Monday, March 1st, 2021

Free ADA seminar, breakfast, offered to businesses

Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015

The Chamber of Commerce will hold an American’s Disabilities Act (ADA) Seminar on Tuesday, March 10 at the Habecker Dining Commons on the campus of Huntington University from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The guest speaker will be Matt Norris from the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community. DLZ Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Surveying and Construction Services will sponsor the breakfast.

In this presentation, Norris will provide an overview of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for businesses and information on resources from the ADA National Network and the U.S. Department of Justice (the enforcement agency for Title III). Finally, he will share some examples of how businesses might work with local community groups to help with increasing accessibility and their ADA compliance efforts.

There will be several handouts available for those in attendance. Included are: DOJ’s ADA Update: A Primer for Small Business (Title II); EEOC’s the Americans with Disabilities Act: A Primer for Small Business (Title I / Employment) and a resource sheet.

Norris, MSW works for the Center for Aging and Community at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community located in Bloomington. One of his roles at the Indiana Institute is as project staff for ADA-Indiana, a volunteer organization that provides information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act with the goal of promoting voluntary compliance. ADA-Indiana is funded by the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities and Great Lakes ADA Center. This is one of many events planned by the Mayor’s Advisory Council for Community Accessibility (MACCA) for the month of March which is Disability Awareness Month.

There is no charge to attend and a free full breakfast buffet will be served. Those interested in attending must RSVP to the Chamber of Commerce by Friday, March 6 at or call the Chamber office at (260) 356-5300.