ADA National Network Webinar Series:
Healthcare and the ADA-Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
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Schedule 2018-19

This webinar series intends to provide information and examples of healthcare provision which includes people with disabilities by following the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

These 90 minute webinars are brought to you by the Pacific ADA Center on behalf of the ADA National Network. All sessions will be captioned, recorded and archived.This program is delivered via both webinar platform and via telephone (additional charges may apply). Real-time captioning is available via the webinar platform...

Webinars begin at ET: 2.30pm, CT: 1.30pm, MT:12.30pm, PT:11.30am, Hawaii: 9.30am during mainland Standard Time; 8.30am during mainland Daylight Savings Time

ADA National Network Learning Session: The Basics of Healthcare and the ADA

23rd May, 2019

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that aims for equal opportunity for people with disabilities to use the services provided in the United States. Presented by four members of the ADA National Network's healthcare subcommittee, this webinar will lay the groundwork for understanding the responsibilities for healthcare providers under the ADA in the provision of healthcare services. We will cover the basic three areas: 1) facility access including: physical access to the building and exam rooms and accessible medical equipment; 2) effective communication with patients with disabilities; and 3) modification of programs, policies, and procedures.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify areas in which physical accessibility is required
  • Understand the obligation for effective communication under the ADA for healthcare providers
  • Learn the variety of possible ways to modify programs, policies and procedures to provide accessible healthcare services

Presenters:

Lewis Kraus is the Co-Director of the Pacific ADA Center based in Oakland, CA. He is co-Chair of the Healthcare subcommittee of the ADA National Network.

Michael Richardson is the Director of the Northwest ADA Center based in Seattle, WA. He is co-Chair of the Healthcare subcommittee of the ADA National Network.

Dana Barton is the Director of the Rocky Mountain ADA Center located in Colorado Springs, CO, and a member of the Healthcare subcommittee of the ADA National Network.

Pam Williamson is the Assistant Director of the Southeast ADA Center located in Atlanta, GA, and a member of the Healthcare subcommittee of the ADA National Network.

ADA National Network Learning Session: Access to healthcare and the ADA - A review of the case law

25th July, 2019

Access to healthcare is critical for people with disabilities, but often many barriers exist. This webinar will review how litigation has impacted the ADA's application to healthcare. Topics will include accessible medical facilities and equipment, effective communication, and service animals in healthcare facilities. In addition to reviewing specific court decisions and settlement agreements, this session will also identify trends and potential issues for future ADA healthcare-related litigation.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand court cases that involve accessible medical facilities and equipment, effective communication, and service animals in healthcare facilities
  • Learn trends and potential issues for future ADA healthcare-related litigation

Presenters:

Barry Taylor is the Vice President for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation at Equip for Equality, where has worked since 1996. At Equip for Equality, he has overseen many individual and systemic disability discrimination cases and he is currently co-counsel in five ADA class actions, including lead counsel in Ligas v. Norwood, a class action on behalf of people with developmental disabilities who are seeking community services. Barry has given numerous presentations on the ADA across the country to people with disabilities, family members, attorneys, employers, businesses, service providers and advocacy organizations.

From 1988 - 1993, Barry was a litigation associate at the Chicago law firm of Peterson & Ross. He is a 1988 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, where he also received his undergraduate degree in 1985.