ADA Coordinator Conference-- Plano, Texas Conference Registration


 

The ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program (ACTCP) presents the ADA Coordinator Conference October, 18-19, 2016 in Plano, TX.
Sponsored by Capital One

This 2 day event will be held at the Capital One Regional Campus . The conference will offer a variety of sessions and feature speakers from the U.S.Department of Justice, EEOC, and other nationally recognized ADA experts.

Registration is open to the public. In addition, ACTCP members will have an opportunity to obtain both foundation and elective level credits towards their program completion.

Seating is very limited:
We strive to provide the highest quality of sessions.
This means limiting the room size so that attendees can benefit from a more personalized setting.
Doing this also means limiting our numbers and sometimes having to turn away potential attendees.
Seating for this year is only available to the First 140 Registrants. Hurry and register today.
Don't miss out on this great training opportunity!

Costs:

Registration for this event is only $225 through Sep. 26th

$225 registration fee is only available through September 26th.

Beginning September  27th the Late Registration Fee will be $300 

Location:

Capital One Regional Campus
7933 Preston Rd
Plano, TX 75024


Hotel Reservations:

For attendees of the ADA Coordinator Conference, a room block has been reserved at the Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center. A special room rate of only $169 per night +tax for conference attendees. The rate is guaranteed through September 26th only.

You may make reservations by phone at 1 (800) 288-9290. If making a phone reservation please remember to say you are with the Great Plains ADA Conference.

Parking

Parking at the Capital One Regional campus is available at no charge.

Hotel Parking at the Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center

Daily Self-Parking is $14.
Overnight Self-Parking is $17
Daily Valet Parking is $17
Overnight Valet Parking is $20  

Meals:

Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days at the Capital One Regional Campus. Breakfast will be served from 7am to 8am each morning.

There will also be an evening reception the first night from 5:30 to 6:30pm.

Transportation:

Transportation from Airport to the Hotel: 

Super Shuttle:  www.supershuttle.com or  800-258-3826 -  $44 round-trip

On average cabs from DFW to the hotel are $60 one-way, and from DAL to the hotel are $50 one-way.

 

Conference Registration:

The online registration page has a section for requesting alternate format and/or communication accommodations, you may also call 573-882-3600 for assistance. Online registration can be
accessed by the link below.

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AGENDA

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Registration Begins 7:00am

Session

8:00-8:20

 

 

 Welcome


8:30-10:30

Breakout Session 1

*1A-2A) 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (Part 1 of 2)
 Mike Edwards
 Great Plains ADA Center

*1B) EEOC Title I Employment Guidelines
 Joe Bontke
 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

*1C) Role of the ADA Coordinator
Sally Conway
U.S. Department of Justice

10:30- 10:45 Break

10:45- 12:15

Breakout Session 2

*1A-2A) 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (Part 2 of 2)
 Mike Edwards
 Great Plains ADA Center

2B) Principles Behind Accessible Web Design
 Julie Brinkhoff
 Great Plains ADA Center

**2C) Effective Communication
 Randi Turner
 TX Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities

12:15-1:15

Lunch (Provided)

1:30-3:30

Breakout Session 3


*3A-4A) Self-Evaluation & Transition Planning (Part 1 of 2)
Sally Conway
U.S. Department of Justice

3B) Facebook Friends, Workplace Enemies
 Joe Bontke
 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

3C) Disability Etiquette Training for Your Staff
Julie Brinkhoff
Great Plains ADA Center

 3:30- 3:45  Break
 3:45- 5:15

Breakout Session 4

*3A-4A)Self-Evaluation & Transition Planning (Part 2 of 2)
Sally Conway
U.S. Department of Justice

4B) Title III Customer Service Scenarios
 Adrien Van Note
 Capital One

4C) Title IV and V of the ADA
 Randi Turner
 TX Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities

Wednesday, Oct. 19

8:30-10:30

Breakout Session 5


5A) Service Animals
 Julie Brinkhoff
 Great Plains ADA Center
 
5B) The Interactive Proccess of Reasonable Accommodation: Sounds Easy, Why is it so Hard?
 Joe Bontke
 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

5C) Common Mistakes After 26 Years
 Sally Conway
 U.S. Department of Justice
 Jim deJong
 Great Plains ADA Center

 

10:30- 10:45

Break

10:45- 12:45

Breakout Session 6


6C) Advanced Discussion Forum: Title I Employment Issues
 Joe Bontke
 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

 Julie Brinkhoff
 Great Plains ADA Center

6B) Advanced Discussion Forum: Title II and III 
 Adrien Van Note
 Capital One
 Randi Turner
 TX Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities


6C) Business Accessibility Assessments & Planning
 Mike Edwards
 Great Plains ADA Center

 

Note:

For individuals who are members of the ADA Coordinators' Training Certification Program:
* indicates that the session is approved for Required Foundation credits.
** indicates that the session is approved for Optional Foundation credits.

All other sessions are approved for elective course credits.

The Self-Evaluation and Transition Plans & 2010 Standards for Accessible Design sessions are split into two parts but are considered one continuous session . Attendees registering for these sessions may not split the sessions. ACTCP members must attend both parts of each session to receive the Foundation credits for those topics.

 

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Session Descriptions:

1A-2A) 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (2 part continuous session)
This year the 2010 standards for accessible design became the only standard allowed by the Department of Justice for use in new construction and alterations. This 2-part session will provide an overview of changes to the 2010 Standards, scoping and technical requirements for new construction and alterations, practical strategies to ensure ADA compliance for your building projects, and provide new tools and resources to evaluate accessibility.

1B) EEOC: Title I Employment Guidelines
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act addresses the rights of individuals with disabilities in employment settings. ADA Coordinators should understand the basic requirements of Title I and non-discriminatory employment practices and procedures. This session will discuss who has obligations and rights under Title I, essential functions of a position, and reasonable accommodation and accommodation policies. This session will also focus on non-discriminatory practices related to employment recruitment, application process, interviewing, pre-employment inquiries & testing, hiring, medical examinations, and performance management.

1C) Role of the ADA Coordinator
An effective ADA Coordinator is critical to successful ADA implementation. However, the role and responsibilities of the ADA Coordinator are often both ill-defined and misunderstood. This session will clearly outline the functions of the ADA Coordinator position, the departments and community members the ADA Coordinator should interact with, and how the ADA Coordinator position should fit into the overall structure of a Title II entity.

2B) Principles Behind Accessible Web Design
This session will cover how people with different disabilities access websites and common barriers to their access.  Designing websites based on the four principles of accessible web design: Perceivable, Operable, Understanding and Robust (POUR), which are the foundation of WCAG v2. will be examined. The relationship between good design and accessible design will also be discussed.  Examples, scenarios and audience input will be provided throughout the session. 

2C) Effective Communication
Title II and Title III of the ADA requires state and local government entities to provide "effective communication" to individuals with disabilities. This session will examine what is “effective" for people with hearing or vision loss, the types of auxiliary aides and services used to provide effective communication, obligations and responsibilities of both ADA covered entities and individual with disabilities, and policy guidance to ensure people with disabilities receive access to communication.

3A-4A) Self-Evaluation & Transition Plans
Are you one of those public entities that are slightly behind in doing a self-evaluation and transition plan? Are you asking yourself What is a self-evaluation and transition plan? Well then, this is the session for you. All public entities subject to title II of the ADA must complete a self-evaluation. For entities that have50 or more employees, there is also a requirement to have in place a transition plan that addresses structural changes that are necessary for achieving program accessibility. Come to this 2-part session if you are interested in learning more about how to approach conducting a self-evaluation and how to integrate the information gathered into a transition plan.

3B) Facebook Friends, Workplace Enemies
There are over 2 billion active social media users in the world.  Everything in the world is now in the workplace and everything in the workplace is now in the world.  For the HR/EEO Professional issues of free speech, religious beliefs can arise that result in workplace conflict and complaints of discrimination.   This session explores those challenges and the legal guidance that affects those issues.

3C) Disability Etiquette Training for Your Staff 
Staff who work directly with customers benefit greatly from understanding basic disability etiquette, possible barriers to accessing goods and services, and simple things they can do to ensure they meet the needs of customers with disabilities.  This session will provide specific, hands-on information to enable staff to provide exceptional customer service to all customers.

4B) Title III ADA Customer Service Scenarios
Everyday is interesting for an ADA Coordinator, but on some days cases come in that are real head scratchers. This session is designed to discuss real life scenarios of very unique ADA cases at the advanced level and the options considered. Modifications of policies and procedures are not easy when there is competing regulation that has to be considered (Fair Lending, Privacy, Reg Z etc.). 

4C) Title IV and V of the ADA
This session will cover the  ADA Title IV Telecommunications, and Title V Miscellaneous Provisions.The general concept behind the ADA is “You go, I go.” In the business world this means if one person has a disability and another does not, both should be able to equally attend and participate in company programs, services, and events.  With this in mind, what does that mean for telephone access, public service announcements, and calling 911? As a private business, how does Title IV affect you? 
Equally important, the Title V Miscellaneous Provisions are intended to apply broadly across all the other titles. Emphasis will be on who is covered and not covered, reverse discrimination, retaliation, and even how private homes and residential private apartments may be a place of public accommodation. In addition, we will examine which federal agencies are required to provide technical assistance and when state and local laws supersede the ADA.Financial institution scenarios will be gathered from key ADA contacts. This session is intended to be open forum for other participants to share unique and complex cases.

5A) Service Animals
This session focuses on the rights of individuals with disabilities who use service animals under the ADA and the responsibilities of entities covered by the ADA. This session will cover who can have a service animal, what service animals are allowed, what documentation can be required or requested and when a service animal can be refused. “What Would You Do” scenarios will be discussed.  The session is  targeted toward entities that provide customer service to the general public.

5B) The Interactive Process of Reasonable Accommodation: Sounds Easy, Why is it so Hard?
ADA Reasonable Accommodation is not new, yet questions persist in how to navigate the interactive process.  This session will explore the requirement to provide reasonable accommodation, the resources available and discuss the guidance on reasonable accommodation and the emerging issues in reasonable accommodation.

5C) Commom Mistakes after 26 years

6A) Advanced Discussion Forum: Employment
This session will provide an opportunity for attendees with advanced knowledge and experience with the ADA Employment provisions to discuss pertinent issues and problem solve. Attendees will have a chance to discuss their own everyday issues and problems they face and work with other ADA Coordinators facing similar issues to come up with possible problem solving techniques that they can take back home with them. The session will follow a guided facilitation format.

6B) Advanced Discussion Forum: Title II and III 
This session will provide an opportunity for attendees with advanced knowledge and experience as ADA Coordinators to discuss pertinent issues and problem solve. Attendees will have a chance to discuss their own everyday issues and problems they face and work with other ADA Coordinators facing similar issues to come up with possible problem solving techniques that they can take back home with them. The session will follow a guided facilitation format.

6C) Business Accessibility Assessments and Planning
Businesses may not be federally required to perform an ADA self-evaluation the way a public entity is but that does not mean they do not have responsibilities under the ADA. Goods and services must still be accessible and the best way to ensure that is to perform accessibility assessments of both customer service policies and facilities. This session will explore the readily achievable requirements towards making a business accessible as well as discuss strategies for handling customer service issues and training employees. 

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