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ADA Workshop: Accessibility & Inclusion Requirements
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ADA expert, attorney, and long-time park and recreation leader John N. McGovern covers the finer points of inclusive recreation requirements and accessibility at facilities and sites in this two-part workshop.

5/7/2015
When: 5/7/2015
Where: Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation West End Building
4101 Kruse Way
Lake Oswego, OR  97035
Presenter: John N. McGovern, JD
Contact: Stephanie Redman, ORPA Executive Director
503.867.8447


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Advance registration for the ADA session closed May 1, 2015.

To inquire about availability of walk-in registration, please call Stephanie at 503.853.9126. Lunch cannot be provided for walk-in registrants.

 

Learn the latest in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards for facilities and recreation inclusion in this information-packed one-day workshop.

   

ADA expert, attorney, and long-time park and recreation leader John N. McGovern covers the finer points of inclusive recreation requirements and accessibility at facilities and sites in this two-part workshop.  Inclusive recreation content includes legal requirements, the eight-step inclusion process, and funding and staffing inclusion, and ADA Title II compliance.  The facilities and sites component covers the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design for new and existing facilities, the Final Guideline for Outdoor Recreation Sites, and ADA Title II administrative requirements.

 
   
   


Agenda:

 8:00 a.m.
 Workshop Check-In and Coffee
 8:30 a.m.

 Parks and Recreation Accessibility: Requirements for New and Existing Facilities and Sites

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Why the ADA, and what is title II?
  • What is the 2010 Standards?
  • What is the 2013 Outdoor Developed Areas Final Guideline?
  • What is PROWAG, and what is still being developed?
  • Any Oregon requirements?
  • Draw a hard line between new construction (35.151) and existing sites and facilities (35.150)
  • Just what is the “program access test for existing facilities” (35.150)?
  • Access audits…get one (35.105)
  • Transition plan (35.150(d)) minimum requirements plus one!
  • Swimming facility scoping (242) and technical requirements (1009)…what makes aquatics accessible?
 10:00 a.m.
 Break
 10:15 a.m.
  Parks and Recreation Accessibility, Continued:
  • Playground scoping (240), technical requirements (1008), and smart practices…what makes a playground accessible?
  • Golf facility scoping (238), technical requirements (1006), and smart practices…what makes golf accessible?
  • Boating facility scoping (235), technical requirements (1003), and smart practices…what makes boating accessible?
  • Fishing area scoping (242), technical requirements (1009), and smart practices…what makes fishing accessible?
  • Exercise Machines scoping (236) and smart practices…what makes fitness accessible?
  • Outdoor areas conditions for departure (1019)
  • Trails (1017), surfaces, and technical requirements
  • Beaches, Camping, Outdoor Furniture, and Picnic areas…what makes the out-of-doors accessible?
  • Enforcement Methods and Trends
  • Resources
 Noon  Accessibility Session Adjourns | Lunch
 12:15 p.m.
 Afternoon Session Check-in
 12:45 p.m.

 Recreation Inclusion Mandate and Access Policy Issues

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Why the ADA, and what is title II?  What about the Oregon Human Rights Act?
  • Enforcement methods and trends
  • Title II administrative requirements:  35.105 access audit of policies and programs; 35.106 notice or invitation requirement; 35.107 responsible employee
  •  Do’s and Don’ts:  35.130 most integrated setting; 35.130 support for entities that discriminate; 35.130 fees; 35.130 making reasonable modifications; 35.136 service animals; 35.137 other power driven mobility devices
  •  Communication (35.160):  Sign language, alternative formats, and websites

 2:00 p.m.
 Break
 2:15 p.m.

 Recreation Inclusion, Continued:

  • Applying title II to public parks and recreation programs
  • Sample invitation or 35.106 notice language
  • Registration processes and 35.130 compliance
  • What is an assessment and who does it?
  • Make a Plan…selecting modifications:  a) Mandated supports Oregon agencies will implement; b) Personal supports Oregon agencies can make decisions about; c) Medical or quasi-medical supports Oregon agencies ought to discuss and consider
  • Select support staff and train ‘em up
  • Communicate with the registrant
  • Implement the plan
  • Evaluate implementation
  • Is Oregon the State of Alabama?
  • Smart practices
  • Resources
 4:15 p.m.
 Afternoon Session Adjourns

About the Instructor:

John McGovern is President of Recreation Accessibility Consultants, LLC, an Illinois firm.  He consults with states, counties, cities, park districts, nonprofits, and businesses, regarding the various federal and state access and inclusion requirements.  His long career in public parks and recreation and law degree gives him a unique perspective on compliance by parks and recreation agencies.  John served on each of the federal advisory committees that developed the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design. He also is the co-founder of the NRPA National Institute on Recreation Inclusion and at their request, trained US Department of Justice staff on the implementation of title II to parks and recreation agencies.

Registration:

Participants may register for the just the morning session on Accessible Facilities & Sites, just the afternoon session on Inclusion, or both sessions. Half-day registration is $45 for ORPA members ($55 for nonmembers). Full-day registration is $75 for ORPA members ($85 for nonmembers). Registration includes the program, morning/afternoon refreshments, and lunch.  (Lunch is provided for half- and full-day registrants.)

Questions:

Email us with any questions or call 503.867.8447.


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