Personal Use or Reasonable Accommodation: Webcast Training on June 9, 2022
Sometimes what is thought of as a personal use item may be considered a reasonable accommodation. In a webcast on June 9, 2022 from 2 to 3 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) consultants from the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) will explore the issues involved when determining what is considered a personal use item and what can be considered a reasonable workplace accommodation. For details and to register, go to Personal Use or Reasonable Accommodation: What’s What?
Webinar Series to Examine Public Transit as It Applies to People Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired
A series of three interactive webinars this month will consider “The Potential, Promise and the Pain of Public Transportation: A Primer on Accessing, Funding, and Advocating for Transportation.” Each session covers an area of public transit, from the basics, to how to “participate and inform transportation services,” to the benefits derived from partnership and advocacy. Sponsored by the Vision Serve Alliance Aging and Vision Loss National Coalition (AVLNC) and the Alliance on Aging and Vision Loss (AAVL) Special Interest Affiliate of the American Council of the Blind, the webinars are open to the public, although pre-registration is required. Attendance is limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible. Registration links for each program are included below:
On June 15, 2022, from 1 to 2:30 pm EDT: The Basics of Public Transit: The Complete Trip from a Blind/Low Vision Perspective, the first webinar in this series, covers the framework of public transportation, including regulations and funding, and the challenges people who are blind or visually impaired face. For more information and to register, click on the link for The Basics of Public Transit: The Complete Trip from a Blind/Low Vision. Perspective.
The program on June 21, 2022 from 1 – 2:30 pm EDT explores how to Make a Difference: Strategies to Participate and Inform Transportation Services. Participants will learn about strategies to facilitate the involvement of community advocates and human services providers in transportation planning. Information will be provided about national, state, and local opportunities to join in mobility management and coordinated transportation networks, tools to facilitate partnerships with colleagues in health, education, and labor sectors, and more. For additional details and to register, check out Make a Difference Strategies to Participate and Inform Transportation Services.
During the final session in the series, on June 29, 2022, from 1 to 2:30 pm EDT, attendees will learn about Using Partnerships and Advocacy to “Get on the Right Track” with Accessible Transportation: Specific Examples. This program will use case studies to cover the many aspects of public transit, including the stakeholders involved, the process, outcomes, current status, lessons learned, and more. For details and to register, click on the link here for Using Partnerships and Advocacy to “Get on the Right Track” with Accessible Transportation: Specific Examples.
Information about the series, including featured speakers, is also available by clicking on the dates for each session on the Vision Serve Alliance Calendar here.