U of I System Accessibility Events

Back to Listing

ADA and COVID

Event Type
Ceremony/Service
Sponsor
Great Lakes ADA
Date
Sep 22, 2021   1:00 - 2:30 pm  
Registration
Registration
Views
3
Originating Calendar
A11y chat-group

The Great Lakes ADA Center in collaboration with the Southwest ADA Center is pleased to announce the upcoming ADA Legal Webinar session titled “ADA and COVID” featuring Barry Taylor and Rachel Weisberg.

For the last 18 months, COVID-19 has significantly impacted all of our lives, including people with disabilities. The COVID-pandemic has also caused the courts to apply traditional ADA principles to an entirely new context. This session will review court cases, settlements and federal agency guidance involving the interplay between COVID and the ADA. Topics will include COVID as an ADA-disability; employment rights; mask/vaccine mandates; voting rights; effective communication; corrections; access to healthcare; access to private businesses; and access to education. This is a constantly evolving area of the law so be sure to attend this session to make sure you have the latest information about COVID and the ADA. This session will use lots of examples to show what accessible design looks like to the end user as well as the user experience when web page elements are not accessible. The session will not go into technical details and will not require knowledge of coding or technical language.

link for robots only