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  • 00:31

    Episode 16: The National ADA Symposium 2015

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    Get a preview of what’s in store when you attend the 2015 National ADA Symposium from May 10-13 in Atlanta, GA. In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the ADA, this year’s Symposium is bigger and better than ever. Join Jim de Jong, Director of the Great Plains ADA Center as he chats with Sally Weiss from the Southeast ADA Center about the many speakers and seminars, along with cutting edge technology, that makes the 2015 ADA Symposium something not to be missed. Kicking off with a reception at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta and featuring a keynote speech by John Lewis, the 2015 Symposium blends the latest on ADA, implementation strategies and best practices with a celebration of the 25th ADA Anniversary and a stop from the ADA Legacy Tour. Symposium registration opens on January 5th (adasymposium.org) and spaces are expected to fill up quickly. 

  • 00:36

    Episode 17: ADA Legacy Tour - Coming Soon to a City near You

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    Date: Wednesday, Febraury 4, 2014 - 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT


    Description: 


    Last year, the ADA Legacy Tour and the colorful Road to Freedom ADA Bus, piloted by legendary photographer Tom Olin, visited nine cities across the United States between July 26 and December 2014.   In 2015, an even more ambitious ADA Legacy Tour will travel to 39 cities and culminate in Washington, DC on July 26, 2015 as part of the celebrations of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Join Mark Johnson, Director of Advocacy for the Shepherd Center and Chair of the ADA Legacy Project, as he talks with Pamela Williamson, Director of the Southeast ADA Center, about how you can share your ADA story and help preserve the history of the disability rights movement; celebrate its milestones; and educate the public and future generations of advocates.


    Speaker: Mark Johnson - Director of Advocacy, Shepherd Center and Chair, The ADA Legacy Project 


    Note: Real-time captioning is available for this broadcast.
    For more information visit adalive.org.

  • 01:01

    Accessible Technology and the ADA with Attorney William Goren

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    Attorney William Goren returns to PA Independent Living Radio Show to talk about accessible technology and the ADA. We'll talk about the many questions regarding accessible digital devices and their applications - and what the ADA says about requirements for their accessability to individuals with disability. 


    Are private brick and mortar and web based businesses required to have accessible websites? What about thrid party websites, often called software as a service, and the applications a website is linked to? If you can't use a website due to disability, do you still qualify for web based discounts on products and services? These are just some of the many interesting questions to be discussed on the horizon of the digital landscape.


    Don't miss this episode!


    William Goren is one of the country’s foremost authorities on the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For more than 20 years, he has been advising on ADA compliance as both an attorney and professor. He is the author of Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fourth Edition, penned numerous other articles on the rights of persons with disabilities and publishes a blog — an ABA Top 100 Legal Blawg for 2014 — on current topics related to ADA compliance.


    PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you Fridays at 12:00 pm EDT by The Arc of Luzerne County. Please consider a donation in support of our work to help improve the quality of life for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families.


    Visit PA Disability News to stay up to date on news and events of interest to the PA disability community. Thanks for listening!

  • 01:31

    ADA The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25

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    The ADA turns 25 on July 26, 2015. Tonight's episode of Brain Injury Round Table will focus on this commemoration and offers an opportunity for listeners to tell their stories and have them included in the official record of this momentous occasion.
    The ADA became law in 1990. It is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. To learn more about the ADA go to http://adata.org/. Joining me tonight is Alvaro Gutierrez of Art Beyond Sight, http://www.artbeyondsight.org; Ken Collins, former pro baseball player, and peer counselor at the Gallop, NM Center for Independent Living, and Brain Injury Radio host. Other guests: Cheryl Kempf, of the Texas Brain Injury Advisory Board and brain injury survivor. Les Paul Morgan, peer counselor at the Walton Options Center for Independent Living, survivor of a "cornucopia" brain injuries, and host of a Brain Injury Radio show. Also joining us is Tai Campbell, founder of http://www.tbocnow.org, tireless community activist, and survivor of childhood brain injuries
    Welcome to another episode the Brain Injury Round Table. I am your host, Constance Miller, brain injury survivor 32 years and Managing Director of Brain Injury Resource Center, located on the Internet at http://www.headinjury.com  I'd like to thank: all our listeners for bringing our voices, to your home, your mobile device wherever you are around the world. Additionally, I’d like to give a big thank you to this show’s sponsors: Martha Marcum, mother of a brain injury survivor and author of MARTHA'S FABLES and Gordon Johnson, attorney of www.TBILaw.com

  • 01:01

    ADA in the Workplace with Attorney William D. Goren

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    Join us for a conversation with William Goren, J.D., LL.M., LLC., one of the country's foremost authorities on the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For more than 20 years, he has been advising on ADA compliance as both an attorney and professor and brings a deep, personal understanding of what it means to have a disability, equipping him with exceptional insight on how the ADA actually works. He is deaf with a congenital bilateral hearing loss of 65–90+ decibels, but functions entirely in the hearing world thanks to hearing aids and lip reading. Mr. Goren is the author of Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fourth Edition and blogs on the ADA.


    We'll talk about the ADA in regard to employer practices, disclosure of disability to employer, interactive process, pre-employment disclosure and medical inquiry, accommodations, addictions, and much, much more. 


    PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you Fridays at 12:00 pm EDT by The Arc of Luzerne County. Please consider a donation in support of our work to help improve the quality of life for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families.


    Visit PA Disability News to stay up to date on news and events of interest to the PA disability community. Thanks for listening!

  • 00:27

    Episode 23: Back to School—What Parents Need to Know Before the School Year

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    This session of WADA ADA Live! will explore what parents need to know to help their child’s school year get off to a good start. Topics include establishing a good relationship with your child’s teachers and staff; helping a child who is very anxious about going back to school; who decides when an IEP should be scheduled; how to prepare for the IEP or 504 meeting; ideas for following up after the IEP/504 meeting; and what students with disabilities going on to college or vocational training need to know.


    Join Georgia Fruechtenicht, Curriculum and Learning Specialist, Trainer, and Navigator Team Leader for Parent to Parent of Georgia and Project Coordinator for the Parent Detailer Project, which is part of the Autism Plan for Georgia, as she answers some of the most common questions from parents about how to collaborate with teachers and staff to make the school year successful for their child.


    ADA listening audience, you can submit your questions about IDEA, 504 and ADA at any time on ADAlive.org.  

  • 00:31

    Ghost Stories A la Ada

    in Spirituality

    Hello Everyone Some fun Ghost Stories from my personal life over the years. 
    Hope you enjoy tonight's show!

  • 01:03

    Guest: Ada Marie, The Golden Oracle

    in Spirituality

    "Ada Marie is a revolutionary seer, conscious medium, healer, life coach and counselor.


    Growing up on a farm in the eastern Montana prairie, Ada Marie was taught herbal medicine and mentored in intuitive sight by conscious mediums – her grandmothers. This knowledge had been handed down through generations. Surrounded by these remarkable seers, it was commonplace to communicate with heightened mental awareness. During a health crisis, or after a farm accident, without hesitation, immediate medical care was applied by relatives who had divine sight, healing and folk wisdom."

  • 00:30

    Episode 20: Beach Access

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    Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 1:30 pm EDT


    Speakers:
    Jack Humburg, Boley Centers, Inc.
    Cheri Hofmann, Southeast ADA Center


    Have a Question: Submit your questions on Beach Access


    Description:
    Back by popular demand just in time for summer, the Southeast ADA Center is rebroadcasting the "ADA Live!" Show: Beach Access. In this episode we will discuss how to make a beach accessible to people with disabilities. This episode will examine challenges such as beach and wildlife protections alterations to an existing beach (including upgrades to parking, circulation path, and restroom facilities) and what defines an accessible route.


    More information about ADALive!

  • 00:35

    Episode 18: When Attorneys Come Knocking - How Accessible Is Your Business?

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    It’s been 25 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed. What steps have you taken to assure that your business is accessible to customers with disabilities? Graham Sisson, ADA Coordinator for the State of Alabama, and Dan Kessler, Executive Director of Disability Rights and Resources in Birmingham, Alabama, will explain how you can make sure that your business is accessible and that you don't discriminate against customers with disabilities in your policies and procedures. They will also talk about how local disability organizations can help you understand the how's and why's of voluntary ADA compliance.


    Note: Real-time captioning is available for this broadcast.
    Learn more at ADALive.org

  • 00:32

    Episode 19: Before Attorneys Come Knocking: Readily Achievable Barrier Removal

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    Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST 


    Speaker: Rebecca Williams, Southeast ADA Center


    Host: Cheri Hofmann, Southeast ADA Center


    Description: 
    Under the ADA, facilities are required to be accessible so that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy the goods, services and programs that businesses, nonprofits and state and local government offer to the general public. Some people think that only new construction and alterations need to be accessible and that older facilities are “grandfathered in,” but that’s not true.


    Join this episode of ADA Live! to learn more about making sure your business or facility is accessible as we continue the discussion from the March 4th show, When Attorneys Come Knocking: How Accessible Is Your Business?


    Note: Real-time captioning is available for this broadcast.


    For more information visit adalive.org.