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Drawing the Line: What’s Working in the Accessible Design Industry

Rich Sternadori


Registration Deadline:
Registration Fee: $125
Location: City of Oklahoma City Training Center, 3738 SW 15TH Street, Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma City Mayor's Committee on Disability Concerns, Oklahoma Statewide Independent Living Council, Southwest ADA Center, Great Plains ADA Center

This advanced architectural program examines key accessibility concepts of the 2010 DOJ Standards for Accessible Design and the 2017 International Code Council/A117.1 in an innovative format oriented toward practical solutions. We apply accessible design concepts using real world examples, examining what’s required; what’s changing; what’s harmonized; what works; and what does not work for people with disabilities, contractors, designers, code officials and state accessibility inspectors. The course delves into the shifting perceptions of accessibility and applications of mobility devices in society that brought about the new ICC/A117.1 expanded wheelchair footprints, turning radius’, and other fundamental changes that impact square footages, costs and business. We examine how those new ICC/A117.1 provisions do and do-not harmonize with the 2010 DOJ Standards. Throughout the full day program, we examine interpretations, technical assistance and clarifications from the US Access Board and the Dept. of Justice, designers, agencies and persons with disabilities, and technical assistance experts.

Deadline for registration is September 30, 2019

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Online Trainings

ADA BASIC BUILDING BLOCKS: An Online Course about the ADA. (Southeast ADA Center)
This introductory web course on the ADA explores the legal requirements and spirit of the ADA. The course content is self-paced, organized into 12 topics, and designed to be studied in order. Upon completion of the course, you may be eligible to earn a certificate and one CEU if you meet ALL established criteria. The course is free, however, there is a $50 CEU fee that must be paid to receive continuing education credit. Good news! The Basic ADA Building Blocks Web course (moderated version) has been approved for 14 hours of CRCC credits.

Access E-Learning (AEL) is a ten-module tutorial that is a resource for those seeking to make their distance education accessible for individuals with disabilities. AEL offers information on the most common needs in distance education, and provides instruction in techniques that will enhance the usability of online materials for all students. Before using this tutorial, you must create a login. Registration is free and will give you unlimited access. Each time you want to use this tutorial, simply login with your email address and password.

AccessibilityOnline represents a collaborative training program between the National Network of ADA Centers (DBTACs) and the US Access Board. The program includes a series of free webinars and audio conferences on different topics of accessibility. Sessions are held on a monthly basis and cover a variety of topics concerning accessibility to the built environment, information and communication technologies, and transportation.

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Disability Rights Overview (New England ADA Center) is designed to give a general understanding of the major federal disability laws and teaches people to be able to assess what laws apply in different discrimination scenarios. It also teaches them the resources for help and information about disability rights laws.

EASI Online Courses and the Certificate in Accessible Information Technology
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Job Accommodation Network's Approach to Reasonable Accommodations
JAN represents the most comprehensive resource for job accommodations available.

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