2023 ADA Seminar

Communicating Without Barriers: Empowering ADA Compliance through Effective Communication

October 6, 2023
Toledo Lucas County Main Library
325 Michigan St., Toledo, Ohio 43604
11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

(CLEs available)


Greetings! My name is Shannon Seger, representing the Deaf Services Center in NW Ohio. We are delighted to share the news of our collaboration with The Ability Center for their upcoming ADA Seminar. The event is open to all and free of charge. The seminar will concentrate on Effective Communication, aiming to eliminate obstacles and ensure effective access as per the ADA regulations.

If you are interested in joining but struggling with the registration or want more information, please get in touch with the Deaf Services Center at nwo@dsc.org or through VP at 419.386.2627

The upcoming ADA Seminar has been arranged for ASL interpreters and CART services. If you require any further special accommodations, kindly inform us promptly, and we will try our best to assist you. To attend the event in person, please register to enjoy a complimentary lunch. If you cannot make it in person, the event will be available on Zoom. Thank you.

October 6, 2023

11:30 – 3:30 p.m.

  • 11:00-12:00 Resource Fair
  • 11:30-12:00 Boxed Lunch (pre-order only)
  • 12:00-12:15 Welcome Speech, Katie Hunt Thomas, Attorney & Director of Advocacy
  • 12:15-1:30 Keynote Speaker: Howard Rosenblum, Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of the Deaf
  • 1:30-1:45 Break
  • 1:45-2:40 Panel: Perspectives from Individuals with Disabilities and Professionals

Moderator: Dr. Rebecca Monteleone, Assistant Professor, Disability Studies, The University of Toledo

    • Adrienne Bell, IT Specialist, First Solar
    • Angie Goodnight, Advocacy Information & Resource Associate, The
      Ability Center
    • Shannon Seger, Director, Deaf Services Center NW Ohio
    • Sara Soper, Accessibility Specialist, University of Toledo
    • Jessica Weinberg, Self-Advocate
    • Mallory Crooks, Director of Public Relations, The Ability Center
  • 2:45-3:15 The Ability Center of Greater Toledo Community Partnership Award Presentation/Speech
  • 3:15-3:30 Final Remarks, Wrap-Up


  • Amazing speakers and panel for dynamic insights
  • Learn the art of effective communication
  • Resource Fair showcasing partner organizations with to browse through and learn from before the Seminar.
    • The Sight Center
      Deaf Services Center
      Ohio Relay
      The Ability Center
      Disability Studies Program (University of Toledo)
      Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities
      Avenues for Autism
  • Earn education credits for licenses.
  • Free lunch.
Toledo/Lucas County Commission On Disabilities
The Sight Center
Deaf Services Center
Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments