Upcoming Webinars 



Thursday, December 1, 2022, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Great Lakes ADA Center: "Automatic and Power-Assisted Doors"

Register for "Automatic and Power-Assisted Doors"

Description: Entrances and doors are key components of access along routes and to buildings, rooms, and spaces. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Standards require automatic and power-assisted doors to comply with the standards when provided on accessible routes. The ADA and ABA Standards reference industry standards developed under protocols of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and published by the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA). This session will cover the scoping and technical requirements in the ADA and ABA Standards for entrances and doors when they are automatic or power-assisted. Presenters will review in detail the specifications in the ANSI/BHMA referenced standards that address operating characteristics, including opening speed, safety features, sensors, and activation devices, and labeling, among others. 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.

Thursday, December 8, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - 3Play Media: "2022 Digital Accessibility Update with Lainey Feingold"

Register for "2022 Digital Accessibility Update with Lainey Feingold"

Description: A lot has happened in the digital accessibility legal space this year – have you kept up? Most recently, a new digital accessibility law was introduced in the United States Congress. If the law passes as written, it will result in digital accessibility regulations for both websites and software applications. Commercial providers who design, develop, and modify certain websites or applications are part of the proposed legislation.

The introduction of a U.S. accessibility law is just one of many accessibility legal developments in 2022. Others? The Department of Justice announced its intention to write web regulations for state and local governments. The DOJ and the EEOC issued important guidance about how to avoid disability discrimination when using Artificial Intelligence hiring tools. The United States Access Board is talking about kiosk accessibility regulations. And of course, there were new lawsuits, court orders, settlements, other government activities, and Structured Negotiations.