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The Americans with Disabilities Act 101: History, Overview, and Application to Aging
Thursday, August 27, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Category: Educational Events

The Americans with Disabilities Act 101: History, Overview, and Application to Aging  

This presentation will assist participants in understanding the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how it applies to people who age into disability. This includes understanding the rights and responsibilities of physical access for people with mobility-related disabilities and effective communication for people with hearing, vision, and cognitive disabilities in community and civic settings. Current trends in disability language and etiquette will also be reviewed.

Intended audience: This presentation is intended for general interest and may be of particular relevance to service providers and advocates.

About the presenter:

Michael RichardsonMichael Richardson directs the Northwest ADA Center and provides technical assistance, training, continuing education, and technical consultation services related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal and state disability laws.

He also co-chairs the Accessible Health Care Committee with the ADA National Network and often speaks on accessible health care topics such as effective communication for people with communication disabilities, and physical and program access to medical facilities, services, and programs.

In addition, Michael provides cultural competency consultation and training in relation to interacting with people with disabilities and building inclusive programs.

 Registration Fee

  • OGA members: Free!
  • Non-members: $10
  • Non-member students/seniors and registrants with limited financial means: $5

Why do we ask for a fee?

OGA is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. Events and donations are our main sources of income to fund our educational and networking programs.

Reduced or complementary event registration is one of the great benefits for OGA members! If you like our educational program - we strive to offer one event per month - becoming a member will pay off quickly! To learn more about OGA membership, please visit our Membership page.

However, we understand that many of us are struggling to make ends meet these days. No one will be turned away! If you cannot afford $5 at this moment, please contact us at [email protected] - thanks to the generous donations of OGA members and friends throughout the year, we can cover a small number of registrations for each event.

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