ADA Update 2016: Agenda

Tuesday, September 13

1:00 – 5:00 PM: Pre-Conference Session: ADA Overview - Key 7-8
Nancy Horton and Claire Stanley, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

5:00 – 7:00 PM: Meet and Greet Networking Reception - Key South Foyer

Wednesday, September 14

8:00 AM: Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM: Welcome: Marian Vessels

9:15 AM: Federal Agency Panel moderated by Laura Owens, President, TransCen, Inc. - Key 5-8

  • Joyce Walker-Jones, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Regina Kline, Senior Counsel, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Jim Pecht, Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board
  • Alana Kuhn, Equal Opportunity Specialist, Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation

10:30 AM: Break

10:45 AM: Federal Agency Panel (continued)

11:30 PM: Lunch provided by the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

12:15 PM: Keynote Speaker:
Chris Kuczynski, Assistant Legal Counsel, ADA/GINA Policy Division, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

12:45 PM: Walk Around Dessert served in Exhibit-Reception Area

1:30 PM: Breakout Session #1 

#1.1: EEOC: Case Law Update - Key 5
Joyce Walker-Jones, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

#1.2: Ask the Experts: Title II and Title III - Key 7
John Wodatch, former Chief, Disability Rights Section, U.S. Department of Justice and Nancy Horton, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

#1.3: ADA, ABA, ANSI and Local Building Codes: Which Accessibility Requirements Apply? - Key 6
Jim Pecht, U.S. Access Board

#1.4: Transit & ADA Updates - Key 8
Alana Kuhn, Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation

3:00 PM: Break

3:15 PM: Breakout Session #2

#2.1: Ask EEOC - Key 5
Joyce Walker-Jones, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

#2.2: Service Animals and the ADA - Key 7
John Wodatch, former Chief, Disability Rights Section, U.S. Department of Justice

#2.3: Ask the Access Board - Key 6
Jim Pecht, U.S. Access Board

#2.4: The FHA & ADA: Accessibility Regulations in Housing - Key 8
Debra McGhee, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Thursday, September 15

8:00 AM: Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM: Breakout Session #3

#3.1: Hot Topics in Reasonable Accommodation - Key 5
Jeanne Goldberg, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

#3.2: Self-Evaluation and Transition Plans - Key 6
Sally Conway, U.S. Department of Justice

#3.3: Department of Justice Perspective on Design Part 1: New Construction, Alterations, and Barrier Removal - Key 8
Jim Bostrom and Kat Jackson, U.S. Department of Justice

#3.4: Addressing the Academic and Environmental Factors Impacting Success of Students with Disabilities in Higher Education - Key 7
Paula McMahon, Virginia Commonwealth University

10:30 AM: Break

10:45 AM: Breakout Session #4

#4.1: Employer-Provided Leave and the ADA - Key 5
Jeanne Goldberg, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

#4.2: Transition Planning: One Agency’s Ongoing Experience - Key 7
Gary Logue, Fairfax (Virginia) Park Authority

#4.3: Department of Justice Perspective on Design Part 2: Case Study Discussion - Key 8
Jim Bostrom and Kat Jackson, U.S. Department of Justice

#4.4: ADA, Corrections and Effective Communication: Lessons Learned - Key 6
Robin Ahern, Philadelphia Department of Prisons and Barry Marano, Virginia Department of Corrections

12:15 PM: Working Lunch

Title II - Questions and Answers with Sally Conway, U.S. Department of Justice - Key 8

Transit and Transportation Affinity Group - Tubman (Upper Floor)

Disability Rights History - Key 7

Employment Affinity Group - Key 5

Corrections and Law Enforcement Affinity Group - Key 6

1:30 PM: Breakout Session #5

#5.1: Update from the Field: Pitfalls and Opportunities in the Journey to Employ People with Disabilities - Key 6
Roy Matheson, Reasonable Accommodation, LLC

#5.2: Meeting the Challenges: A Day in the Life of an ADA Coordinator - Key 7
Nancy Greene, Montgomery County (MD) Government, Irene Bowen, ADA One, LLC

#5.3: Lessons from the Field: Common Errors and Omissions in Accessible Design and Construction - Key 5
John Salmen and Andy Yarrish, Universal Designers and Consultants, Inc.

#5.4: The ADA’s Effective Communication Requirements - Key 8
Steve Gordon, U.S. Department of Justice

3:00 PM: Adjourn

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