Archives: WebEd Webinar Series
February 24th 2016

Topic : The ADA and Core Technologies for Nonvisual Access

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This webinar will combine aspects of the ADA as it relates to Assistive Technologies that benefit people with low vision or individuals who are blind.

August 26th 2015

Topic : Inclusive Sports, Recreation and Exercise for Individuals with Disabilities

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This webinar will include information on creating inclusive sports, recreation and exercise for people with disabilities and the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design for recreational facilities. Presenters include: Bob Lujano, Information specialist from National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD); Gus LaZear, the Arizona Bridge to Independent Living’s Vice President and General Manager SpoFit a 45,000-square foot, $13 million dollar facility located in Phoenix, Arizona; and Andy Winnegar, Training Associate with the Southwest ADA Center.

April 15th 2015

Topic : The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards and planning Accessible Design in Device Demonstration and Display Rooms for Tech Act State Programs

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This webinar will include a discussion on improving the quality of program accessibility for Tech Act State Device Demonstrations. The Maryland Technology Assistance Program model includes two demonstration sites and a descriptive on line device inventory. The program is working with the Montgomery County Public Libraries to increase statewide access to assistive technologies for people of all ages with disabilities.

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January 21st 2015

Topic : Assistive Technology and Aging: Inclusive Solutions and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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The American with Disabilities Act is more relevant today for older Americans than ever. Older individuals with disabilities are the largest and fastest-growing minority in the US thanks to a dramatic increase in life expectancy. Individuals with disabilities represent an estimated $1 Trillion in annual incomes. The ADA ensures that people with disabilities have access to public and private accommodations, yet seniors with disabilities still experience inclusion issues.

This webinar will explore access issues for individuals with disabilities in public and private accommodations as well as the gap in use of assistive technologies among older Americans.

We will discuss how affordable, low-tech, assistive technology (AT) may help older adults with disabilities obtain and maintain their independence in the community.

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August 20th 2014

Topic : Increasing Program Access under the ADA: IDEAL Group's Knowledge Discovery Technology

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Accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act is not just physical access. Accessibility is much more, and it requires looking at how programs, services, and activities are delivered. Assistive Technologies such as accessible, mobile applications may provide individuals with disabilities opportunities to access the internet's digital content. even if the content was not designed with accessibility in mind. This Webinar will provide participants an overview of state or local government responsibilities to provide auxiliary aids and services needed to ensure effective communications such as making documents available upon request in Braille, large print, audio recording, and an accessible electronic format, and IDEAL Group's Knowledge Discovery Technology.

A recent article by Steve Jacobs: Public Accommodation, Universal Access, and Technology, GPSOLO, Vol. 31 No. 2 presents the idea that a public accommodation under the ADA should evolve beyond physical places and into virtual places of public accommodation via the internet. The Department of Justice is considering revising the regulations implementing Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to establish requirements for making the services, programs, or activities offered via Internet websites, accessible to individuals with disabilities. Beyond goods and services, information available on the Internet has become a gateway to education, employment, government, medical services and social and recreational opportunities. The objective of IDEAL Group's KDD technology is to automatically render single or collections of digital content into new and innovative alternate formats designed to enable individuals with print disabilities (and everyone else) to more easily access, navigate, find and acquire knowledge from that content. Source digital content may include web pages, websites, blogs, wikis, PDF files, Word documents, ePub2/3 eBooks, RTF files, and text files.

April 23rd 2014

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)

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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.
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February 26th 2014

Topic : The Promise of Olmstead Status of Assistive Technology use in planning for the needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities

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A recent paper by Bryant, B. R., Soonwha, S., Minwook, O., & Bryant, D. (2012), on a study to identify and rate AT devices that are being used by individuals in group residential settings, found that a majority of respondents do not use AT. Many of the recent Department of Justice's American with Disability Act Olmstead settlement agreements have included AT assessment and services as part of state responsibilities. How are statewide AT programs assisting with AT service provision and planning for individuals with intellectual disabilities? This webinar will explore the current status of transition efforts, available resources, and best practices. Presenters include Brian Bryant, PhD, Andy Winnegar, Southwest ADA Center, and Janice Carson, Director of the Idaho Assistive Technology Project.
August 21st 2013

Topic : Accessibility of Web Information: Implications for how the Public and Private Sector Conducts Business

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As we have moved from conducting business “face to face” to a culture where you can go “on-line” and conduct research, complete financial transactions, track the status of a package or get “real-time” information in terms of when a bus will arrive at a specific location the implications for people with disabilities are significant. This session will address the accessibility issues associated with the explosion of on-line/internet based information and what the future holds in this arena.
April 23rd 2013

Topic : Negotiating Access to Assistive Technology after High School: Planning Strategies & Civil Rights

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Negotiating Access to Assistive Technology after High School: Planning Strategies & Civil Rights. This webinar will describe the cooperative planning and assistive technology service coordination that will assist post high school students with disabilities to continue their education in postsecondary schools, or to enter the workforce. The presentation will inform participants about the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities, postsecondary schools, and employers.

January 23rd 2013

Topic : Assistive Technology and the Interactive Process of Employee Accommodations

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It is important that employers understand new technologies, accommodation strategies and best practices to assist and support employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Technology Act States and ADA Regional Centers have valuable free services to assist employers and employees with job accommodations. Each individual employee accommodation solution requires research and time. The RESNA Catalyst Project and the SW-ADA Center will present a webinar on how Assistive Technology (AT) demonstrations, equipment loans, and ADA support and technical assistance from the ADA Network may enhance the interactive accommodation process.

March 21st 2012

Topic : Olmstead-Beyond the Legal Interpretation: What states are doing to improve community services necessary for individuals with disabilities to leave institutions

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February 29th 2012

Topic : Enhancing Student Services to Provide Accessibility in Post - Secondary Settings

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Institutions of higher education must comply with the Section 504 of the Rehab Act and the ADA to provide academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids such as AT. The Southwest and Great Lakes ADA Centers will present information on their project to develop quality indicators on AT for post-secondary accessibility and report on the data collected from this effort. Presenters will also provide information on processes that disability services offices can institute to ensure that students with disabilities receive appropriate accommodations.