Follow the link below to learn more about tax credits and deductions available to businesses through making accessible improvements to buildings and services in compliance with the ADA.
Lodging Industry Resources
The Great Plains ADA Center has created a booklet specifically for the Hospitality Industry in order to facilitate their understanding of ADA requirements and their ability to provide a 5 Star experience for all of their guests.
We have also added a Lodging Industry Resource page to our website with a compilation of documents and links related to hotels, businesses and customer service.
See The Accessibility Cheatsheet; An overview of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, along with practical examples of how to implement them.
This ten-minute video from the Helen Keller National Center shows a variety of mainstream and assistive technology and how members of the deaf/blind community use it. Simple, clear language, and ASL interpreting included
DD Awareness and Advocacy Day comes to the Statehouse this year on March 8. Details here:
FEBRUARY 28, 3:00 - 4:30pm ET,
Join this WEBINAR: What Disability Advocates Need to Know about New WIOA Equal Opportunity Provisions. Hear directly from the Department of Labor’s Civil Rights Center and Office of Disability Employment Policy staff about changes, DOL’s, Promising Practices in Achieving Universal Access and Equal Opportunity. Details and registration here:
This webinar will be captioned and a link to download the presentation will be sent to registrants.
To request any other reasonable accommodations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours prior to the webinar.
Join us at our February forumsFebruary 13-16, 2017It’s time to transform mobility in Central Ohio. From autonomous vehicles and rapid transit to expanded bus service, the future of transportation is now.
Make YOUR MOVE to help COTA finalize the NextGen vision, a transit initiative coordinated with Smart Columbus, Connect Columbus and insight2050.*
It’s going to be an exciting ride!
Presentation & discussion, followed by an open house
Monday, February 13 – Olde Towne East
Columbus Public Health, Room 119C
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215
Tuesday, February 14 – The Ohio State University Campus
The Ohio Union, Student Alumni Council Room, Room 2154 (Second Floor)
1739 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43210
Wednesday, February 15 – Downtown
Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), William G. Porter Boardroom
33 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215
Thursday, February 16 – Worthington
Worthington Municipal Building
6550 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43085
Can’t make it in person? Participate online and take our survey
February 13 - 28 at COTA.com/NextGen.
Learn more at:
Deadline March 15: 2017 Disability Rights Storytellers Fellowship. Managed by Rooted in Rights and AAPD, this fellowship allows someone with a disability to learn and apply skills in digital media storytelling, and to connect with media professionals to prepare for advanced careers in media production, journalism, online advocacy, or digital design. The project combines hands-on training on cutting edge technologies with a strong foundation in developing the individual’s voice and using story-driven videos in advocacy.
Details here: http://www.aapd.com/disability-rights-storytellers/#main
What Every Tenant and Landlord Needs to Know About ADA Access Violations in Public Accommodation Facilities
What Every Tenant and Landlord Needs to Know About ADA Access Violations in Public Accommodation Facilities, is coming February 15th, 12:30-1pm ET. Hear more on tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) including access requirements and common misconceptions, access violations on leased properties, best practices to avoid lawsuits, handling "drive-by" lawsuits, and common conflicts around accessibility issues and how to avoid them. Registration is free and required; conference call-in also available.
The following information is forwarded to you by the Great Lakes ADA Center (www.adagreatlakes.org) for your information:
The Next Chapter: Master Classes for the Seasoned Professional
May 18 - 20, 2017
The Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas
AHEAD, through its conferences, webinars, and other resources, is recognized as a leader in providing professional development for disability services and resource personnel. For a number of years, highly experienced professionals have also asked for more content that pushes their development: that assists them in making nuanced decisions, staying current with legal and technological changes, engaging campus stakeholders, and gaining the respect necessary to redefine access on their campuses.
The Next Chapter is a response to those requests. With four 3-day Master Classes, we invite institutional leaders and seasoned disability providers, with a solid understanding of the ADA and disability accommodation process, to join national-expert instructors for a deep dive into an “advanced” curriculum. Programs include:
Thursday & Friday - 6.75 hours; Saturday - 6.5 hours
Bio’s for the faculty, registration and additional information can be found on the AHEAD website at: https://www.ahead.org/meet/conferences/the-next-chapter
A news blog on issues in the community of people with disabilities and accessibility.
Derek Mortland, ADA and Community Outreach Coordinator