Webinar Session Details

The ADA in Small Cities and Towns

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


People with disabilities must have an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from a town's services, programs, and activities. This session will look at the ADA requirements for town facilities, communications with the public, and policies and procedures governing town programs, services, and activities. How to engage the local community will also be discussed. Participants will have an opportunity to ask the speaker questions following the presentation.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
Certificate of Attendance 1.5


Dawn Gardner, Transportation Planner/ADA Coordinator , City of Springfield, Missouri

Questions for presenters:

1 I live in a small town and our entire county is fairly inaccessible to deaf/hh people. They never provide interpreters for public events they didn't caption or provide interpreters for the daily Covid briefings until I went to the press twice & threatened them with a lawsuit (& for NYS as well) how can one get the local government to put someone on their boards or in an advisory capacity to make changes right away. I also have a service dog that has been harassed & denied entry into many places because they say the country gave them outdated & incorrect (not from the real ADA) materials and that the local cops won't and do do anything to protect the disabled and our service dogs from this harassment. How do we change that, it's really awful.

Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.