Mid-Atlantic ADA Update
Wednesday, September 5 and Thursday, September 6, 2018
Pre-Conference Session "ADA Overview": Tuesday, September 4 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM
25th Annual Conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Presented by TransCen, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
8661 Leesburg Pike
Tysons, Virginia 22182
Wednesday, September 5, 1:30 - 5:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Claudia Gordon, Esq.
Claudia Gordon, Esq. is a director of Government and Compliance with Sprint Accessibility, a business unit within Sprint Corporation. Sprint Accessibility offers communication products and services to reduce or eliminate communication barriers for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or have a hearing or vision loss, or cognitive, speech or mobility disability.
Prior to joining Sprint Accessibility in March 2017, Ms. Gordon was a member of the Obama Administration from December 2009 to January 2017, initially serving as special assistant to the director of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and then as OFCCP’s Chief of Staff. OFCCP is a worker protection agency that enforces the civil rights of American workers who either work for or seek employment with companies that benefit from government contracts.
From July 2013 to March 2014, Ms. Gordon conducted a temporary assignment with the White House Office of Public Engagement, where she served as an associate director of public engagement. In that capacity, she served as the liaison to the disability community and advised on disability policies.
Notably, Ms. Gordon served as a member of President Obama’s presidential delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil.
Prior to the Department of Labor, Ms. Gordon was a senior policy advisor with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. In 2000, she received the prestigious Skadden Fellowship to work as a staff attorney with the National Association of the Deaf Law and Advocacy Center. She also worked as a consulting attorney with the National Council on Disability.
Ms. Gordon, a native of Jamaica W.I., graduated with honors from Howard University in Washington, DC in 1995 and went on to complete law school with honors at American University’s Washington College of Law in 2000.
Plenary panel session featuring speakers from Federal Agencies:
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
United States Access Board
U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
Breakout sessions will address the ADA in these areas:
Business responsibilities and best practices
State and local government
Veterans in the workplace
Corrections and law enforcement
Professional Development Opportunities - 14 hours available!
Applications for credits will be submitted for approval to organizations that certify human resource professionals, architects, rehabilitation counselors and ADA Coordinators. We also offer a certificate of participation for employee development hours.
Meet, learn and share with other professionals with similar interests and concerns.
Registration fee is $459.
This fee includes:
2 full days of conference sessions, including an option to attend the ADA and Business Boot Camp
2 continental breakfasts
Multiple networking opportunities
Through July 31 registration fee is $399.
The Boot Camp fee is $189.
Save $20 through July 31 and pay only $169
The Sheraton Tysons Hotel is located in the Tysons Corner area of Northern Virginia, convenient to I-95, the Capital Beltway, I-66, Dulles International Airport, Reagan National Airport and the Metrorail Silver Line.
To reserve a room in the conference room block for $145 (plus tax) at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel click here: Mid-Atlantic ADA Update 2018 Room Block. You may also call the hotel directly at 1-800-325-3535 and ask for the ADA Update 2018 room block.
Hotel Transportation, Parking and Directions
Sponsors and Vendors
TransCen, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center would like to invite your organization to participate as a sponsor or vendor at the 25th Annual Mid-Atlantic ADA Update. For more information click on the Sponsor Prospectus below.
These organizations have signed up to support the 2018 Mid-Atlantic ADA Update!
Maryland Department of Disabilities
Wikk Access Ability
Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services
PSS Innovations for Safety
National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
National Rehabilitation Information Center
National Security Agency Careers
DMS Deschamps Mat Systems, Inc.
Job Accommodation Network
Questions about the Mid-Atlantic ADA Update, contact:
Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
1-800-949-4232 V/TTY in DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV
or email ADAtraining@transcen.org
The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center is a project of TransCen, Inc. (Federal ID #52-1487462; DUNS 627032386) and funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (grant #90DP0089) under the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The content of this conference does not necessarily represent the policy of HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.