On February 2, 2023: Accessible Retail Spaces and Restaurants
Shopping and eating out are ongoing activities that need to be accessible to everyone, including individuals with disabilities. A webinar from the Great Lakes ADA Center on February 2, 2023 from 2:30 to 4 pm ET will provide an overview of the accessibility requirements for retail spaces and restaurants through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards. The program will address requirements for parking, entrances, food service and waiting lines, dressing and fitting rooms, dining surfaces, checkout aisles, and more. Accessibility Specialists from the Access Board will speak about frequently asked questions related to these topics as well. Video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning will be included and attendees can earn continuing education credits. To learn more and register, visit the Great Lakes ADA Center listing for Accessible Retail Spaces and Restaurants.
Also on February 2, 2023: Creating Cross-System Partnerships to Pave the Way to Inclusive Career Pathways
People with disabilities can benefit greatly from partnerships that pave the way to both careers and inclusion. On February 2, 2023 at 3 pm ET, the LEAD Center(National Center on Leadership for the Employment and Economic Advancement of People with Disabilities) will host the webinar “A Roadmap to Inclusive Career Pathways: Promoting DEIA (diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility) Through Cross-System Partnerships.” Panelists from Washington, DC will speak about their strategies, experiences, and resources used to foster inclusive career paths, partnerships across government agencies and with underserved communities, and to promote DEIA to “enable people with disabilities to succeed in the workforce.” Learn more and register for A Roadmap to Inclusive Career Pathways: Promoting DEIA Through Cross-System Partnerships.
On February 9, 2023: Supports and Services: Accommodations with a Heartbeat
Hosted by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) on February 9, 2023 at 2 pm, this training webcast will explore effective methods for using supports provided by a person or service animal as job accommodations. These “’heartbeat accommodations’” may mean using a job coach, emotional support animal, guide dog, or other kinds of support. Speakers include experts from various areas within JAN, including an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) specialist. To learn more and register, check out the JAN webpage for “Supports and Services: Accommodations with a Heartbeat.” JAN, part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), is “the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues.”