ADA National Network Webinar Series:
Health Care and the ADA-Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
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Schedule 2018-19

This webinar series intends to provide information and examples of healthcare provision which includes people with disabilities by following the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

These 90 minute webinars are brought to you by the Pacific ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network. All sessions will be captioned, recorded and archived.This program is delivered via both webinar platform and via telephone (additional charges may apply). Real-time captioning is available via the webinar platform...

Webinars begin at ET: 2.30pm, CT: 1.30pm, MT:12.30pm, PT:11.30am, Hawaii: 9.30am during mainland Standard Time; 8.30am during mainland Daylight Savings Time

ADA National Network Learning Session: Effective Communication in Health Care

23rd January, 2020

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This webinar will review the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws that apply to health care, with a focus on the rights and responsibilities for effective communication for people with hearing, vision, and cognitive disabilities in health care settings. Discussion topics will include common auxiliary aids, services, and strategies to ensure effective communication, as well as ADA and local resources for training and technical assistance support.

Learning objectives:

This webinar will assist participants in understanding the rights and responsibilities for effective communication for people with hearing, vision, and cognitive disabilities in medical settings. Discussion topics will cover:

  • Understanding the applications of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to healthcare.
  • Common auxiliary aids, services, and strategies to ensure effective communication and resources for support.

Presenter:

Michael Richardson is the Director of the Northwest ADA Center and is responsible for coordinating the activities of the Technical Assistance Unit. He provides technical assistance, training, continuing education, and consultation services related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other Federal and State disability laws.

ADA National Network Learning Session: Accessible Medical Diagnostic Equipment and Prescription Drug Container Labels

26th March, 2020

The Access Board, under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, has issued accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment. These standards provide design criteria for examination tables and chairs, including those used for dental or optical exams and procedures, weight scales, radiological equipment, mammography equipment and other equipment used for diagnostic purposes by health professionals. Additionally, presenters will cover the advisory guidance for making information on prescription drug container labels accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired or who are elderly.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe design criteria for exam tables, weight scales and radiological equipment.
  • Identify best practices that promote access to prescription drug container label information in all formats including, audible, braille and large print.

Presenters:

The Access Board is an independent federal agency that develops and maintains accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and information technology under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws

Bill Botten serves as the Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator at the U.S. Access Board.

Bobby Stinnette serves as an Accessibility Specialist at the U.S. Access Board.