January HRMA Monthly Meeting

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Presentation Topic: Businesses and Barrier Removal, Fending Off The Serial ADA Plaintiff

HRMA Monthly Luncheon

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

11:15 AM- 1:00 PM

(Registration closes on Friday, January 17, 2020)

Julie Ballinger, Affiliate for the Southwest ADA Center

Presentation Description:

The success of small businesses is vital for our communities and neighborhoods. Over the past few years, businesses throughout the country  have seen a rash of both legitimate and illegitimate Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuits. The best defense against a lawsuit is the basic understanding of ADA disability rights and obligations, as well as knowledge of approaches to make your business more accessible. This presentation will share the ADA  know-how in order to comply, resulting in reducing potential legal exposure, and to become more accessible, inclusive, and profitable by reaching an expanded consumer base.

3 learning objectives:

  1. To become aware of the ADA architectural access requirements.
  2. To gain best practices for businesses to avoid physical barrier related lawsuits.
  3. Acquire tools and resources that will help business comply with the ADA.

Brief Bio:

Julie Ballinger, Affiliate for the Southwest ADA Center

For over 32 years, Julie Ballinger has worked in the Disability Rights field providing leadership, technical assistance and training on disability rights and other disability related issues. Before starting her consulting business in 1998 and becoming an Affiliate for the Southwest ADA Center (SWADAC), Ms. Ballinger was an Executive Director of an organization that provided empowering services to people with all types of disabilities, which also required that the majority of staff and governing board be professionals with various disabilities. She successfully assured that the requirements of all Titles of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) were fully and continually satisfied, since the organization acted as an instrumentality of government, was an ADA covered employer and a public accommodation entity. As an Affiliate for SWADAC, her work includes ADA in-depth training, technical assistance, ADA best practice approaches, and disability awareness/issues concerning employment, state/local government obligations, business/nonprofit access requirements and higher education responsibilities. As part of the federally funded ADA National Network, SWADAC provides free training, publications and technical assistance. To learn more go to www.southwestada.org.

January 21st, 2020 11:15 AM   through   1:00 PM
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
United States
Event Fee(s)
HRMA Member $ 30.00
Non HRMA Member $ 45.00
Pre-Paid Event Bundle (only select if you pre-paid all lunches) $ 0.00
Board Member $ 0.00
Student Member $ 0.00
Virtual Meeting $ 25.00
Virtual Meeting- Student Member $ 0.00

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