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June Training Opportunities on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related topics

June ADA Webinars and other Online Events

If you miss a session, many of the webinars are archived. If the archive is not apparent on the website, feel free to contact ADA-Indiana so we can help.

June 5, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET ADA Radio 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.

Free and no registration is required, just "tune in" on the day and time of broadcast. To Listen:

June 6, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Accessible Public Rights-of-Way: Open Question & Answer Session

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: 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.

Free but registration is required. To Register:

June 11, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Ensuring Access on Public Right of Way Projects

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: Pedestrian access sounds easy, but making it happen is a challenge. This webinar will go beyond design basics and talk about activities and institutional operations that can keep everyone moving in the right direction. It will discuss the benefits of policy review and how intentional design and inspection documentation may reduce future risks, how pre-construction meetings and understanding of and construction tolerances can reduce frustrations for both agencies and contractors.

Free but registration is required. To Register:

If you missed one of the previous session in the 4-part series, the archives are available on the registration page.

  • Part 1: Obligations and Sidewalk Basics
  • Part 2: Safe and Accessible Intersections
  • Part 3: Curbside Access

June 13, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free 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.

Excerpt from the Pacific ADA Center: Safe, 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 emergency stair 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. Additionally, the 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 presented.

Free webinar but registration is required. To Register:

June 25, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET ADA Audio Conference: Effective Communication and the ADA, What does that mean?

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:  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 teamwork strategies 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.

Free but registration is required. To register:

June 27, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free 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.

Excerpt from the Pacific ADA Center:  This webinar will address health care organizations' obligations under the ADA. This will include a discussion of the Disability Rights Section's recent work on health care access, including agreements related to interpreters, service animals, equipment, HIV, opioid use disorder, and physical accessibility.

Free webinar but registration is required. To Register:

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.

Audio Conferences