ADA 30th: Knowing Your Rights: How to Effectively File an ADA Complaint

Event Date/Time: 

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020
10:00 AM CDT - 11:30 AM CDT




Topic: Knowing Your Rights: How to Effectively File an ADA Complaint


Learn how to register complaints regarding the lack of accessibility with various types of services, programs, buildings and facilities even 30 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act! Experts will discuss the complaint process in four areas: ADA Title I, Employment; ADA Title II, Public Entities; ADA Title III, Public Accommodations; Programs serving Texans through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Panelists will also answer questions from participants. Know Your Rights!

Norman Kieke has been a Program Specialist with TDLR’s Architectural Barriers Program (AB) for almost 13 years. The AB program provides information/education and helps ensure compliance in Texas about the Texas Accessibility Standards as well as the Texas Statute, Government Code, Chapter 469, Elimination of Architectural Barriers.

George M. Powers, JD, Legal Specialist at the Southwest ADA Center. Served on Houston Commission on Disabilities, Accessible Transportation Taskforce, and Houston ReelAbilities Film and Art Festival. Graduate of University of Houston Law Center and Trinity University.

Rodney Kline, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Education and Training Manager. Provide training on all EEO related topics to employer and other interested groups throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and southern New Mexico.

Lucia Romano, J.D. is the Supervising Attorney of the EVA/CAP/PABSS Team at Disability Rights Texas (DRTX). Her work focuses heavily on employment and ADA matters for individuals with disabilities. She has practiced in federal district courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of TX, and in TX state courts.

Intended Audience: People with disabilities (PWD) & advocates for PWD

Session length: 1 1/2 hours.

Real time captioning will be provided for this session. ZOOM is accessible for users of assistive technology. If you need other accommodations or have questions, email or call 512-463-5740.

From the Sponsor: 

Region 6 - Southwest ADA Center


Business, People with Disabilities, State and Local Government, ADA Coordinator, Attorney or Other Legal Professional, Code Officials Responsible for Physical Accessibility Requirements, Consumer Advocate, Family Member of Person With Disability, Federal or Non-Federal Partner, Media, Service Provider, State/Local Affiliate


ADA Anniversary, General ADA Information, Public Accommodations (ADA Title III), Disability Awareness/Education, Enforcement, Non-Discrimination, Reasonable Accommodation, Reasonable Modification of Policy and Procedures, Service Animals





Registration Deadline: 

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Other Sponsor: 

Texas Dept. of Transportation and TX Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities