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What You Missed Last Month: ADA Trainings in August

What you missed in August:  Archived Webinars

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.



Webinar: Accessible Education Facilities

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 ADA Standards apply to many types of education facilities in the public and private sectors, including primary and secondary schools, vocational and trade schools, colleges, and universities. This webinar session will review requirements in the ADA Standards, as well as similar standards issued under the Architectural Barriers Act, for schools and other education facilities in new construction and alterations. It will cover various spaces and elements in such facilities, including classrooms, laboratories, parking and passenger loading zones, assembly areas, locker rooms, dormitories, and recreation facilities.

Archive:  https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/archives/110743



ADA Radio Show: The Morehouse College Approach to Academic Supports for Students with Disabilities

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 this episode of ADALive!, we will talk with Ms. Carolyn Walker, Director of the Frederick Douglass Academic Resource Center at Morehouse College, the world’s only HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) for men. Ms. Walker will discuss the importance of support for students with disabilities while in college, the supports Morehouse College provides to its students, and how students can access those supports and services to ensure a successful academic experience.

Archive:  https://www.adalive.org/episode71



Webinar: FEMA's Office of Disability Integration and Coordination - Who We Are and How We Serve

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.

From the Pacific ADA Center: This session highlights an overview of the strategic vision of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s Office of Disability Integration & Coordination (ODIC). In this session, members of ODIC will discuss the varying roles of ODIC in headquarters, the regions, and in the field. Presenters will provide updates on current policy and program initiatives aimed at improving access for persons with disabilities before, during and after disasters.

Archive: http://adapresentations.org/webinar.php?id=152



ADA Audio Conference: Insights on Traveling with a Mobility Disability

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: Traveling by planes and trains and accessing places of lodging and tourist sites can present obstacles for persons that use mobility devices. Join us for this session as our speaker talks about her travel as a wheelchair user and the tips and tricks she has developed in her 20 plus years of travel. The speaker will talk about the Air Carriers Access Act (ACAA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it applies to her travel. There will be time for participants to ask questions following the speaker’s presentation.

Archive: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/archives/110742



Webinar: Opioid Use Disorder and the ADA in Health Care Settings

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.

From the Pacific ADA Center: Addiction to opioids and other substances has risen dramatically in recent years. How government and private entities view treatment of addiction to opioids and other substances has raised Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns. In this session, two members of the ADA National Network will discuss how the ADA impacts persons with Opioid Use Disorders in a variety of health care settings. The presenters will also cover how to eliminate discrimination that results in barriers to treatment and recovery.

Archive: http://adapresentations.org/healthcare/webinar.php?id=4

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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