Welcome

New England ADA Learning team

Valerie FletcherKathy Gipps Oce Harrision
Valerie Fletcher (Principal Investigator), Kathy Gips, Oce Harrison

David WestAna JulianStacy Hart
David West, Ana Julian, Stacy Hart 

Welcome to the free online learning website of the New England ADA Center. If you want to take a course click the Create an Account link at the end of this section. After you create an account, you will receive a confirmation email. Click the link in the email and it will take you back to this website. Then click on any of the courses and begin. In the future when you return to the website go to the login button at the top right of this page.

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The New England ADA Center is part of the National Network of ADA Centers. The ten ADA Centers provide information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act. Other ADA Centers’ courses are listed in link found on the ADA Network Courses button on the right side.

If you have any questions contact us at learn@newenglandada.org or 617-695-0085 voice/tty.

After you enroll in a course you have seven days to complete it. This is because we have a limited number of “seats” for each course. If you have more than 50 employees or students taking a course please contact us first.

    Courses

    An introduction to four major federal disability rights laws: the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Air Carrier Access Act. At the end of the course you should be able to determine which laws apply to different discriminatory situations. Approximately 2 hours. Approved for 2 credits from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. 

    Who has obligations under Title I of the ADA, who has rights, pre-employment do's and don'ts, the process for identifying and providing reasonable accommodations, requirements concerning medical information and confidentiality, how to troubleshoot job performance and safety issues and the complaint process. Approximately 2.5 hours. Approved for 2.5 credits from the HR Certification Institute and/or the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification.

    Overview of the four major federal laws that require accessibility in new construction or alterations: the ADA, the Architectural Barriers Act, the Fair Housing Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  At the end of the course you should be able to determine which laws apply to different projects. Approximately 90 minutes. Approved for 1.5 LU/HSW credits from the American Institute of Architects.

    UNDER CONSTRUCTION

    This course covers the rights of people with disabilities in housing under the Fair Housing Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The focus is on reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications. We will address the definition of disability, the differences between accommodations and modifications, documentation of disability that a housing provider may require, undue burden, fundamental alteration and the request process. Approximately 2 hours.