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, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET: Accessible Amusement Rides
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: Up and down, around and around! Amusement rides are enjoyed by many people, including those with disabilities. The 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards address accessibility for permanent amusement rides. For newly designed and constructed rides, scoping provisions provide the option to choose the type of access that is suitable for a particular ride or experience. Three options for providing accessibility onto a ride device include a wheelchair space on the ride, a ride seat designed for transfer, or a transfer device. This session will review the technical provisions for each type of access required on rides. Additionally, U.S. Access Board staff Bill Botten and Bobby Stinnette will address requirements for accessible routes, que lines, parking and passenger loading areas, signage, sales, and service counters.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=111019
October 12, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET: Ask an ADA Professional Questions - Post-Secondary Education and the ADA
This is a free webinar offered through the Great Lakes ADA Center as part of the "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 post-secondary education and the ADA. 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/adapro/session/?id=111013
October 13, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET: Accessible Camping
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: Camping is a recreational activity that can be enjoyed throughout the year with friends, family, and organizational groups. During this session, California State Parks will share the work they have been doing to improve access and provide accessible camping opportunities for people with disabilities. Additionally, the National Park Service will share what has been done to improve access to federal campgrounds. 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=111023
October 18, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET: Disability and DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Panel Discussion
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: Many employers have DEI initiatives but often disability is not included in DEI planning and efforts or is treated as a "special" or "separate" issue. During this session, employers that have included disability in their DEI initiatives share their challenges, strategies and accomplishments in doing so. As a follow-up, people with disabilities who are currently employed will share what DEI and disability inclusion means to them, their perspective on how companies are addressing this issue, and thoughts on how they could be doing it better. Session participants will have the opportunity to ask the panelists questions following the presentation.
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-audio/session/?id=111022