The Great Lakes ADA Center and other ADA National Network members will offer 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 ADA standards for accessible design, Return to Work after COVID-19, Fair Housing issues, AgrAbility and Veterans with Disabilities, and more. All 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.
November ADA Webinars and other Online Events
November 16, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Agriculture as The Next Mission for Military Veterans of All Abilities
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: This session will cover how can be a military veteran’s next mission, especially after acquiring a physical or mental impairment during one’s service. Individuals with a variety of disabilities who have an interest in farming, ranching, and gardening will learn how assistive technology and other resources provide access to the world of agriculture. An overview of AgrAbility, a USDA-sponsored program that assists agricultural workers with disabilities, will be provided.
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/session/?id=110963
November 18, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: From Accessible to Universal Design and Back Again
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: What is the right balance between mandates of accessible design standards and the aspirations for fully inclusive environments? The answer still is evolving and maybe always will be but there have been a lot of lessons learned over the past 30 years. While the necessity of minimum standards, such as the ADA Standards for Accessible Design, has been reinforced, it is also apparent that ultimate success requires the mindset of inclusive design. In this session Rex Pace will share his experience and insights that have evolved while working on these issues in private sector, academic, and governmental roles. The discussion will revolve around the interrelationship of minimum accessibility requirements, good design choices, and emerging issues with little precedence. Rex will draw on his own design challenges and offer his take on how to handle the competing issues. He has lived both sides of the story, not only applying accessible design standards but also having the responsibility of developing them.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ihcd-webcast-from-accessible-to-universal-design-and-back-again-tickets-207433207307
November 18, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Return to Work After COVID-19 – Focus on Mental Health and Cognitive Limitations
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: Join JAN’s Cognitive/Neurological Team consultants Melanie Whetzel and James Potts for a discussion about returning to work during the pandemic. We will consider the pressing issues of anxiety, fear, and safety, telework and other accommodations, the cognitive side effects of recovering from COVID-19, and more.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://askjan.org/events/index.cfm?calview=eventdetails&dtid=888E5331-F6C2-DBA0-C5011E1E7F4E2418
November 23, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Understanding Transportation Barriers for Diverse Individuals with Disabilities and Older Adults
This is a free webinar offered through the Mid-Atlantic 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 Mid-Atlantic ADA Center: In 2020, The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) embarked on an initiative to shine a light on transportation challenges of diverse populations. The NADTC conducted a national survey in February 2021, focusing on the transportation needs and preferences of people with disabilities, older adults and caregivers of different races, ethnicities, and cultures. Transportation equity is especially relevant now as the pandemic has underscored transportation gaps among diverse populations and increased isolation resulting from self-quarantine. This presentation will discuss results from the survey to inform participants about transportation barriers, modes and potential solutions that respond to current and future mobility needs of diverse populations of older adults and people with disabilities.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.adainfo.org/training/webinar-understanding-transportation-barriers-diverse-individuals-disabilities-and-older
November 23, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Creating Accessible Digital Documents
This is a free webinar offered through the Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network.
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Digital documents can often create barriers for people with disabilities. Many of these barriers are easy to remove with training around how people with disabilities use technology. In this course, participants will learn how people with disabilities use technology to access documents, characteristics of accessible documents, and practical tips for ensuring accessibility.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-tech/session/?id=110979
November 30, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Free Webinar - Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act – A Celebration of Twenty Years
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 year marks the 20th anniversary of the initial enforcement of the Section 508 Standards. This session will showcase the work of influential accessibility professionals who developed and implemented the original 508 Standards. The session will also highlight the impact the standards have had on the accessibility of information and communication technology in the United States and around the world.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/cioc-508/session/?id=110975