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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!

Panelists:
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 gcpd@gov.texas.gov or call 512-463-5740.

Jul 14, 2020 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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