Disability Culture and History includes a variety of options on disability awareness and how to work with people with various types of disabilities.
ADA reasonable accommodations/reasonable modification of policy – how to do this in your organization.
* The ADA and other laws require that governments and businesses provide effective communication for people with any type of disability that impacts full comprehension, by utilizing sign language interpretation, large font formats, audio description, note taking, mediation, etc. Effective communication streamlines processes that involve multiple health providers and system steps, resulting in greater understanding, efficiency and less client animosity.
** New ADA regulations regarding service animals: differentiating service and companion animals; differentiating psychiatric service animal, emotional support animal and therapy animals.
Many on the CCDC are available as keynote speakers for conference or events.
CCDC provides the following consulting services:
INCLUSIVE MEETINGS AND ORGANIZATIONS
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION TRAINING AND CONSULTING
WHAT IS EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION?
Effective Communication (EC) is a legal requirement that ensures that people with different types of disabilities can access information. EC varies with the method of communication used by an individual with a disability and can involve auxiliary aids and/or services. The nature, length, and complexity of the communication involved and the context in which the communication is taking place, will
determine what auxiliary aids and services are required. In order to be effective, communication must be provided in accessible formats, in a timely manner, and in a respectable way as to protect the privacy of the individual.
WHY DO I NEED TO PROVIDE EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has strengthened existing regulations (subtitle A of title II (42 U.S. C. 12131)), regarding Effective Communication as of March 15, 2011. It is the legal obligation of any public entity providing services, programs, and activities, to provide effective communication for individuals with disabilities. This includes private companies who are in contract with public entities to serve clients. It is also sound business practice, improves quality of care, can prevent client complaints and possible legal action.
THE COLORADO CROSS-DISABILITY COALITION CUSTOMIZES AND PROVIDES
OTHER DISABILITY SUBJECT MATTER TRAININGS UPON REQUEST
CCDC was founded in 1990 to implement the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) throughout Colorado. We are the leading disability civil rights organization in Colorado, stafted by people with disabilities and serving the cross-disability (all disabilities) community. CCDC provides advocacy services, legal programs, and expertise in policy, legislation, training, and consulting honed by years of research, statewide organizing, and activism.
Contact us at 303-839-1775 for further information.