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.
October ADA Webinars
ADA Live Radio: America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusive Employment
ADA Live! is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
From the Southeast ADA Center: Each October we celebrate the diverse contributions that people with disabilities make to America’s workplaces and economy during National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year’s theme is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.” This theme reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the national recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. On this episode of ADA Live! our guest panel of self-advocates with disabilities will discuss their personal experiences in finding work, job accommodations, and the importance of employment and career to community inclusion.
Plumbed Elements 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: The Access Board will soon issue new technical guides on various plumbed elements covered in Chapter 6 of the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards, including lavatories and sinks, washers and dryers, and saunas and steam rooms. Presenters will review the guidance, clarifications, and best practice recommendations provided in the new guides and explain how to meet various provisions for these fixtures and appliances. They will also address frequently asked questions and common sources of confusion. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar.
Ask the ADA Professional about Hybrid Work, Face Coverings, and Vaccinations
This is a free webinar offered through the Great Lakes ADA Center as part of their "Ask the ADA Professional" webinar series.
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: During this session individuals will have the opportunity to ask ADA professionals questions about COVID related workplace accommodations such as hybrid work arrangements as well as employer mandates including face coverings, and vaccinations. To ensure your question is answered during the session, individuals are highly encouraged to submit their questions ahead of time via the registration website (option to submit questions is available once you have registered for the session).
Never Say No (Handling Accommodation in Arts and Recreation Programs)
This is a free webinar offered through the Great Lakes ADA Center as part of the Arts N Rec webinar series.
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: “Instead of saying no, what you should say is, what exactly do you need to participate, let’s talk about that.” Join us for this session as the presenter will address how cultural organizations can best include and welcome visitors and audiences of all ages with disabilities. How to respond to ADA requirements by engagement in a dialogue and discussion with your visitors and patrons. It is possible to provide effective communication, accessible seating/ticketing, modifications in policies/procedures, etc. so that patrons with disabilities may access the rich and diverse cultural programs and arts available through cultural organizations. Participants will have an opportunity to ask the speaker questions following the presentation.
Workers with Long COVID-19 and the ADA
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: A significant portion of individuals who had COVID-19 continue to experience longer term effects and symptoms of the virus. People dealing with Post-acute COVID-19 Syndrome, or Long COVID, are often referred to as "long haulers. As employers continue to deal with the impact of COVID-19 in the workplace, it is important to learn about potential ADA implications for candidates and employees dealing with Long COVID. Join us for a discussion about long-term impacts of a COVID-19 diagnosis, determining if long-term effects of COVID result in an ADA-protected disability, potential ADA protections for long-haulers, negotiating and identifying reasonable accommodations, and medical documentation and confidentiality. Participants will have an opportunity to ask the speaker questions following the presentation.