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Disability Employment Training for Human Resources

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CEU Approved

  • 120 minutes

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life including employment. It prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or applicants with disabilities in all aspects of employment including hiring, pay, promotion, firing, and more and provide them with reasonable accommodations. Many employers cringe when they hear someone mention “disability” or “ADA” due to myths, misconceptions, and misunderstandings of their responsibilities under the ADA. Come gain clarification and learn an effective process that will help you meet compliance and also other important federal laws that protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination in employment.

Join this session by expert speaker Kristi Avalos, where she will take an in-depth look at the ADA Act along with various other disability civil rights laws.

Session Highlights:

  • Understanding various disability civil rights laws.

  1. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  2. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

  3. WHO is covered

  4. WHAT employment elements are covered

  5. HOW to meet your responsibilities.

  • Taking an in-depth look at the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and Hiring Basics.

  • Utilizing an “interactive process” for reviewing programs, policies, and procedures and meeting reasonable accommodation requests.

  • Comprehending key definitions/terms as they relate to Human Resources and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Reviewing solutions to common mistakes.

  • Discussing effective communication including an overview of website accessibility.

Why You Should Attend:

This webinar is designed to help you understand who is covered by disability civil rights laws, what employment elements are covered, and how to meet your responsibilities in an “interactive process.” Utilizing this interactive process creates an efficient manner for complying with reasonable accommodation requests. Attendees will be able to determine the essential vs. marginal functions of the job. Defining the job in precise terms assists in the job selection process, providing reasonable accommodations, and an evaluation of staff. Kristi Avalos will also uncover various myths and discuss solutions to common mistakes.

Who Should Attend:

  • HR (Human Resources)

  • Managers

  • Supervisors

  • Staff

  • ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Coordinators

  • Elected Officials


You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.

** You can buy On-Demand and view it at your convenience.

Kristi Avalos

Kristi Avalos

Kristi Avalos has 40+ years of experience at the vanguard of accessibility compliance-related issues. Kristi founded Accessology in 1990 and has worked on numerous multi-million-dollar projects providing accessibility compliance. She has provided extensive training for local, national and international municipalities, counties, universities, architects, building owners, property managers, contractors and real estate brokers on local, state and federal accessibility standards. She has worked with several metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) hosting ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Transition Plan roundtables across the country. Kristi has helped numerous Title II and Title III entities become compliant with applicable federal and state accessibility standards. She is also the principle consultant for accessibility assessments and ADA Transition Plan development. Kristi works with federal agencies and organizations that influence and shape accessibility legislation and trends and provides expert witnessing on ADA, 504, FHA, and ACAA legal cases. She is licensed through the State of Texas to perform final architecture plan reviews on behalf of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. She is also licensed as a California Accessibility Specialist through the State of California.

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Edupliance is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.


This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR, and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

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