Americans with Disabilities Act, Audio and Webinar Conferences

Americans with Disabilities Act Webinar & Audio Conferences

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)


ADA Audio Conferences will be held at:

ABILITY360
5025 E. Washington Street Suite 200
Phoenix 85034

This is a fragrance-free facility, no fragrances please! To accommodate those with allergies, breathing conditions or Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, please do not smoke or wear scented products when attending ABILITY360 events.


Accessible Airport Terminals

Audio Conference

Thursday, June 7, 2018

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Speakers

Paul Beatty Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board 
Bill Botten Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board 
Elisha Luyeho Airport Disability Compliance Program Management Specialist, FAA Office of Civil Rights

How can I attend this event?

Please register for the Audio Conference at: tricias@ability360.org with your name, agency name and email address or call 602 296-0536.

Description

This session will review solutions to common access issues in airports. This session will focus on areas of special concern such as accessible passenger loading zones, self-service ticketing kiosks, security checkpoints, boarding bridges and devices, signage, sales and service counters, communication systems, and service animal relief areas.

Questions for Presenters

  • How does the ADA, ACAA, Rehab Act, etc. apply to TSA checkpoints, whether operated by TSA employees or by private contractors (aka the Screening Partnership Program, SPP)?

Ask the Department of Justice (DOJ): Open Question and Answer Session

Audio Conference

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Speakers

How can I attend this event?

Please register for the Audio Conference at: tricias@ability360.org with your name, agency name and email address or call 602 296-0536.

Description

Do you have a burning question regarding the non-discrimination in programs and services provisions of the ADA? Is there a policy or procedural issue that you are confused about? Do you have questions about service animals vs emotional support animals under the ADA? Are you clear about what constitutes undue hardship under the ADA? What are the guidelines regarding the provision of VRI versus Sign Language Interpreters during medical or professional services appointments?

Questions for Presenters

  • Can an individual have multiple service animals?

  • Is a court required to provide accommodation for a potential juror who has indicated that he is "morbidly obese" and can only serve if accommodations (as yet unidentified) are provided?

  • What accommodations does a city government have to provide for access to information i.e. if the codified ordinances will not download and they claim not to have printed copies? Moreover, can it be considered a disability issue if a city official that you need to conduct business with is repeatedly not there when you go in to the city building to handle issues (like applying for a permit), if they keep telling you to come back at another time, and refuse to make appointments. Is this something that can be addressed as ADA non-compliance?


ADA Questions Answered

Webinar

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Speakers

Representatives from the Disability Rights Section , U.S. Department of Justice

How can I attend this event?

Contact Darrel Christenson at 602-296-0530.

Description

Join us for this popular session where you will have an opportunity to ask your question. We will be accepting questions in advance of the session. The first 25 questions submitted will be given priority and then we will take questions “live” during the session as well.

Examples of Questions You Might Ask

  • Do you have a burning question regarding the non-discrimination in programs and services provisions of the ADA?
  • Is there a policy or procedural issue that you are confused about?
  • Do you have questions about service animals vs emotional support animals under the ADA?
  • Are you clear about what constitutes undue hardship under the ADA?
  • What are the guidelines regarding the provision of VRI versus Sign Language Interpreters during medical or professional services appointments?

Transportation Facilities

Audio Conference

Thursday, July 12, 2018

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Speakers

Juliet Shoultz Transportation Engineer, Office of Technical and Information Services

Scott Windley Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services

How can I attend this event?

Please register for the Audio Conference at: tricias@ability360.org with your name, agency name and email address or call 602 296-0536.

Description

Accessibility standards for transportation facilities apply to the construction and alteration of transportation facilities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Department of Transportation (DOT) adopted these standards based on updated guidelines issued by the Board. This session will review the provisions for fixed guideway stations, intercity rail stations, and bus shelters along with some along with some additional requirements established by the US Department of Justice.


Open Q & A

Audio Conference

Thursday, August 2, 2018

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Speakers

Juliet Shoultz Transportation Engineer, Office of Technical and Information Services

Dave Yanchulis Senior Accessibility Specialist/Coordinator of Public Affairs, US Access Board, Office of Technical and Information Services

How can I attend this event?

Please register for the Audio Conference at: tricias@ability360.org with your name, agency name and email address or call 602 296-0536.

Description

This is a regular session in the webinar series providing an opportunity to ask questions on any topic related to the ADA National Network Board’s activities. Session participants are requested to submit questions in advance on the ADA Accessibility Standards, the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards, new Board standards for medical diagnostic equipment or other Board rulemakings or activities. Accessibility specialists will answer questions submitted in advance during the first half of the session, leaving time in the second half to answer questions in the live session.


Federal Facilities & The Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard (ABA) - "A Refresher"

Audio Conference

Thursday, September 6, 2018

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Speakers

Mario Damiani Compliance Specialist, U.S. Access Board

Rex Pace , General Services Administration (GSA)

How can I attend this event?

Please register for the Audio Conference at: tricias@ability360.org with your name, agency name and email address or call 602 296-0536.

Description

This is an important session if you are responsible for Federal facilities or do design and construction work under the ABA. We will provide an overview of the ABA Accessibility Standard (ABAAS). A compliance specialist with the Board will discuss the ABA complaint investigation process and the steps involved in resolving complaints. You will also learn about the most common barriers to accessibility in complaints received under the ABA and the status of compliance over the past five years.


Online Video Accessibility

Audio Conference

Thursday, September 20, 2018

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

How can I attend this event?

Please register for the Audio Conference at: tricias@ability360.org with your name, agency name and email address or call 602 296-0536.

Description

For video to be fully accessible, its audio content must be accessible to people who are unable to hear (solution: captions), its visual content must be accessible to people who are unable to see (solution: audio description), and both audio and visual content must be accessible to people who are deaf/blind or unable to access the video for technical reasons (solution: transcript). The video must also be provided in a media player that is fully accessible to people using keyboard alone or assistive technologies. This webinar will explore each of these issues and their solutions in depth, including tools, services, and strategies for addressing video accessibility needs throughout large organizations, with a particularly focus on video accessibility in higher education.