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Jun 20 2024

New ADA Title II Regulations for Websites and Mobile Apps

11:00am - 12:30pm

Description On April 24, 2024, the Department of Justice (DOJ) published a final rule under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure the accessibility of web content and mobile applications (apps) for people with disabilities. This final rule clarifies the obligations of state and local governments to make their websites and...

Jun 20 2024

Olmstead Anniversary Celebration

11:00am - 12:00pm

The Administration for Community Living , the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, and the Department of Justice are hosting an event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Olmstead decision. The event is on June 20th from 2 – 4 pm ET. The presenters will discuss: The impact of the...

Jun 25 2024

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision: From Segregation to Inclusion in the Community

11:00am - 12:30pm

Description In commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Supreme Court Decision in L.C. v Olmstead the Great Lakes ADA Center in collaboration with the ADA National Network is hosting a webinar that reflects on the impact that this decision has had on the lives of persons with disabilities. It will explore the litigation that...

Jun 26 2024

The Intersection of the ADA and FMLA; Which Applies and When

10:00am - 11:00am

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are two laws which afford the right for employees with disabilities to take leave when necessary due to their disability. However, the when, how, and for whom of these laws is different even while there is some overlap. Join Joe Zesski...

Jun 26 2024

Elevating Inclusion Through Intersectionality: Making Programs and Places Accessible for Disabled LGBTQIA+ Folks

11:00am - 12:30pm

Pride Month isn’t just about celebrating LGBTQIA+ identities – it’s a call to action. Recognizing the intersectionality within social justice movements is the first step toward supporting and advancing equity for people who are marginalized due to race, gender, disability, or other factors. In the U.S., around 3 to 5 million LGBTQIA+ individuals live with...

Jun 28 2024

2024 African American Conference on Disabilities

9:00am - 2:30pm

REGISTRATION FOR JUNE CONFERENCE WILL OPEN MARCH 4 The AACD is the premier comprehensive disability conference in the United States that addresses the intersection between race and disability. The conference examines avenues for self-advocacy to ensure the effective provision of services, resources, and enforcement of civil rights in the African American and disability communities. In...

Jul 10 2024

Ask an ADA Professional Questions RE: Early Childcare and the ADA

11:00am - 1:00pm

Description Children with disabilities under the ADA have a right to equal opportunities in early childcare programs as children without disabilities. Early childcare can include privately run centers, home day care, government-run centers, before and after school care programs, and summer programs. Care workers and providers often play an important role in children’s lives. For...

Jul 11 2024

Picture This! Identifying Non-Compliant Elements & Spaces

11:30am - 1:00pm

How often have you encountered an inaccessible element or space in your daily life? Recognizing that the biggest room in the house is the room for improvement, this presentation will be filled with visual imagery and description of scenarios that demonstrate real-life non-compliant elements and spaces, along with the applicable Standard or Guideline to further...

Jul 16 2024

Engaging Kids About Disability Through Animated Cartoons

10:00am - 11:00am

Description: Presenters: Peter Quinn, Multimedia Editor Yang Tan Institute, Joe Zesski, Program Manager Northeast ADA Center The Northeast ADA Center has been producing and testing a unique animated school cartoon series intended for elementary-aged children that is designed to educate the next generation about disability inclusion. The videos, along with a companion curriculum, is intended...

Jul 17 2024

Recent ADA Developments in the Criminal Legal System

11:00am - 12:30pm

Description People with disabilities often interface with the criminal legal system. This legal webinar will discuss how ADA issues have played out when people with disabilities are incarcerated and subsequently return to society. The presenter will utilize recent court decisions and settlements to explore critical issues like access to treatment, physical accessibility, effective communication, program...

Jul 18 2024

Assistive Listening Systems: Where We Are Today and What’s On The Horizon (Part 2)

11:00am - 12:30pm

Description When an elevator is installed, no one asks why the elevator is needed or how to use it. In comparison, when an assistive listening system (ALS) is installed, almost everyone will say “Huh?” In this session, you’ll learn that even when people wear hearing aids, they still need assistive listening systems to hear clearly...

Jul 25 2024

ADA 34 LIVE! Show your ADA and History Knowledge

11:00am - 12:00pm

Description Join us to celebrate the 34th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and test your knowledge during this live event. In this session, participants will have the opportunity to answer questions on general ADA knowledge, the history of the ADA and noteworthy disability rights figures. Whether you are a newcomer who wants...

Jul 30 2024

Beyond Section 508 Digital Accessibility Requirements: An Overview of Web Accessibility Requirements from WCAG 2.1 and 2.2

10:00am - 11:30am

Description WCAG 2.0 Level AA became the web accessibility requirement under Section 508 in March of 2017. WCAG 2.1 became a finalized standard in June of 2018 and WCAG 2.2 became a finalized standard in in October 2023. The Europe Union has been using WCAG 2.1 for five years. In April 2023, DOJ published a...

Aug 8 2024

New Accessibility Self-Assessment for Arts and Culture Organizations

11:00am - 12:30pm

Description Open Door Arts has developed a comprehensive electronic accessibility self-assessment tool for arts and culture organizations. The tool has been developed in partnership with experts in the fields of arts and culture, disability, and the ADA and uniquely focuses on the needs of arts and culture organizations while centering the voices and perspectives of...

Sep 24 2024

Lunch and Learn Webinar: Employment Rights

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us for the third of four FREE virtual lunch and learn webinars. This webinar will cover how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects your rights in employment. Learn about the ADA and your civil rights as a person with a disability! Register now

Oct 15 2024

Mid-Atlantic ADA Conference

All day - 11:59pm

Description: Save the Date! October 15 – 17, 2024 Hotel Du Pont Wilmington, DE Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details coming soon! Questions? Contact: Mid-Atlantic ADA Center 1-800-949-4232 V/TTY in DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV or 301-217-0124 or email sends e-mail) General Accommodations: American Sign Language (ASL) Open or Closed Captions...

Dec 3 2024

Lunch and Learn Webinar: Effective Communication

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us for the fourth FREE virtual lunch and learn webinar. This session will cover how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects your rights in to effective communication. Learn about the ADA and your civil rights as a person with a disability! Register now

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