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Friday, December 5, 2014

ADA Audio Webinar Series : Accommodating Individuals with Environmental Sensitivities: Dec. 16, 2014

as shared by Great Lakes ADA

The Great Lakes ADA Center in collaboration with the ADA National Network is pleased to announce the December 16th ADA Audio Conference Series session titled:  Accommodating Individuals with Environmental Sensitivities:  Challenges and Solutions.

Date:  Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Time:  2-3:30 pm ET

Description:  This session will focus on people with chemical, electrical, and/or environmental sensitivities or intolerances.  The presenters will address the nature of these disabilities and examine federal recognition and policy development.  They will discuss how to accommodate people with environmental illnesses by reducing or eliminating environmental barriers in the public and private sector including housing, employment, healthcare and other areas.

Session Objectives:
  • Provide background information regarding the nature of environmental sensitivities including how these disabilities impact individuals lives
  • Discuss the prevalence of chemical and electrical sensitivities in the general population
  • Review some of the key public policy issues surrounding the rights of peopel with environmental sensitivities
  • Highlight the importance of indoor environmental quality to enhance access for people with disabilities
  • Discuss what policies and practices can improve access for people with chemical and electrical sensitivities
  • Understand how to reduce or eliminate environmental barriers to promote accommodations for people with environmental sensitivities
  • Review advocacy initiatives that promise to advance medical and disability research, enhance understanding, and promote access for impacted populations
This program is delivered via both webinar platform and via telephone (additional charges may apply).   Real-time captioning is available via the webinar platform.

Registration is available at http://adagreat.powweb.com/ProgramInformation/ (individuals will be required to establish an account on our website to complete the registration process).

Questions regarding this program can be directed towebinars@ada-audio.org or by calling at 877-232-1990 (V/TTY)

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