03/29/2021 – Understanding ADA Requirements and Transition Plan Development for Title II Entities – Online Course
Training hosted by the North Central Texas Council of Governments
Speaker: Kristi Avalos
Regulations, and standards, and laws, oh my! Self-evaluations and transition plans are a daunting concept for anyone responsible for complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Mandated for public entities by Title II of the ADA, they are designed to establish accountability between governments and the disabled community, and well-implemented ones can pivot the course of litigation with the Department of Justice. What does that look like though? Even seasoned employees of state and local governments find themselves struggling to sift through the layers of planning, funding, data collection, and more when it comes to developing effective self-evaluations and transition plans. Kristi Avalos, who has 40+ years of accessibility experience, has the ability to sort through the vast confusion as she collects answers to the hardest questions:
What’s the difference between a self-evaluation and a transition plan?
Do I need a transition plan if I have a self-evaluation?
How often should self-evaluations or transition plans be updated?
What does the Department of Justice look for in these documents?
Whether your entity has kept their documents up-to-date since the DOJ’s 1992 deadline or you’re surprised to learn the deadline passed almost 29 years ago as you scramble to compile this information for the first time, Kristi’s webinar is an all-encompassing course that provides technical guidance for ADA compliance and useful strategies for conducting self-evaluations and transition plans at all stages.
Course Description/Learning Goals
This course is designed to provide practical information and tangible tactics for composing and implementing self-evaluations and transition plans for Title II entities of all sizes, as well as offer resources to develop critical thinking skills to manage any barrier in accessibility.
By completing this course, you’ll acquire knowledge and skills regarding:
Technical requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Interactions between federal, state, and construction laws