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What You Missed Last Month: ADA Trainings in June

What you missed in June: Archived Webinars

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.



June ADA Live! Show: Effective Communication, Accessible Health Care, 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: There is a heightened national awareness of the barriers and inequities to health care in the United States. Recent studies indicate that people with disabilities experience both health disparities and specific barriers in access to health care programs and services, including health promotion and prevention. In this episode of ADA Live!, Michael Richardson, Project Director of the Northwest ADA Center will talk about health care access and the ADA, the role of effective communication in health care decisions, and how health care providers and facilities can be more inclusive of patients with disabilities.

Archive:  https://www.adalive.org/episode69



Webinar: Accessible Public Rights-of-Way: Open Question & Answer Session

This is a free webinar offered through a collaboration of the U.S. Access Board, the Great Lakes ADA Center, and the ADA National Network.

From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Ensuring that public streets and sidewalks are accessible to people with disabilities can be a challenge, especially since accessibility guidelines for public rights-of-way have yet to be finalized. This session will be devoted to answering the various questions that come up in addressing access to sidewalks and street crossings, pedestrian signals, on-street parking, roundabouts, transit stops and other components of public rights-of-way as well as shared use paths. Access Board Accessibility Specialists will answer questions submitted in advance or during the live webinar and offer guidance, solutions, and best practices based on guidelines the Access Board proposed for public rights-of-way. Attendees are encouraged to submit their questions in advance.

Archive: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/archives/110725



Webinar Series: Accessible Pedestrian Facilities (Public Rights-of-Way)

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.

In June, the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center finished up their 4-part series on accessible pedestrian facilities. 



Pacific ADA Center's Emergency Management Webinar: Emergency Stair Travel Devices

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: Safe, efficient travel along stairs is a key component of an emergency evacuation plan, in a high-rise or any building where the evacuation path includes stairways. There is a wide range of emergency stair travel devices, each with a unique combination of features to promote occupant and operator safety. The webinar will provide an overview of several devices of the carry-type, track-type, or sled-type design categories. Additionally, the results of a FEMA-funded study of both physical demands on device operators and consumer opinion of the devices will be included. Recent efforts to establish a performance standard for the devices will also be presented.

Archive:  http://adapresentations.org/webinar.php?id=150



June ADA Audio Conference: Effective Communication and the ADA, What does that mean?

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:  What does it mean to communicate effectively with someone who is Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or DeafBlind? This session will begin with a brief review of the requirements in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Sign language interpreters, relay service, and captioning are only one piece of the puzzle when working toward effective communication - you are the other piece! The presenter will offer an insider's view on best practices and teamwork strategies to engage when striving for effective communication between hearing and Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind individuals. Case studies will be used to illustrate various approaches in achieving effective communication.

Archive: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/archives/110713



Pacific ADA Center's Accessible Healthcare Webinar: Department of Justice's Barrier Free Health Care Initiative

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.

Excerpt from the Pacific ADA Center:  This webinar will address health care organizations' obligations under the ADA. This will include a discussion of the Disability Rights Section's recent work on health care access, including agreements related to interpreters, service animals, equipment, HIV, opioid use disorder, and physical accessibility.

Archive:  http://adapresentations.org/healthcare/webinar.php?id=2

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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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