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, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET ADA Radio Show: Why Your Advocacy Matters: What's Happening at the State and Federal Level in Disability Policy
ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
Free and no registration is required, just "tune in" on the day and time of broadcast. To Listen: http://adalive.org
May 4, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Accessible Fitness Facilities and Exercise Equipment
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: The 2010 ADA Accessibility Standard and the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard include provisions for exercise equipment and other elements typically found in a health club or fitness facility. This session will highlight provisions for exercise equipment along with a basic review of the building and facility elements such as toilet and bathing facilities, locker rooms, and other site amenities.
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/schedule
May 9, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. ET Free "Brown Bag" Webinar: Accessible Parking and the ADA
On May 9, the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center will host a free "brown bag" webinar.
Abridged excerpt from the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
This 30 minute session will address some of the most common questions about accessible parking, including providing accessible or reserved parking as a reasonable accommodation for employees under Title I of the ADA, how the ADA Standards apply to parking facilities under Title II and Title III, how to address restricted parking, and how state and local laws and codes come into play.
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://www.adainfo.org/training/things-to-know-accessible-parking-webinar
May 11, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Clear & Effective Emergency Communications over Wireless Devices
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.
Excerpt from the Pacific ADA Center
During an emergency, alert and warning officials need to provide the public with life-saving emergency messages that inform those in the impacted area and compel them to take protective actions. Emergency information is not always presented in formats accessible to people with different levels of sensory, cognitive and physical disabilities.
Likewise, the devices on which they receive emergency information are not always optimized for use with emergency information tools such as WEA, subscription-based alerting systems, or local and state apps (e.g. Ready Georgia). This webinar will address composing message content and delivery format features that can enhance the accessibility of the information to people with disabilities. We will also cover smartphone features that can improve the accessibility of emergency messages. The webinar will close with a description and demonstration of an accessible system, Deaf Link's Accessible Hazard Alert System (AHAS).
Free webinar but registration is required. To Register: http://adapresentations.org/schedule.php
May 18, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Free Web Evaluation Tools: What They Can (and Can't) Do
Abridged excerpt from Great Lakes ADA Center
This presentation will examine some common on-line tools that can be used to evaluate different aspects of web accessibility. The session will discuss why many web site features require human evaluation to truly determine if the site is accessible. The session will also discuss how different parts of the web team should be involved in evaluation and validation issues and work together as a team to produce an accessible product. Ongoing evaluation will be discussed as well.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-tech/schedule
May 24, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Interplay Between the ADA and FMLA
From Great Lakes ADA Center
Employee leave is one of the most complex and common situations that businesses encounter. This session will compare and contrast the ADA and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), their respective regulations, and court decisions to assist employers and employees with navigating leave under each statute separately and in tandem.
The webinar will feature Barry Taylor and Rachel Weisberg, attorneys from the Illinois P & A, Equip for Equality.
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-legal/schedule
Free ADA Help
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