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July Training Opportunities on the Americans with Disabilities Act and other ADA Anniversary events

ADA Anniversary Month Webinars and other 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.

Visit ADA-Indiana's  28th ADA Anniversary Page for more resources

July 4, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET ADA Radio Show: Beach Access and the ADA

ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.

From the Southeast ADA Center: In this episode we will discuss how to make a beach accessible to people with disabilities. This episode will examine challenges such as beach and wildlife protections alterations to an existing beach (including upgrades to parking, circulation path, and restroom facilities) and what defines an accessible route.

Free and no registration is required, just "tune in" on the day and time of broadcast. To Listen:

July 10, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Communicating with People Who Have Hearing, Vision, and Speech Disabilities: ADA Requirements for Facilities, Vehicles, and Services

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

From the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center: This 30-minute session will offer a brief overview of ADA provisions related to communicating with people who have hearing, vision, or speech disabilities as they seek to participate in state and local government programs covered by Title II, or gain access to services offered by the wide range of private businesses covered by Title III. We will review some common communication-related features required in vehicles and buildings (e.g., signs, alarm signals), as well as strategies, services, or devices that may be needed to communicate effectively in various types of interactions.

Free but registration is required. To Register:

July 12, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Transportation Facilities and the ADA

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: Accessibility standards for transportation facilities apply to the construction and alteration of transportation facilities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Department of Transportation (DOT) adopted these standards based on updated guidelines issued by the Board. This session will review the provisions for fixed guideway stations, intercity rail stations, and bus shelters along with some along with some additional requirements established by the U S Department of Justice.

Free but registration is required. To Register:

July 12, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: The Disaster Response Efforts of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

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.

Abridged Excerpt from the Pacific ADA Center: The Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) leads the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) commitment to protecting civil rights in natural and man-made disasters. In this session, CRCL's Rebekah Tosado and Brian Parsons will introduce CRCL's disaster related responsibilities drawing upon examples from CRCL's experiences during the 2017 and prior disasters. They will describe CRCL's collaboration with FEMA (a Component of DHS) and federal civil rights partners to provide proactive guidance, address emerging issues, and engage members of the disability community.

Free webinar but registration is required. To Register:

July 18, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: A Review of the Greatest Hits of ADA Employment Law and Case Updates

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

From Great Lakes ADA Center: Please join us for an ADA legal series webinar reviewing some of the “Greatest Hits” in ADA Employment Law. As we approach the 28th anniversary of the ADA, Southwest ADA Center legal specialist Diego Demaya, will spot-check and briefly discuss some of the more notable EEOC disability-related technical assistance publications released in recent years. He will also review the EEOC's online complaint filing form as well as notable cases to keep on the ADA radar. Additional areas covered will include EEOC's focus on harassment, final rules on employment wellness programs, EEOC request for people experiencing discrimination connected to certain cases on the docket, and available EEOC assistance focusing on Small Businesses.

Free but registration is required. To Register:

July 25, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: ADA and Employment in Small Businesses

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

From the Northeast ADA Center: How much do small businesses know about disability, the ADA, and their responsibilities related to reasonable accommodation? In the Northeast ADA Center, we are conducting a study to better understand how the ADA is currently implemented in small businesses, where many do not have a dedicated HR professional. Further, we seek to understand what gets in the way of ADA implementation, and how can our ADA Center better support these businesses. During this webinar, we will share finding from a qualitative study of Small Businesses and ADA Implementation.

Free but registration is required. To Register:

July 31, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET ADA Audio Conference: Reflection on 28 years of the ADA: What Have We Learned, Where Do We Go From Here?

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: With the 30th anniversary of the ADA fast approaching it is time to reflect back on the 28 years since the passage of the ADA and examine some of the milestones that shaped the direction that the law has taken. With the passage of the most significant piece of civil rights legislation impacting the lives of persons with disabilities there were many hopes and promises made for the future. This session will reflect on what it took to get where we are today as well as discuss different points of view in terms of where we still need to go and what may need to happen next in order for the full promise of the ADA to be realized. Join our distinguished speakers, John Wodatch and Sally Conway, who collectively represent a wealth of knowledge and experience working directly with the shaping of the ADA from inception to implementation.

Free but registration is required. To register:

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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