February Training Opportunities on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related topics (most are free)
February 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.
February 6, 1:00 -
1:30 p.m. ET ADA Radio Show: Web
Accessibility in a Nutshell
ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
From the Southeast ADA Center:
Use of the Internet is increasingly enmeshed and
vital in education, business, and daily life. However, various barriers prevent
equal access and limit equal opportunity to the Web for people with
This episode of ADA Live! will highlight the basics of web accessibility including: why it is important, the ADA and other laws, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and common barriers to web access. Discover some tips and best practices to help you get started in providing more accessible and usable web applications and digital materials to a diverse audience.
Free and no registration is required, just "tune in" on the day and time of broadcast. To Listen: http://adalive.org
February 7, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Accessible Sidewalks, Shared Use Paths, and Street Crossings
From the Great Lakes ADA Center:
Ensuring access to public streets and sidewalks
can be a challenge since new guidelines for accessible public rights-of-way
have yet to finalized. This webinar will review resources that can be consulted
in the interim, namely the guidelines that the Access Board previously proposed
for public rights-of-way and shared use paths. Presenters will discuss common
access issues and solutions and review proposed requirements for sidewalks and
street crossings, curb ramps and blended transitions, detectable warnings,
pedestrian signals, on-street parking, street furniture, transit stops and
other components of public rights-of-way and shared use paths.
The webinar will review the scoping and technical requirement found in both the PROWAG and 2013 SNPRM which address access requirement for sidewalks, shared use paths, and pedestrian street crossings. The webinar will also discuss requirements for other pedestrian facilities and elements found in the right-of-way such as accessible pedestrian signals, curb ramps, and transit stops
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=110700
February 14, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Feeling Safe, Being Safe Going Forward (Online Emergency Preparedness Training for People with Disabilities)
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.
the Pacific ADA Center:
Feeling Safe, Being Safe was the
first online emergency preparedness training series developed by people with
intellectual disabilities for people with disabilities and older adults.
This webinar will examine the strategies used to develop and pilot the community based online community training module, train-the-trainer series and easy-to-use materials. Webinar facilitators will speak about the value of end-user engagement in emergency management training tools.
Free webinar but registration is required. To Register: http://adapresentations.org/schedule.php
February 19, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET ADA Audio Conference: The ADA, Businesses and Barrier Removal: What are the Requirements?
From the Great Lakes ADA Center:
Obligations for businesses operating from existing buildings continues to be one of the most misunderstood requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). People forget that the ADA is a civil rights law and not a building code. Numerous lawsuits and complaints have arisen due to the lack of barrier removal by retail and business establishments on main streets across the country. Tune into this session to learn from our presenters about the ADA requirements for "readily achievable barrier removal" and how it applies to a place of public accommodation.
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-audio/session/?id=110698
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: