March Training Opportunities on the Americans with Disabilities Act
March 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.
March 6, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET ADA Radio Show: Theme Parks and Accessibility
ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
From the Southeast ADA Center: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensures equality for people with disabilities at places of public accommodation. This includes theme parks that must ensure that they are accessible, which is more than wheelchair access. Accessibility includes "but is not limited to" providing inclusive experiences in planning for and during a theme park visit, such as: ticketing, online reservations, web applications, alternate formats, listening devices for people who are deaf or have hearing loss, audio descriptions for people who are blind or have low vision, and more.
Free and no registration is required, just "tune in" on the day and time of broadcast. To Listen: http://adalive.org
March 7, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Accessible Entrances, Doors, and Gates
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Entrances, doors, and gates are key components of access along routes and to buildings, rooms, and spaces. This session will cover scoping and technical requirements in the ADA and ABA Standards for entrances, doors and gates. Presenters will review in detail the specifications for maneuvering clearances at doors using images and animations to better explain the rationale behind these provisions. They will also address recessed doors, automatic doors and gates, doors in a series, door hardware and other topics.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=110699
March 14, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Recovery After Disasters and Individuals with Disabilities - What We Know and What We Do Not
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:
Of the phases of the disaster cycle,
the recovery phase is the longest but the least explored with respect to the
experiences of people with disabilities. This session will provide an overview
of what research reveals about the needs of people with disabilities and their
families post-disaster. Barriers to the recovery process as well as the
resource and service roles of state and local agencies, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and voluntary
organizations post-disaster will be discussed.
Free webinar but registration is required. To Register: http://adapresentations.org/schedule.php
March 19, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET ADA Audio Conference: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Web Sites: What is Required
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Many businesses and public entities use their web sites to provide information about programs and services, offer registration, enable visitors to purchase goods and services and much more. How does the ADA apply to these web sites? What makes a web site accessible? Are there ADA standards for web sites? Join us for this informative session with Jared Smith from WebAIM. He will address these questions and provide an opportunity for participants to ask their own.
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-audio/session/?id=110697
March 20, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: What is a Public Accommodation under the ADA?
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the activities of public accommodations. Public Accommodations are considered to be businesses including private entities that are open to the public or that provide goods or services to the public. While the antidiscrimination provisions under Title III are clear; questions often emerge as to whether or not certain settings in which goods and services are provided would qualify as a public accommodation and therefore be subject to those provisions. This webinar will examine what is covered by Title III of the ADA in terms of what is and is not considered a public accommodation. Southwest ADA center Legal specialists George Powers, J.D. and Sashi Nisankarao, J.D. will discuss the complexities pertaining to how public accommodations are defined.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-legal/session/?id=110711
March 21, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: What’s new with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)?
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: WCAG 2.1 is the new recommendation for organizations looking to address web accessibility. It adds one new guideline and 17 new success criteria that focus primarily on touch inputs that did not exist when WCAG 2.0 was released in 2008. WCAG 2.1 builds on WCAG 2.0 to further consider people using mobile devices, people with low vision, people with cognitive disabilities, and people using speech recognition software. In this session, learn about WCAG 2.1, these new success criteria, and how they might affect your websites.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-tech/session/?id=110706
March 26, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. ET Free Webinar: ADA Lessons from Case Law: Web Accessibility
This is a free webinar offered through the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, one of the 10 Regional ADA Centers in the ADA National Networkthat provides training and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
From the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center:
Join us for the third of a 3 part series, ADA Lessons
from Case Law, where we will examine recent court cases as they pertain to
different areas of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
When do the websites of public accommodations (businesses that are generally open to the public such as stores, restaurants, movie theaters, schools, day care facilities, recreation facilities, and doctors' offices) need to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act? Are courts across the country coming to different conclusions on this issue? What standards are courts looking to in the absence of the U.S. Department of Justice regulations? What else can courts and settlement agreements tell us about website accessibility? Through an in-depth review of recent court cases and settlement agreements, participants will learn what courts are saying about the ADA’s requirements for website accessibility, including best practices and practical strategies. Note that this webinar is focused on legal issues and will not delve into the technical details on how to create accessible websites.
Presenter: Rachel M. Weisberg, Staff Attorney and Manager, Employment Rights Helpline, Equip for Equality
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.adainfo.org/training/webinar-websites-caselaw
March 27, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Service Animal Scenarios
This is a free webinar offered through the Northeast ADA Center, one of the 10 Regional ADA Centers in the ADA National Networkthat provides training and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
From the Northeast ADA Center: Service animals have begun emerging in popular media as a topic of contention as airlines, business's, and other places of public accommodation struggle with understanding what service animals are. In this webinar, we will explore scenarios relating to rights and responsibilities of both service animal users as well as those of places of public accommodation.
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://register.yangtaninstitute.org/register/index.cfm?event=7008
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