ADA National Network Webinar Series:
Health Care and the ADA-Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
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Schedule 2019-20

This webinar series intends to provide information and examples of healthcare provision which includes people with disabilities by following the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

These 90 minute webinars are brought to you by the Pacific ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network. All sessions will be captioned, recorded and archived.This program is delivered via both webinar platform and via telephone (additional charges may apply). Real-time captioning is available via the webinar platform...

Webinars begin at ET: 2.30pm, CT: 1.30pm, MT:12.30pm, PT:11.30am, Hawaii: 9.30am during mainland Standard Time; 8.30am during mainland Daylight Savings Time

ADA National Network Learning Session: Accessible Medical Care and Long-Term Care Facilities

28th January, 2021

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This session will provide an overview of the minimum requirements in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards for Medical Care and Long-Term Care facilities. The presenters will review the scoping and technical requirements for accessible routes, parking at specialized facilities, patient rooms for both medical and long-term care facilities, alarm systems, and toilet rooms in intensive care units. Finally, the presenters will provide a brief overview on the requirements for Medical Diagnostic Equipment

Learning objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe the minimum accessibility requirements in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards for Medical Care and Long-Term Care facilities.
  • Participants will be able to identify special provisions for parking, accessible routes, and accessible patient rooms.
  • Participates will be able to describe basic design criteria for exam tables, weight scales and radiological equipment.

Presenters:

The Access Board is an independent federal agency that develops and maintains accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and information technology under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws.

Bill Botten serves as the Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator at the U.S. Access Board. He has been with the Board for more than 20 years and specializes in access to recreation facilities and outdoor developed areas.

Bobby Stinnette is an Accessibility Specialist at the US Access Board with a focus on medical diagnostic equipment and healthcare. Over 10 years of experience in coordinating a wide range of rehabilitation counseling and case management services.

ADA National Network Learning Session: How Crisis Standards of Care Can Ensure Equity for People with Disabilities During Times of Crisis

25th March, 2021

As hospitals around the country are increasingly stretched to their limit by increasing numbers of patients presenting critically ill with COVID-19, many find themselves unable to provide the usual standard of care for their patients. In these situations, healthcare institutions may be required to shift to operating under so-called Crisis Standards of Care (CSC). These guidelines can help ensure equitable distribution of limited resources during times of crisis, however without careful and specific emphasis on protecting marginalized and minoritized communities, they may also exacerbate existing inequities in care. This session will discuss the ways in which CSC can be written and implemented in a way that safeguards equity for people with disabilities as well as members of racial and ethnic minority communities.

Learning objectives:

  • Participants will be able to explain why we need crisis standards of care (CSC).
  • Identify three ways in which CSC may discriminate against marginalized and minoritized individuals, particularly people with disabilities.
  • Identify three ways in which to ensure greater equity in CSC-guided decisions.

Presenters:

Dr. Cleveland Manchanda is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, and works clinically in the Emergency Department at Boston Medical Center. As the Director for Equity Initiatives within the department, her research and advocacy work focuses on mitigating the effects of racism and other forms of discrimination in clinical care. She is passionate about health equity and developing strategies to support equitable care for patients of all races, ethnicities, genders and abilities.

Colin Killick is the executive director of Disability Policy Consortium, an independent research, healthcare ombudsman, and civil rights advocacy organization in Greater Boston run by and for people with disabilities. Colin serves on the Advisory Committee to the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's COVID-19 Health Equity task force. After co-leading the Massachusetts disability community's successful efforts to repeal the state's first and second versions of the COVID-19 Crisis Standards of Care, he served on the committee that drafted the third and final version of those standards. He has multiple disabilities himself, and believes strongly in the necessity of intersectional advocacy against the intertwined forces of racism, homophobia, misogyny, and ableism.