Wednesday May 6
10:30 – 11AM
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is not a simple law. The ADA title II regulation applies to the State of North Carolina and all of its units of local government. But, title II is incomplete, and lacks critical guidance. Some of the areas where guidance is lacking are how many existing sites must be accessible, what types of supports a recreation department must provide for a person with a disability in a recreation program, what makes a skate park accessible, and whether or not CBD oil should be applied for pain relief, by parks and recreation staff, in a parks and recreation program.
The answer to the requirements of the ADA, which lays out the concepts for compliance, is to do more than the title II regulation and the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design. The answer is to understand and implement smart practices, along with the minimum requirements of title II and the 2010 Standards.
In this webinar, we will identify smart practices in policies, programs, and facilities and parks, and provide North Carolina agencies with resources for compliance. Specific areas of focus include:
- Title II policy requirements and prohibitions (administrative methods, denial of service, substantial support, concessionaire and contractors)
- What is an access audit? What is a transition plan?
- How can community gardens, skate parks, and dog parks comply?
- What makes a beach accessible? Campsites? Picnic areas?
- What makes fitness machines accessible? Golf cars?
- What makes a website accessible?
- What are mandated reasonable modifications in recreation programs?
- What are some of the “new frontiers” for reasonable modifications?
- What process should a North Carolina agency use to determine if it will or will not provide new forms of modifications?