December Training Opportunities on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related topics (most are free)
December 3, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET ADA National Network's Twitter Chat on the ADA and Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace
The Twitter Chat will be hosted by the ADA National Network.
From the ADA National Network:
On Monday, Dec. 3rd at 1:00 pm ET, join the ADA National Network and co-hosts for a one-hour Twitter chat on Reasonable Accommodations in the workplace. Tweet your questions and answers along with the hashtag #ADANetworkChat
December 4, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Serving Customers with Disabilities: A Toolkit
This is a free webinar offered through the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center.
From the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center:
This webinar will preview our newest customer service training resource for frontline employees. If you manage a business, professional office, government office, etc., you know how important it is for frontline staff to provide exemplary customer service to people with disabilities. Our customer service toolkit will help you train your staff by giving them both practical guidance and fundamental principles for appropriate and respectful interactions. The webinar will also be useful to anyone with a general interest in disability awareness topics.
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://www.adainfo.org/training/accessible-customer-service
December 5, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET ADA Radio Show: Interdisciplinary Outreach in the Post-Secondary Environment: Nothing About Us Without Us
ADA Live! is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
From the Southeast ADA Center:
On this episode of ADA Live!, we are joined by
scholar-activists, authors, and Syracuse University faculty: University
Professor, Steve Kuusisto, and recently appointed Research Professor, Diane
Wiener. Steve is Director of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach at the
Burton Blatt Institute; Diane's appointment is effective January 1, 2019, when
she'll join Steve as Associate Director of this innovative initiative. She is
currently Director of the Disability Cultural Center.
We will be talking together about what's ahead for this new endeavor, and how disability justice and the experiences and expertise of people with disabilities will be at the center of the work that's underway and to come, locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.
Free and no registration is required, just "tune in" on the day and time of broadcast. To Listen: http://adalive.org
December 6, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Common Sources of Confusion in the ADA and ABA Standards
This is a free webinar offered through a collaboration of the U.S. Access Board and the ADA National Network.
From the Great Lakes ADA Center:
Certain provisions in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards are prone to misinterpretation and generate many of the technical inquiries the Access Board receives. This webinar will review and clarify these “hot spots” in the standards. Reviewers will untangle common sources of confusion, including those concerning application of the standards in new construction and alterations, employee work areas, toilet rooms, signs, detectable warnings, and other topics.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=110696
December 11, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET ADA Audio Conference: Access to Cultural Programs and the Arts: Serving Patrons with Disabilities
From the Great Lakes ADA Center:
Join us as representatives from Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium (CCAC) discuss efforts to ensure that patrons with disabilities have the opportunity to access the rich and diverse cultural programs and arts available in the Chicago area. Speakers will address how cultural organizations can best include and welcome all visitors, including visitors who are blind or have low vision, visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing, visitors with mobility disabilities, visitors with cognitive disabilities, and visitors with sensory differences.
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/session/?id=110695
Free ADA Help
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