What You Missed Last Month: ADA Trainings in October
What you missed in October: 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.
ADA Radio Show: Reflections on National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)
ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
From the Southeast ADA Center: October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and the theme for 2019 is "The Right Talent, Right Now." The U.S. Department of Labor states this year’s theme emphasizes the essential role that people with disabilities play in America's economic success, especially in an era when historically low unemployment and global competition are creating a high demand for skilled talent. In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), our guest on ADA Live! will be Liz Weintraub, Senior Advocacy Specialist with the Association for University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). Liz is also a graduate of the Georgia Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (GaLEND) interdisciplinary training program at the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University.
Built Environment Webinars: Accessible Toilet Rooms and Bathing Facilities
Accessible Toilet Rooms
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Most technical questions about the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards concern access to toilet and bathing facilities. This session will clarify common sources of confusion and frequently asked questions about accessible toilet rooms. Presenters will review requirements for toilets and toilet compartments, urinals, lavatories and mirrors, doors, turning space, dispensers, and amenities such as baby-changing tables. They will explain how these provisions apply and interrelate in designing single-user and multi-user toilet rooms in compliance with the standards. This will be followed by a webinar on bathing facilities (October 24).
Accessible Bathing Facilities
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: This webinar will explain and clarify requirements for bathing facilities in ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards. It will address common questions and sources of confusion concerning transfer showers, roll-in-showers, and bathtubs. Presenters will review components of accessible bathing fixtures, including grab bars, shower and tub seats, shower spray units and controls, and clearances. They will show how these requirements and other provisions in the standards apply and come together in the design of accessible bathing facilities.
ADA Audio Conference: Understanding the Disability Equality Index (DEI) used by Corporations
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a unique,
joint initiative of Disability:IN and the American Association of People with
Disabilities (AAPD). It’s the most comprehensive benchmarking tool for
disability inclusion, allowing the nation’s leading corporations to self-report
their disability policies and practices. Join us as our speaker discusses the
most recent results of the DEI and talks about how corporations can be more
inclusive. Participants will gain a better understanding of the purpose behind
the Index and how it can be used by companies to drive their efforts to
incorporate disability inclusion into their everyday operations. Following the
presentation there will be time for participants to ask questions of the
Webinar: Disability Justice Approach to Disability Assistance (in Emergency Planning)
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 Center: An interactive virtual workshop on
Disability Justice approaches to disaster assistance that recognizes histories
of harm and centers communities of color. The session will be co-facilitated by
Justice Shorter who serves as the Disaster Protection Advisor for the National
Disability Rights Network (NDRN) and Valerie Novack who is currently a
Portlight Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Together, they will use
Title II of the ADA and the 10 Disability Justice Principles created by Sins
Invalid to guide participants through critical questions that call for a
nationwide reimagining of more equitable and effective state/local emergency
Webinar: Community-Based Recreation: Designing Programs for School-Aged Children with Disabilities
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.
From the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center:
Every child can be successful in recreation and parks given the right opportunities. What is your parks and recreation agency currently doing to plan for the success of children with disabilities? Join us as we discuss the Continuum of Therapeutic Recreation diagram and the basics of designing programs for children with disabilities in specialized and inclusive environments. This session will focus on programs designated for children ages 5 through 12.
Webinar: The Provider Accessibility Initiative (PAI) and Access to Preventative Health Care
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 Center: According to a 2017 CMS analysis,
Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries with disabilities receive less preventive
care than beneficiaries with no disability because health care providers lack
accessible exam rooms and/or diagnostic equipment. The purpose of the Centene
Provider Accessibility Initiative (PAI) is to increase the percentage of
Centene's providers who meet minimum federal and state disability access
standards. During this webinar, representatives from Centene and the National
Council of Independent Living (NCIL) will provide an overview of the PAI,
results to date, and recommend best practices to create a health system that
promotes universal access for all.
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