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Access to Healthcare and the Americans with Disabilities Act – Webinar March 22

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

While the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provided significant changes in healthcare access, many disability advocates would like to see more systemic change to remove barriers in the delivery of healthcare services. On March 22, tune in to an informative webinar to learn about current issues and barriers faced by people with disabilities in accessing healthcare services and how the ADA may apply in those settings.

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Structured Negotiation – A tool for disability rights – Audio Conference March 21

Information courtesy of ADA-Indiana, the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, and the Great Lakes ADA Center

On March 21, tune in to an informative audio conference about structured negotiation. Structured negotiation is an alternative to lawsuits with a two decade track record in successfully resolving disability rights cases. Presenters will give an overview of structured negotiation designed especially for disability rights advocates, including:

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Accessible Transportation and Employment for People with Disabilities – Webinar March 16

Information courtesy of Disability.gov and PEATworks.org

On March 16, Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) will present an informative webinar about accessible transportation. Accessible, reliable transportation is one of the most critical factors affecting employment for people with disabilities. Presenter Malcom Glenn of Uber will discuss the steps his company has taken to make their products more accessible for both their employees and users.

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Adapting Arts Curriculum for Students with Special Needs – Webinar March 14

Information courtesy of VSA

On March 14, VSA (Very Special Arts) will present an informative webinar on arts curriculum for students with special needs. Presenter Lisa Pierce-Goldstein, a Speech-Language Pathologist and opera singer, will explain how she adapted Opera America’s “Music! Words! Opera!” curriculum for students with Autism. Webinar attendees will learn about the visual supports, hands-on activities, and engagement strategies used to help students with complex communication needs participate in both the “listen and discover” and the “create and produce” parts of the program.

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Controversial bill would delay accessibility fixes

Information courtesy of National Council on Independent Living, the National Disability Rights Network

Back in 2015, Fifth Freedom told you about a controversial bill introduced by the House, the ADA Education and Reform Act (HR 620). This bill was assigned to a congressional committee last month.

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