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December Training Opportunities on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related topics (most are free)

December 6, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET ADA Radio Show: ABLE Accounts

ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.

From ADA Live
Adults with disabilities are twice as likely to live in poverty as those who do not have a disability. ABLE accounts are a way for individuals with disabilities and their families to build wealth without jeopardizing means or resource tested benefits.

Created by the passage of the Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014, ABLE accounts allow individuals with disabilities and their families to save money and continue eligibility for SSI and Medicaid.

This episode of WADA ADA Live! features Michael Morris, Director of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University and founder and Executive Director of the National Disability Institute, discussing the opportunities ABLE accounts provide in breaking the cycle of poverty.

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

December 7, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Looking Ahead – “Frontier Accessibility Issues”

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:
Access Board members and staff continue to examine future trends, new products, and designs in terms of their impact on communication and facility access for persons with disabilities. This session will review some of the more recent trends and technologies that have caught the Board’s attention.

Some examples include prescription drug labeling, electric car charging stations, and adult changing tables.

Session participants are encouraged to provide questions in advance about a future trend or technology.

Free but registration is required. To Register:

December 12, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Universal Accessibility, Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response

This is a free webinar offered through the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center.

From the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
Since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in August 2017, followed by hurricanes Irma and Maria and then the Napa, CA wildfires, there has been increased awareness of the disproportionate impact of disasters on people with disabilities and their communities. Equal access throughout the emergency management cycle is required and universal accessibility is an imperative for effective emergency preparedness and disaster response, optimizing limited resources throughout response and recovery. When communities begin the process of recovery after a disaster, they have an unprecedented opportunity for investing in universal design throughout all aspects of their recovery and mitigation strategy.

This session will address obligations, opportunities and strategies for achieving true community disaster resilience through civil rights compliance requirements and universal design approaches benefiting the whole community.

Free but registration is required. To Register:

December 14, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Everybody Rides: One County’s Approach to Safe, Accessible Bus Stops

This is a free webinar offered through the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center.

From the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center:
Montgomery County, MD is a county of nearly 1 million residents and 507 square miles of urban, suburban and rural communities served by Ride-on, a fixed route transit service. Stacy Coletta, the Manager of the Customer Amenities Unit for the County’s Transit Services Division, and Nancy Greene, County’s ADA Coordinator, will discuss how the County implemented a multi-year project to create accessible bus stops throughout the community.

Stacy will share the process used, lessons learned and issues resolved throughout this challenging project.

Free 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