August Training Opportunities on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related topics (most are free)
August 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.
August 2, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET ADA Radio Show: Emergencies: How to Prepare for Them and What To Do Afterwards
ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
From ADA Live
Emergencies can happen without warning, so most of us are unprepared for them. Everyone – whether or not you have a disability – should be prepared for sudden emergencies. An emergency can mean a flood, fire, earthquake, hurricane or other natural disaster. However, an emergency can also be a natural gas leak, a sudden sinkhole in your neighborhood, or a tree falling on your house. This episode of ADA Live! will discuss what anyone should do in an emergency, and specifically what people with disabilities should do before, during, and after an emergency.
August 3, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Surface Roughness and Rollability Research
This is a free webinar offered through a collaboration of the U.S. Access Board and the ADA National Network.
From the Great Lakes ADA Center:
Rough and uneven surfaces can be uncomfortable, even painful, for people who use wheeled mobility aids. While there are ways to measure and analyze surface roughness for roadways, none are appropriate for pedestrian pathways. The Access Board funded a study that used subject testing to examine how the roughness of pathway surfaces impacts wheelchair travel. Conducted by the Human Engineering Research Laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh, the project measured body vibrations resulting from travel across various types of bumpy or uneven surfaces, including existing sidewalks and simulated surfaces. Results from this research were used in the development of a new ASTM standard on pedestrian surfaces. This session will discuss the research findings and the new ASTM standard.
August 11, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Reasonable Accommodation: A Focus on Small Employers
This is a free webinar offered through the Northeast ADA Center.
From the Northeast ADA Center:
Reasonable accommodation is a cornerstone of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation allows people to approach the same work, in a way that works for them; it's not about people getting "special" or "extra" rights. The ADA covers employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments. There are approximately 25 million small businesses in the United States, and these businesses represent the vast majority of employers. Many small employers believe that reasonable accommodation is cost prohibitive. In reality, most employers report low or no cost when making accommodations. This webinar will explore the misunderstandings and best practices of particular relevance to small employers when accommodating employees with disabilities in and around the workplace.
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://register.yangtaninstitute.org/register/index.cfm?event=6434
August 15, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET ADA Audio Conference: Digital Accessibility Legal Update with Lainey Feingold
From the Great Lakes ADA Center:
Digital Accessibility is a civil right — the right to participate in all that is offered on websites, mobile applications and through other technologies. In the 21st century life happens online, and without accessibility disabled people are excluded. The law is one of the tools advancing digital accessibility in the United States.
This webinar, taught by one of the leading disability rights lawyers in the United States, will review recent legal developments involving the civil rights of disabled people to access digital content. Up-to-date news about court decisions, Structured Negotiation settlements, laws, and regulations impacting digital accessibility will be shared.
This webinar is not just for lawyers. We can all put the law in our pockets, learning to talk about disability rights laws as a tool of motivation and not fear. Everyone can learn to talk about the law in a straight forward way that recognizes the core rights of disabled people to access websites, mobile applications, kiosks, and all things digital. The law need not be a hammer or a threat (though of course it can be, and sometimes needs to be). The law can also help motivate companies, educators, and public agencies to be proactive about accessibility. Plenty of time for questions.
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/session/?id=110628
August 23, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Reasonable Accommodations in Colleges and Universities
This is a free webinar offered through the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center.
From the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
Accommodations in higher education can be very different from K-12 and workplace accommodations. Join us as we explore an overview of what reasonable accommodations look like in higher education and scenarios of a variety of accommodation requests. In addition, we will go over the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) documentation guidance and talk about reasonable documentation in higher education.
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://www.adainfo.org/training/RAs-colleges-universities
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: