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Accessible Playgrounds – Webinar May 29

Information courtesy of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

What makes a playground accessible? On May 29, tune in to an informative webinar from the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center to find out. Representatives from the US Access Board will provide a thirty-minute overview of the minimum scoping and technical requirements for newly constructed and altered playgrounds required to comply with the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and the Architectural Barriers Act. Topics will include ground level and elevated play components, accessible routes, and play area surface requirements.

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Possible changes to air travel rules for service animals – Comment by July 9

Information courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation

As a result of complaints from consumers and airlines, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is considering major changes for air travel rules for service animals. In 2017, DOT received 70 complaints against airlines from people with disabilities who have had difficulty traveling with their service animal. The airlines are having their own difficulties. One airline complaining to DOT stated that, since 2016, they have had an 84 percent spike in the number of behavior-related service animal problems, including urinating, defecating, or biting.

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Indiana Medicare Recipients to Get New Cards after June 2018 – Beware of Medicare card scams!

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) are removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards. New cards will be mailed out in phases based on geographic location, with Indiana residents getting their cards some time after June 2018.  The new cards are intended to help prevent fraud and identify theft, but criminals are using the changeover to try new scams. According to a report by AARP, scammers pretending to be with CMS are calling seniors to ask for processing fees to pay for the new card, for banking information, or for Social Security numbers.

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How People with Disabilities can Work for the Federal Government – Webinar May 23

Information courtesy of the Social Security Administration

Some people with disabilities may be able to work and continue receiving disability benefits. On May 23, tune in to a free webinar from the Social Security Administration to learn about the Social Security administration’s Ticket to Work program and support services for people who are ready to work. This month’s webinar will also include information about finding work with the federal government.

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Effective Communication in a Medical Setting – Webinar May 23

Information courtesy of the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at Cornell University

Talking about medical issues can be difficult. On May 23, tune in to an informative webinar to learn about effective communication in the medical setting. Presenters will discuss best practices for creating a positive and clear exchange, from the perspective of both the patient with a disability and the medical provider.

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