ADA Live! Rationing of Medical Care and Protecting the Rights of People with Disabilities

Event Date/Time: 

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
1:00 PM EDT - 1:30 PM EDT


LISTEN at ; VIEW & READ interactive transcript and transcript file at


In this special episode of ADA Live!

One of the many aspects of this public health crisis is the limited supply of equipment to treat patients in need. We face shortages of medical equipment and potential shortages of ventilators. Because the coronavirus COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, there is concern that ventilator demand may exceed supply. This will force medical staff to prioritize who gets life-saving treatment.

In this special episode of ADA Live!, we will talk with Alison Barkoff and Katheryn Rucker from the Center for Public Representation about rationing of medical care and ensuring the  rights of people with disabilities are protected. We will discuss discrimination in medical care, anti-discrimination laws, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) complaints, and many other topics around this critical issue.

Guests: Alison Barkoff and Katheryn Rucker from the Center for Public Representation

Resources: Check out the alerts, virtual events, and topical links in the
Coronavirus  (COVID-19) Resources from the Southeast ADA Center

FREE and no registration is required.

For this episode - available on Wednesday, April 22 at 1:00 pm ET:

  • LISTEN to the Podcast: 
    SoundCloud ADA Live! (audio) 
  • VIEW & READ:  
    Interactive Transcript* and Transcript file*
    — Captions (CC) are available by interactive transcript.  
    *Links available on April 22 at 1:00 pm [Eastern] on ADA Live! website.


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