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 and other Online Events
October 6, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET 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.
Free and no registration is required, just "tune in" on the day and time of broadcast. To Listen: http://adalive.org
October 7, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET: 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.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=110952
October 13, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET Free 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).
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/session/?id=110960
October 14, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Ask JAN! Expert Q & A on Workplace Accommodations
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: Reasonable accommodation and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) title I compliance issues can be challenging and complex. Do you have questions about trending accommodation and ADA issues? Can you benefit from expert guidance on navigating the interactive process? Ask JAN! We can help. JAN Principal and Lead Consultants will field on-demand questions and offer tips and best practices related to current accommodation and ADA trends and complexities. Questions may be submitted during the event or in advance at Training@AskJAN.org.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://askjan.org/events/index.cfm?calview=eventdetails&dtid=886C4896-F112-64AD-111C2BB37F66D861
October 14, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar - 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.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/arts-n-rec/session/?id=110970
October 19, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: 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.
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/session/?id=110962
October 28, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Mental Health Conditions and Reasonable Accommodation in the Workplace
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:
Individuals with psychiatric disabilities often face stigma in the workplace. They may be stereotyped or their disabilities may be misunderstood resulting in a failure for an employer to accommodate an individual with a disability. In this webinar, we will discuss mental health conditions in light of the Americans with Disabilities Act definition of disability and how it can apply in employment. It will then focus on the reasonable accommodation process for employees with psychiatric disabilities and what might be potential forms of accommodation. This webinar may be of particular interest for employers, individuals with disabilities, employment service providers, and all those with a general interest in this topic.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://register.yangtaninstitute.org/register/index.cfm?event=8656
October 28, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Providing Accessible Healthcare and Effective Communication for Patients who are Blind or have Low Vision
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: In this presentation American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) will share the experiences of people who are blind or have low vision when seeking healthcare based on focus group research on patient health experiences. From these experiences, they identify ways providers can operationalize the ADA's requirements for healthcare accessibility to provide better care for these patients. Medical professionals and healthcare administrators will come away with techniques for working directly with patients as well as understanding where training and facility design can contribute to high quality, accessible patient care.
Free webinar but registration is required. To Register: http://adapresentations.org/healthcare/schedule.php
October 29, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. ET A History of the Disability Rights Movement
The free webinar will feature the Southeast ADA Center.
From University of Kentucky's Human Development Institute: In celebration of the 31st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this presentation will explore key moments and personalities of the disability rights movement over the past one hundred years. Participants will learn about our heroes who, through their courage and conviction, fought for equality and laid the foundation of the four "pillars" of the ADA, full participation, independent living, equality of opportunity, and economic self-sufficiency. As a new generation of employment services professionals enter the field, many are unaware of the histories and heroes of the disability rights movement who came before us. For our seasoned professionals, this session will remind us, as David McCullough wrote, of where we have come from, what we have been through, the courage shown, the costs paid, to be where we are. Barry Whaley, Director of the Southeast ADA Center will present this webinar
Free but registration is required: https://uky.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vfu2ppzwtG9f8KYJo_8SeSQKt1SOlOs0I