• facebook
  • twitter


Providing information, training, and resources on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and 

Serving Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada & the Pacific Basin (Region 9)

Need ADA Assistance? 1-800-949-4232 (Voice/TTY) or Email Us

ADA Update Conference 2018

When & Where

September 24-25, 2018 Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel
September 27-28, 2018 Los Angeles Renaissance Airport Hotel

Sessions & Presenters

Welcome and Opening Plenary: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?
Arlene B. Mayerson, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund; John Wodatch, U.S. Department of Justice (Retired)

Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship
Dana Johnson, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Oakland)
Nicole St. Germain, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Los Angeles)

Parking Requirements Under the ADA & California Building Code
Don Risdall, Pacific ADA Center; Michael Gibbens, Gibbens & Associates

ADA Overview and Update from the U.S. Department of Justice
Anne Raish, U.S. Department of Justice (Oakland)
Alyse Bass, U.S. Department of Justice (Los Angeles)

Review of Recent Employment Cases Under the ADA
Dana Johnson, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Oakland)
Nicole St. Germain, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Los Angeles)

Access to Healthcare Services and Programs Under the ADA
Mary Lou Breslin, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (Oakland)
Lewis Kraus, Pacific ADA Center (Los Angeles) 

A Frontline View of Disasters from the Disability Organization & Emergency Services Perspective
Ana Acton, FREED Center for Independent Living; Danielle Anderson, Independent Living Resource Center of Santa Barbara; Roxann Crawford, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Program Accessibility for ADA Coordinators
Alison Everett, City of Pasadena

FAST – Functional Assessment Service Team
Sandi Soliday, Alameda County Developmental Disabilities Council, Public Health Department; Vance Taylor, the Office of Access and Functional Needs at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Oakland)
June Isaacson Kailes, Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy (Los Angeles)

Service Animals
Jan Garrett & Pat Swartz, Pacific ADA Center (Oakland)
Jan Garrett, Pacific ADA Center; Keith Miller, Southern California Resource Services (Los Angeles) 

Most Commonly Misunderstood Sections of the ADA Standards
Dave Yanchulis, U.S. Access Board

Effective Communication in Healthcare
Michael Richardson, Northwest ADA Center

Disability Inclusion Activities of Department of Homeland Security
Rebekah Tosado, Department of Homeland Security (Oakland)
Stephanie Fell & Brian Parsons, Department of Homeland Security (Los Angeles) 

Policy Issues for Law Enforcement and Corrections Personnel
Eva de Leon, Northwest ADA Center

Building Egress
Jay Woodward, International Code Council

Accessibility of Transportation Facilities and Vehicles
Juliet Shoultz, U.S. Access Board

Review of Recent ADA & Healthcare Case Law
Barry Taylor, Equip for Equality

Fair Housing Act (FHA) Accessibility Under the FHA & California Building Code
Jay Woodward, International Code Council; Steven Winkel, The Preview Group (Oakland)
Jay Woodward, International Code Council (Los Angeles)

Public Rights of Way Accessibility
Juliet Shoultz, U.S Access Board

Communication Elements Under the ADA Standards
Dave Yanchulis, U.S Access Board

Facility Access in Correctional Facilities
Eva de Leon, Northwest ADA Center; Michael Gibbens, Gibbens & Associates

What’s New with Digital Accessibility
Janet Peters, Great Lakes ADA Center