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Events & Training Calendar

Webinars/Online Events

Date Event
1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. EST
Twitter Chat on Self-Employment & Entrepreneurship

Sponsor: @ePolicyWorks, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Dept. of Labor

1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. EST
Twitter Chat on Accessible Parking

Sponsor: ADA National Network (ADANN) and co-hosts from the regional ADA Centers

2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. EST
Strategies for Funding an ABLE Account
Deadline to Register: February 27, 2019

Sponsor: ABLE National Resource Center

1:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. EST
Theme Parks and Accessibility

ADA Live! Show

2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. EST
Accessible Entrances, Doors, and Gates
Deadline to Register: January 2, 2019

Webinar Series: Accessibility Online

12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. EST
Webinar Series: Pain Medication Education & Resources (Part 3 of 3)
Deadline to Register: March 12, 2019

Sponsor: Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center (PRC)

1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. EST
Open Questions and Answer Session on the Revised 508 Standards
Deadline to Register: April 29, 2019

Webinar Series: Section 508 Best Practices

Conferences & On-Site Events

Date Event
Feb. 21-22, 2019
Birmingham, AL
Symposium on Disability Rights
Deadline to Register: February 20, 2019

Sponsor: University of Alabama at Birmingham Institute for Human Rights

Feb 28-Mar. 1, 2019
Arlington, VA
State of the Science Conference on Employment for Individuals with Blindness and Other Visual Impairments
Deadline to Register: February 28, 2018

Sponsor: National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision at Mississippi State University; 2019 American Foundation for the Blind Leadership Conference; National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research

June 16-10, 2019
Dallas-Grapevine, TX
ADA Symposium

The most comprehensive affordable conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - features cutting-edge, interactive training on best practices and implementation of ADA regulations and guidelines.

Sponsor: ADA National Network, Great Plains and Southwest ADA Centers

Other Events & Annual Celebrations

Date Event
Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

Year-round and
Third Thursday of May

Keep in mind, learn, and share about digital access and inclusion across platforms of mobile, software, websites, and technology throughout the year, Web Access Matters.

On the third Thursday of May, Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), while people may be interested in the topic of making technology accessible and usable by persons with disabilities, the reality is that they often do not know how or where to start. Awareness comes first — take an hour out of your day to participate in GAAD: experience first-hand the impact of digital accessibility (or lack thereof).


ADA Anniversary

July 26

Celebrate throughout the year and on the ADA Anniversary - July 26 the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in your workplaces, schools and communities.


National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)


Throughout October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) promotes awareness of the employment and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities.

For information on disability employment and fostering a more inclusive workforce: Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)


Disability Mentoring Day (DMD)

Third Wednesday of October and year-round

On the third Wednesday of October during National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and expanded to year-round, Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) promotes career development for students with disabilities and job-seekers with disabilities through hands-on career exploration and ongoing mentoring.


Veterans Day

November 11
and year-round

Throughout the year and on November 11, celebrate Veterans Day and "Honor all who served - In times of war - In times of peace."


International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3

Worldwide on December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD or IDPwD) is observed to promote awareness of disability issues and the abilities of people with disabilities, and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disabilities.


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