Monthly Archives: November 2013

Register now for the December 4th webinar!

Posted by Adam Johnsen on November 20, 2013
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Developing Effective Practices for Snow Removal:
Why is it Worth all the Effort?

Ensuring safe and independent travel for people with and without disabilities can be difficult during winter weather conditions. bussnowA national standard for effective snow removal for pedestrians does not currently exist. In this webinar, presenters will discuss how snow removal, or the lack thereof, affects the independent travel of people with disabilities. Presenters will also discuss effective practices in snow removal for public transportation and for the broader community with a look at snow removal from a complete streets perspective.

To ask the presenters questions in advance or for general inquiries about the event, please contact us at and put “Snow Removal” in the subject line or call 800-659-6428; (TTY) 202-347-3066. Registration Deadline: December 2.

In addition, download the Fall 2013 Update information brief, Effective Snow Removal for Pathways and Transit Stops. The brief highlights a variety of innovative strategies used to improve accessible pathways and transit stops during winter weather as well as three ways that communities can effectively approach snow removal for better mobility: partnerships, policies, and the involvement of businesses and community members.

Photo: / Dan Burden

ADA Audio Conference Series Session: November 19, 2013

Posted by Adam Johnsen on November 15, 2013
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The November ADA Audio Conference Session will focus on the implementation of the 1999 L.C. vs Olmstead decision and enforcement efforts by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Date: November 19, 2013

Time: 2pm-3:30pm ET (calculate the start time based on your location)

Title: Implementing Olmstead: The Status of Enforcement Efforts

Description: In 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division launched an aggressive effort to enforce the Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead v. L.C., a ruling that requires states to eliminate unnecessary segregation of persons with disabilities and to ensure that persons with disabilities receive services in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs. The Civil Rights Division has responded by working with state and local governments officials, disability rights groups and attorneys around the country, and with representatives of the Department of Health and Human Services, to fashion an effective, nationwide program to enforce the integration mandate of the Department’s regulation implementing title II of the ADA. Join this session as we hear more about these efforts including how the integration versus segregation mandate has been applied to employment.

Presenter: Anne Raish, Deputy Chief, Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Registration: (Must have an account to register. May set up a free account during the registration process)

Fee: (multiple options available for accessing session) $25.00 (Toll Free Telephone Connection)/Visuals free via webinar platform or downloaded handouts

Free: Webinar Platform Connection for Audio/Visuals

This session is captioned via the webinar platform. Questions regarding this program should be directed to 877-232-1990 (V/TTY) or by email to

Job Accommodation Network Releases Training Module on JAN Resources in Spanish

Posted by Adam Johnsen on November 04, 2013
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The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has published a Just-in-Time training module on “All About JAN: Resources in Spanish”/ “Todo acerca de JAN para hispanohablantes.” The 18 minute training module and accompanying transcript and handout provide an overview of JAN’s services in Spanish, which include technical assistance via phone, email, chat and social media, as well as publications and other materials.

• View the “Todo acerca de JAN para hispanohablantes” training module
• Visit the JAN en español webpages