Monthly Archives: November 2012

Emergency Preparedness: What’s the Plan?

Posted by Matt on November 05, 2012
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In light of the recent hurricane on the eastern seaboard, more employers may be considering developing emergency preparedness plans and need answers on how to include employees with disabilities.  A guide provided by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) can help businesses that are developing emergency evacuation plans.  Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employers’ Guide to Including Employees with Disabilities in Emergency Evacuation Plans addresses the legal requirements for emergency evacuation under the ADA and focuses on identifying people who may need accommodations in an emergency evacuation based on the EEOC guidance, common accommodations, and plan implementation and maintenance.

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ADA Audio Conference Series session November 13, 2012

Posted by Matt on November 05, 2012
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The Great Lakes ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network is pleased to announce an upcoming session in the ADA Audio Conference Series.

Date:  November 13, 2012
Time:  2:00pm-3:30pm ET
Title:  ADA Case Law Update
Presenters:  Barry Taylor and Alan Goldstein, Equip for Equality, Illinois’s Protection and Advocacy Organization
Description:   Join us for this popular yearly session and learn what the courts and federal agencies have done to shape the ADA through their decisions and settlements. This session will review key issues that are currently before the courts and analyze the trends. Discussion will include some of the trends in case law at the lower courts which may have an impact on decisions at all levels, including issues that may find their way to the Supreme Court. In addition, presenter will review how the courts are interpreting the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.
This session is offered via telephone and there is a fee for participating via this mode to cover the cost of the toll free connection.  Discounted rates are available for non-profit entities.  Individuals may participate at no charge using our web based conferencing platform.  The session is close captioned via the web based system (BlackBoard Web Conferencing Platform).
Registration and more information go to and select ADA Audio Conference Series.
Questions should be directed to 877-232-1990 v/tty or at