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  • Free Webinar - ADA Litigation and Digital Accessibility

    Wednesday, May 18th, 2022, 2-3:30 p.m. ET

    Presented by the Great Lakes ADA Center and Southwest ADA Center

    When the ADA was enacted in 1990, the internet had not yet become such an important part of people’s lives, including the lives of people with disabilities. Now that the internet is such an integral tool for businesses, employers, and governmental entities, courts have been grappling with how the ADA applies to websites and other digital information. This issue has become even more acute as a result of the pandemic and people with disabilities using online services more than ever. This webinar will review the different legal theories courts have applied for the ADA and the internet, discuss the most recent case law analyzing this issue, and provide updates on positions taken by the Department of Justice. Don’t miss this session so that you’ll be up to date on the latest legal developments related to the ADA and digital accessibility.

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  • Free Webinar - The ADA in Small Cities and Towns

    Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, 2-3:30 p.m. ET

    People with disabilities must have an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from a town's services, programs, and activities. This session will look at the ADA requirements for town facilities, communications with the public, and policies and procedures governing town programs, services, and activities. How to engage the local community will also be discussed. Participants will have an opportunity to ask the speaker questions following the presentation.

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  • U.S. Access Board to Host Virtual Public Meeting on Low Transfer Surface Height for Medical Diagnostic Equipment

    The U.S. Access Board will hold a virtual public information meeting on accessible medical diagnostic equipment (MDE) and the adjustability of transfer surfaces for patients who use wheelchairs on May 12, 2022 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (ET). The Board is hosting this meeting to gather information on the minimum heights that MDE with transfer surfaces, including examination tables and chairs and diagnostic imaging medical equipment with tables, can be adjusted to accommodate the broadest range of users.

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  • Did you know the Northeast ADA Center is on social media?

    You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Follow us on social media and be the first to learn about disability-related news, hear about the research we are doing, and check out exciting projects like our infographics. Like, follow, and connect with us to keep in touch!


  • Free Webinar - The Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the International Building Code (IBC)

    Tuesday, April 19th, 2022, 2-3:30 p.m. ET

    Presented by the Great Lakes ADA Center

    Join us for this session as the presenters discuss the application of the accessibility guidelines under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the International Building Code (IBC) to residential housing. The presentation will cover what types of residential housing facilities/units are subject to the federal requirements and building codes. Differences and similarities between the FHA accessibility guidelines and IBC requirements will be highlighted. Following the presentation participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of the speakers.

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  • Free Webinar - Accessible Temporary Events

    Thursday, April 14, 2022, 2-3 p.m. ET

    There are many temporary events that take place every year in communities throughout the country such as street festivals, craft fairs, music events, state and county fairs, book fairs, air shows, sports tournaments, and parades. This session will focus on the application of the general non-discrimination requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to both indoor and outdoor temporary events. Strategies for insuring access for all persons will be discussed. There will be time for participants to ask questions of the speakers following the presentation.

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  • The ADA and Employment: Your Questions Answered

    May

    This webinar has been designed with you in mind, the Employment Service Professional who supports job seekers and current employees with disabilities in the workplace. How can fine tuning your knowledge of the ADA enhance your efforts to partner with employers? Join Jeffrey Tamburo and Wendy Strobel Gower to learn more about practical application of the principles of the employment provisions of the ADA and how best to talk to employers about including people with disabilities in their workforce.

    If you require any reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the event, please notify the Northeast ADA Center by contacting Alexis Boytsov, Project Administrator, at least 72 hours prior to the event.

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    Presented By: Wendy Strobel Gower & Jeffrey Tamburo

    05/26/2022 01:00 PM through 05/26/2022 02:00 PM