June Training Opportunities on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related topics
June ADA Webinars and other Online Events
If you miss a session, many of the webinars are archived. If the archive is not apparent on the website, feel free to contact ADA-Indiana so we can help.
June 5, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET ADA Radio Show: Effective Communication, Accessible Health Care, and the ADA
ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
From the Southeast ADA Center: There is a heightened national awareness of the barriers and inequities to health care in the United States. Recent studies indicate that people with disabilities experience both health disparities and specific barriers in access to health care programs and services, including health promotion and prevention. In this episode of ADA Live!, Michael Richardson, Project Director of the Northwest ADA Center will talk about health care access and the ADA, the role of effective communication in health care decisions, and how health care providers and facilities can be more inclusive of patients with disabilities.
Free and no registration is required, just "tune in" on the day and time of broadcast. To Listen: http://adalive.org
June 6, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Accessible Public Rights-of-Way: Open Question & Answer Session
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Ensuring that public streets and sidewalks are accessible to people with disabilities can be a challenge, especially since accessibility guidelines for public rights-of-way have yet to be finalized. This session will be devoted to answering the various questions that come up in addressing access to sidewalks and street crossings, pedestrian signals, on-street parking, roundabouts, transit stops and other components of public rights-of-way as well as shared use paths. Access Board Accessibility Specialists will answer questions submitted in advance or during the live webinar and offer guidance, solutions, and best practices based on guidelines the Access Board proposed for public rights-of-way. Attendees are encouraged to submit their questions in advance.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=110725
June 11, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Ensuring Access on Public Right of Way Projects
This is a free webinar series offered through the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, one of the 10 Regional ADA Centers in the ADA National Networkthat provides training and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
From the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center: Pedestrian access sounds easy, but making it happen is a challenge. This webinar will go beyond design basics and talk about activities and institutional operations that can keep everyone moving in the right direction. It will discuss the benefits of policy review and how intentional design and inspection documentation may reduce future risks, how pre-construction meetings and understanding of and construction tolerances can reduce frustrations for both agencies and contractors.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.adainfo.org/training/access-public-right-way
If you missed one of the previous session in the 4-part series, the archives are available on the registration page.
- Part 1: Obligations and Sidewalk Basics
- Part 2: Safe and Accessible Intersections
- Part 3: Curbside Access
June 13, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Emergency Stair Travel Devices
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.
the Pacific ADA Center: Safe, efficient travel along stairs
is a key component of an emergency evacuation plan, in a high-rise or any
building where the evacuation path includes stairways. There is a wide range of
emergency stair travel devices, each with a unique combination of features to
promote occupant and operator safety. The webinar will provide an overview of
several devices of the carry-type, track-type, or sled-type design categories.
Additionally, the results of a FEMA-funded study of both physical demands on
device operators and consumer opinion of the devices will be included. Recent
efforts to establish a performance standard for the devices will also be
Free webinar but registration is required. To Register: http://adapresentations.org/scheduleEM.php
June 25, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET ADA Audio Conference: Effective Communication and the ADA, What does that mean?
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: What does it mean to communicate effectively with
someone who is Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or DeafBlind? This session will begin
with a brief review of the requirements in the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Affordable Care Act
(ACA). Sign language interpreters, relay service, and captioning are only one
piece of the puzzle when working toward effective communication - you are the
other piece! The presenter will offer an insider's view on best practices and
teamwork strategies to engage when striving for effective communication between
hearing and Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind individuals. Case studies will
be used to illustrate various approaches in achieving effective communication.
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/session/?id=110713
June 27, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Department of Justice's Barrier Free Health Care Initiative
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.
the Pacific ADA Center: This webinar will address health
care organizations' obligations under the ADA. This will include a discussion
of the Disability Rights Section's recent work on health care access, including
agreements related to interpreters, service animals, equipment, HIV, opioid use
disorder, and physical accessibility.
Free webinar but registration is required. To Register: http://adapresentations.org/healthcare/schedule.php
Free ADA Help
If you have a question about your rights or obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, call the Great Lakes ADA Center: