News & Events

  • Free Webinar - Mental Health Conditions and Reasonable Accommodation in the Workplace

    October 28, 2021
    1-2 PM Eastern

    Presenter: Joe Zesski, Program Manager, Northeast ADA Center

    Individuals with psychiatric disabilities often face stigma in the workplace. They may be stereotyped or their disabilities may be misunderstood resulting in a failure for an employer to accommodate an individual with a disability. In this webinar, we will discuss mental health conditions in light of the Americans with Disabilities Act definition of disability and how it can apply in employment. It will then focus on the reasonable accommodation process for employees with psychiatric disabilities and what might be potential forms of accommodation. This webinar may be of particular interest for employers, individuals with disabilities, employment service providers, and all those with a general interest in this topic.

    If you require any reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the event, please notify the Northeast ADA Center by contacting Alexis Boytsov, Project Administrator, at least 72 hours prior to the event.

    Registration link


  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, declared in 1988 to raise awareness of the employment needs and contributions of individuals with disabilities. The 2021 theme is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.”

    For more information regarding the month, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor web page.


  • Free Webinar: Ask an ADA Professional Questions: Hybrid Work, Face Coverings, and Vaccinations

    Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
    2:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT

    Presented by the Great Lakes ADA Center

    During this session individuals will have the opportunity to ask ADA professionals questions about COVID related workplace accommodations such as hybrid work arrangements as well as employer mandates including face coverings, and vaccinations. To ensure your question is answered during the session, individuals are highly encouraged to submit their questions ahead of time via the registration website (option to submit questions is available once you have registered for the session).

    Registration link


  • Free Webinar - The Civil Rights Complaint Portal: An Accessibility Journey

    Tuesday, September 28th, 2021
    1:00 PM EDT - 2:30 PM EDT

    Presented by Great Lakes ADA Center, U.S. Access Board and CIO

    This webinar session will provide an overview by staff from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and 18-F at the General Services Administration (GSA) on a collaborative effort to improve accessibility and user experience of DOJ’s Civil Rights Reporting Portal.

    This project began with DOJ staff asking how it could overhaul the Civil Rights Reporting Portal and integrate accessibility as foundational to the new design to improve the usability and accessibility of the existing online portal used by the public to report concerns and discrimination. The team consolidated a complex process involving dozens of unique reporting pathways into a single streamlined accessible user experience.

    In this webinar, project team members from DOJ and 18F will review their collaborative efforts to improve the functionality of the external user interface and the data collected and increase analysis and response efficiency. The enhanced site models accessibility for persons with disabilities, and the team continues to ensure that new features are vetted for accessibility.

    The presenters will address pre-submitted questions as well as respond to participants questions during the live webinar.

    Registration link.


  • Free Webinar - WCAG V2.1: Understanding the Basics

    Thursday, September 16, 2021
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

    Presented by the Great Lakes ADA Center, the Great Plains ADA Center and the Southeast ADA Center

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are technical standards designed to make web content more accessible to people with a wide range of disabilities. This session will discuss:

    • How the standards were developed and organized based upon the principles of accessible design (POUR)
    • The relationship between Section 508 and WCAG V2.1 Level AA
    • Why the accessibility guidelines are organized into levels and how that is important in developing/assessing your webpages.
    • Most common level A accessibility errors.

    This session will use lots of examples to show what accessible design looks like to the end user as well as the user experience when web page elements are not accessible. The session will not go into technical details and will not require knowledge of coding or technical language.

    Registration link


  • Northeast ADA Center Awarded Grant for 2021-2026

    The Northeast ADA Center is excited to continue to serve you! Contact us with your ADA-related questions and training needs.

    We offer services in Spanish and English.
    800-949-4232 or northeastada@cornell.edu

    Northeast ADA Center Closed September 6th!

    Please note that on Monday, September 6th, the Northeast ADA Center’s technical assistance hotline will be closed for a federal holiday. The hotline will reopen at 8:30am on September 7th. We encourage you to explore the resources available on our website.


  • Common Sources of Confusion in the ADA and ABA Standards

    Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
    2:30 PM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT

    Presented by the Great Lakes ADA Center and U.S. Access Board

    Certain provisions in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards are prone to misinterpretation and generate many of the technical assistance inquiries the Access Board receives. This webinar will review and clarify common sources of confusion in the standards, including application of the standards in new construction and alterations, work and dining surfaces, toilet rooms, signs, accessible routes and ground surfaces, and other areas and elements. Session participants are encouraged to share their own areas of confusion and submit questions in advance of the session. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning.

    Registration link


  • Mental Health Conditions and Reasonable Accommodation in the Workplace

    October

    Individuals with psychiatric disabilities often face stigma in the workplace. They may be stereotyped or their disabilities may be misunderstood resulting in a failure for an employer to accommodate an individual with a disability. In this webinar, we will discuss mental health conditions in light of the Americans with Disabilities Act definition of disability and how it can apply in employment. It will then focus on the reasonable accommodation process for employees with psychiatric disabilities and what might be potential forms of accommodation. This webinar may be of particular interest for employers, individuals with disabilities, employment service providers, and all those with a general interest in this topic.

    If you require any reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the event, please notify the Northeast ADA Center by contacting Alexis Boytsov, Project Administrator, at least 72 hours prior to the event.

    Registration link

    Presented By: Joe Zesski

    10/28/2021 01:00 PM through 10/28/2021 02:00 PM