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May Training Opportunities on the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related events

May 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.


May 3, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Recreation Facilities – A Refresher

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 session will provide a refresher on the requirements common to both the ADA and ABA for recreation facilities. The presenter will provide an overview of the criteria for accessible recreation facilities, including play areas, swimming pools, sports facilities, fishing piers, boating facilities, golf courses, and amusement rides.

Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=110659



May 10, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: FEMA's Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, Town Hall on Strategic Plan

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.

Abridged Excerpt from the Pacific ADA Center: The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) leads FEMA's commitment to whole-community emergency management by integrating individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs into all aspects of disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. In this session, new FEMA ODIC Director Linda Mastandrea will introduce herself and present FEMA Administrator Brock Long's strategic plan for the Agency. She will discuss how the community can leverage that approach to be successful in collaborating with their state, local, territorial and tribal partners in emergency management.

Free webinar but registration is required. To Register: http://adapresentations.org/schedule.php



May 15, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET ADA Audio Conference: Ask the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

The ADA Audio Conference is coordinated by the Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network.

From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Do you have a burning question regarding the employment provisions of the ADA? Is there an accommodation issue that you are confused about? Do you have questions about what constitutes a disability under the ADA? Are you clear about what constitutes “leave” as an accommodation under the ADA? What are the guidelines regarding the presence of companion animals and service animals in the workplace? Join us for this popular session where you will have an opportunity to ask your question. We will be accepting questions in advance of the session. The first 25 questions submitted will be given priority and then we will take questions “live” during the session as well.

Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/session/?id=110672 



May 16, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: ADA in the K-12 Setting

This is a free webinar offered through the Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network.

From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Often when people think about disability rights in the K-12 setting, they focus on special education rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). While that law provides critical legal protections for students with disabilities and their families, the ADA also applies to this setting. In this webinar, the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities, family members, and school personnel under the ADA will be discussed. The webinar will also focus on the latest case law interpretations, including the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on the interplay between the ADA and the IDEA. You’ll want to attend this session to make sure you get an “A” on your ADA report card.

Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-legal/session/?id=110669



May 17, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Using WordPress for Accessible Web Development

This is a free webinar offered through the Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network.

From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Joe Dolson has been doing web development and consulting with a focus on accessibility since 2004, when he founded his business. Starting in 2008, he began to develop WordPress plug-ins. This rose out of a need for software that could serve key web site needs in a manner that was accessible for users (both on the admin and public side) who had disabilities. He focuses less on the design process, and develops custom applications that will be used as a portion of a larger accessible application. Join us for an in-depth look into taking full advantage of WordPress accessibility features and plug-ins.

Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-tech/session/?id=110671



May 22, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Alternative Formats in Higher Education: History, Trends, Current Practices and Challenges

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

From the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center:

Availability of textbooks, exams and other course materials in alternative text formats has made higher education accessible for many students with disabilities. Dan Newsome and Krithika Mutuguppe from the University of Maryland's Accessibility & Disability Service (ADS) will take a comprehensive look at alternative formats at colleges and universities. This presentation will include a discussion of the history of alternative formats, including developments in new technology and the changes in production of alternative format documents over the years. We will learn the practices and procedures ADS uses to get necessary course texts converted into the high quality alternative formats that students need. Our speakers will look at major challenges (for example: STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering (and the Arts) and Math for blind students) and hopes for alternative format production in the future. Time-permitting, participants from other institutions will be invited to contribute their ideas and practices to the discussion.

Free but registration is required. To Register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efclqwsk64cd5862&oseq=&c=&ch=



May 23, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: ADA Effective Communication in Medical Settings

This is a free webinar offered through the Northeast ADA Center.

From the Northeast ADA Center: Talking about medical issues can be difficult in any context. When a patient is speaking with their medical care provider, a variety of challenges, barriers and misunderstandings could get in the way. In this webinar, we will discuss effective communication in the medical setting from both the patient with a disability and the medical provider perspective. We will also discuss best practices for creating a positive and clear exchange.

Free but registration is required. To Register: http://www.edi.cornell.edu/register/index.cfm?event=6656



May 29, 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: The ADA and Playgrounds

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

From the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center:

This is the second presentation in a series of three recreational facility webinars. Bill Botten, Accessibility Specialist from the U.S. Access Board will provide a thirty minute overview of the minimum scoping and technical requirements for newly constructed and altered play areas required to comply with the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and the Architectural Barriers Act. Ground level and elevated play components, accessible routes, and play area surface requirements will be discussed. Please join us for this introduction to accessibility standards for these unique facilities.

Free but registration is required. To Register: http://www.adainfo.org/training/accessible-playgrounds

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.

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