September Training Opportunities on the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related events
September 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.
September 6, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET ADA Radio Show: Food Allergies and the Rights of Individuals with Allergy-Related Disabilities under the ADA
ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
A food allergy may be considered a disability under Federal laws, such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Some individuals with food allergies have a disability, particularly those with more significant or severe responses to certain foods.
In this episode, Dr. Daniel Newman - Executive Director of Academic Support Services, and ADA/504 Coordinator at Lesley University, discusses how the settlement agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Lesley University in Massachusetts helped to increase awareness among higher education professionals that food allergies and celiac disease may qualify as a disability under the ADA. Dr. Newman will also discuss the challenges and solutions for universities in accommodating and supporting students with specific allergens.
Free and no registration is required, just "tune in" on the day and time of broadcast. To Listen: http://adalive.org
September 6, 12:30-1:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Effective Communication, The ADA and Law Enforcement
This is a free webinar offered through the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center.
the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center:
A majority of law enforcement activity involves communicating information, so effective communication is a critical responsibility of law enforcement personnel. When effective communication is denied to people with disabilities, there can be a significant negative impact on the administration of justice. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations require law enforcement personnel to provide individuals with communication disabilities an equal opportunity to communicate. They are required to take steps to ensure effective communication, including providing appropriate accommodations and "auxiliary aids or services."
This webinar will review:
- Importance of effective communication for people with disabilities, specifically those with hearing loss, in law enforcement activities, and consequences of inadequate access and oversight.
- Overview of auxiliary aids and services to ensure effective communication.
- Communication strategies and other types of accommodations, such as environmental considerations
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://www.adainfo.org/training/Effective-communication-and-law-enforcement
September 7, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Open Q & A with the U.S. Access Board
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:
This is a regular session in our webinar series that provides an opportunity to ask questions on any topic related to the Board's work and activities. Questions are welcome on the Board's accessibility requirements and rulemaking activities, including the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards, new standards being developed for medical diagnostic equipment, and other topics related to the Board's work. Accessibility specialists will answer questions submitted in advance during the first half of the session, leaving time in the second half to answer questions in the live session.
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/schedule
September 19, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET ADA Audio Conference: Facebook Friends-Workplace Enemies
From the Great Lakes ADA Center:
Can I Google applicants? Within social media and employment law the risk of social media in the employment world is a relatively new fad and form of communication. With the popularity of social sites like Facebook and Linkedin, employers can gain access to all sorts of information that would normally be "off limits" during an interview.
Could this be creating a legal problem for employers? Are people with disabilities being "weeded out" by potential employers because of their "electric footprints"? In this lively session EEOC's Joe Bontke will spell out the risks and offer some remedy for the new risk of social network "investigating" when an applicant has some "google issues".
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/
September 20, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Reasonable Accommodation Update
From Great Lakes ADA Center:
Providing reasonable accommodations so that employees with disabilities can perform the essential functions of the job is one of the cornerstones of the ADA. However, the process for obtaining and providing reasonable accommodations can be confusing for employees and employers. This session will review the latest reasonable accommodation court decisions so that all stakeholders can better understand their rights and responsibilities.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-legal/session/?id=110609
September 21, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Accessibility 101 for Technology
Abridged excerpt from Great Lakes ADA Center
Just as you would not wait until after baking a cake to add the eggs, you should not wait until after a project to include accessibility. This presentation will touch on the laws and some basic accessibility points that should be included in your development recipe whether it is a website, documents, or application. Whether you are new to accessibility or been “baking” for years, this is a session for all!
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-tech/schedule
September 28, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Overview of the Final Rule for Accessible Medical Diagnostic Equipment
This is a free webinar offered through the Northeast ADA Center.
From the Northeast ADA
This webinar will review the accessibility standards developed by the U.S. Access Board for equipment used in medical settings by health care providers for diagnostic purposes, including: examination tables and chairs, weight scales, mammography equipment, and other imaging equipment. The webinar will also discuss the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' guidance information for health care providers regarding their responsibilities to make their services and facilities accessible to individuals with mobility disabilities under the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://register.yangtaninstitute.org/register/index.cfm?event=6401
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: