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 1, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free
Webinar: Outdoor Developed Areas (A
This is a free webinar offered through a collaboration of the U.S. Access Board and the ADA National Network.
the Great Lakes ADA Center:
Achieving accessibility in outdoor environments has long been a source of inquiry due to challenges and constraints posed by terrain, the degree of development, construction practices and materials, and other factors. In 2013, the Access Board issued new accessibility standards for outdoor developed areas, including trails, beach access routes, picnic and camping areas, on federal sites covered by the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). The Board also published a guide to assist designers, owners, and operators in the use of these standards.
This session will provide an overview of the standards for federal outdoor developed areas, highlighting some of the material in the guide. Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance.
The "Guide" is the Outdoor Developed Areas: A Summary of Accessibility Standards for Federal Outdoor Developed Areas, available for download on the U.S. Access Board's website: https://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/recreation-facilities/outdoor-developed-areas
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/schedule
February 7, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET ADA Radio Show: Small Business and the ADA
ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly
show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
From Southeast ADA
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires businesses to make reasonable accommodations for qualified employees with disabilities under Title I of the Act. Title I only applies to businesses that have more than 15 employees. Title III of the ADA requires businesses, regardless of the number of employees, to make the goods and services they offer to the general public also available to customers and clients with disabilities.
In this episode of WADA ADALive!, Beth Milito, Senior Executive Counsel of the National Federation of Small Business, will discuss small business concerns, challenges, and best practices in accommodating both employees and customers. Topics include: Concerns small businesses have in accommodating their employees. How advocates can support small businesses in making their facilities accessible. Addressing the threat of "fly by" lawsuits. And future challenges small business may meet, including website accessibility and the aging workforce.
Free and no registration is required, just "tune in" on the day and time of broadcast. To Listen: http://adalive.org
February 8, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Review of Emergency Preparedness Litigation
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 and FEMA.
Excerpt from the Pacific ADA Center:
The ADA was passed before major emergencies such as September 11th, Hurricane Katrina and Sandy Hook. As a result, the text of the ADA does not specifically reference the ADA's application to emergency preparedness efforts by state and local governments. In this session, attorney Barry Taylor will discuss how the courts have interpreted the application of the ADA and other civil rights laws to the issue of emergency preparedness. He will also review the implementation of various emergency preparedness settlements across the country.
Free webinar but registration is required. To Register: http://adapresentations.org/schedule.php
4-Part Webinar Series: History of Disabilities (January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22)
This free webinar series is offered through the Southeast ADA Center.
From the Southeast
January 11, 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET - The Tangled Roots of Disability Policy
January 25, 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET - World War I and Rehabilitation
February 8, 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET - Mid-20th Century Ferment in Disability Rights
February 22, 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET - Civil Rights to Disability Rights
The quest for social equality for people who have disabilities is a story that begins in the earliest years of the American experience. Marked by both great achievement as well as some of the darkest policies imaginable, the struggle to remove physical, institutional, and attitudinal barriers faced by people who have disabilities is a dynamic story of disappointment and perseverance that continues to today.
This webinar series provides an educational framework for students, social service professionals, family members, and most of all, people who experience disability. We will explore the roots of the disability rights movement and the historical turning points that shape contemporary policy. Dr. Logue’s conversational style and deep subject matter knowledge make for an intriguing and thought-provoking webinar experience.
Join author and educator Dr. Larry Logue as he tells the story of the disability rights movement in a four-part webinar series, “History of Disability Rights”. Dr. Logue takes us on a fascinating journey; exploring the policies, legislation, movements, and personalities that have left their mark on this civil rights movement.
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://www.adasoutheast.org/webinars/2018/history-disabilities-webinar-series.php
February 14, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Top ADA Cases of 2017
This is a free webinar offered through the Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network.
From Great Lakes ADA Center:
Courts across the country decided a number of significant ADA cases in 2017, and this session will provide an in-depth review of the top ADA cases from the past year. In addition to reviewing the specific facts and ruling in each case, there will also be a discussion of the impact these cases may have on future ADA litigation. This webinar will cover a wide variety of ADA issues under Titles I, II and III. Start the New Year off right with a better understanding of the most important ADA cases decided in 2017!
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-legal/session/?id=110654
February 15, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Top Things to Know About Braille Signage
This is a free webinar offered through the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center.
the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
Signs play a valuable role in the design of any public space. However, their value does little good for the millions of Americans who are blind and visually impaired if basic accessibility guidelines are ignored. This webinar session will go over the key steps toward assuring proper guidelines are met for appropriate accessible signage. Presenter: Anthony Stephens, director of advocacy and governmental affairs for the American Council of the Blind (link is external), will be on-line to provide key information for an architectural barrier that is unfortunately as easy to overlook as it is to remedy.
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://www.adainfo.org/training/Accessible-Signage
February 20, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Cancer as a Disability: Rights in the Workplace
This is a free webinar offered through the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center.
the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center:
Attorney Stephanie Fajuri of Disability Rights Legal Center's Cancer Legal Resource Center in Los Angeles, California will provide an overview of the laws that provide protection in the workplace for those who are coping with a cancer diagnosis. Federal laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and state employment discrimination laws protect cancer survivors in the workplace. Ms. Fajuri will discuss issues including disclosure, reasonable accommodations, and requesting medical leave and answer your questions.
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://www.adainfo.org/training/Cancer-Workplace
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: