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What You Missed Last Month: ADA Trainings in April

What you missed in April: 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: Opioid Addiction 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: In the next two episodes of ADA Live!, we will explore the opioid crisis from a number of different angles -- from treatment to the protections offered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and from the justice system to legal and responsible use of opioids to treat chronic pain. In the first episode of this series, will focus on the treatment for opioid addiction and the protections under the ADA. Rebecca Williams, technical specialist of the Southeast ADA Center, will discuss the protections that people in treatment have under the ADA. Mike Yow & clinical staff of Fellowship Hall, will discuss the treatment approach Fellowship Hall uses, applying the Narcotics Anonymous principles and steps. This approach is often considered by professionals in the field of addiction as “the grandfather of treatment.”

Episode #1:  "Opioid Addiction and the ADA":
Episode #2, "Opioid Addiction and the ADA with the Department of Justice":

 Webinar: Differences Between the ADA and ABA Accessibility 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 Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) is the first federal law to address access to the built environment. Passed by Congress in 1968, it ensures access to many federally funded facilities to this day. The ABA greatly informed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and its requirements for access to facilities in the private and state and local government sectors. This session will compare the ABA and ADA and review differences between the accessibility standards issued under these laws. The presenter will explain how the ABA and ADA Accessibility Standards differ in application, scope, specific provisions, and enforcement. The relationship of these laws to other federal mandates that address facility access, such as the Rehabilitation Act and the Fair Housing Act, will also be covered.


Webinar: Disability Inclusion in Emergency Management - New Research on What is Actually Happening

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.

Excerpt from the Pacific ADA Center: This webinar will review findings from new research conducted by New York University and the Pacific ADA Center on what local emergency managers in federal FEMA region 9 say they have done and can do to include people with disabilities in emergency planning, response, recovery, and mitigation. Crucial information about disability inclusion in emergency management and the structural needs of local offices to achieve this was discovered.


ADA Audio Conference: Open Q & A on the Employment Provisions on the ADA

The ADA Audio Conference is coordinated by the Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network.

From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Do you have questions regarding the employment provisions of the Americans with the Disabilities Act (ADA)? Is there an accommodation issue that you are confused about? Do you have questions about what constitutes a disability under the ADA? Are you clear about what constitutes “leave” as an accommodation under the ADA? What are the guidelines regarding the presence of companion animals and service animals in the workplace?


 Webinar: Obligations and Sidewalk Basics in Accessible Pedestrian Facilities (Part 1 of four-part series)

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. The 4 part series, Promoting Independence and Access through Responsible Design, features.Melissa Anderson, PE, formerly a Transportation Engineer for the U.S. Access Board.  The 4-part webinar series is designed to improve the understanding of why and how to provide accessible pedestrian facilities in the public right of way. 

Archive of Part 1, Obligations and Sidewalk Basics:

Upcoming session in the Accessible Pedestrian Facilities webinar series: 

  • May 14, 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET Part 2: Safe and Accessible Intersections
  • May 28, 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET Part 3: Curbside Access
  • June 11, 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET Part 4: Ensuring Access on Public Right of Way Projects

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:
(800) 949-4232.

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