November 13, 2017

Presented by the U.S. Access Board

The Access Board will host a workshop with accessibility experts from Australia on November 13 that will compare how building accessibility is addressed in Australia and the U.S. The public is welcome to the free event which will explore methods used in both countries to regulate, monitor, and enforce compliance with accessibility requirements. The goal is to foster a better understanding of how covered entities meet their responsibilities under civil rights and other laws governing access to the built environment.

November 7, 2017

Presented by the U.S. Department of Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will host a webinar to provide an update on one of the Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) projects: AbleLink’s pre-trip concierge and virtualization project.

January 18, 2018

Presented by the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)

Technology companies dedicated to accessibility often face the challenge of preparing designers, engineers and researchers to think and build inclusively. Similarly, academic programs in design, engineering and HCI are seeking ways to better prepare students to address the needs of diverse populations.

November 9, 2017

Presented by the ADA National Network and the Pacific ADA Center

Ensuring your Emergency Operations Plans are inclusive of the whole community can come with challenges. In this presentation, we will explore innovative, efficient, and effective tools that will guide an agency to meet ADA requirements for emergency preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. Resources will be shared that will assist plans with compliance, while building comprehensive and collaborative partnerships in communities to enhance emergency plans.

November 21, 2017

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

October 24, 2017

DC Judge: EEOC Must Reconsider Rules on Employer Sponsored Wellness Programs

A judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a memorandum opinion in the case of AARP v EEOC, requiring the agency to reconsider its rules related to employer sponsored wellness programs under both the ADA and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

October 24, 2017

Community Spotlight:
Pittsburgh’s “Oakland For All”

Oakland For All - Beyond Accessible is an initiative promoting accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood. Oakland, home to the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, is an urban area with a lively business district.

Presented by TransCen, Inc.

The many benefits that mentoring brings to the workplace include improving employee retention and engagement, assisting in recruitment, and enriching workplace culture. Developing a mentoring culture can also serve as an organizational strategy towards disability inclusion. This 60 minute webinar presented ideas on how to integrate mentoring into your workplace as part of a framework for building a disability-inclusive organization.  

November 14, 2017

Presented by the Northwest ADA Center

This 90-minute webinar will include a basic introductory overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) nondiscrimination requirements for outdoor recreational providers and operators including tips, tools, and resources for best practices.

Participants will also gain a greater understanding of the disability market including the many ways people recreate today.

October 25, 2017

Presented by the Northeast ADA Center