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What is a Public Accommodation under the ADA?

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
2:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. EST

Cost: Free

Format: Webinar

Where: Online/Web-based

Sponsored By:

Webinar Series: ADA Legal Issues
from the Great Lakes ADA Center, member of the ADA National Network


Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the activities of public accommodations. Public Accommodations are considered to be businesses, including private entities that are open to the public or that provide goods or services to the public. While the antidiscrimination provisions under Title III are clear; questions often emerge as to whether or not certain settings in which goods and services are provided would qualify as a public accommodation and therefore be subject to those provisions. This webinar will examine what is covered by Title III of the ADA in terms of what is and is not considered a public accommodation. Southwest ADA Center Legal specialists George Powers, J.D. and Sashi Nisankarao, J.D. will discuss the complexities pertaining to how public accommodations are defined, including an overview of the case law and history of defining what constitutes a public accommodation, and an overview of the regulations that address the subject. Topics discussed include: private clubs, religious organizations, bed and breakfasts and AirBnB, apartment complexes, home-based businesses, and public websites.


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Continuing Education Recognition available: Certificate of Attendance; ACTCP: 1.5 Credits.

Sessions are 90 minutes in length unless otherwise noted. Sessions are offered free of charge. The webinar is free, but advance registration is required. A certificate of attendance is available upon request once actual attendance/participation is documented.

All webinar sessions are scheduled from 2:00-3:30 p.m. (90 minute sessions) in the Eastern Time Zone (ET). The program is available in three formats: Teleconference; Streaming Audio via the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform; Real-time Captioning via the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform. All sessions will have a written transcript as well as a digital recording of the session archived after the event.

First time users will need to create an account. This step is done only once and you will use the same account to register for different sessions throughout the year. After you create an account, you will immediately be able to register for any of the sessions.

Contact For More Information:

Great Lakes ADA Center
Phone: 877-232-1990 (toll free) or 312-413-1407 (v/tty)
Fax: 312-413-1856
Web: Webinar Series: ADA Legal Issues

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