The ADA Report

November, 2018--E-bulletin of the Great Plains ADA Center


ADA Coordinator Conference in Orlando, Florida!

Caribe Royale Hotel

January 28-29, 2019    Caribe Royale Hotel

Hear top expert session speakers from the U.S. Dept. of Justice, U.S. Access-Board, and National Network of ADA Centers. All sessions attended at the conference may be applied as credits toward the ADA Coordinator Training Certification. All Foundation courses for the Title II Certification will be offered.

New this year: The ACTCP introduces our Title III Business Certificate.  This is a great opportunity for those that are in charge of ADA issues in private business. This certificate will include training sessions on facility access, website access, customer service, employment issues, and more.

More details and registration.



Reassignment: The Often Overlooked Accommodation of Last Resort

National Law Review--What happens when, at the end of a good faith interactive dialogue and despite the parties’ best efforts, there is apparently no reasonable accommodation that will enable the employee to perform the essential functions of their job? Can the employer safely terminate, resting assured it has done all it can and that such an employee is not a “qualified individual” under the ADA? Not if the employer has at least 15 employees. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) expressly identifies reassignment as an accommodation that will be reasonable in some circumstances. Employers who view the reasonable accommodation process as limited to the employee’s own job are at significant risk of disability discrimination claims. Go to Article

Has the Promise Been Kept? Federal Enforcement of Disability Rights Laws

The National Council on Disability has released their annual progress report. This report assesses how federal agencies implement and enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal disability rights laws and programs, offers key findings from this assessment, and concludes by offering recommendations to enhance the agencies' investigative and compliance efforts.  Go to Report

Labor Force Characteristics of People with a Disability

Dept. of Labor Statistics--This report examines the labor force characteristics of people with a disability and puts these characteristics in context by comparing them to those of people with no disability. Go to Report



Wheelchair user at front of snowy crosswalk.

Effective Snow Removal for Pathways and Transit Stops

Snow has already arrived in many parts of the Great Plains region and, in anticipation of future snow, communities can benefit from this resource developed by Project Action. The booklet provides recommendations and examples of best practices and strategies for snow removal that meets the needs of people with disabilities and ADA compliance obligations.

Tips for Managing Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the Workplace

National Organization on Disability--Each workplace has its own culture and challenges. This resource identifies how job accommodations and productivity support measures can be very effective in improving the performance of transitioning veterans with TBIs.

Addiction, Recovery and the ADA

This power-point presentation, provided as a pdf, covers how the ADA addresses the illegal use of drugs, how the ADA applies to opioid use disorder and medical assisted treatment, and clarifies ADA rights and responsibilities under employment, state and local government, and business activities.   The document was developed by the New England ADA Center.

Upcoming Trainings

508 Webinar: Making the Business Case for Accessibility
Tuesday November 27 1pm-2:30pm


Common Sources of Confusion in the ADA & ABA Standards (Webinar)
Thursday December 6, 2018 2:30pm-4:30pm


Mark Your Calendar for the National ADA Symposium!

June 16-19  Grapevine-Dallas, Texas -Gaylord Hotel
Registration Opens January 7, 2019

Gaylord Texan Hotel

Happy Thanksgiving from the Great Plains ADA Center.