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Access to healthcare and the ADA: A review of the case law

ADA Legal Webinar Series

Access to healthcare is critical for people with disabilities, but often many barriers exist. This webinar will review how court decisions and settlement agreements have impacted the ADA’s application to healthcare. Topics will include effective communication, accessible medical facilities and equipment, and service animals in healthcare facilities. The webinar will also focus on how certain disabilities have been addressed in the healthcare context, including opioid use disorder and HIV/AIDs. In addition to reviewing specific court decisions and settlement agreements, this session will also identify trends and potential issues for future ADA healthcare-related litigation.


Disability Rights Consortium Meeting: EFE Introduces CAP


Happy New Year! As previously announced, the next meeting of the Disability Rights Consortium will be Wednesday January 25 from 9:30-11:00 via Zoom. Our featured speakers will be EFE attorneys Sarah Huttenlocher, Megan Sorey, Rachel Weisberg & Emily Wilson, who will be introducing the new Independent Client Assistance Program (CAP). CAP provides information, advocacy and legal assistance for people with disabilities who are getting services funded by the Rehabilitation Act, including vocational rehabilitation (employment support services) from the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) and Centers for Independent Living (CILs). The speakers will share information about how CAP can help people with disabilities advocate for meaningful services, what CAP has accomplished so far and goals for the future, and seek feedback on areas for future advocacy. The speakers will also give an overview of the vocational rehabilitation program in Illinois.


Creating Inclusive Virtual Apprenticeship Programs and More Accessible Workplaces

Accessibility Online Webinar Series

How can employers expand their access to diverse talent while also developing more inclusive workplaces? Speakers from the Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship and the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology will discuss how creating apprenticeship programs and implementing accessible recruiting practices can do just that. Apprenticeships can help employers find, train, and retain employees from untapped talent pools, including individuals with disabilities. But, in order to be successful, these programs and the organizations that lead them, must be designed to be inclusive and accessible, both virtually and in-person. When apprenticeship program leaders and employers prioritize inclusion and accessibility, they also advance their diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) goals and are able to attract other under-served workers across the board.

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