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									                 SCHEDULE – SEPTEMBER 29TH
                                        (Draft 9/21/10 – subject to change)




        CONFERENCE TRACKS

        P         PROGRAM ACCESS (APPROPRIATE TO ALL TRACKS)
        H         HOUSING
        W         WEBSITES/IT
        E         EDUCATION
        R         RECREATION
        T         TRANSPORTATION
        B         BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES
        C         COMMUNITY
        EX        EXHIBITOR




8:30 – 10:00

P       PROGRAM ACCESSIBILITY                                                                   ROOM 2

        What’s a program and how far do you “drill down” in evaluating a program for “program
        accessibility”? This session reviews methods to determine whether programs are accessible, such as
        evaluating whether the facility or the program comes first. Also looks at applications of program
        access requirements to specific areas. References US DOJ settlement with communities. Considers
        how the safe harbors in the DOJ regulations affect accessibility.

        Irene Bowen, Jim Terry, Don Brandon




P       SERVICE ANIMALS                                                                          ROOM 4

        Service animals have long been an area of concern for a number of reasons, and there are some
        surprising changes under the new ADA regulations. This session will discuss psychiatric service
        animals, requests for documentation, potential health/safety concerns for others, and procedures to
        manage the use of service animals.

        Sherri Rita, Dave Barton

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8:30 – 9:30

H       FHA ACCESS OVERVIEW                                                                           ROOM 3

        Get the best out of Fair Housing for your work as an architect, planner, or independent living
        specialist. As one of the nation’s foremost architects in housing and facilities access, Jack Catlin makes
        fair housing make sense. This session overviews why FHA access requirements are important and
        how they relate to local building codes and issues.

        See: Fair Housing Act Accessibility Requirements Overview (1 hour version) [PDF]

        Jack Catlin, FAIA and Karla Zervos, CAPS




P, W, E WHY WEBSITE USABILIT Y MATTERS                                                                ROOM 1

        Provides an overview of the legal, moral and business arguments for accessible online information
        and services. Identifies resources and collaborations to support promising practices.

        Kaela Parks, Jason Burke




CP      VOTING ACCESS                                                                           ROOM 13-14

        Demonstrates the use of accessible voting booths, challenges for users with mobility, sensory, and
        cognitive issues. Talks about efforts from disability, community organizations, and the state Division
        of Elections in making voting accessible for everyone.

        Lynne Koral, Kathy Fitzgerald, Shelly Growden




9:45 – 10:30

H       ACCESSIBLE ROUTES                                                                             ROOM 3

        See how Accessible Routes in Fair Housing can be used to make the difference for any visitor. Learn
        what constitutes “site impracticality” and provides resources that are critical to the job of an
        architect, designer, or accessibility specialist.

        See: Accessible Routes [PDF]

        Jack Catlin, Karla Zervos




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9:45 – 11:45

PWE     ORIENTATION TO ACCESS, INTRO TO SCREEN READERS & ASSISTIVE
        TECHNOLOGY                                                                                ROOM 1

         Provides eye opening end-user demonstrations to show how Assistive Technologies (AT) helps end-
         users access information and services. Also shows how frustration occurs when websites and
         applications are not designed for usability. Shows how usability techniques help everyone access and
         use information in various settings, devices and configurations. Provides easy-to-learn techniques
         that help teachers, web, and IT professionals create usability and alternate formats.

        Kaela Parks, Terrence Van Ettinger, Lynne Koral, Chad Hobert, Mystie Rail, Rob Lefebvre




10:15 – 11:45

PRB     GETTING OUT AND ABOUT                                                                     ROOM 2

        Rights of way, outdoor developed areas, play areas. What’s an accessible curb cut and when do you
        have to provide one? Status of pending and recent Access Board guidelines, standards, and
        regulations and an overview of their provisions. Updates and emphasis on guidelines and standards
        for outdoor areas, play and recreation areas.

        Irene Bowen, Jim Terry, Kathleen Laurin




TP      ENHANCING COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS                                                ROOM 4

        This session answers participants’ questions on all topics, but focuses on two recent FTA-funded
        technical assistance publications regarding On-Time Performance in ADA Paratransit and one on No-
        Shows in ADA Paratransit. All seven Topic Guides on ADA Transportation are available
        at dredf.org/ADAtg. The Topic Guides bring together ADA requirements and the U.S. Department
        of Transportation ADA regulations, FTA ADA determinations, and best operational practices to
        comply with the ADA.

        Marilyn Golden, Dave Levy




C       NO WRONG DOOR – A COMMUNITY APPROACH TO ACCESSING SAFETY
                                                                                            ROOM 13-14

        This session will discuss how services for victims with disabilities can be improved through a
        community collaborative approached called D.A.R.T. (Disability Abuse Response Team). Currently
        the model is established in Fairbanks, Juneau, Bethel, and Kenai which has not only improved services



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        for victims with disabilities, but also has strengthened relationships between community providers
        from an array of disciplines.

        Christine King




10:45 – 11:45

H       ACCESSIBLE PUBLIC AND COMMON USE AREAS                                                        ROOM 3

        Understand the interrelationship between Accessible Routes, Public and Common-Use Areas to
        design space for maximum access and use. See what constitutes the minimum FHA standards for
        purposes of evaluation and compliance.

        See: Accessible Public and Common-Use Areas [PDF]

        Jack Catlin, Karla Zervos




1:00 – 2:30

PB      MODIFICATIONS TO PROGRAMS AND POLICIES (1:00 – 1:45) AND

BP      WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN HURT YOU (1:45 - 2:30)                                                 ROOM 2

        When is a modification “necessary,” and what’s “reasonable”? Focuses on principles and difficult
        applications: service animals, Segways, shelters (e.g., for victims of domestic violence or the
        homeless). Learn from settlement agreements and technical assistance…and…

        What can you learn from others about avoiding complaints and litigation? Examples and case studies,
        with a look at recent litigation and settlement agreements. How to respond to federal investigations.

        Irene Bowen, Jim Terry, Don Brandon




B       UNIVERSAL DESIGN OF BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES                                                  ROOM 3

        Any building, or facility can benefit from the application of the Principles of Universal Design. This
        session explores how and why universal design was incorporated into the design of different buildings
        and facilities. For instance, Millennium Park is a municipal park, featuring art and architecture, located
        between Chicago's loop and lakefront. Langston Hughes Elementary School is a Chicago Public School
        with 20% of the student population having a disability. The elevator retrofit for the Rehabilitation
        Institution of Chicago needed to accommodate the needs of independent patients, their families, staff
        and the public. The headquarters for Access Living, Chicago's only Center for Independent Living (CIL),
        wanted to be a model of universal design and sustainability for a commercial office building.



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        Each of these projects presented unique challenges. We will discuss how those challenges were
        identified and addressed. Presented will be how to avoid design conflicts by understanding the design
        requirements before design begins and how universal design and sustainability can work together.
        Information will be presented on how to control costs by using conventional products that meet the
        clients universal design objectives.

        Jack Catlin




E C P W ACCESSIBILITY IN THE ARTS                                                                     ROOM 4

        Learn more about individuals who experience differences when navigating through creative
        environments. While this session focuses on accessibility in the arts, it has a broader interpretation of
        how people interact with a variety of media and programs. Listen to the experts in museum science
        talk about what they do to enhance the visitor experience, and to better engage community through
        accessible spaces and creative formats.

        Robert Banghart




R       ASSESSING & EVALUATING OUTDOOR RECREATION AREAS (PART ONE 1:00-4:00)
                                                                                                ROOM 11-12

        INCLUDES AWARDS PRESENTATION

        See how people who experience limitations can have equal opportunities to participate in outdoor
        recreation on public lands. This session describes various efforts to increase access to outdoor
        recreational environments through information exchange, education, agency partnerships,
        accessibility assessments, and access to assistive technology devices. The presenter will provide a
        process and field guide for performing accessibility assessments for outdoor developed areas based
        on the new Access Board guidelines and universal design principles. The session also reviews the
        latest adaptive devices for fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing.

        Kathleen Laurin




W, E    INTRODUCTION TO THE WEB CONTENT ACCESSIBILITY GUIDELINES, CHECKLISTS,
        AND TOOLS
                                                                                                ROOM 13-14

        Helps professionals see differences of what works to achieve web access in theory versus in practice.
        Provides meaningful examples of accessible and usable websites. Shows what works and what works
        well. Reviews the latest checklists and tools, and how the state and university are using them.

        Kurt Savikko, Chad Hobert, Terrence VanEttinger


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2:30 – 4:00

EP      EDUCATIONAL TRANSITION PLANNING AND COORDINATION                                               ROOM 1

        This panel discussion explores models for the transition process for students who have an
        Individualized Education Plan (IEP), a Section 504 Plan, or differences in learning. Panelists will relate
        success stories about students and the transition process in rural and urban areas. These stories will
        provide a basis for discussion about the transition process and goals.

        Facilitator: Jill Robinson-Burkert
        Panelists: Kaela Parks, Roger Hamacher, Gail Greenhalgh, Art Arnold, Sherri Rita, Transition
        Coordinators




2:45 – 3:45

BP      SELF-EVALUATIONS AND TRANSITION PLANS (2:45 – 3:45)                                            ROOM 2

        Explores whether and how to make changes to self-evaluations and transition plans because of the
        new regulations. Discusses resources, check lists, whether and how to hire outside help.

        Irene Bowen, Jim Terry, Don Brandon




2:45 – 4:30

PWE     ACCESSIBLE PDFS                                                                           ROOM 13-14

        PDFs (Portable Document Formats) are used everywhere, but can unfortunately create a lot of
        unnecessary access barriers. Everyone can create usable PDFs from the start, and make all their
        documents more attractive. See how usable Adobe Acrobat PDF files are created, what to avoid and
        how to add accessibility features.

        This session shows how to use PDFs and accessibility tools, troubleshoot usability issues, and find
        resources for continued learning.

        Jackie Garnick



R       ASSESSING & EVALUATING OUTDOOR RECREATION AREAS (PART TWO)
                                                                                                 ROOM 11-12

        See how people who experience limitations can have equal opportunities to participate in outdoor
        recreation on public lands. This session describes various efforts to increase access to outdoor

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        recreational environments through information exchange, education, agency partnerships,
        accessibility assessments, and access to assistive technology devices. The presenter will provide a
        process and field guide for performing accessibility assessments for outdoor developed areas based
        on the new Access Board guidelines and Universal design principles. The session also reviews the
        latest adaptive devices for fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing.

        Kathleen Laurin




H       STRATEGIES FOR USABLE AND COMPLIANT KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS ROOM 3

        Kitchens and bathrooms present some of the greatest challenges for architects and designers in
        Alaska. Learn about promising strategies and plans to field usability issues. Includes sample plans that
        reflect FHA Accessibility Guidelines.


        See: Strategies for Compliant Kitchens [PDF]; Strategies for Compliant Bathrooms [PDF]

        Jack Catlin, Karla Zervos




4:00 – 5:00

P       ROLE OF THE ADA COORDINATOR                                                                  ROOM 4

        INCLUDES AWARD PRESENTATION

        An open forum for ADA Coordinators to make the ADA “job” more effective. Includes an overview of
        ADA coordinator role and job description. Ask questions and get answers from experienced ADA
        coordinators about responsibilities and resources. Learn how to get better results with management,
        interdepartmental relations, funding issues, training of executives and staff, and networking.

        Don Brandon, Marilyn Golden, Jon Dunham, Tim Lyden, Jason Burke, Irene Bowen, Jim Terry, David Barton




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