Announcing a New Webinar Series: "Health Care and the ADA—Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities"
May 14, 2019 | Pacific ADA Center
PHI's Pacific ADA Center Presents a New Webinar Series:
Health Care and the ADA - Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
This webinar series intends to provide information and examples of health care provision which includes people with disabilities by following the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This webinar series will occur on the fourth Thursday of the month beginning May 23, 2019. The series is brought to you by PHI's Pacific ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network. The ADA National Network is made up of 10 regional ADA Centers around the United States and one Knowledge Translation Center that provide information and training around the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Confidential answers to questions related to the ADA are provided by your regional ADA Center by phone at 1-800-949-4232.
We invite you to join us for the first webinar of this series
"ADA National Network Learning Session:
The Basics of Health Care and the ADA"
Thursday, May 23, 2019
11:30am - 1:00pm PST
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that aims for equal opportunity for people with disabilities to use the services provided in the United States. Presented by four members of the ADA National Network's Health Care Subcommittee, this webinar will lay the groundwork for understanding the responsibilities for health care providers under the ADA in the provision of health care services. We will cover the basic three areas: 1) facility access including: physical access to the building and exam rooms and accessible medical equipment; 2) effective communication with patients with disabilities; and 3) modification of programs, policies, and procedures.
- Identify areas in which physical accessibility is required
- Understand the obligation for effective communication under the ADA for health care providers
- Learn the variety of possible ways to modify programs, policies and procedures to provide accessible health care services
- Lewis Kraus is the Co-Director of the Pacific ADA Center based in Oakland, CA. He is co-Chair of the Health Care Subcommittee of the ADA National Network.
- Michael Richardson is the Director of the Northwest ADA Center based in Seattle, WA. He is co-Chair of the Health Care Subcommittee of the ADA National Network.
- Dana Barton is the Director of the Rocky Mountain ADA Center located in Colorado Springs, CO, and a member of the Health Care Subcommittee of the ADA National Network.
- Pam Williamson is the Assistant Director of the Southeast ADA Center located in Atlanta, GA, and a member of the Health Care Subcommittee of the ADA National Network.