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Upcoming Webinars & Trainings

Section 508 Compliance and Assistive Technology: Providing Accessibility to ICT for Federal Employees under the Rehabilitation Act (Sections 504 and 508)

May 25, 2021
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
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Communication & IT webinar 508
This introductory session will address how Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act work together to provide access to information and communication technology (ICT) for federal employees with disabilities. Section 504 requires federal agencies to provide persons with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in their programs and benefit from their services through the provision of reasonable accommodations, including assistive technology. Section 508 requires federal agencies to ensure that persons with disabilities (both employees and members of the public) have comparable access to and use of ICT. Presenters will define and review real-life examples of the concepts of accessibility, assistive technology, and (reasonable) accommodations. They will also discuss barriers to information access and possible solutions to overcoming them. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar. Webinar attendees can receive a participation certificate.

Assembly Areas

June 03, 2021
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
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Presenters: | Bill Botten | Randall Duchesneau |
ABA ADA Building & Sites webinar
It is important to properly integrate accessibility into the design of assembly areas, including movie theatres, lecture halls, grandstands, performing arts centers, stadiums, and arenas. This webinar will review the scoping and technical requirements for assembly areas in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards. Presenters will discuss provisions for wheelchair spaces, companion seats, accessible routes, designated aisle seats, bleacher seating, assistive listening systems, and press boxes. Presenters will also cover frequently asked questions and common sources of confusion. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar. Webinar attendees can earn continuing education credits.

Kitchens and Kitchenettes

July 01, 2021
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
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Presenters: | Bobby Stinnette | Scott Windley |
ABA ADA Building & Sites webinar
Access to kitchens and kitchenettes is the subject of many technical inquiries received by the U.S. Access Board. This webinar will review scoping and technical requirements for kitchens and kitchenettes in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards. Presenters will use illustrations and diagrams and discuss how various specifications apply and relate to each other, including those for clear floor space and turning space, required clearances at fixtures and appliances, work surfaces, and storage. Presenters will also address frequently asked questions and common sources of confusion concerning accessible kitchens and kitchenettes. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar. Webinar attendees can earn continuing education credits.

Accessible Pedestrian Trails and Shared Use Paths

August 05, 2021
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
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Presenters: | Bill Botten | Juliet Shoultz |
ABA outdoor Streets & Sidewalks webinar
Enjoying a hike, a bike ride, a walk, a run, or a roll along a scenic route is a healthy way to spend time. This webinar will review the differences between accessible pedestrian trails and shared use paths. Presenters will review the technical and scoping requirements in the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards for newly constructed or altered pedestrian trails on federal sites, as well as proposed supplementary provisions for shared use paths. Presenters will also address some frequently asked questions and common sources of confusion concerning accessible pedestrian trails and shared use paths. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar. Webinar attendees can earn continuing education credits.