Welcome to the Southwest ADA Center Webinar Page!
What is a Webinar?
A webinar is similar to a teleconference, but instead of tuning in by
phone, you listen through the Internet for free. All webinars
include real-time captioning, which ensures access for people who are
deaf or hard of hearing.
Webinars are an excellent way to receive training
and information from your desk or home computer. Archived webinars allow
you to listen at your convenience.
- May 5, Accessibility Online Webinar - Accessible Pedestrian Signals
- May 18, Legal Webinar - Higher Education and the ADA
- May 19, Accessible Technology Webinar - The Importance
of Accessibility in Disability Employment
- June 2, Accessibility Online Webinar - Vertical
- June 28, ADA Audio Conference - Rights of Veterans with Disabilities
in Employment, Housing and Transportation
- July 20, Legal Webinar - Service Animals, Emotional Support
Animals, Pets and The Law
- July 21, Accessible Technology Webinar - Real
Life Accessibility: Software versus Disability-Based UX Testing
- September 15, Accessible Technology Webinar - Speaking
the Same Language: Making Closed Captioning Work
- September 19, Legal Webinar - Criminal Justice and the ADA
- November 17, Accessible Technology Webinar - Accessible
IT – A
status report on legal milestones
Search our host agency, ILRU's
calendar for more webinars on independent living.
Listen to ADA National Network webinars or read its transcripts
Webinar Series - Designed for individuals who have a working
knowledge of the ADA and are familiar with its basic elements. Sessions
are intended to support continued learning and focus on the knowledge
that has been gained since the implementation of the law in terms
of how the federal agencies and the courts are interpreting the law
and subsequent regulations.
Audio Conference Series - This program is designed to enhance
an individual's existing knowledge base or facilitate continued learning
regarding regulations and trends under the ADA.
Technology - The goal of the series is to increase awareness
on technology accessibility for people with disabilities. Electronic
information and communications technology have become essential tools
in all areas of our lives and working environments today, and are
particularly important to people with disabilities by providing equal
access to the workplace and social media.
Online - A collaboration between the ADA National
Network and the US Access Board.
Sessions cover topics
concerning accessibility to the built environment, information and
communication technologies, and transportation.
- RESNA Webinar
Series - These sessions are designed to provide timely information
by experts on various aspects of technology and its interface with
issues covered under the ADA.
Instructions on Accessing a Webinar
Most of the ADA National Network webinars uses Blackboard Collaborate,
which is an internet-based conferencing system that allows participants
in real time, and submit questions directly into the program. You will
need to download a small plug-in the first time you use the software.
Speakers or a headset connected to your computer are needed so you can
hear the presentation. During live webinars, questions may be typed into
the chat area of the screen and will be relayed to the speakers when
they pause for questions.
Archived Webinars from before 2009
To participate in a webinar archived from before 2009 via your computer,
you will need one of two plug-ins, RealOne Player® or Windows Media
Note: Depending on your connection speed, it could take from 20-60 minutes
to download and install either player.
When you click on the "Go to Web cast" link, your media player should open automatically. You will then be able
to view the broadcast screen and listen to the audio. Depending on your
connection speed, it may take a few minutes for the transmission to begin.
For those using dial-up connections, there may be pauses in the audio
and video transmission caused by "buffering". This is often
caused by a slow connection speed or heavy Web traffic or usage by others
on your netowrk. If the transmission stops and does not resume in 1-2
seconds, press the Stop and then the Start buttons on your on-screen
media player to restart the broadcast. Often archived
Web casts experience fewer of the transmission problems of live Web casts
and they can be stopped and started at will.