2021 Tools & Tactics Webinar: ADA Basics

Jennifer NelsonTools & Tactics, Webinars

Thursday, Apr. 29

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

Whether you’re new to the absence industry or looking for a refresher, this event will prepare you to tackle the nuts and bolts of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with a deep dive into the foundational components of the law. This event will feature a recording of our 2020 ADA Basics webinar, which navigates a model interactive process to outline ADA requirements that continue to pose challenges for employers. We’ll explore how to determine who has a disability, when and how to request disability-related information, and what accommodations are reasonable. The recording will be followed by a 30-minute live Q&A in which attendees can submit their most challenging ADA questions for insight from our expert.

Join us as we tackle the intricacies of ADA requirements and implementation, discuss the low cost and high impact of providing accommodations, and offer best practices for building an inclusive workplace.

This webinar will be 90 minutes to accommodate additional Q&A.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore employer and employee obligations under the ADA.
  • Review common areas of confusion and misconception around the ADA.
  • Discover best practices for ADA administration.


Tracie DeFreitas, Principal Consultant, Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

Tracie DeFreitas is a lead consultant for the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), the leading national source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Tracie has served in multiple roles during her tenure with JAN. She currently supports all specialty teams by providing expert disability-related federal employment law and workplace accommodation consultation regarding a broad range of medical impairments and ADA issues. Tracie is an experienced national speaker who specializes in ADA Title I compliance and the interactive accommodation process. As part of her tenure at JAN, Tracie recently served for four years as program manager for the Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE), an award-winning national public awareness campaign designed to promote employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. She provided leadership, accountability, and management of resources necessary to fulfill the CDE’s mission and vision, and was responsible for engaging key, national disability and business stakeholder groups in the effort. At JAN, she has also served as a senior sensory specialist, providing accommodation solutions for individuals with sensory, immunology, and endocrinology related limitations.


This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 ADMS, 1 CDMS, 1 CLMS, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify for CEU credit.

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Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars.