[Oh-ahead] Updated Program Inormation THE ADA @ 21: New Regulations - New Standards: Preparing for Increased Attention. A free Training at the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts
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L. Scott Lissner, University ADA Coordinator
Office Of Diversity and Inclusion
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THE ADA @ 21 <https://www.123signup.com/event?id=ctymp>
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A Free Event on August 24th & 25th
Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts
77 South High Street, Columbus, OH
31st floor, Executive Conference Training Center
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HRCI, CRCC, AIA, LACES, ACIP University of Illinois CEU and Certificate of Attendance are available
An overview of the ADA’s new regulations on employment, facilities access & program access lead by the agencies that enforce them in both private and public settings. Learn about new rules on the definition of disability, service animals, Segways, ticketing reach ranges and transfer space in restrooms.
This free 2 day event will feature federal and State experts covering:
· ADA Amendments Act and its implications for employers;
· Recent revisions to the Title II and III Regulations including but not limited to service animals; modifications to ticketing and accessible seating policies; expanded obligations for effective communication; new requirements for places of lodging and accessible room reservations and many other policy and procedural issues impacting the public and private sector;
· 2010 ADA Standards for alterations and new construction effective March 15, 2012 including a discussion of the safe harbors and what entities should be planning for now.
· Intersect of the State of Ohio laws with the ADA
Customize your experience by registering for 1/2 day, full day or the entire 2 day conference depending on which topics are of interest to you.
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors this training is free, parking and lunch are on your own.
Seats are limited, to reserve a space please register on line at https://www.123signup.com/event?id=ctymp <https://www.123signup.com/event?id=ctymp>
If you have questions about access or wish to request an accommodation please contact Scott Lissner at lissner.2 at osu.edu <mailto:lissner.2 at osu.edu> .
Ohio Civil Rights Commission
The Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
DBTAC - Great Lakes ADA Center via funding provided by NIDRR
The Ohio State University Office of Diversity and Inclusion
August 24, 2011 AM Session:
will feature Christopher Kuczynski, Assistant Legal Counsel and Director of the ADA/GINA Policy Division at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, who will focus on the definition of disability under the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 and the EEOC's implementing regulations. Mr. Kuczynski will provide additional guidance regarding the impact that these changes make on the reasonable accommodation process and an overview of recent litigation by the EEOC in its efforts to enforce the ADA.
8:30 - 9:00am Registration
9:00 - 10:15am Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA)and Implementing Regulations
10:15 - 10:30am Break
10:30 - 12:00pm Reasonable Accommodation and EEOC Enforcement Activities
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch (On Your Own)
August 24, 2011 PM Session*
will feature Sally Conway, Deputy Chief, Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice who will focus on the newly released regulations that are applicable to local and state governments as well as places of public accommodations. Participants will learn the new definition of service animal, required revisions in accessible seating and ticketing policies, the updated definition of wheelchair and powered mobility devices, modifications lodging facilities must make to their accessible room reservation process and the implications for using new technologies to ensure effective communication to name just a few.
1:15 - 2:30pm Review of the Revised ADA Title II and III Regulations
2:30 - 2:45pm Break
2:45 - 4:15pm Review of the Revised Title II and III ADA Regulations (continued)
4:15 - 4:30pm Wrap-up/Evaluations
August 25,2011 AM Session*
will feature Earlene Sesker, Accessibility Specialist from the U.S. Access Board who will focus on the 2010 ADA Standards issued by the U.S. Department of Justice on September 25, 2010 and which become effective March 15, 2012. These revisions impact all new construction and alternations made after that date. Until then, the 2010 Standards, 1991 Standards (without the elevator exemption), or UFAS (for public entities) may be used. The U.S. Access Board developed the accessibility guidelines that were included, with some additional requirements, in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design adopted by the Department of Justice.
8:30am-9:45am Background and Structure of 2010 ADA Standards and harmonization with other model codes
10:00am-12:15pm Review of Technical requirements
12::15 – 1:30 Lunch (On Your Own)
August 25, PM Session
will Feature Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Catherine D. Criswell currently serves as the Director of the Cleveland office of the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights; Ronnell Tomlinson, Director of Housing Enforcement and Director of ADR/Mediation, Ohio Civil Rights Commission; Stefan Schmidt, Assistant Attorney General; and L. Scott Lissner ADA Coordinator at The Ohio State University and Chair of Information regarding the initiatives and enforcement activities taking place in and around Ohio that reflect the increased attention to disability that has resulted from the statutory and regulatory changes. A look at impacts on education, housing, public accommodations/businesses and local governments with an eye towards best practices.
1:30 -2:30pm Perspectives Around Ohio
2:30 – 2:45pm Break
2:45 – 4:00pm Roundtable Discussion with the Presenters
4:00 – 4:15pm Wrap-up/Evaluations
*Continuing Education Credits
August 24, 2011 AM Session: HRCI, CRCC, University of Illinois CEU and Certificate of Attendance
August 24, 2011 PM Session: CRCC, University of Illinois CEU and Certificate of Attendance
August 25, 2011 AM Session: AIA, LACES, ACIP, University of Illinois CEU and Certificates of Attendance
Registrants will be asked to identify if they wish to receive any of these continuing education recognitions during the registration process.
Individuals may register for individual sessions or the entire conference. General registration includes all materials. Lunch will not be provided but there are several venues in the near vicinity available to reserve a space please register on line at https://www.123signup.com/event?id=ctymp <https://www.123signup.com/event?id=ctymp>
If you have questions about access or wish to request an accommodation please contact Scott Lissner at lissner.2 at osu.edu <mailto:lissner.2 at osu.edu> .
Sally Conway is Director of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Technical Assistance and Mediation Programs with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She is assigned to the Division’s Disability Rights Section, which is responsible for providing technical assistance about the requirements of titles II and III of the ADA, investigating, and, where necessary, litigating title I, II, and III complaints, and certifying state and local building codes. She has worked in the fields of disability and civil rights for more than 20 years. Ms. Conway has conducted training sessions, workshops, and presentations on the ADA for representatives from the public and private sectors as well as people with disabilities throughout the country and is responsible for the Department’s wide-reaching ADA Technical Assistance Program. This includes the ADA Business Connection, the development of new technical assistance materials, and the ADA Information Line, which assists more than 50,000 callers each year in understanding the requirements of the ADA. She also oversees the Department’s innovative ADA Mediation Program, which provides businesses, state and local governments, and people with disabilities an efficient, effective, and voluntary alternative for resolving complaints under the ADA. She also serves as Congressional Liaison for ADA and other disability-related matters. Prior to coming to the Department, Ms. Conway was Program Director at Granite State Independent Living in New Hampshire and also worked as an investigator for the N.H. Commission for Human Rights, the Director of Medical Social Work in a hospital, and as a music teacher in the public schools.
Christopher J. Kuczynski is Assistant Legal Counsel and Director of the ADA/GINA Policy Division at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In this position, he supervises the development of regulations and policy guidance interpreting Title I of the ADA and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. Since assuming the position of Assistant Legal Counsel in February 1997, Kuczynski has made hundreds of presentations on the ADA, and more recently on GINA, to a variety of audiences – from human resources professionals and EEO counselors in the public and private sectors, to plaintiff and defense counsel. From October 2003 until April 2004, Kuczynski was Associate Director for the White House Domestic Policy Council and has also served as Special Assistant to former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez. Before coming to the EEOC, he worked as a trial attorney for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and as a litigation associate with a major Philadelphia law firm.
Earlene Sesker is an accessibility Specialist for the U.S. Access Board. She began her career with the Access Board in 1993 in the Office of Compliance and Enforcement, where she managed Federal agency accessibility cases brought under the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968. She currently serves as an Accessibility Specialist responsible for technical assistance to Federal, state, and local governments and private sector entities regarding the requirements of the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) of 1968 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Prior to joining the Office of Technical and Information Services, she worked on access issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Earlene was part of the staff rulemaking team responsible for developing guidelines for recreational facilities.
Carter M. Stewart was nominated as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio by President Obama and sworn in on September 30, 2009 after confirmation by the Senate. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Stewart worked in the Columbus office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, where he focused on the areas of criminal defense, commercial litigation, antitrust, and education law. He has previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of California, worked in the general litigation group at Bingham McCutchen LLP in San Francisco.
Catherine D. Criswell currently serves as the Director of the Cleveland office of the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Ms. Criswell began her career with OCR in 1995 as a staff attorney and formerly served as the office’s Chief Attorney for a number of years. Her law degree is from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. OCR is responsible for enforcing various Federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination based on sex, race, color, national origin, disability, and age by schools and colleges. OCR Cleveland’s geographical region includes Ohio and Michigan. Ms. Criswell often is a speaker on civil rights issues in education and has published an article about the rights of students with disabilities in public elementary and secondary schools.
Ronnell Tomlinson serves as the Director of Housing Enforcement and Director of Mediation/ADR Services for the Ohio Civil Rights Commission – supervising a statewide staff of 5 Mediators and 9 Housing Investigators. Mr. Tomlinson is the agency’s expert in accessibility accommodation and design cases. He is a nationally recognized expert in housing discrimination cases and has served on panels and provided training to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at their national conferences. In 2009, Mr. Tomlinson received the Commission’s Director’s Award – the agency’s highest acknowledgement of service. Mr. Tomlinson joined the Commission in 1997 as a legal intern while attending Capital Law School in Columbus Ohio. Prior to his current positions, Mr. Tomlinson served as an investigator and was one of the Commission’s first Mediators. Mr. Tomlinson grew up in Texas and received his Bachelors of Arts in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma in 1993.
Stefan Schmidt serves as an Assistant Attorney General who works in the Civil Rights Section of Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Office and represents the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. During his over 21 years of service with the Attorney General’s Office he has both defended the State of Ohio from discrimination suits and prosecuted individuals for violations of Ohio’s discrimination laws. He routinely prosecutes employment and housing discrimination cases in the Commission’s administrative forum, in common pleas court, and in federal court. He was part of the team that successfully prosecuted the case of Kennedy v. The City of Zanesville, for which they were nominated as finalists for the 2009 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Public Justice Foundation.
L. Scott Lissner Currently serves as the ADA Coordinator for The Ohio State University where he is also an Associate of the John Glenn School of Public Policy and a lecturer for the Moritz College of Law, the Knowlton School of Architecture and Disability Studies. His teaching and public service informs his work as the university’s disability compliance officer; energizes his role in creating seamless access to all of the university’s programs, services, employment opportunities and facilities; and guides his efforts as a catalyst for disability related initiatives. Engaged in community and professional service, Lissner is President Elect of the Association on Higher Education And Disability and serves on the Board of Directors for ADA-OHIO and the Editorial Board for Thompson’s 504 Compliance Manual. Lissner has been appointed to the Columbus Advisory Committee on Disability Issues, Ohio’s HAVA committee and the Ohio Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities. Lissner publishes, presents, and consults frequently on disability issues. Recent publications include “The Impact of the ADAAA of 2008 on Higher Education” Thompsons Publications; “Universal Design in the Institutional Setting: Weaving a Philosophy into Campus Planning” in Universal Design: From Accessibility to Zoning (J. Cowley-Evans & J. Nasser (Eds.) and “From Legal Principle to Informed Practice” with J. E. Jarrow
L. Scott Lissner, Ohio State University ADA Coordinator,
Office Of Diversity And Inclusion
Associate, John Glenn School of Public Affairs
Lecturer, Knowlton School of Architecture, Moritz College of Law & Disability Studies
President Elect & Chair, Public Policy Committee, Association on Higher Education And Disability
Member, Ohio Governor's Council For People With Disabilities
Member, Columbus Advisory Council on Disability Issues
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