ADA in Focus - Virginia: Agenda

ADA In Focus Richmond, Virginia May 10, 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016

1:00 – 4:30 PM: Pre-Conference Session: ADA Overview
Marian Vessels and Karen Goss, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

5:00 – 7:00 PM: Early Registration

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

8:00 AM: Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM: Welcome Elizabeth Creamer, Advisor for Workforce Development, Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Commonwealth of Virginia 

9:05 AM: Remarks Marian Vessels, Director, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

9:15 AM: Federal Panel Presentations moderated by Laura Owens, President, TransCen, Inc.

  • Sharon Rennert, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Sally Conway, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Rex Pace, U.S. Access Board
  • Richie Nguyen, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration

10:15 AM: Break

10:30 AM: Federal Panel Questions and Answers

11:45 AM: Lunch provided by the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

12:30 PM: Keynote Speaker
John Wodatch, Retired Chief, Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U. S. Department of Justice

1:00 PM: Break

1:30 PM: Conference Breakout Session # 1

1.1: Reasonable Accommodation
Sharon Rennert, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

1.2: DOJ – Title II and III Update
Sally Conway, Jim Bostrom, and Kat Jackson, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

1.3: U.S. Access Board Update
Rex Pace, U.S. Access Board

1.4: FTA ADA Guidance: Improving Compliance and Accessibility
Richie Nguyen, Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation

3:00 PM: Break

3:15 PM: Conference Breakout Session # 2

2.1: Performance and Conduct Issues and the ADA
Sharon Rennert, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

2.2: Title II Overview and Update
Sally Conway, U.S. Department of Justice

2.3: 2010 Standards for Accessible Design
Jim Bostrom and Kat Jackson, U.S. Department of Justice

2.4: Increase Your Advocacy Outcomes! ADA Resources and Strategies
Marian Vessels, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, and Kelly Hickok, Resources for Independent Living

4:45 PM: Adjourn

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