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For planning purposes, please register at the links provided on the session titles below for those sessions that may be of interest to you. Individuals without a Purdue University Career Account may register by contacting the Office of Institutional Equity at (765) 494-7253 or equity@purdue.edu. Purdue is committed to making all programs accessible to participants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation or special assistance due to a disability for a program, please contact us before the program begins at (765) 494-7253 or (765) 496-1343 (TTY), or via e-mail at equity@purdue.edu. Unless indicated otherwise, all sessions are free and open to the public.

The Office of Institutional Equity at Purdue University is pleased to offer several sessions from ADA Audio Conference, Legal Issues Webinar, and Accessible Technology Webinar Series presented by the Great Lakes ADA Center (Great Lakes). These sessions are designed to offer advanced information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act as building blocks to an individual's existing foundation of basic disability knowledge. The real-time captioned subject-specific sessions are 90 minutes in length with interactive opportunity for questions and answers. Great Lakes is offering University of Illinois continuing education units (UIC-CEUs) for professional development for all the ADA Audio Conference, Legal Issues Webinar, and Accessible Technology Webinar sessions below. A Certificate of Attendance is also available for each session. For those interested in participating in the Legal Issues Webinar Series and the Accessible Technology Webinar Series from their computer, Great Lakes is offering both series free of charge to those who register. To obtain more information go to https://adagreat.powweb.com/

 

Accessibility Technology Webinar: "Accessibility With WordPress"

With well over 5 million web sites using WordPress, it’s obvious that the open source CMS is a huge part of the web eco-system. WordPress has been developed with great attention to HTML semantics and best practices, but there are still holes to fill if you want best practice web accessibility for your web site. Learn about what you can do to improve WordPress on the front end, in the admin, and what you need to know about themes and plug-ins to keep your site accessible.

Thursday, May 23, 2013
2:00-3:30 pm
YONG Hall, Room 1057, 10th Floor   

 

ADA Audio Conference: "Upcoming Changes for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors: Hiring and Employing People with Disabilities"

During this session to learn more about what gave rise to the changes in Section 503 and get current data on the status of people with disabilities and employment. The presenters will provide an overview of the final guidelines and discuss the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) and how understanding the ADA AA is critical to compliance with the new guidelines. Dilemmas regarding implementation will be discussed (i.e. collecting disability data, etc.) as well as tips on what employers need to do to including but not limited to making changes in their systems and practices. Resources to assist with compliance will be provided.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
2:00-3:30 pm
YONG Hall, Room 1057, 10th Floor  

Room Change: YONG 1009, 10th Floor

 

Purdue is committed to making all programs accessible to participants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation or special assistance due to a disability for a program, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity before the program begins at 494-7253, TTY: (765) 496-1343, or equity@purdue.edu.  Unless indicated otherwise, all sessions are free and open to the public.

Purdue is an equal access/equal opportunity university.