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

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ADA Update Conference 2019

When & Where

September 9-10, 2019 InterContinental Hotel (San Francisco, CA)
September 12-13, 2019 Four Points by Sheraton LAX (Los Angeles, CA)

Sessions and Presenters

Reflections on Enforcing the ADA
John Wodatch, U.S. Department of Justice (Retired); Rebecca Bond, U.S. Department of Justice

Overview of Recent Employment Cases
Dana Johnson & Nicole St. Germain, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

ADA Title II: Access to Programs, Services, and Activities
Laney Davidson, County of Marin; Alison Everett, City of Pasadena

Barrier-Free Health Care under the ADA
Rebecca Bond & Christina Galindo-Walsh, U.S. Department of Justice

Recovery After Disasters and Individuals with Disabilities - What We Know and What We Do Not
Dr. Amy Sharp, Texas Center for Disability Studies, University of Texas – Austin; Dr. Laura Stough, Center on Disability and Development, Texas A&M University

Myths, Fears & Stereotypes of Hiring & Retaining Workers with Disabilities
Dana Johnson & Nicole St. Germain, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

ADA Update by the U.S. Department of Justice
Rebecca Bond & Christina Galindo-Walsh, U.S. Department of Justice

Parking Requirements Under the ADA and California Building Code
Richard Halloran; Don Risdall, Pacific ADA Center; William Amor, Amor Architectural Coorporation

Regional Transportation Accessibility
Joy Hammel, University of Illinois; Drennen Shelton, Chicago; Metropolitan Transportation Commission; Dina Garcia & Cynde Soto, Communities Actively Living Independent & Free; Armando Roman, Los Angeles Metro

What every ADA Coordinator Should Know
Laney Davidson, County of Marin; Alison Everett, City of Pasadena

Get the Scoop on Digital Accessibility!
Marsha Schwanke, Southeast ADA Center

Service Animals
Jan Garrett & Pat Swartz, Pacific ADA Center; Keith Miller, Southern California Resource Services

Additions and Changes in the 2019 California Building Code
Susan R. Moe, Division of the State Architect

Accommodating Employees with Disabilities under the ADA and FEHA
Rachael Langston & Alexis Alvarez, Legal Aid at Work

Overview of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
Bill Botten U.S. Access Board

Emergency Management Policy and Research
Dr. Robyn Gershon, New York University, College of Global Public Health; Lewis Kraus, Pacific ADA Center

Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation
Rachael Langston & Alexis Alvarez, Legal Aid at Work

Overview of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design II
Bill Botten, U.S. Access Board

Top Title II Cases: A Year in Review
Barry Taylor, Equip for Equality

Effective Communication
Michael Richardson, Northwest ADA Center

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

Websites & the ADA: Access in the Digital Age
Barry Taylor, Equip for Equality

How DHS and FEMA are Strengthening Section 504 Compliance in Disasters at the Federal and State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Levels
Rebekah Tosado & Brian Parsons, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Stephanie Fell & Gay Jones, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Recreation Accessibility
Bill Botten, U.S. Access Board

Effective Communication in Healthcare
Michael Richardson, Northwest ADA Center

Access to Healthcare Services and Programs Under the ADA
Mary Lou Breslin, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

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

Aging, Disability and Health Care
Sarah Steenhausen, The SCAN Foundation