November Training Opportunities on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related topics (most are free)
November 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.
November 1, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET ADA Radio Show: Service Animals
ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
From ADA Live
Questions about service animals and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? There are numerous types of assistance/ service animals available to assist people with disabilities. Guide animals help individuals who are blind navigate their surroundings. Some service animals provide physical and/or psychological support to individuals with various disabilities. Federal laws governing the right to be accompanied by these animals in various settings can be confusing.
This episode of ADA Live! will review the definitions and differences between a service animal and an emotional support animal. We will overview the ADA regulations and policies for service animals and discuss access for individuals with disabilities using service animals in places of business and housing. We will also address common questions from businesses, such as “what am I allowed to ask a person with a service animal?” and "can a restaurant or hotel refuse to allow a service animal?“
Free and no registration is required, just "tune in" on the day and time of broadcast. To Listen: http://adalive.org
November 2, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Harmonization between the ADA Standards and the International Building Code
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: Changes in the 2010 ADA standards were made so that they more closely mirror the 2003 editions of the International Building Code (IBC) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A117.1 standard. ANSI recently adopted a new edition of the A117.1 standard. Some differences still exist between the ADA standards and the IBC/ANSI in terms of scoping provisions and technical requirements. The Access Board will partner with a representative from the International Code Council, which maintains the IBC and published the recent A117.1 standard, to highlight differences between these documents, answer your questions, and clarify common areas of confusion.
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/schedule
November 9, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Innovative Ideas for Ensuring Your Emergency Operations Plans Are Inclusive for the Whole Community
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.
Abridged Excerpt from the Pacific ADA Center
Ensuring your Emergency Operations Plans are inclusive of the whole community can come with challenges. In this presentation, we will explore innovative, efficient, and effective tools that will guide an agency to meet requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for emergency preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.
Resources will be shared that will assist plans with compliance, while building comprehensive and collaborative partnerships in communities to enhance emergency plans.
Free webinar but registration is required. To Register: http://adapresentations.org/schedule.php
November 15, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: An Update on ADA "Drive-by" Lawsuits
From Great Lakes ADA Center
Recent news segments focused on ways in which some consumers and their attorneys misused the ADA in so-called “Drive-by” Lawsuits caused widespread confusion and reaction among the general public. The truth is considerably different than what has been represented by the media, anti-civil rights forces and a legitimately scared but reactionary business community.
Attorney J. Aaron McCullough will provide an update so-called ADA"drive-by" lawsuits across the country including some of the more recent media reports on this issue. This webinar will focus on the legal reality behind these lawsuits and also take a look at proposed legal reform and related updates on this issue.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-legal/session/?id=110642
November 16, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: PDF Accessibility: Regulations, Risks, and Strategies
Abridged excerpt from Great Lakes ADA Center
The internet will remain an important resource for many aspects of life: education, employment, government, health care, commerce, and more. As new and improved legislation is introduced, digital content accessibility guidelines are becoming clearer. Because PDF content is one of the most widely used digital formats to communicate information both online and via email, it is important to make sure that those PDF documents are truly accessible to everyone.
Unfortunately, many questions abound regarding PDF accessibility, testing, and compliance. Where does one start to understand document accessibility? How do we address it?
This session will give you a well-rounded understanding of PDF accessibility regulations, the risks associated with non-compliance (along with the benefits of making your PDFs accessible), and various options you can implement right away to improve the accessibility of your documents and reduce your legal risk!
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-tech/schedule
November 21, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET ADA Audio Conference: Service Animals and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Exploring Common Issues and Scenarios
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: While more than 27 plus years have passed since the implementation of the ADA there are areas which continue to raise questions and cause confusion. One of these areas relates to Service Animals. This session will explore the rules governing service animals in a variety of settings including but not limited to the workplace; education; healthcare; business, public spaces; hospitality and travel venues and places of recreation. Bring your scenario’s to share and discuss with the presenter. Learn what your rights are as a person who uses a service animal and/or as someone who deals with the public and has questions about how your organization should appropriately respond to service animal issues.
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/
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: