January Training Opportunities on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related topics
January ADA Webinars and other Online Events
January 8, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET ADA Live Radio: United Disabilities Services (UDS) Service Dogs Training Program
ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
From the Southeast ADA Center: Service animals seems to be in the news a lot lately and there is a great deal of information available about the rights of individuals with disabilities to have service animals in public. Service animals can make a significant difference in the quality of life of people with disabilities. They can help make the world more accessible by assisting with mobility and orientation, balance, retrieving, sensing medical conditions, and much more. On this episode of ADA Live! we take a closer look at how these important animals are trained. Stephen Kuusisto, Syracuse University Professor and Director of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach with the Burton Blatt Institute and author of the book Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet’s Journey; Lori Breece, Program Manager, & Kristina Smith, Program Coordinator, with United Disabilities Services (UDS) Service Dog Training Program will discuss the important work of training service dogs. We will learn about the fascinating and extensive work that is needed to train a dog to be a service animal, the types of breeds typically used, how dogs and potential clients are matched, and much more.
Free and no registration is required, just "tune in" on the day and time of broadcast. To Listen: http://adalive.org
January 9, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Using the ADA and ABA Standards Series, Chapter 1: Application and Administration
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: The ADA Standards apply nationwide to many types of facilities in the private sector and the state and local government sectors. Facilities funded by the federal government are subject to similar standards issued under the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). This session kicks off a year-long, chapter-by-chapter review of these standards with a focus on those sections where questions or confusion often arise. Presenters will cover how the ADA and ABA Standards apply in new construction, alterations, and additions, dimensions for adults and children, equivalent facilitation and modifications or waivers, construction tolerances and other conventions, referenced standards, and definitions.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=110776
January 9, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Earthquake Preparedness For Everyone, With Everyone
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: Everyone, everywhere should know how
to protect themselves before, during, and after earthquakes. People with Access
and Functional Needs (AFN) or disabilities need to be aware of what steps to
take for earthquake preparedness and emergency managers need to be deliberate
in including people with disabilities in their advising, education and outreach
efforts. In this webinar participants will get an overview of new resources and
materials developed by people with disabilities for people with disabilities.
Emergency Managers will learn steps to take to include people with disabilities
in preparedness education and drills. Earthquake Preparedness is for everyone
Free webinar but registration is required. To Register: http://adapresentations.org/scheduleEM.php
January 15, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Drugs, Alcohol and Conduct Rules Under the ADA
From Great Lakes ADA Center: Employers and employees frequently express confusion about how the ADA interfaces with issues involving drugs, alcohol and related conduct rules. When are drug testing or fitness-for-duty examinations permissible? Can an employer request medical substantiation of rehabilitation? How do state marijuana laws or opioid use interface with the ADA? This webinar will review how these and other issues are addressed under the ADA, federal regulations and guidance, and case decisions and settlements across the country.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-legal/session/?id=110778
January 16, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Expand Your Outreach with an Accessibility Champions Program
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Multiply the power of your accessibility team by transforming your entire company into Accessibility Champions. Intuit shares road map, goals, techniques, lessons learned, and results.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-tech/session/?id=110775
January 16, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: The ADA in Jails & Prisons
This is a free webinar series 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: More than 750,000 people with disabilities are incarcerated in the U.S. These inmates are more likely to serve harder time with less access to positive programming and services if the facility does not fully comply with the ADA and implement best practices. Visitors also face hindrances when the facility fails to accommodate their disabilities. The Southwest ADA Center’s “Disability Related Access for Inmates and Visitors Guide” [URL: http://www.southwestada.org/html/publications/misc/correctional.html] is designed to educate and train facility staff regarding their ADA responsibilities. This webinar will examine the comprehensive Guide and discuss how it can be utilized within the correctional system.
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.adainfo.org/training/ADA-jails-prisons
January 21, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET ADA Webinar: Employment First and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Employment First is a value that every person with a
disability has a FIRST employment option in an integrated workplace earning
competitive wages. Employment First is a mindset, an outcome, and a commitment
to ensuring that people with disabilities are working in real jobs for real
pay. Join us as our speakers discuss Employment First and answer your
questions. Learn about Employment First and how the Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA) work together for people with disabilities in the workforce.
Free but registration is required. To register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/session/?id=110755
January 23, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Effective Communication in Health Care
This is a free webinar offered through the Healthcare and the ADA-Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Webinar Series, hosted by the Pacific ADA Center.
the Pacific ADA Center: This webinar will review the
Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws that apply to health care, with
a focus on the rights and responsibilities for effective communication for
people with hearing, vision, and cognitive disabilities in health care settings.
Discussion topics will include common auxiliary aids, services, and strategies
to ensure effective communication, as well as ADA and local resources for
training and technical assistance support.
Free webinar but registration is required. To Register: http://adapresentations.org/healthcare/schedule.php
Free ADA Help
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