Let’s Read The Americans With Disabilities Act Workshop

Let’s Read The Americans With Disabilities Act Workshop
June 15, 2017 Ka Yun Chan

You’ve heard about the ADA. You’ve talked about the ADA. You’ve invoked the ADA. But have you ever read the ADA? It is written in English.      Sort of.      In this workshop, we will read through the portions of the ADA that are relevant to our work as sign language interpreters for deaf and hard of hearing consumers. We will learn how the law was enacted, what it actually says, how it is enforced, and how it had been interpreted by the courts.

Participants will:

  • Examine the five titles of the ADA
  • Understand Congress’s nine “findings” that lead to the ADA legislation
  • Identify all regulations concerning sign language interpreters and deaf individuals
  • Define “disability” and “discrimination” as understood by the ADA
  • List “reasonable” accommodations, and understand what is “unreasonable”
  • Differentiate between what business are and are not required to do under the ADA
  • Name and understand two court decisions that have affected ADA enforcement
  • Apply an understanding of the ADA to daily interpreting practices.

When: October 28, 2017 from 9AM – 1PM. *Pending CEU Approval*

Where: Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.’s headquarters.

Contact information: Barbara Mathis: mathismbsm@aol.com | 661.714.0251

Cost: $40 pre-registration by October 23, 2017. After October 23, registration fee increase to $45. On-site registration is $45, check or cash only. No refunds after October 23. Online registration will close on October 27, 2017 at 4PMRegister

Accommodations: Please request accommodations by October 16th.

Light refreshment will be provided.

SCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. Participants need no prior knowledge of this topic. It is appropriate for all interpreters, from students to working professionals.

Ka Yun Chan

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