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Effective Communication and the ADA – Webinar July 10

Information courtesy of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

On July 10, tune in to an informative webinar for an overview of ADA provisions related to communication. Learn about common communication-related features required in vehicles and buildings, such as signs and alarm signals. The webinar will also cover strategies, services, and devices that may be needed to communicate effectively with people who have hearing, vision, or speech disabilities.

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Making Beaches Accessible to People with Disabilities – Live Online July 4

Information courtesy of the Southeast ADA Center

beach villa“ADA Live!” is a monthly radio show broadcast free on the Internet. Ask questions and learn about your rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Leaders in the field will share their knowledge, experience and successful strategies that increase the participation of persons with disabilities in communities and businesses.  The next episode is “Beach Access”. Tune in to learn how to make a beach accessible to people with disabilities. This episode will examine upgrades to parking, circulation path, and restroom facilities, and what defines an accessible route.

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Accessible Sports Facilities – Webinar June 26

Information courtesy of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

football stadium with crowdOn June 26, tune in to an informative webinar from the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center to learn how to make sports more accessible. Representatives from the US Access Board will provide a thirty-minute overview of the minimum scoping and technical requirements for newly constructed and altered sports facilities required to comply with the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and the Architectural Barriers Act. Topics will include playing fields and courts, as well as exercise equipment, saunas and steam rooms, bowling lanes, and shooting facilities. The webinar will also address auxiliary spaces like player seating, locker rooms, and press boxes.

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ABLE Age Adjustment Act would make more people eligible for ABLE accounts

Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Accounts allow people with disabilities to save for their future and pay for disability-related expenses without jeopardizing their access to public benefits. Currently, the accounts are only available to people who were diagnosed with a disability before the age of 26, but legislation currently before Congress could change that.

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Facebook and the Accessible Workplace – Webinar June 21

Information courtesy of PEATworks.org

On June 21, tune in to an informative webinar to learn about accessibility at Facebook. Facebook’s Director of Accessibility Jeff Wieland and Director of Global Public Policy Monica Desai will discuss why and how Facebook has made accessibility a priority.

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