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Register Today for the 2012 National ADA Symposium

January 12, 2012

Now is the time to update your training on the Americans with Disabilities Act!

Attend the 2012 National ADA Symposium, offered in two locations!

  • Orlando, Florida from March 12-14
  • Indianapolis, Indiana from May 30-June 1

Visit ADAsymposium.org to learn more and to register today

Are you ready for these changes? The updated 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and the Title II Regulations become FULLY EFFECTIVE on March 15, 2012. These updates, in conjunction with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), directly affect ALL businesses, local governments, and covered employers. Now is the time to get training on these newest standards and regulations, and learn how the changes affect you. The sessions available through the National ADA Symposium will answer the questions that are most important to your business or community, including:

  • How do I know if my business or community is in compliance with the new building standards? Does “safe harbor” apply to my situation?
  • What are the self-evaluation, transition plan, and other requirements of my government under the revised Title II regulations?
  • How do I determine whether or not an employee is a person with a disability under the new definition set forth in the ADAAA?
  • How can I adapt my policies to reflect updated regulations that impact service animals, wheelchairs and other mobility devices, and effective communication?

Register today for the National ADA Symposium and take advantage of the opportunity to tailor your training experience. Multiple tracks of educational sessions are offered to help you understand and apply these updated standards and regulations. The Symposium’s combination of quality and affordability adds up to the best value available for ADA training in the country.

The diverse schedule offers sessions targeted to:

Architects/Builders/Building Code Officials
The schedule provides a learning track designed for professionals involved in the design and building industry. Sessions are presented by trainers from the US Access Board, the agency that developed the 2010 ADA Standards of Accessibility, which will go into effect March 15, 2012. The Indianapolis Symposium will feature a track presented by the International Code Council.

ADA Coordinators
ADA Coordinators will find sessions designed specifically for their needs that provide strategies for effectively carrying out the role of an ADA Coordinator. These sessions are presented by ADA Coordinators with years of hands-on experience and trainers from the U.S. Department of Justice. An advanced "Issues Forum" is provided for experienced ADA Coordinators.

Individuals with Disabilities and their Family Members, Disability Advocates, Service Providers
A number of sessions address the issues that are critical to full inclusion and quality of life for people with disabilities and their family members, including emergency preparedness, effective communication, advocacy, transportation, health care, and the complaint process.

Human Resource Professionals
The passage of the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) and the release of new regulations by the EEOC directly affect Human Resource Managers. A number of sessions are devoted to employment, including an advanced "Issues Forum."

State and Local Government Officials
State and local government officials will have the opportunity to get clear, current information regarding the new Department of Justice Title II regulations directly from representatives of the U.S. Department of Justice. A variety of sessions are offered that cover the issues important to state and local government officials and provide a forum to get answers to specific questions.

Visit the National ADA Symposium website at ADAsymposium.org to learn more and to register for the event in your area.


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