The City of Fresno offers a proactive program to help local businesses take steps toward accessibility compliance, even before opening their doors to the public. Learn about workshops, free CASp inspections, and other forms of financial assistance available to ensure that small businesses meet ADA requirements without much difficulty or expense.
(5:30 pm) – Happy Hour (*appetizers provided)
Program – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(6:00 pm) Intro – Jimmy Cerracchio (CEO of Downtown Fresno Partnership)
(6:05 pm) Presentation – Veronica Stumpf (Broker at Stumpf & Co. Real Estate)
(6:15 pm) – Presentation by: Shannon M. Mulhall & Rachelle T. Golden (See presenter bios below)
(6:40 pm) – Q & A
(7:00 pm) – End
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Accessibility is Good Business
People with disabilities want to come to your business, but can they? Come learn about the Americans with Disabilities Act and ways that you can be inclusive, accessible, and to protect your business. Accessibility Compliance is your only defense and this presentation will educate you about how to comply with the law.
Through this training you’ll learn:
• Why it pays to be proactive in ADA compliance
• The top-ten triggers for an ADA lawsuit
• Certified Access Specialist inspections benefits & legal protections
At this workshop you can also apply for a FREE Certified Access Specialist Inspection from the City of Fresno – a $1,500 value! The Accessible Fresno Small Business Initiative is a proactive program developed by the City of Fresno to encourage businesses to take steps toward construction related accessibility compliance.
Shannon M. Mulhall, NIC, ACTCP, is the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator for the City of Fresno and a certified sign language interpreter. Mulhall approaches all aspects of accessibility with an encouraging education focus and an emphasis on the positive role everyone can play in providing equal opportunities to all members of the public. She is keenly interested in exploring ways to expand community outreach, website/technology accessibility, whole community preparedness, and effective communication. Mulhall actively serves the community in a variety of ways participating on the Health Net State Wide Public Policy Committee, Community of Practice for Person Centered Planning, State Center Community College District Disabled Students Services Advisory Council, and Fresno County Voter Accessibility Advisory Committee.
Rachelle T. Golden handles labor and employment law and litigation. She defends employers before state, federal, and administrative agencies and provides counsel regarding all aspects of human resource issues and compliance to help clients avoid penalties and litigation. Rachelle also has extensive experience consulting with private and public entities in proactive ADA compliance, which includes creating policies and procedures that comply with Federal and State Laws. Rachelle has a successful track record defending clients against lawsuits relating to all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act.