Independence, Inc. is partnering with Rocky Mountain ADA Center this spring to make Minot accessible for North Dakotans with disabilities! The agency will host their first-ever ADA Seminar in the Magic City on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 1-4:30PM at the Holiday Inn Riverside. The seminar will include professional training provided by Rocky Mountain ADA Center, Accessibility Expert, Chris Phelps on key disability topics and ADA statutes such as the 2010 standards for accessible design, public accommodations and service animals.
Title III Overview for Public Accommodations
To a business owner or operator, The Americans with Disabilities Act may seem like an overwhelming law full of rules and regulations. However, at its core, the ADA is simply a civil rights law designed to create a more accessible world for everyone. This session will provide an overview of the primary responsibilities outlined for public accommodations in Title III of the ADA; such as reasonable modifications of current policies and procedures and auxiliary aids and services for achieving effective communication. Additionally, this course will look to clarify such terms as “undue burden” and “fundamental alteration.” Although this session is an overview, it will be packed with useful information every public entity should be aware of.
What the ADA Really Says About Service Animals
The topic of service animals can be complex, emotional, and confusing. Concerns over service animals can be exasperated by the multiple conflicting laws that cover them. Thankfully, the Americans with Disabilities Act is the primary law governing service animals for public accommodations, and this course will give straightforward facts about what the ADA has to say about service animals. Participants will learn their responsibilities as well as patron’s responsibilities under Title III of the ADA.
The 2010 Standards a Shield or a Weapon for Drive-By Lawsuits?
Drive-by ADA lawsuits are on the rise, and while some may argue that they never had the opportunity to address the plaintiff’s concerns, most courts seem to agree that 27 years was enough time to get it right. Regardless of your position, the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design outlines how the physical world can be made accessible. This session will identify many common charges made in recent drive-by lawsuits and ways to mitigate the opportunity to use common mistakes against a public accommodation. Additionally, an overview of the 2010 Standards will be provided.
Who can attend?
- Business Owners
- Disability Specialists
- College Students
- Social Workers
- Public Officials
- Area Professionals
- People with Disabilities
- Community Members