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What You Missed Last Month: ADA Trainings in May

What you missed in May: 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 with the Department of Justice

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 a two-part series 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 second episode of this series, Stephanie Berger and Savannah Weston, Attorney Advisors in the Disability Rights Section (DRS) of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, will discuss the Department of Justice’s Disability Rights Section and their role in the current opioid crisis in the US.

Episode #1:  "Opioid Addiction and the ADA": https://www.adalive.org/episode67
Episode #2, "Opioid Addiction and the ADA with the Department of Justice":  https://www.adalive.org/episode68



Webinar: Accessible Sales and Service Counters

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:  Counters can pose barriers to people with disabilities in accessing goods and services. This session will cover access to sales and services counters and review applicable requirements in the ADA and ABA Standards. Presenters will illustrate access to various types of counters, including sales counters, check-in counters, and food service counters. They will also address teller and service windows, check-out aisles, self-service shelves, and food and beverage dispensers.

Archive:  https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/archives/110715 



Webinar: Fitting Accessibility into the Design and Construction Standards of Storm Shelters

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:   The ICC 500 is a standard for the design and construction of storm shelters for protection from tornados and hurricanes. This course will review where storm shelters are required by the International building codes. There will also be an overview of the technical, or the how to, requirements in the ICC 500, including access for persons with disabilities. The needs of the type of shelter differ because of the differences between tornadoes and hurricanes. Some of the biggest differences is the amount of warning time to get to a shelter, the time the occupants will stay in the shelter and the differences in the forces from the wind and debris on the shelter

Archive: http://adapresentations.org/webinar.php?id=149 



Webinar: Safe and Accessible Intersections in Accessible Pedestrian Facilities

This is a free webinar series offered through the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, one of the 10 Regional ADA Centers in the ADA National Network.

From the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center: Now that we've gotten down the sidewalk (see archive of Part 1: Obligations and Sidewalk Basics), let's get across the street. This webinar will discuss the basic design requirements for curb ramps, street crossings, and pedestrian signals. It will help participants better understand the impacts of how designs affect a person's independence.

Archive: https://www.adainfo.org/training/safe-accessible-intersections



Audio Conference: Questions and Answers on Accommodating Students with Disabilities Enrolled in Medical and Health Science Programs

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:  This is a follow-up to the January 15th, 2019 session titled “Accommodating Students with Disabilities Enrolled in Medical and Health Science Programs." There was great interest in the session and a large number of questions were received during and following the audio conference.
In response, our presenter, Lisa Meeks, will address questions from the January audio conference and will respond to questions submitted in advance of this session. If you did not attend the January session, you can review the archive (available at https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-audio/archives/110694) prior to attending this session.

Archive: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/archives/110708



Webinar: Access to Healthcare and the ADA, A Review of the Case Law

This is a free webinar offered through the Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network.

From Great Lakes ADA Center:  Access to healthcare is critical for people with disabilities, but often many barriers exist. This webinar will review how the courts have impacted the ADA’s application to healthcare. Topics will include effective communication, accessible medical facilities and equipment, and service animals in healthcare facilities. In addition to reviewing specific court decisions and settlement agreements, this session will also identify trends and potential issues for future ADA healthcare-related litigation.

Archive: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-legal/archives/110716



Webinar: The Basics of Healthcare and the ADA

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.

Excerpt from the Pacific ADA Center:  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that aims for equal opportunity for people with disabilities to use the services provided in the United States. Presented by four members of the ADA National Network's healthcare subcommittee, this webinar will lay the groundwork for understanding the responsibilities for healthcare providers under the ADA in the provision of healthcare services.

Archive: http://adapresentations.org/healthcare/webinar.php?id=1



Webinar: Curbside Access in Accessible Pedestrian Facilities

This is a free webinar series offered through the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, one of the 10 Regional ADA Centers in the ADA National Network.

From the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center: Beyond the sidewalks and curb ramps, people need access to other transportation modes, such as transit, passenger vehicles and even shared bike systems. This webinar will provide information on designing these connections. It will cover the design of transit stops, on-street parking and passenger loading zones and even some best practices on shared bike systems.

Archive: https://www.adainfo.org/training/curbside-access

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