February 27, 2018

Presented by the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on VR Practices and Youth

January 24, 2018

Presented by the DC Metro Business Leadership Network

Eduardo Meza-Etienne, a certified member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, will discuss the new legislation as it pertains to digital accessibility going into effect in 2018, the recent events regarding ADA as it applies to websites, and some of the new technical requirements the World Wide Web Consortium expects to finalize this year. He will talk about their impact including some of the practical things companies can do to prepare and get ready for these changes.  

January 18, 2018

Presented by the Great Lakes ADA Center and the ADA National Network

This session is Part II of the PDF exploration started in November 2017. The webinar will demonstration tools that were discussed in the previous webinar (link to archive) and discuss further forms and tables. Design, Layout, Tab Order, and other issues and solutions using Adobe Acrobat and Commonlook PDF GlobalAccess will be discussed.

Tools to be demonstrated include:

January 9, 2018

Hardship and Death While Waiting for Social Security Disability Benefits

This article reports on the “broken and backlogged” system that can result in people waiting months or years for disability benefits.

January 9, 2018

“Who's Paying for Assistive Technology?”

This article explores some of the challenges faced by individuals who require expensive assistive technologies in order to fully participate in today’s society.

January 9, 2018

“Amtrak Proposes Boarding Platform, ADA Improvements at Martinsburg Train Station”

This article reports on proposed accessibility improvements at the train station in Martinsburg, West Virginia.