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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Accessible Play Areas - "Advanced Session" Webcast Feb. 5th

February 5th, 2015 » Accessible Play Areas - "Advanced Session"(available for registration)

It's been over 2 years since the new accessibility standards have been required for all newly constructed and altered play areas. This session will focus on a more "advanced" level discussion regarding issues such as the selection of suitable playground surfaces, applying the scoping and technical provisions to altered sites, and other more frequently asked questions. Attendees are encouraged to review the previous session on this topic and submit questions in advance for this discussion.


  • Bill R. Botten
    Accessibility Specialist
    Office of Technical and Information Services
    US Access Board
  • Peggy H. Greenwell
    Accessibility Specialist
    Office of Technical and Information Services
    US Access Board

Continuing Education Recognition Available:

  • Certificate of Attendance (Free)
  • AIA CES (free) : 1.5 Learning Units/HSW
  • AICP CES (free) : 1.5 Credits
  • LA CES (free) : 1.5 Credits

To submit questions go to:  www.accessibilityonline.org and select the “Submit Questions” option from the right hand column.   You will be asked to sign into your account before submitting a question to verify that you are registered for this session.

Instructions for accessing the webinar on the day of the event will be sent via email within 24 hours of the start of the session.

NOTE:  Blackboard Collaborate has made changes to their system and how the webinar is “launched”.   You may be prompted to download the Windows Launcher.   Please make sure you go through this process prior to the session.   Questions regarding the launcher and requirements can be found at:
Depending on your organizational policies you may need the assistance of your IT Staff  if firewalls prevent you from downloading files.  

If you are a first time user of the Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing System V12.6 that will be utilized for this session it is strongly advised that you go through the “First Time Users” process to make sure that your system is up to date and has the required software.   View the system requirements for Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing version 12.6

To verify your system is compatible follow these steps:

Step 1:  Visit Support Portal for Blackboard Collaborate and under the First Time Users option choose “Blackboard Web Conferencing”.  
Step 2:  Verify that you have the correct software version installed on your system.
Step 3:  Use the available configuration room to check your audio settings.  

Individuals who are using Screen Reader Software should review the instructions and information available on-line at:  http://accessibilityonline.org/Accessibility/

Questions regarding the session content should be directed to greenwell@access-board.gov

Questions regarding registration, technical issues with the webinar platform, etc. should be directed to info@adaconferences.org and/or by calling 877-232-1990 (V/TTY)

* as shared by ADA National Network and Great Lakes ADA Center

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