April 7, 2020
This webinar will address the importance of identifying essential job functions and writing effective job descriptions.
Teressa Oliverio-Frease and Samantha Host, Accessibility Specialists from the Office of Accessibility Services at WVU and members of our own Mid-Atlantic ADA Center Trainer Leadership Network, continue their series of presentations addressing disability awareness and hot topics in the disability community.
March 31: Non-Obvious Disabilities
April 21: Disability Wrap-Up
The U.S. Access Board is initiating rulemaking to update accessibility guidelines for rail cars covered by the ADA. The rulemaking will address vehicles used in fixed guideway systems, including rapid, light, commuter, and intercity rail. Comments are due May 14, 2020.
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks broad input on important new directions for health-related behavioral and social sciences research. OBSSR is using a crowdsource platform to gather ideas and make them available for review and voting by the public. The idea submission, commenting, and voting period will end on March 29th at midnight ET.
Town Hall Meeting: Temple University Center City
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
This meeting will provide an opportunity for members of the public to pose questions to the Board or to share comments or concerns about accessibility for people with disabilities.
The Board will also conduct free training sessions earlier that day. One program will address the ADA Accessibility Standards and common sources of confusion (9:00 – 10:30a.m.), followed by a session on accessible public rights-of-way (11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.). Both sessions are open to the public, and registration is not required.
For more information, contact Dave Yanchulis at email@example.com or 202-272-0026.
The Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD) is inviting individuals from the AUCD Emerging Leaders Community (i.e., current and former AUCD trainees) to submit a 2 - 3 minute video highlighting the importance of the ADA and its effect on communities. Submission deadline is June 11, 2020.
This survey is designed to learn how people of all ages and abilities use wireless technology. The survey covers cell phones, tablets, computers, and newer technologies, such as smart watches and smart home devices, as well as how accessible and usable those devices are for people with disabilities.
The Disability and Employment eLearning Task Force, in collaboration with the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), released the first of three eLearning Training Modules to help support workforce development staff in providing more effective and efficient services to individuals with disabilities and businesses across the country. The first module is titled Serving Individuals with Disabilities – A Day in the Life of an American Job Center.
Calling Youth with Disabilities: Self-Advocacy Training Pilot Program Needs You!
The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center is looking for organizations of youth with disabilities, or organizations serving them, to participate in a pilot program of an exciting new ADA and Self-Advocacy curriculum. The curriculum includes modules such as “Pathways to Careers: An ADA Roadmap,” “Disclosure Decisions,” “ADA in the Workplace, Advocating for My Rights,” “Reasonable Accommodation,” “ADA in the Community,” and more.
Representatives from the ADA Center will work with groups to select modules for customized training, identify outcomes, and present sessions. Contact us at ADAtraining@transcen.org for more information!