Determining Accessibility of Programs and Services in Prisons, Jails, and Juvenile Detention Centers

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This 60-minute pre-recorded webinar will look at the process used by Washington Department of Corrections (WDOC) for increasing accessibility of their correctional facilities statewide. It will outline the outcomes or results for improved facilities, policy, and programmatic accessibility within the WDOC. The goal of this webinar is to provide awareness and ideas on how to address physical accessibility in prisons, jails, and juvenile detention centers and to improve the overall safety of facility and staff.


In Washington State, a collaborative program between the Northwest ADA Center (NWADAC) and the WA Department of Corrections (WADOC) has resulted in improved awareness and opportunities for countless incarcerated individuals and their visitors in the DOC system.  This initiative has not only addressed physical accessibility, but has also provided enhanced opportunities for participation in DOC programs and improved policies benefiting people with disabilities.


In partnership with WA DOC, this webinar is provided for you by the NWADAC, which is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, and is part of the ADA National Network. The NWADAC, a key project of the Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation (CCER) is part of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington. CCER has 40+ years of experience in successfully managing federal, state, and local grants and contracts CCER offers a variety of technical assistance, training, and consultation services to state and local organizations who provide services to individuals with disabilities. More recently, CCER has focused efforts on providing consultation, training, and technical assistance to state correctional facilities, jails, and juvenile rehabilitation administration related to implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accessibility compliance, research, and disability education and awareness.


As the ADA Information Center in Region 10, the NWADAC has thoroughly staffed its project with professionals familiar with disability, rehabilitation, rehab engineering, special education, the built environment, accessibility to buildings and electronic accessibility, civil rights law, and business. The regional advisory committee and our state partners are premier leaders in ADA compliance in each of the states served--Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.


For more information and questions specific to this webinar--please contact, Eva L. DeLeon at or 425-771-7425

Northwest ADA Center
Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation
University of Washington
6912 220th St. SW, Suite 105
Mountlake Terrace, Washington 98043
1-800-949-4232 (Toll-Free in AK, ID, OR, WA)
425-233-8913 (VP)
425-774-9303 (Fax)

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