Training, Events, and Opportunities to Participate

The Interactive Process: Lessons from Case Law

November 20, 2018
Join us for the first of a three-part series on the ADA. This session will explore court cases that address the "interactive process," which requires employees and employers to communicate and work collaboratively to identify effective, reasonable accommodations. This session will be presented by Rachel M. Weisberg, Staff Attorney and Manager, Employment Rights Helpline, Equip for Equality.

Seeking Participants for Study on Online Wheelchair Transfer Training

The University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury is seeking participants for a study to determine the effectiveness of an online wheelchair transfer training program. The program uses an interactive training module, which includes videos and photographs of the transfer techniques, as well as advice for caregivers. Participants must be between 18 and 75 years old, use a manual or power wheelchair for the majority of their mobility needs, and be able to transfer independently using the seated pivot method. Note that individuals may also view the training without participating in the study.

Wheelchair Breakdown and Maintenance Survey

The University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury seeks individuals with spinal cord injury to provide feedback on wheelchair maintenance and repair issues. Participants must have a non-progressive spinal cord injury that occurred at least one year ago, use a manual or powered wheelchair as a primary means of mobility for 40 or more hours per week, and have access to a smartphone or tablet with Internet access. Qualified participants will use an app to record each breakdown or repair, and answer questionnaires on a quarterly basis about their wheelchair use. The first 200 participants will be compensated for each quarterly update.

LiveWell 2019 Student App Challenge

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Community Living, Health, and Function is sponsoring this app development competition for middle, high school, and college students, as well as non-professional developers. The challenge is to create apps that can be used by people with disabilities and people who are aging. The competition is open to individuals or teams, but each submission must have a clinical collaborator or subject matter expert. Registration deadline is April 1, 2019, with final submissions due May 1, 2019.

Survey of Small Employers

The Northeast ADA Center at Cornell University is researching the ways small organizations are implementing the employment provisions of Title I of the ADA. This research project will help us to develop resources to support small employers in hiring, retaining, and providing equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

The survey should take about 10 minutes. It includes questions about your knowledge, your organization’s policies and processes, and what help you feel you need to implement Title I of the ADA in your organization.

ADANN Seeks Input on Serving Older People and Latinos/Hispanics with Disabilities

The ADA National Network (ADANN) is interested in how to better serve older people and Latinos / Hispanics with disabilities. The results of these assessments will help inform outreach to support people with disabilities in understanding their rights and awareness of services.

  • Older Person Service Providers Needs Assessment
    If you support older people with disabilities or medical challenges, we are seeking your input on how older people get and use information about their rights under the ADA.
  • Older Adults Needs Assessment
    We would like to better understand how to ensure older people with disabilities have information about their rights under the ADA. If you are an older person with a disability or an on-going health or medical concern that impacts your ability to participate in your community, we are looking for your input.
  • Latinos / Hispanics ADA Needs Assessment
    We would like to better understand how to reach and support Latinos / Hispanics with disabilities in understanding their rights under the ADA.