Accessology 2020 Training Classes:
(ADA0010) Disability Employment Training for Human Resources, Staff and Managers/Supervisors:
(2‐ 4 hours)
This workshop’s objectives are to understand who is covered by disability civil rights laws, what employment elements are covered, and how to meet your responsibilities in an “interactive process.” Achieving an interactive process is broken down into five steps in order to efficiently meet reasonable accommodation requests. Attendees will be able to determine essential vs. marginal functions of the job. Defining the job in precise terms assists in the job selection process, providing reasonable accommodations, and in evaluation of staff. Also covered will be special problems during employment.
(ADA0020) Disability Awareness and ADA Overview for Customer Contact Staff:
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.
(ADA0030) Orientation for ADA Liaison Teams:
Accessology will train your staff to understand how to review and evaluate their department’s existing policies and procedures for the Self‐Evaluation process, required under Title II of the ADA. Findings and recommendations are based on staff evaluations and responses, and a work plan is developed for improving access for persons with disabilities. This is specific to policies and practices to ensure non‐discrimination from department to department.
(ADA0040) Maintenance Staff Training:
The maintenance staff is on the front lines of access compliance and is the key in maintaining accessible features, a requirement of the law. Problems can occur when furniture is moved, repairs are undertaken, or landscaping improperly pruned, for example. Knowing that government staff has limited resources, the training does not require augmenting staff or increasing budgets, rather making the staff aware of requirements and liabilities. Staff will learn to identify problem areas before they become hazards and know how to mitigate them.
(ADA0050) New 2010 ADA Regulations, an Overview:
The 2010 ADA Standards for Accessibility went into effect on March 15, 2012. Receive information on implementing these guidelines, understand when the new rules apply, how they differ from existing codes, and how they are more stringent than the State or Building Codes. Also learn which codes have to be complied with and how they can be incorporated into your master planning to create a framework to meet ADA compliance consistently. This class is essential for designers and engineers who have roles in building facilities, infrastructure, and parks in the city.
(ADA0060) ADA and Public Transportation:
This class covers Part 27 and the Federal Transit Administration’s oversight requirements for both public and para‐transit systems. This class includes the requirement for accessible vehicles, the standards for the vehicles themselves, and the programmatic issues required to ensure the system is accessible to and usable by all citizens served.
(ADA0070) Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities (Title III):
Title III prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in commercial facilities and places of public accommodations. This class draws a clear distinction between these two types of businesses and details the responsibility for each to comply with the ADA Standards.
(ADA0080) Public Rights-of-Way:
This workshop helps attendees understand the PROWAG requirements as well as the “spirit” of the law. We detail maintenance vs. alteration, how to achieve compliance with difficult site constraints, how to make right decisions in the field, and how to know when additional help is needed. This class is very technical in the design and installation of curb ramps and sidewalks in the public rights-of-way.
(ADA0090) Telecommunications – Removing the Mystery (Title IV):
As our country becomes more technologically advanced, it is important to understand how technology upgrades impact people with disabilities and what is necessary to ensure compliance. This class helps participants understand Title IV of the ADA and the FCC requirements for providing services to people with speech and hearing impairments. The more extended classes also go into the requirements of Section 508.
(ADA0100) Title V Miscellaneous Provisions:
Title V includes miscellaneous provisions that are intended to apply broadly across all the other titles. Many of these provisions, some of which are found nowhere else in the law itself, were subsequently included and interpreted by the various federal agencies that issued regulations to implement the other titles of the ADA. This class goes over the elements that are significant and how Title V should be applied to businesses and agencies.
(ADA0110) Emergency Personnel Training:
This training is specific to Fire Department and Police Department personnel regarding handling customers with disabilities. It includes what can and cannot be said and what can and cannot be done in the process of interrogating, holding and processing people with disabilities.
(ADALL120) Barrier Free Design Lunch and Learn ‐ Common Mistakes:
As litigation rises nationwide, come learn what the most vulnerable areas are and how to protect yourself, your company and your reputation – from design through construction. See what others are doing wrong and how to do it better. Understand how to manage the risks of compliance.
(TASLL125) TAS Process Lunch and Learn:
Learn how to understand the vital timetables and requirements under the State regulation for the building owner. TAS requirements are NOT the same as the federal “Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)” requirements. Learn what the differences are while understanding the importance of plan reviews and the inspection process. In this class, you will become aware of why our involvement early in the construction phase could benefit the project by pointing out costly revisions earlier rather than later in the construction phase. Finally, you will see how compliance under this standard will ensure a more accessible community.
(ADALL130) Barrier Free Design Lunch and Learn ‐ Title II Entities Workshop:
Title II entities are among the most vulnerable for ADA litigation from both the Department of Justice and private individuals. Learn why. Understand the most vulnerable areas, what starts most cases, and how to begin the process of protection.
(ADALL1040) Barrier Free Design Lunch and Learn – University Compliance:
Universities are unique entities. They are like small cities with all of the requirements a city has yet the departments are run so separately they often don’t work together on issues. Every building, every sidewalk, intersection, program service and activity the entity offers is still required to comply, and a transition plan is required. This class is a quick overview of what a university is required to do to ensure compliance with the ADA and 504 regulations.
(ADA0120) Barrier Free Design Lunch and Learn ‐ Common Mistakes:
As litigation rises nationwide, come learn what the most vulnerable areas are and how to protect yourself, your company and your reputation – from design through construction. See what others are doing wrong, and how to do it better. Understand how to manage the risks of compliance.
(ADA0130) Barrier Free Design Lunch and Learn ‐ Title II Entities Workshop:
Title II entities are among the most vulnerable for ADA litigation from both the Department of Justice and private individuals. Learn why. Understand the most vulnerable areas, what starts most cases and how to begin the process of protection.
(ADA01040) Barrier Free Design Lunch and Learn – University Compliance:
Universities are unique entities. They are like small cities with all of the requirements a city has yet the departments are run so separately they often don’t work together on issues. Every building, every sidewalk, intersection, program, service, and activity the entity offers is still required to comply, and a transition plan is required. This class is a quick overview of what a university is required to do to ensure compliance with the ADA and 504 regulations.
(ADA01050) Transition Plan Roundtable:
Municipalities around the country are under fire from the Department of Justice for not having their ADA Transition Plans complete. Learn why they are essential and what your agency can do to comply with the requirements. Unfortunately, many municipalities have not completed their transition plan requirements because the task is daunting. Based on our work with other municipalities across the country, we will provide strategy, guidance, and insight on getting your ADA Transition Plan in place.
(ADA01060) Understanding ADA Requirements and Transition Plan Development for Title II Entities:
With ADA related litigation increasing, it is essential that Title II entities understand their rights and responsibilities. This interactive training is designed to address the nuances of Title II requirements and for developing an ADA transition plan, but it also goes into great detail on the technical requirements for buildings, parks, sidewalks and public rights-of-way as well as the requirements for programs, services, policies, procedures, HR issues, and emergency preparedness. This class is the best ‘well rounded’ ADA training you will find.
(FHA01070) Understanding the Fair Housing Design Guidelines:
Compliance with the Fair Housing Act is mandatory. That fact seems to become clearer and clearer as cities in Texas and around the country have been hit with both private lawsuits from local citizens and large settlement agreements from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). Many others wonder when it will be them and what they need to do to avoid it. This class is an interactive class designed to answer all your questions. Whether you work on the exterior or interior units or common areas, attending this class will be beneficial to all. It is a fast‐paced class because of the interaction. You won’t feel like you just spent eight hours on the Fair Housing Act.
(ADA01080) Full ADAAG or PROWAG
(1.5 to 2 days)
This class presents either the 8-hour ADA class (ADA0050) or the 1‐hour PROWAG class (ADA0080) in its entirety on the first day. The second day is experiential. Attendees are given a simulated disability using wheelchairs, canes, crutches, walkers, blindfolds, sight reducing goggles and sound‐canceling headsets. They are given a route and tasks to complete in their community and a timeframe in which to do so. As they return to the training class, a discussion about their experiences ensues and a list of observations is documented as part of the learning process.
(CUS01090) Custom Access Training:
(2 ‐ 8 hours)
Don’t see what you need? Let us know! We will design a custom training class for you and your team or your clients. We can specialize in a specific category, like healthcare or schools, or we can provide fully interactive training that ensures attendees learn just what you need them to learn. The client will approve the class materials and outline before final development and again once it is complete. Just let us know what you need to know more about our training!