CASI & ADA Anniversary Webinar Celebration with John Wodatch

Event Date/Time: 

Friday, July 31st, 2020
1:00 PM PDT - 2:30 PM PDT

Location of Event (Web or City, State): 



CASI is pleased to welcome John Wodatch, Ida Clair, and Janis Kent for a conversation and celebration moderated by our president, Ernest Wuethrich, to celebrate 30 years of the ADA and 10 years of CASI. All three have worked in their fields and in the accessibility world for many years in differing capacities. John is a disability rights attorney that led DOJ’s Disability Rights Section and was one of the drafters of the ADA. Ida is California’s Acting State Architect, was a founding member of CASI, and has had a key role in creating regulations for Chapter 11B and providing oversight for DSA's CASp program. Janis was CASI's Founding President and has been involved with CASI since then. Join us as we listen to their stories of the "good ol' days", stories that most of us have never heard about how things got to be the way they are. Ever wonder where the elevator exception came from? Or how the CASI seed was planted? Ernest will be moderating and asking your questions during the webinar. Feel free to submit questions in the webinar chat feature or submit them ahead of time to Since this is a time to celebrate, please limit your questions to nontechnical issues that don't require our speakers to provide an interpretation of code. Think of it as a virtual happy hour where we all have a chance to get to know them, and our field, better.

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Registration Requirement: 

Not Required

Registration Deadline Date: 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Sponsoring Organization(s) of Event: 

Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI)


  • Architects/Contractors
  • Business
  • Employer
  • People with Disabilities
  • State and Local Government


  • ADA Anniversary