ADA National Network Webinar Series:
Health Care and the ADA-Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
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Schedule 2020-21

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: Disability Accessibility in Health Care, What's New? - Recent OCR Cases and Guidance

26th August, 2021

Registration for this webinar is not yet open.

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) enforces federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, religion and the exercise of conscience. This seminar will focus on what HHS OCR does to enforce those laws that protect the rights of individuals with disabilities to have an equal opportunity to participate in health care program activities and services.

Learning objectives:

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Have a better understanding of OCR's role in enforcement of federal non-discrimination laws
  • Receive an overview of the protections afforded by the following laws: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Gain awareness for how to achieve program access, reasonable modifications, and effective communication in health care settings.


Terri Wanzer, JD is an investigator with the Mid-Atlantic Region, Office for Civil Rights, in Philadelphia, PA.

Catherine Cushman, JD is an investigator with the Mid-Atlantic Region, Office for Civil Rights, in Philadelphia, PA.