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  • Free Webinar - Questions and Answers on the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards

    Thursday, April 6, 2023, 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET

    This webinar will review and clarify common questions on the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards in new construction and alterations. More specifically, Access Board staff will address misinterpretations and confusion on requirements for accessible showers, curb ramps, elevator exceptions, signs, and assembly seating. Session participants are encouraged to share their own questions in advance of and during the session. There will be open dialogue during the webinar. The following is a sampling of anticipated questions that will be addressed.

    Can clear floor/ground space or turning space overlap other space requirements?

    Can tactile characters and visual characters be provided separately on different signs?

    Do the ADA and ABA Standards permit ramps to be portable after construction as an adaptation?


  • Free Webinar - Inclusive Imagery. Writing Alt-Text Depicting People with Disabilities and Other Marginalized Identities

    Thursday, March 16, 2023, 2-3:30 p.m. ET

    Presented by the Southeast ADA Center and the Great Lakes ADA Center

    There are billions of digital images, most of which are not accessible to blind screen reader users because they lack quality image descriptions. Increasingly, digital images include representations of people with diverse identities––including people of color, people who are trans or gender nonconforming, and/or people with disabilities. This adds a layer of complexity for image description authors, who may wonder how to find the words to describe these identities with sensitivity, or if they should be mentioned at all. In this webinar, we will briefly review the basics of writing good image descriptions. Then, we will present examples and some starting guidelines for describing a wide range of marginalized identities. This will be a hands-on webinar on a big topic, so come prepared to practice writing your own image descriptions and to have an interactive discussion on the complexities of describing marginalized identities in alt text.

    Register here

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