The ADA in Jails and Prisons: A Guide to Accommodating Inmates and Visitors with Disabilities

Event Date/Time: 

Thursday, January 16th, 2020
2:00 PM EST - 3:30 PM EST




More than 750,000 people with disabilities are incarcerated in the U.S. These inmates are more likely to serve harder time with less access to positive programming and services if the facility does not fully comply with the ADA and implement best practices. Visitors also face hindrances when the facility fails to accommodate their disabilities. The Southwest ADA Center’s “Disability-Related Access for Inmates and Visitors Guide” is designed to educate and train facility staff regarding their ADA responsibilities. This webinar will examine the comprehensive Guide and discuss how it can be utilized within the correctional system.

The Presenter:
Julie Ballinger, Southwest ADA Center Affiliate.  For over 32 years, Julie has provided leadership in the Disability Rights field. As an Affiliate for the Southwest ADA Center (SWADAC), her work includes ADA in-depth training, technical assistance, ADA best practice approaches, and disability awareness/issues concerning employment, state/local government obligations and business/nonprofit requirements. As part of the ADA National Network, SWADAC provides training, publications and technical assistance to Region 6 consisting of NM, TX, AR, OK, and LA. To learn more go to the Southwest ADA Center's page.

The Webinar:

  • This webinar will be presented via the Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing platform.
  • A telephone conference option will also be available if you choose not to use the webinar platform.
  • Information on accessing the webinar platform and the telephone conference number will be provided prior to the session. 

Continuing Education Recognition Available:

  • Certificate of Participation - If you would like a certificate of participation, there is a $10 fee per participant. 

From the Sponsor: 

Region 3 - Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, Region 6 - Southwest ADA Center


Architects/Contractors, Business, Employer, People with Disabilities, State and Local Government, ADA Coordinator, Attorney or Other Legal Professional, Code Officials Responsible for Physical Accessibility Requirements, Consumer Advocate, Educator, Family Member of Person With Disability, Federal or Non-Federal Partner, Industry Representative or Product Developer, Media, Medical Professional, Policy Expert, Practitioners, Religious Organization, Researcher, Service Provider, State/Local Affiliate


Education, Facility Access, General ADA Information, State and Local Government (ADA Title II), Technology (Accessible), Telecommunication (ADA Title IV), Transportation, Accessible Technologies, ADA Center Information, Disability Awareness/Education, Effective Communication, Enforcement, Housing, Non-Discrimination, Program Access, Reasonable Accommodation, Reasonable Modification of Policy and Procedures, Service Animals


ADA Coordinator Certificate, Attendance





Registration Deadline: 

Thursday, January 16, 2020