Bridging Hispanic Outreach for People with Disabilities in Employment with the ADA

Monday, June 3, 2024
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Eastern time

Sponsored by Great Lakes ADA Center
For help, contact Great Lakes ADA Center: 1-877-232-1990 (Voice/TTY) or email webinars@adaconferences.org

Register for the Zoom Webinar [June 3 – English]

[NOTE: This webinar also will be presented in Spanish on Tuesday, June 4 at 2:00-330 pm, Eastern time. Contact Great Lakes ADA Center for information & registration.]

Description:
Join the Great Lakes ADA Center for a webinar as we learn about the relationship between the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Spanish-speaking communities. In this presentation, we will explore the intersection of ADA Title I employment regulations, and the barriers Spanish speakers face in accessing vital information about employment and the rights of people with disabilities. This webinar is specifically designed to benefit Spanish-speaking communities and dedicated to empowering people with disabilities, community members, and service providers with knowledge about Title I of the ADA. Discover how the ADA can be used effectively to protect the rights of people with disabilities within Spanish-speaking communities. We will discuss what our community faces in accessing information about disabilities and their civil rights under Title I of the ADA. Participants will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Title I of the ADA. Learn about the needs and concerns of these communities as we seek to increase a more inclusive and accessible environment for all.

This session will have Sign Language and Human Generated Real Time Captioning available.

Speakers:

  • Alessandra Rosa, Lead Outreach Education Coordinator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Indianapolis District Office;
  • Mariana Garcia, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago;
  • Oscar Gonzalez, Program Coordinator for Spanish Language Outreach, Great Lakes ADA Center