ADA Essentials for Business

Successful Practices and Tools for Breaking Down the Barriers

Date: 9/28/16 8:30 am

Location: SunTrust, 919 E. Main Street, Tidewater Room (4th floor)

Networking: 8:00-8:30am

Program Time: 8:30-11:00am

Practices to help employers break down the barriers for potential candidates and employees

Presented By: Marian Vessels and Claire Stanley, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

Marian and Claire will discuss successful practices for businesses related to Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations, as well frequently asked questions on what is required, who is covered, and how to work through disability-related issues in employment, architectural access, public services and other areas. The Center maintains an extensive library of ADA and disability-related publications, including regulations, technical assistance manuals, architectural guidelines, easy-to-read fact sheets and summaries, advice on how to make different types of businesses accessible to the public, and consultation on employment issues, including perceived effectiveness of reasonable accommodations in the workplace.

Marian is the director of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, a project of TransCen Inc. The Center is one of 10 regional Centers comprising the ADA National Network funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). Serving in this role since 1996, she has been the liaison with entities and disability coalitions in the six-state Mid-Atlantic region (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA and WV). Among her primary areas of expertise are training and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act as it relates to employment, state and local government, arts and hospitality.

Claire is the training specialist of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center. She conducts training for myriad entities in the Mid-Atlantic region. Among her primary areas of expertise are Title I, II and III of the ADA. Claire has a Juris Doctorate (JD) and is well-versed in the legal requirements of the law.

Benchmarking Tools – How Does Your Company Rate?

Presented By: Stephanie Halish, Director, HR Diversity & Inclusion, Capital One

Stephanie will discuss the NOD’s Disability Employment Tracker™, a free and confidential online assessment tool that examines key aspects of your company’s disability employment practices, with an optional assessment of veteran employment practices. The tools assesses your company’s climate and culture, identifying and sourcing talent, onboarding, performance management, tracking and measurement, and veteran’s employment. She will also discuss Capital One’s practical experience and the value proposition to businesses using NOD’s Tracker and USBLN’s Disability Equality Index (DEI), as Capital One has participated in both.

This activity has been approved for 1 HR Recertification Credit Hour.

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