2011 DETC Fall Workshop
October 16-18, 2011
The Loews Vanderbilt Hotel * Nashville, TN
The ADA and Your Institution
Mr. Tom Babinszki, The Hadley School for the Blind
Tuesday, October 18 *
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. * Symphony III
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An often misunderstood legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) helps people with disabilities to enjoy an accessible environment. If your organization does not meet the requirements set forth in the law, it can be costly. This presentation will review the many aspects of the law that a distance education school needs to be aware of if it is to comply with legislation while accommodating all people with disabilities.
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At the end of the session attendees will:
- Understand the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Be able to determine whether their institution is in compliance with the ADA.
- If their institution is not in compliance, attendees will gain a clear undersanding of what must be done to make their institutions ADA compliant.
Mr. Tom Babinszki is an internationally recognized expert of accessibility. Before joining the Hadley School for the blind, he has consulted government agencies and corporations on making information technology accessible to people with disabilities. He has frequently presented at related conferences, including at the United Nations.
Currently, Mr. Babinszki is leading the Forsythe Center for Entrepreneurship at the Hadley School for the Blind, where he designs curriculum to teach visually impaired people about starting and running their own businesses.