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2013 Webinars

Webinar Registration

Register now for the Northeast ADA Center's free live webinars offered throughout the year. These webinars are offered in both English and Spanish, with live captioning, and will be available as an archive two weeks after each event.

Please select the webinars you would like to register for from the following list and complete the information below:


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This session will review the following topics: • What are the issues? Why did they emerge now? • Leave as an accommodation: What are best practices? How much leave has to be granted? Does the ADA AA change leave practices? • Accommodating veterans with disabilities - particularly signature disabilities • Integrating disability into diversity planning • Other hot-button issues on the horizon • Summary: What do you see as hot button issues?

Presenter: Hannah Rudstam
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This session will review the following topics: • Web accessibility basics (overview of guidelines and laws, principles of accessibility, evaluation tools) • Business Case for Web Accessibility for Customer Access • New Regulations impacting web accessibility for Title II and Title III Entities



Presenter: ADA Center Partner
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This session will review the following topics: • Web accessibility basics (overview of guidelines and laws, principles of accessibility, evaluation tools) • Business case for web accessibility for Title I entities (i.e. Application systems and benefits systems) • Recent Court Decisions of interest in web accessibility (i.e. Netflix decision)



Presenter: ADA Center Partner
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This session will review the following topics: • Revised definition of service animals under the ADA • Service animal inquiries under the ADA • Differences between the ADA and other laws impacting people who use service animals (i.e. Fair Housing Act, Air Carrier Access Act)



Presenter: Erin Sember
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Topics covered will include: -The 2010 ADA Standards scoping requirements for play areas (i.e. when are play areas required to be accessible?) -Participants will learn about the ADA’s Program Accessibility and Barrier Removal Standards for Title II and Title III entities and how they should be applied to existing play areas (in place prior to March 15, 2012) that are not being altered. -Technical requirements for achieving accessibility with the 2010 ADA Standards (this will include an overview of the 2010 ADA Standards Section 1008 requirements for play areas): • Play Components • Soft Contained Play Structures • Accessible Routes • Accessible Surfaces Who would benefit from these webinars? -Architects and Playground design/construction professionals -Building owners and managers -Parks and Recreation management personnel -Property Managers -Municipal managers -ADA coordinators -Disability advocates



Presenter: ADA Center Partner
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This session will review the following topics: • Overview of leisure and disability coping • The ADA and Worksite Wellness Programming • Summary of Cornell/SUNY-Cortland Worksite Wellness Study Findings



Presenter: LaWanda Cook
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This session will review the following topics: • The value proposition of diversity; connections to competitive advantage and organizational success • Diversity efforts: Why is disability often left out? • About the numbers: Our largest diversity population • Disability Is Diversity: Workplace connections and strategies • Disability Is Diversity: Customer/market issues and strategies • Disability Is Diversity: Supplier diversity and strategies • Case study applications • Closing: What strategies make sense to you?



Presenter: Hannah Rudstam
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This session will review the following topics: • Overview of Cornell research study • Practices of job-seekers with disabilities • Practices of employees with disabilities • Disability-related practices of employers • Where to go from here?



Presenters: Erin Sember, Sarah von Schrader
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This session will review the following topics: • Quick overview of ADA • Does ADA apply to US territories? • Territorial disability law in Puerto Rico • Recent case law—Puerto Rico • Territorial disability law in the US Virgin Islands • Recent case law—Virgin Islands • Emerging trends & challenges for territorial disability law



Presenters: Yessica Guardiola, Hannah Rudstam
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