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Hiring and Keeping Employees with Disabilities – Webinar May 22

Information courtesy of Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)

On May 22, tune in to an informative webinar by the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on (EARN) to learn strategies employers can use to facilitate the hiring, retention and advancement of people with disabilities. Topics will include invitations to self-identify, workplace accommodations, and career development and advancement opportunities.

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Adult Siblings of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – Webinar May 17

Information courtesy of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)

On May 17, tune in to an informative webinar to learn about research into adult siblings of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The webinar will cover topics like:

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ADA in the K-12 Setting – Webinar May 16

Information courtesy of the Great Lakes ADA Center and the ADA National Network

On May 16, the Great Lakes ADA Center will present an informative webinar on disability rights in the K-12 setting. While childhood education may first bring to mind the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), but the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) also applies to this setting. Tune in to learn about the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities, family members, and school personnel under the ADA. Presenters will also discuss the latest case law interpretations, including the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on the interplay between the ADA and the IDEA.

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Employment and the ADA – Audio Conference May 15

Information courtesy of the ADA National Network, the Great Lakes ADA Center

Do you have questions about employment and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Is there an accommodation issue that you are confused about? On May 15, tune in to an informative audio conference with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and get answers for your ADA questions!

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Mapping Disability Accessibility with Google Street View – Webinar May 15

Information courtesy of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

On May 15, tune in to an informative webinar to learn about a new accessibility project. A team from the University of Maryland and the University of Washington is exploring a new approach to accessibility called “Project Sidewalk”. Volunteers go on virtual walks through cities in Google Street View to assess sidewalk accessibility and label problem areas. Since 2016, over 3,000 users have contributed 180,000 accessibility labels across 1,075 miles of streets. The collected data is shared with city governments and used to develop new accessibility-friendly mapping tools. Tune in to learn more about the project and how it is impacting accessibility.

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