The Great Lakes ADA Center provides trainings with up-to-date information on the ADA and its implementation tailored to meet specific customer needs. In addition, the Center expanded its role to conduct outreach, technical assistance and trainings to encourage the incorporation of Accessible Information Technology in K-12 and post secondary school settings.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Great Lakes ADA Center provides training on request, tailored to the specific needs of each group, agency or company on a variety of topics under the ADA and related laws:

  • ADA Overview
  • Accessible Electronic Information
  • Employment rights and responsibilities (job descriptions, interviewing, medical inquiry)
  • Reasonable accommodations
  • State & local government responsibilities
  • Disability awareness
  • Modification of policy & practices
  • Accessibility standards & guidelines
  • Effective communication
  • Subject specific (i.e. accessing emergency response systems, child care, or recreation environments)

The Center's professional training staff has experience in disability law, issues and trends. Since 1991, the Great Lakes ADA Center has provided training programs for entities such as:

  • Allina Healthcare
  • Architecture Firms and Related Organizations
  • Harris Bank Corporation
  • Individuals with disabilities and their families
  • Kindercare
  • McDonalds Corporation
  • Midas Muffler Corporation
  • National Restaurant Association
  • State & local governments
  • Service providers

ADA-Audio Conference

The ADA Audio Conference Series provides in-depth information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This program is designed to enhance an individual's existing knowledge base or facilitate continued learning regarding regulations and trends under the ADA.
For more information visit ADA Audio Conference at


AccessibilityOnline represents a collaborative training program between the ADA National Network at and the US Access Board at . The program includes a series of free webinars and audio conferences on different topics of accessibility. Sessions are held on a monthly basis and cover a variety of topics concerning accessibility to the built environment, information and communication technologies, and transportation.
For more information visit Accessibility Online at

ADA Legal Webinar Series

This webinar series will use an accessible online conferencing tool. The Online Conferencing System is a fully accessible integrated data and voice medium that enables users to conduct workshops over the internet from just about any computer with a network connection and web browser.To learn more and to register visit:

ADA Basic Building Blocks

The ADA Basic Building Blocks is an introductory web course that explores the legal requirements and the spirit of the ADA. The course content is self-paced and organized into 12 topics that have been designed to be studied in order. It covers the basic principles and core concepts contained in the ADA.

For more information and to register for the course go to:

ADA Title II Tutorial

This free tutorial available at was developed by the ADA National Network to provide education and resources on the requirements applicable to State and Local government under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Approved for 0.3 CEU and 3 CRCC clock hours.

For more information, visit

Accessible Information Technology (AIT)

Training options include lecture, discussion, and hands-on participation and distance learning. Training is tailored to the audience. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Accessible IT Deployment and Implementation
  • Campus Policy & Procurement Issues
  • Distance Learning
  • Electronic Document Accessibility
  • Guidelines, Standards, and Legal Implications
  • Hardware
  • Operating Systems
  • Self-contained, closed products
  • Software Applications
  • Telecommunications Products
  • Video and Multimedia Products
  • Web-based Information and Applications

Accessible Technology Webinar Series

The goal of Accessible Technology webinar series is to increase awareness on technology accessibility for people with disabilities. Read the schedule and description at each session online. To learn more and to register visit:

Last Updated on:
Tue May 28, 2013