January Training Opportunities on the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related events
January 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.
January 3, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET ADA Radio Show: The History of Disability, Lessons from the Past
ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has often been called a turning point in the history of people with disabilities. In honor of the ADA Anniversary (July 26), this episode will explore significant turning points in the history of disability in America, including an examination of veterans of wars. Veterans are supposed to be outside the usual understanding of disability, but nonetheless, they have experienced distinctive psychological disorders and considerable racial/ethnic discrimination. What can the treatment and perceptions of veterans teach us about disability today?
Free and no registration is required, just "tune in" on the day and time of broadcast. To Listen: http://adalive.org
See the upcoming 4-Part Webinar Series: History of Disabilities from the Southeast ADA Center: January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22.
January 4, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Accessible Alterations (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:
Determining what is required to be accessible when a facility is altered or expanded can be a challenge.
This session will review and provide a refresher on how the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards apply to planned alterations and additions. It will cover what type of work constitutes an “alteration,” how the scope of work determines application, provisions for primary function areas and accessible paths of travel, historic facilities, technical infeasibility and other topics.
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/schedule
January 10, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Creating Safe Spaces for All Community Members
This is a free webinar offered through America Walks.
Creating safe places to walk and be physically active means more than just slower speeds and well-lit sidewalks. Expand your definition of a safe place to walk by hearing from partners working alongside the walking movement. This webinar will feature experts in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), street harassment, and safety concerns for people with disabilities.
This webinar assumes a basic level of knowledge on issues related to walking and walkability.
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://americawalks.org/new-webinar-creating-safe-spaces-for-all-community-members-january-10th-2017/
January 11, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: A Frontline View of Two California Disasters, and how Centers for Independent Living Assisted in Evacuation and Sheltering Efforts
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:
Two significant disasters have hit Northern California over the past year - the failure of the Oroville Dam and the series of wildfires that hit Sonoma and Napa counties and reached into the city of Santa Rosa. Local Centers for Independent Living (CILs) were on the frontlines in the evacuation and sheltering efforts. This webinar will examine the experience of a local CIL in these disasters.
Free webinar but registration is required. To Register: http://adapresentations.org/schedule.php
4-Part Webinar Series: History of Disabilities (January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22)
This free webinar series is offered through the Southeast ADA Center.
the Southeast ADA Center:
January 11, 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET - The Tangled Roots of Disability Policy
January 25, 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET - World War I and Rehabilitation
February 8, 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET - Mid-20th Century Ferment in Disability Rights
February 22, 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET - Civil Rights to Disability Rights
This webinar series provides an educational framework for students, social service professionals, family members, and most of all, people who experience disability. We will explore the roots of the disability rights movement and the historical turning points that shape contemporary policy. Dr. Logue’s conversational style and deep subject matter knowledge make for an intriguing and thought-provoking webinar experience.
Join author and educator Dr. Larry Logue as he tells the story of the disability rights movement in a four-part webinar series, “History of Disability Rights”. Dr. Logue takes us on a fascinating journey; exploring the policies, legislation, movements, and personalities that have left their mark on this civil rights movement.
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://www.adasoutheast.org/events/2018/history-disability-webinar-series-2018.html
January 18, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: PDF Accessibility: A Deeper Dive – Exploring Tools and Solutions
Abridged excerpt from Great Lakes ADA Center
This session is Part
II of the PDF exploration started in November 2017. (You can view the November
webinar and download the materials in the archive section: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-tech/archives/110632.)
The January webinar will demonstrate tools that were discussed in the previous webinar (link to archive) and discuss further forms and tables. Design, Layout, Tab Order, and other issues and solutions using Adobe Acrobat and Commonlook PDF GlobalAccess will be discussed.
Tools to be demonstrated include:
- Adobe Acrobat (checker)
- PAC-2 (checker)
- CommonLook Validator (checker)
Free but registration is required. To Register: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-tech/schedule
January 17, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Commitment to Digital Accessibility: Best Practices for Inclusive Technology
This is a free webinar offered through the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center.
the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
Digital accessibility is a civil right: the right to participate in all that is offered on websites, mobile applications, and through other technologies.
Join guest speaker Lainey Feingold, one of the country’s leading disability rights lawyers, for a lively presentation on digital accessibility basics. How do persons with disabilities use technology? What barriers stand in their way? What best practices have emerged from legal developments and from organizational champions?
Learn the tools you need to help make 2018 a year of great digital inclusion for people with disabilities.
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://www.adainfo.org/training/Best-Practices-Inclusive-Technology
January 24, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: Is That a Service Animal: What Rights Apply Where
This is a free webinar offered through the Northeast ADA Center.
From the Northeast ADA
One of the most popular topics that the Northeast ADA gets asked about is service animals. It can be confusing for individuals with disabilities, businesses, transit providers, and landlords to know what rights a person with a disability has under which law, in which places, and what's required. This webinar will discuss what is a service animal, an assistance animal, and where these animals can or can't go.
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://register.yangtaninstitute.org/register/index.cfm?event=6557
January 25, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET Free Webinar: An Accessible Approach to Shared Streets
This is a free webinar offered through the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland University.
In October 2017 the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) unveiled a groundbreaking new resource on planning and designing shared streets to accommodate people with vision disabilities. The first report of its kind, "Accessible Shared Streets: Notable Practices and Considerations for Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities," introduces accessible design principles for shared streets based on detailed research and extensive outreach, equipping communities to pursue new designs that are accessible for people with vision disabilities. Drawing from notable practices, public outreach, and field analysis from multiple US cities, this resource pushes the practice of shared street design towards accessibility for all users.
Download FHWA Report: Accessible Shared Streets: Notable Practices and Considerations for
Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities
Free but registration is required. To Register: http://trec.pdx.edu/events/webinar-January-2018
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: