Effective Communication in the Criminal Justice System: Lessons from Case Law

Event Date/Time: 

Thursday, January 24th, 2019
12:30 PM EST - 1:15 PM EST




This is the second of a 3 part series, ADA Lessons from Case  Law, where we examine recent court cases as they pertain to different areas of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

A cornerstone of the ADA is the requirement that covered entities provide effective communication. The ADA’s effective communication obligation raises interesting questions for law enforcement and corrections given the unique issues that arise in the criminal justice context. Through an in-depth review of recent court cases and settlement agreements, participants will learn what courts are saying about providing effective communication in the criminal justice system, including best practices and practical strategies.

Presenter: Rachel M. Weisberg, Staff Attorney and Manager, Employment Rights Helpline, Equip for Equality

The webinar:

  • This webinar will be presented via the Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing platform.
  • Real-time captioning will be available through the webinar platform.
  • A telephone option will also be available.

From the Sponsor: 

Region 3 - Mid-Atlantic ADA Center


Architects/Contractors, Business, People with Disabilities, State and Local Government, ADA Coordinator, Attorney or Other Legal Professional, Code Officials Responsible for Physical Accessibility Requirements, Consumer Advocate, Educator, Family Member of Person With Disability, Federal or Non-Federal Partner, Industry Representative or Product Developer, Media, Medical Professional, Policy Expert, Practitioners, Researcher, Service Provider, State/Local Affiliate


Facility Access, General ADA Information, Public Accommodations (ADA Title III), State and Local Government (ADA Title II), Technology (Accessible), Telecommunication (ADA Title IV), Accessible Technologies, Disability Awareness/Education, Effective Communication, Enforcement, Legal Assistance, Non-Discrimination, Program Access, Reasonable Accommodation, Reasonable Modification of Policy and Procedures





Registration Deadline: 

Thursday, January 24, 2019