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What You Missed Last Month: ADA Trainings in October

What you missed in October: 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.

ADA Radio Show: Reflections on National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet hosted by the Southeast ADA Center.

From the Southeast ADA Center:  October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and the theme for 2019 is "The Right Talent, Right Now." The U.S. Department of Labor states this year’s theme emphasizes the essential role that people with disabilities play in America's economic success, especially in an era when historically low unemployment and global competition are creating a high demand for skilled talent. In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), our guest on ADA Live! will be Liz Weintraub, Senior Advocacy Specialist with the Association for University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). Liz is also a graduate of the Georgia Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (GaLEND) interdisciplinary training program at the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University.


Built Environment Webinars: Accessible Toilet Rooms and Bathing Facilities

These free webinars are offered through a collaboration of the U.S. Access Board, the Great Lakes ADA Center, and the ADA National Network.

Accessible Toilet Rooms

From the Great Lakes ADA Center: Most technical questions about the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards concern access to toilet and bathing facilities. This session will clarify common sources of confusion and frequently asked questions about accessible toilet rooms. Presenters will review requirements for toilets and toilet compartments, urinals, lavatories and mirrors, doors, turning space, dispensers, and amenities such as baby-changing tables. They will explain how these provisions apply and interrelate in designing single-user and multi-user toilet rooms in compliance with the standards. This will be followed by a webinar on bathing facilities (October 24).


Accessible Bathing Facilities

From the Great Lakes ADA Center: This webinar will explain and clarify requirements for bathing facilities in ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards. It will address common questions and sources of confusion concerning transfer showers, roll-in-showers, and bathtubs. Presenters will review components of accessible bathing fixtures, including grab bars, shower and tub seats, shower spray units and controls, and clearances. They will show how these requirements and other provisions in the standards apply and come together in the design of accessible bathing facilities.


ADA Audio Conference: Understanding the Disability Equality Index (DEI) used by Corporations

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 Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a unique, joint initiative of Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). It’s the most comprehensive benchmarking tool for disability inclusion, allowing the nation’s leading corporations to self-report their disability policies and practices. Join us as our speaker discusses the most recent results of the DEI and talks about how corporations can be more inclusive. Participants will gain a better understanding of the purpose behind the Index and how it can be used by companies to drive their efforts to incorporate disability inclusion into their everyday operations. Following the presentation there will be time for participants to ask questions of the speaker.


Webinar: Disability Justice Approach to Disability Assistance (in Emergency Planning)

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:  An interactive virtual workshop on Disability Justice approaches to disaster assistance that recognizes histories of harm and centers communities of color. The session will be co-facilitated by Justice Shorter who serves as the Disaster Protection Advisor for the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) and Valerie Novack who is currently a Portlight Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Together, they will use Title II of the ADA and the 10 Disability Justice Principles created by Sins Invalid to guide participants through critical questions that call for a nationwide reimagining of more equitable and effective state/local emergency management practices.


Webinar: Community-Based Recreation: Designing Programs for School-Aged Children with Disabilities

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:

Every child can be successful in recreation and parks given the right opportunities. What is your parks and recreation agency currently doing to plan for the success of children with disabilities? Join us as we discuss the Continuum of Therapeutic Recreation diagram and the basics of designing programs for children with disabilities in specialized and inclusive environments. This session will focus on programs designated for children ages 5 through 12.


Webinar: The Provider Accessibility Initiative (PAI) and Access to Preventative 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.

Excerpt from the Pacific ADA Center:  According to a 2017 CMS analysis, Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries with disabilities receive less preventive care than beneficiaries with no disability because health care providers lack accessible exam rooms and/or diagnostic equipment. The purpose of the Centene Provider Accessibility Initiative (PAI) is to increase the percentage of Centene's providers who meet minimum federal and state disability access standards. During this webinar, representatives from Centene and the National Council of Independent Living (NCIL) will provide an overview of the PAI, results to date, and recommend best practices to create a health system that promotes universal access for all.


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:
(800) 949-4232.

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