What You Missed Last Month: ADA Trainings in June
What you missed in June: 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.
June ADA Live! 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.
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.
Webinar Series: Accessible Pedestrian Facilities (Public Rights-of-Way)
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.
In June, the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center finished up their 4-part series on accessible pedestrian facilities.
- Part 1: Obligations and Sidewalk Basics - Archive: https://www.adainfo.org/training/obligations-sidewalk-basics
- Part 2: Safe and Accessible
Intersections - Archive: https://www.adainfo.org/training/safe-accessible-intersections
- Part 3: Curbside Access - Archive: https://www.adainfo.org/training/curbside-access
- Part 4: Ensuring Access on Public Rights of Way Projects - Archive: https://www.adainfo.org/training/access-public-right-way
Pacific ADA Center's Emergency Management 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
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
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.
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
June 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
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.
Pacific ADA Center's Accessible Healthcare 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
webinar will address health
obligations under the ADA. This will include a discussion
of the Disability
Rights Section's recent work on health care access, including
to interpreters, service animals, equipment, HIV, opioid use
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