Training, Events, and Opportunities to Participate

Webinar Series: Promoting Independence and Access Through Responsible Design

Melissa Anderson, PE, formerly a Transportation Engineer for the U.S. Access Board, will present this four-part webinar series designed to improve the understanding of why and how to provide accessible pedestrian facilities in the public right of way.

Part 2: Safe and Accessible Intersections: May 14

Part 3: Curbside Access: May 28

Part 4: Ensuring Access on Public Right-of-Way Projects: June 11

Survey on Workplace Tech for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Researchers are conducting a survey to examine issues around workplace technology for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), such as autism and Down Syndrome. Individuals with I/DD and their family members, employers, and rehabilitation service providers (vocational rehabilitation counselors, transition coordinators, job coaches) are invited to respond.

The survey seeks ideas and feedback about:

  • Whether technology in the workplace can help people with I/DD succeed at work
  • How wireless technologies and wearables can be utilized in the workplace
  • Barriers to implementing and using these technologies in workplace settings

The survey will take about 15 to 30 minutes to complete. The deadline is June 30, 2019.

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.