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Events (Times listed are Pacific Time)

May 21 2024

Title III of the ADA and Readily Achievable Barrier Removal

10:00am

Description: Presenter: Jennifer Perry, Access Specialist, Northeast ADA Center Title III of the ADA requires places of public accommodation to remove barriers to accessibility that are deemed “readily achievable”.  The term "places of public accommodation" includes businesses that are generally open to the public and that fall into one of 12 categories listed in the...

May 21 2024

Opioid Use Disorder and the Americans with Disabilities Act: Enforcement Actions by the Department of Justice

11:00am - 1:30pm

Description Members of the Civil Rights Unit (CRU) of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan will discuss some of the basic protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act that are applicable to individuals with an Opioid Use Disorder, and the Department of Justice’s role in enforcing those protections. CRU staff...

May 23 2024

Law Enforcement and the ADA

7:00am - 8:00am

In This Webinar: The presentation will provide an overview and resources of law enforcement, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and people with disabilities. Presenter: Jason Jones  Disability Specialist – University of Kentucky Human Development Institute (HDI) 4th Thursday ADA Talks 2024 This is the fifth of ten webinars on the fourth Thursday of each...

May 28 2024

Building and Sustaining an Accessible Federal Technology Environment | Section 508 and Section 508 Best Practices

10:00am - 11:30am

Description On December 21, 2023, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released “M-24-08 Strengthening Digital Accessibility and the Management of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act” [M-24-08]. The purpose is “Strengthening Digital Accessibility and the Management of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.” This memorandum provides guidance to help agencies advance digital accessibility by...

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News

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Resources that support workforce mental health and well-being

Posted on May 17, 2024

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month,  the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) published a special edition of its News Brief.  It talks about the many resources the U.S. Department of Labor has to help employers, workers, service providers, and policymakers learn about and take action on workforce mental health and well-being. To learn...
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DOT looking for comments on service animal transportation forms

Posted on May 16, 2024

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is looking for comments on the service animal forms airlines may require passengers to complete before traveling.  It is asking for comments on renewing the Relief Attestation Form and on changes to the Air Transportation Form. Comments may also be made on ways to improve the quality and use...
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Supporting the mental health of workers who are members of marginalized communities

Posted on May 15, 2024

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) has a new web page, Mental Health and Marginalized Communities.  It provides information about supporting the mental health of workers who are members of marginalized communities and provides action steps for employers.  These steps include: Build trust and make sure there is privacy and confidentiality...

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