An Introduction to DisDATA
DisDATA (Disability Data Advocates Taking Action) is a collaborative of researchers, disabled people, and advocates promoting disability data equity. Disabled people, particularly those in congregate settings, are made invisible through the lack of data collection and representation leading to a disability data inequity. DisDATA is building a network to connect advocates, researchers, and policy makers around the shared goal of improving access to and representation within disability data systems. This webinar is an opportunity to learn about how you can get involved in DisDATA and share experiences accessing and using data for advocacy.
- Lillie Greiman, Project Director at RTC: Rural at The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities
- Arin Leopold, Research Associate at RTC: Rural at The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities
Emergency Management Access and Functional Needs Disability Awareness Training
Niagara University Disability Awareness Training has been granted from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, Louisiana Council on Developmental Disabilities, and Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities to educate anyone involved in emergency planning, preparedness, response, and recovery as it pertains to individuals with disabilities and access and functional needs. NU has tailored a presentation that identifies the responsibilities of both emergency management personnel and disability advocates during an emergency. This program will introduce the four modules necessary for proper response that include Disability Awareness Training, the Americans with Disabilities Act specific to Emergency management, emergency plan content, and Inclusive Planning and Active Participation.
- Disabilities Awareness specific to Emergency Management
- Access and Functional Needs defined to include Universal Design
- Understanding how the whole community concept is imperative to proper response to individuals with disabilities and how to involve them.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act relative to Emergency Management and response.
- Community resources and other materials that assist Emergency Management in proper response
- Disaster Preparedness and Planning
- Inclusive Planning and Active Participation
- NYS Core Advisory Group
- COVID-19 and Persons with Disabilities
- David Whalen, Project Director at Niagara University First/Emergency Responder Disability Awareness Training
Download the presentation slides in PPTX format. (Videos Removed Due to File Size)
Housing Discrimination and Tenants Rights
This webinar covers several issue areas in housing discrimination and tenant rights with a focus on people with disabilities. Our speakers, Cooper Sirwatka, Director of Operations at CNY Fair Housing and John P. Herrion, Director of Disability Rights at New York State Division of Human Rights, are both experts in housing laws and regulations. Topics covered during this webinar include:
- Covered protected classes;
- Source of income protection;
- Sexual harassment;
- NY eviction moratorium;
- General tenants’ rights in NY;
- Housing discrimination for people with disabilities;
- How to ask for reasonable accommodations in housing and what is a reasonable accommodation
- Cooper Sirwatka, Director of Operations at CNY Fair Housing
- John P. Herrion, Director of Disability Rights at New York State Division of Human Rights
Presentation Recording: Click here to view the recording on YouTube