Accessibility Policy Training

Disability Employment Training for Human Resources, Staff and Managers/Supervisors
The workshops objectives are to understand who is covered by disability civil rights laws, what employment elements are covered, and how meet your responsibilities in an “interactive process” (Federal and State requirement). Achieving an interactive process is broken down into five steps in order to effectively meet reasonable accommodation requests. Attendees will be able to determine essential vs. marginal functions of the job; defining the job in very specific terms assists in the job selection process, providing reasonable accommodations and in evaluation of staff. Also covered will be special problems during employment.

Disability awareness and ADA Overview for Staff in Contact with Public
Overview of the access criteria and requirements mandated for State and local government staff interacting with the public. Best practices for sensitive and respectful interactions are explained. Communication topics include correct language and etiquette, appropriate use of terminology, and dealing with service animals in public places. The training concludes with a brief overview of maintaining accessibility for people with disabilities.

Meetings/Events Planning
City celebrations, chili cook-offs, car shows, and Board meetings –these events raise a variety of issues for physical access and policy. Learn about the elements that go into a successful and accessible meeting or event including facility set up and services provision. Communication accommodations and types of auxiliary aids are discussed, including sign language interpreters, real time captioning, note takers, video remote services, and others. In planning for service animals, we will delve into what is a service animal, what you can ask about them, and dealing with disruptions. Also discussed are transportation routes to events, time of day impacts and accessible routes of travel on the site.