The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides protections against discrimination for people with disabilities. This webinar will take a look at the responsibilities of both adult education providers and students in applying the ADA within adult education settings.
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
- Designated ADA Coordinators
- Advisors and instructors in the role of supporting students with disabilities
- Program directors seeking information to guide program design and staffing that complies with the ADA
This is the first in a series of three webinars presented by the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston on meeting the needs of students with disabilities in adult education.
This webinar will take a look at the responsibilities of both adult education providers and students in applying the ADA within adult education settings. An overview of the ADA will be provided, in terms of who is covered under the ADA, and its general non-discrimination requirements. This will be followed by a discussion of the specifics of how the ADA applies to adult education. A variety of examples will be provided in terms of situations within adult education and requirements for provision of supports and accommodations under the ADA. Resources on the ADA will also be provided to assist adult education providers. At the conclusion of this webinar, attendees will have a solid understanding of the legal requirements in meeting the needs of students with disabilities in adult education, and how to apply these requirements in a way that ensures both full compliance with the ADA and enables student success.
While we recommend that you participate in all three webinars to take advantage of this opportunity for deepening your learning, participation in all three is not required.
Webinar #2: Tuesday, January 7, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., will address understanding disability and disability etiquette.