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, 2:30 -
4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Accessible
Exterior Routes and Surfaces
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: This webinar will focus on scoping and technical requirements for exterior routes and surfaces. Presenters will review the differences between sidewalks in the public right-of-way, accessible routes, shared use paths, and pedestrian trails. Additionally, the latest information on accessible surfaces will be discussed. Participants will have a clear understanding of the important differences, overlapping provisions, and vocabularies of one of the most important fundamentals of accessible design.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=110692
November 7, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET ADA Radio Show: Airport Accessibility and the ADA
ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
Southeast ADA Center: As we enter the holiday season, roughly 6.4 million
people will rely on the nation’s airlines to go “home for the holidays”. These
travelers include people with disabilities. Making airport services and
facilities accessible is a crucial component of an airports’ infrastructure for
the 26 million adults with temporary and permanent disabilities who travel each
year for pleasure or business.
This episode of ADA Live! features Steve Mayers, ADA and Title VI Coordinator at the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Mr. Mayers talks about the role of the ADA and Title VI Coordinator, challenges to airport accessibility, and steps to make air travel comfortable and convenient for people who have disabilities.
Free and no registration is required, just "tune in" on the day and time of broadcast. To Listen: http://adalive.org
November 7, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Welcoming Veterans with Disabilities into the Workplace
This is a free webinar offered through the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center.
From the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center: This session is designed to educate the business community about veterans with disabilities who are transitioning to the workplace. Participants will explore how to create a welcoming environment for veterans with disabilities and learn about the unique aspects of military culture. The presenters will discuss attitudes and behaviors that can affect veterans with disabilities, and examine how that might impact employee engagement in the business culture.
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://www.adainfo.org/training/welcoming-veterans-workplace
November 8, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Inclusive Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery - Getting It Right
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: This webinar will review new legislation, crafted by inclusive disability disaster advocates with U.S. Senate leaders, led by Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA). The legislation focuses on analyzing the responses to disasters of the past five years and determining how best to include individuals with disabilities and those who are aging in the preparation, response, and recovery process from the start. Protection of civil rights and ensuring the voices of on-the-ground stakeholders are key components of the legislation.
Free webinar but registration is required. To Register: http://adapresentations.org/schedule.php
November 13, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET ADA Audio Conference: Best Practices in Inclusive Employment Practices
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Employers are seeking qualified individuals to fill positions within their companies. There is a vast pool of untapped talent that have been historically unemployed and underemployed. That talented pool consists of persons with disabilities. Join us as speakers from the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) address strategies for employers to recruit/hire and retain/promote persons with disabilities. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and get helpful insights from the presenters.
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/session/?id=110693
November 14, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: ADA Shopping Season
This is a free webinar offered through the Northeast ADA Center.
From the Northeast ADA Center:
Shopping Season is
Upon Us! Best Practices for Serving Customers with Disabilities
Join us to review both ADA requirements, and best practices, for retail establishments that help to enhance the shopping experience for customers with disabilities. This refresher course will review ADA requirements for physical access that are often problematic for shoppers with disabilities, as well as store policies and procedures to consider that impact shoppers with disabilities.
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://www.edi.cornell.edu/register/index.cfm?event=6738
November 14, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Parking and the ADA
Great Lakes ADA Center: In the 27 or so years since enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Accessible Parking remains a hot topic crisscrossing several titles of the ADA.
Title II covered State and local government entities have an ongoing obligation
to make programs and services accessible -- which includes provision of
accessible parking. The private sectors, covered by Title III, also have
obligations to remove barriers in their built environments and provide
accessible parking. And, Title I covered employers also have ADA obligations to
provide accessible parking to employees. Moreover, what about private housing
and accessible parking?
This session will explore common situations, issues, and legal update pertaining to accessible parking as a uniquely singular area of disability law that continues to persist as a popular ADA issue for everyone involved. There is no escaping an ADA parking issue on a daily basis.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-legal/session/?id=110691
November 15, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Inclusive Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities
This is a free webinar offered through the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center.
From the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center: As natural disasters increase in scale, frequency, and complexity, individuals with disabilities and governmental agencies need to be prepared to handle emergency situations. In this session, we will discuss what steps individuals need to take to be prepared, such as establishing a support network and what to keep in a go bag and an emergency supply kit. We will also review the basic principles found in the ADA for inclusive emergency preparedness and discuss its application to access and functional needs planning in the areas of evacuation, transportation, communication, and emergency sheltering. Finally, we will provide helpful tips, checklists, toolkits, and a number of other resources that are available to everyone in order to meet the goal of effective inclusive emergency planning.
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://www.adainfo.org/training/Inclusive-Emergency-Preparedness
November 15, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Creating Accessible Documents with Adobe InDesign
Excerpt from Great Lakes ADA Center: Adobe InDesign is a wonderful tool for producing creative documents; however, InDesign can be challenging when it comes to creating a document that is attractive and accessible. This webinar will take you step by step when it comes to making an accessible document in InDesign. Helpful tips and tools will also be shared along the way to help you create an accessible PDF beginning in InDesign.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-tech/session/?id=110677
Free ADA Help
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