WebEd Webinar Series

The Great Lakes and Southwest ADA Centers have joined with RESNA to provide a series of free webinar sessions to meet the needs of the AT Act Programs. The sessions are designed to provide timely information by experts on various aspects technology and it's interface with issues covered under the ADA. The programs are 90 minutes in length and provided free to interested persons. Continuing education credits are available through RESNA and individuals should contact Paul Galonsky by email at pgalonsky@resna.org or by phone at 703-524-6686 Ext. 309. There is a $16 fee to receive credits for each webinar.

This session will offer closed captioning via the webinar platform.
Next Session:Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:00pm ET
Topic : Accessing Services, Programs, and Activities Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Florida State Courts with the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST)
Description :
Join us for this session which will provide an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title II including the responsibilities of local and state courts, law enforcement, and correctional institutions. The Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology, Inc. (FAAST) developed a series of Self-help Manuals for persons with disabilities. FAAST has used these same resources to assist the Florida state courts with accessibility of courthouses and legal services. The presentation will include examples of how Tech Act State services may provide support to covered entities of the ADA to increase access for individuals with disabilities.
Learning Objectives :
  1. The participants will state the purpose of the Department of Justice regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for Title II (State and local government services) on effective communication.
  2. The participants will name the five key components of effective communication for individuals with disabilities under the ADA.
  3. The participants will be able identify which public entities would be required to assign a responsible person to coordinate and respond to grievances under the general requirements of Title II of the ADA
  4. The participants will state the general provisions against discrimination from Title II of the American with Disabilities Act.
Executive Director
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology, Inc.(FAAST)
Michael Daniels is Executive Director of the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology, Inc. (FAAST). FAAST is the Tech Act Program for the state of Florida. Michael received his BA in Special Education and Early Childhood Education from University of Kentucky (UK) and completed coursework for his MA in Assistive Technology at UK. Michael has been working in the assistive technology field for over 20 years with a focus on computer access and seating and mobility. He served as program director at FAAST for fours and was instrumental in the development of the statewide device loan program and the addition of two Regional Demonstration Centers. Michael has collaborated with Dr. Tony Gentry from Virginia Commonwealth University to establish a training series for assistive technology for individuals with traumatic brain injuries. In his free time, Michael is a licensed youth soccer coach and a volunteer with Boy Scouts of America.
Training Associate
Southwest ADA Center-TIRR Memorial Hermann Research Center
Andrew Winnegar is a training associate with the Southwest ADA Center at TIRR Memorial Hermann Research Center providing consultation, training and technical assistance on employment, independent living, rehabilitation research, assistive technology, vocational rehabilitation and Native American outreach. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas and the University of Wisconsin-Stout holding a Master’s Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation.