ADAIN offers Title II compliance training programs for election polling places staff and workers and other state and local government agencies and Title III compliance training for employers and employees of businesses, public accommodations, and commercial facilities. Please see below.
Training for Election Polling Place Workers
ADA Checklist for Polling Places
ADAIN offers training for election polling place managers, staff and volunteers using a two-three hour classroom presentation followed by a one hour walk-through of an election site to demonstrate the principles of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. The course is designed in conjunction with the ADA Checklist for Polling Places offered by the US Department of Justice.
The classroom presentation provides the background information needed to understand the ADA Checklist for Polling Places. The one hour walk-through is critical to allow participants to apply the information they learn in the classroom. This type of knowledge and practical application from a live presentation is not available from an on-line course.
This course is important to all employees in the County Elections Division and any relevant contractors or vendors, including those who conduct surveys or implement temporary measures, on Title II of the ADA as it applies to election polling places. Implementation of the ADA Standards can be complicated to individuals not familiar with the Standards. The ADA Checklist for Polling Places offers guidance for implementation but without formal training by a qualified instructor the actual implementation may not be effective.
Without proper implementation of the 2010 ADA Standards, counties are liable for damages similar to what happened recently in Harris County, TX. Failure to implement the 2010 Standards resulted in a lawsuit and significant over-sight by the US Department of Justice. Don’t let your county suffer the same fate. For more information about this course please see Training for Election Polling Place Staff.
Training for employers and employees of businesses and government agencies.
ADAIN offers training for employers and employees of businesses, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and state and local government agencies interested in improving their working knowledge of ADA compliance. Using the presentation Common ADA Discrepancies, his experience as a building inspector, and his training as an ADA Coordinator and compliance inspector, Richard can help educate individuals or groups of interested parties in the more significant ADA issues and discrepancies found in many buildings. Going further, if requested, Richard can inspect a representative number of facilities to identify ADA issues unique to your business or government agency and prepare a training program specific to your needs.
The presentation currently in use is titled Common ADA Discrepancies. The presentation uses photographs of discrepancies and diagrams of recommended installations to help participants understand each issue discussed. Participants are encouraged to ask questions about the presentation and about issues in their own facilities. The photo below is a representation of one of the photos of a discrepancy. Can you see what is wrong?
Car parked incorrectly in handicapped parking space
The parking space has allowed the driver to extend the vehicle over the walkway leading to the door to the facility. This encroaches on the width of the walkway. The photo below shows what installation can be used to prevent this discrepancy.
A wheel stop. This is a very affordable installation than can be used to prevent parked cars from encroaching on the width of an accessible walkway.
So these two photos provide a great teaching point for property managers, owners, and tenants to use to maintain good ADA accessibility at their facilities.
Call Richard at 615-752-0060 to schedule your class. Thank you!