What You Missed Last Month: ADA Trainings from March
What you missed in March: ADA Webinars and other Online Events
Last month, there were several training opportunities on the ADA and related topics. Here are some highlights. Each archive includes the presenter(s) materials in multiple formats as well as a link to the recording of the webinar session.
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.
ADA Radio Show: Theme Parks and Accessibility
ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.
From the Southeast ADA Center: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensures equality for people with disabilities at places of public accommodation. This includes theme parks that must ensure that they are accessible, which is more than wheelchair access. Accessibility includes "but is not limited to" providing inclusive experiences in planning for and during a theme park visit, such as: ticketing, online reservations, web applications, alternate formats, listening devices for people who are deaf or have hearing loss, audio descriptions for people who are blind or have low vision, and more.
Link to archive: https://www.adalive.org/episode66
Webinar: Accessible Entrances, Doors, and Gates
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Entrances, doors, and gates are key components of access along routes and to buildings, rooms, and spaces. This session will cover scoping and technical requirements in the ADA and ABA Standards for entrances, doors and gates. Presenters will review in detail the specifications for maneuvering clearances at doors using images and animations to better explain the rationale behind these provisions. They will also address recessed doors, automatic doors and gates, doors in a series, door hardware and other topics.
Link to archive: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/archives/110699
Webinar: Recovery After Disasters and Individuals with Disabilities - What We Know and What We Do Not
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:
Of the phases of the disaster cycle,
the recovery phase is the longest but the least explored with respect to the
experiences of people with disabilities. This session will provide an overview
of what research reveals about the needs of people with disabilities and their
families post-disaster. Barriers to the recovery process as well as the
resource and service roles of state and local agencies, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and voluntary
organizations post-disaster will be discussed.
Link to archive: http://adapresentations.org/webinar.php?id=147
ADA Audio Conference: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Web Sites: What is Required
From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Many businesses and public entities use their web sites to provide information about programs and services, offer registration, enable visitors to purchase goods and services and much more. How does the ADA apply to these web sites? What makes a web site accessible? Are there ADA standards for web sites? Join us for this informative session with Jared Smith from WebAIM. He will address these questions and provide an opportunity for participants to ask their own.
Link to archive: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/archives/110697
Webinar: What is a Public Accommodation under the ADA?
the Great Lakes ADA Center: Title III of the Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the activities
of public accommodations. Public Accommodations are considered to be businesses
including private entities that are open to the public or that provide goods or
services to the public. While the antidiscrimination provisions under Title III
are clear; questions often emerge as to whether or not certain settings in
which goods and services are provided would qualify as a public accommodation
and therefore be subject to those provisions. This webinar will examine what is
covered by Title III of the ADA in terms of what is and is not considered a
public accommodation. Southwest ADA center Legal specialists George Powers,
J.D. and Sashi Nisankarao, J.D. will discuss the complexities pertaining to how
public accommodations are defined.
Link to archive: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/archives/110711
Webinar: What’s new with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)?
From the Great Lakes ADA
Center: WCAG 2.1 is the new recommendation for organizations
looking to address web accessibility. It adds one new guideline and 17 new
success criteria that focus primarily on touch inputs that did not exist when
WCAG 2.0 was released in 2008. WCAG 2.1 builds on WCAG 2.0 to further consider
people using mobile devices, people with low vision, people with cognitive
disabilities, and people using speech recognition software. In this session,
learn about WCAG 2.1, these new success criteria, and how they might affect
Link to archive: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/archives/110706
Webinar: ADA Lessons from Case Law: Web Accessibility
This is a free webinar 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.
Mid-Atlantic ADA Center: Join us for the third of a 3 part series, ADA Lessons
from Case Law, where we will examine recent court cases as they pertain to
different areas of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). When do the websites of public accommodations
(businesses that are generally open to the public such as stores, restaurants,
movie theaters, schools, day care facilities, recreation facilities, and
doctors' offices) need to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act? Are
courts across the country coming to different conclusions on this issue? What
standards are courts looking to in the absence of the U.S. Department of
Justice regulations? What else can courts and settlement agreements tell us
about website accessibility? Through an in-depth review of recent court cases
and settlement agreements, participants will learn what courts are saying about
the ADA’s requirements for website accessibility, including best practices and
practical strategies. Note that this webinar is focused on legal issues and
will not delve into the technical details on how to create accessible websites.
Link to archive: https://www.adainfo.org/training/webinar-websites-caselaw
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