What You Missed Last Month: ADA Trainings from February
What you missed in February: ADA Webinars and other Online Events
Last month, there were several training opportunities on the ADA and related topics. Here are some highlights. Each archive includes the presenter(s) materials in multiple formats as well as a link to the recording of the webinar session.
ADA Radio Show: Web Accessibility in a Nutshell
ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
From the Southeast ADA Center:
Use of the Internet is increasingly enmeshed and
vital in education, business, and daily life. However, various barriers prevent
equal access and limit equal opportunity to the Web for people with
This episode of ADA Live! will highlight the basics of web accessibility including: why it is important, the ADA and other laws, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and common barriers to web access. Discover some tips and best practices to help you get started in providing more accessible and usable web applications and digital materials to a diverse audience.
Link to archive: https://www.adalive.org/episode65
Webinar: Accessible Sidewalks, Shared Use Paths, and Street Crossings
From the Great Lakes ADA Center:
Ensuring access to
public streets and sidewalks
can be a challenge
since new guidelines for accessible public rights-of-way
have yet to
finalized. This webinar will review resources that can be consulted
in the interim,
namely the guidelines that the Access Board previously proposed
rights-of-way and shared use paths. Presenters will discuss common
access issues and
solutions and review proposed requirements for sidewalks and
curb ramps and blended transitions, detectable warnings,
on-street parking, street furniture, transit stops and
other components of
public rights-of-way and shared use paths.
The webinar [covered] the scoping and technical requirement found in both the PROWAG (public rights of way accessibility guidelines) and 2013 SNPRM (supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking) which address access requirement for sidewalks, shared use paths, and pedestrian street crossings. The webinar will also discuss requirements for other pedestrian facilities and elements found in the right-of-way such as accessible pedestrian signals, curb ramps, and transit stops
Link to archive: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/archives/110700
Webinar: Feeling Safe, Being Safe Going Forward (Online
Preparedness Training for People with Disabilities)
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
Feeling Safe, Being
Safe was the
emergency preparedness training series developed by people with
disabilities for people with disabilities and older adults.
This webinar [examined] the strategies used to develop and pilot the community based online community training module, train-the-trainer series and easy-to-use materials. Webinar facilitators will speak about the value of end-user engagement in emergency management training tools.
Link to archive: http://adapresentations.org/webinar.php?id=146
ADA, Businesses and
Barrier Removal: What are the Requirements?
From the Great Lakes ADA
Obligations for businesses operating from existing buildings continues to be one of the most misunderstood requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). People forget that the ADA is a civil rights law and not a building code. Numerous lawsuits and complaints have arisen due to the lack of barrier removal by retail and business establishments on main streets across the country. Tune into this session to learn from our presenters about the ADA requirements for "readily achievable barrier removal" and how it applies to a place of public accommodation.
Link to archive: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/archives/110698
Free ADA Help
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