The Minnesota Council on Disability has trained thousands of businesses and other organizations on many disability-related topics, including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) obligations.
To schedule a training contact David Fenley at David.Fenley@state.mn.us. Please include the following information in your email:
- First and last name
- Phone number
- Number of participants
- Proposed dates
Learn more about how to meet your ADA obligations and schedule online training for your business association, chamber of commerce, business improvement district, or other groups.
Americans with Disabilities Act Overview
This session provides a brief and basic overview of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as a summary of numerous relevant revisions.
Americans with Disabilities Act: Overview of the Employment Requirements
This session focuses on Title I, the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Issues regarding essential functions, interviewing do’s and don’ts, and work accommodations are addressed.
This session highlights technical code information regarding the Minnesota State Building Code Accessibility Chapter 1341. Specific information on building access including disability parking, entrance and restroom requirements is presented.
This session explores the language, attitudes and stereotypes that have an impact on people with disabilities. As employers, coworkers, and service providers, how we speak, think and feel about individuals with disabilities can affect our interactions and decisions.
Responding to Disability: A Question of Attitude (PDF)
This session provides a brief overview of several state and federal disability related laws that provide protections in a variety of areas for people with disabilities.
Emergency Preparedness for Consumers
This hour long session examines the issues that people with disabilities need to take into consideration when developing a personal emergency preparedness plan. This plan will include a go/evacuation component as well as a stay/shelter in place component. Consumer guides and some kit supplies are included with the training.
Emergency Preparedness for the Workplace
This session examines different components of a workplace emergency preparedness plan that includes considerations for employees and customers with disabilities. This plan will include a go/evacuation component as well as a stay/shelter in place component. An Employer Toolkit and some kit supplies are included with the training.