blanck, Ph.D., J.D.,University Professor & Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, will interview Ambassador Gallegos about disability human rights as reflected in the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (“CRPD”) and the Convention’s Conference of States Parties (“COSP”) to the CRPD.
Free and no registration is required, just "tune in" on the day and time of broadcast. To Listen:http://adalive.org
November 7, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Leased Facilities and the Architectural Barriers Act
Federal agencies and the US Postal Service (USPS) must ensure that facilities they lease are accessible as required by the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). Standards issued under the ABA, which apply to facilities funded by the federal government or USPS, provide minimum requirements for facilities or buildings newly leased by federal agencies or the USPS. These provisions address accessible routes, parking, toilet and bathing facilities, sales and service counters, joint use areas, fire alarms, and other elements and spaces. Presenters will review these requirements and explain how they apply to leased facilities. A representative from the General Services Administration, which leases facilities on behalf of many federal agencies, will join the Access Board in conducting this session.
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Employee leave under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) continues to be confusing for both employees and employers. Join us for this session as our speaker explains the ADA requirements when it comes to leave, both as an employee benefit and as a reasonable accommodation, and how these requirements fit with the requirement to grant medical leave to employees under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Following the presentation participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of the speaker.
November 14, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Earthquake Preparedness for Everyone, with Everyone
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.
Excerpt from the Pacific ADA Center:
Everyone, everywhere should know how to protect themselves before, during, and after earthquakes. People with Access and Functional Needs (AFN) or disabilities need to be aware of what steps to take for earthquake preparedness and emergency managers need to be deliberate in including people with disabilities in their advising, education and outreach efforts. In this webinar participants will get an overview of new resources and materials developed by people with disabilities for people with disabilities. Emergency Managers will learn steps to take to include people with disabilities in preparedness education and drills. This presentation will also highlight a best practice model for providing earthquake preparedness training for and with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Earthquake Preparedness is for everyone with everyone!
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, state and local government programs, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. This webinar will touch on a variety of improper questions as they pertain to ADA: Title I (Employment), Title II (Public Entities), and Title III (Public Accommodations).