The Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic ADA Centers on behalf of the ADA National Network are pleased to announce a special session on the new ticketing provisions of the ADA in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, International Ticketing Association and Knowbility to be held on Friday, February 25, 2011 from 1-3 p.m. Central Time.
This session will be offered as a free webinar featuring Betty Siegel, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Sharron Rush, Knowbility and representatives from the Civil Rights Division, US Department of Justice.
The 2010 ADA Regulations and Online Ticketing
On March 15, 2011 the U.S. Department of Justice's 2010 Revised Regulations on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) become enforceable. These regulations notably include provisions regarding the sale of accessible tickets, including providing people with disabilities with the opportunity to purchase tickets using the same methods available to patrons without disabilities. While you may have policies in place and staff trained to sell tickets over the phone and in person at the Box Office, are you ready to sell accessible seats on the Internet?
Selling accessible tickets online impacts everything from your ticketing policies to your website. This FREE webinar will review the ticketing regulations with a particular emphasis on online sales, including a look at the process and accessibility features that should be built-in from the start. There will be plenty of time for Q&A so come prepared with your questions!
Date: February 25, 2011
Time: 1-3pm Central
This session will be delivered via the ElluminateLive! accessible online conferencing system. All audio and visual components of the presentation will be delivered via the on-line system. The program will be closed captioned. A recording of the session will be archived for later referenced. Individuals who wish to follow the audio portion of the session via telephone may do so via a non-toll free telephone number. Individuals will be responsible for their own telephone charges based on their service provider.
Registration is available now at www.adaconferences.org/Ticketing.