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What You Missed Last Month: ADA Trainings in July

What you missed in July: Archived Webinars

Last month, there were several training opportunities on the ADA and related topics. A few of the sessions focused on the ADA Anniversary. Visit ADA-Indiana's  29th ADA Anniversary Page for more resources on the ADA at 29.

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.


ADA Radio Show: Celebration of the ADA Anniversary - A Conversation with Senator Tom Harkin

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 Honorable Tom Harkin - former Senator and Congressman, veteran, author, attorney, and chief sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), will be the featured guest on the July 3, 2019 broadcast of the ADA Live!, a podcast produced by the Syracuse University Burton Blatt Institute (BBI), Southeast ADA Center. University Professor Peter Blanck, Chairman of BBI, will interview Sen. Harkin in celebration of the 29th anniversary of this historic civil rights legislation.

Recording: https://www.adalive.org/episode70



Webinar: Accessible Transient Lodging (Hotels, Motels, and other Places of Lodging)

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: This session will address and clarify requirements in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards for hotels, motels, and other types of transient lodging facilities. It will cover the required number and dispersion of compliant guest rooms and suites, including those providing communication access. Presenters will review requirements for guest accommodations and amenities, such as sleeping areas, bathrooms, storage, signage, fire alarms, phones, as well as check-in counters, fitness centers, swimming pools and spas, bars and restaurants, and conference rooms. They will also highlight common errors and omissions in the design and construction of transient lodging facilities.

Archive:  https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/archives/110736



ADA Audio Conference: ADA Anniversary Update: 29 Years Burning Down the Road

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: The 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is just over a year away. What has happened over the past 29 years in fulfilling the goals of the ADA? Equality of opportunity: Full participation: Independent living: Economic self-sufficiency: Join us as Andy Imparato reflects on these goals and discusses current/future policy issues impacting persons with disabilities. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of the presenter.

Archive: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ADA-Audio/archives/110730



ADA Legal Webinar: Inflexible Return-to-Work Policies – Bringing People Back to Work

This is a free webinar offered through the Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network.

From Great Lakes ADA Center: While the EEOC routinely enforces ADA requirements that prohibit inflexible return-to-work policies, employers nonetheless continue to expect employees returning to work after an illness or injury to go back to work 100 percent healed or without physical restrictions; despite the ADA clear mandate to consider reasonable accommodation or job reassignment. Employers should appreciate that return to work after illness or injury policies must be flexible pursuant to ADA non-discrimination requirements. Essentially, a returning employee with any type of restrictions triggers the ADA required interactive accommodation process. This session will focus on issues relating to "no fault" leave policies, or inflexible return-to-work rules that violate Title I of the ADA by default. Discussion topics will include possible reasons for the continuing violations and how significant court and EEOC responses tackle the problem along with a review of recommended practices.

Archive: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-legal/archives/110734



Accessible Technology Webinar: (Dis)abling Comics, “Cripping” the Comic Con, and Accessible Technologies

This is a free webinar offered through the Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network.

Excerpt from the Great Lakes ADA Center: This webinar will feature Research Professor Diane Wiener discussing (Dis)abling Comic Books, an Honors seminar taught at Syracuse University, inspired by and based upon the disability-themed “Cripping” the Comic Con (“Crip Con,” for short) the only international, interdisciplinary symposium of its kind in the world. In Spring 2019, the course will be offered for the 4th time and the 6th “Crip Con” will be coordinated by Professor Wiener with myriad university and community partners.

Archive: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-tech/archives/110703



Webinar: Implementing Disability Access in a Healthcare Setting

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: The Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability access laws set out principles to follow. Implementing these principles requires careful program design. This session will set out program strategies for implementing the disability access principles in both inpatient and outpatient settings including operations, policies, accessible medical equipment and physical access.

Archive:  http://adapresentations.org/healthcare/webinar.php?id=3



Webinar: Reflections on the ADA: Past, Present and Future with John Wodatch

The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center is one of the 10 Regional ADA Centers in the ADA National Network that provides training and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

From the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center: 2020 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights legislation impacted the lives of millions of people with disabilities in the United States through improved access to employment, government services and programs, and goods and services from businesses. This session will feature two unique perspectives on the evolution, current status, and future direction of the law. Disability rights attorney, John Wodatch, served 42 years in the Federal government, where he co-authored the ADA’s comprehensive disability rights regulations and created and led the Department of Justice's section in charge of enforcing the law. As the former director of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, Marian Vessels brings her professional experience educating governments, businesses and individuals on rights and responsibilities under the ADA. She also provides her personal perspective as an individual with a disability before and after the ADA’s passage. Join us for a lively discussion of the ADA’s history, enforcement and significance in our communities.

Archive:  https://www.adainfo.org/training/29th-ADA-Anniversary-Webinar



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