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October ADA & Technology Workshops

The Center for Disability Empowerment Presents:

October ADA & Technology Workshops  

Access Ohio logoEducate your staff with two ADA and Technology Workshops

To help your staff understand employment rights, technology, disability and universal design, The Center for Disability Empowerment offers two presentations to keep your organization accessible and compliant.

Employment Trends & the ADA 

10/27/2017 9:30 A.M – 12:30 P.M.

Presented by L. Scott Lissner, ADA Coordinator, The Ohio State University

An overview of the employment provisions will provide a foundation for an examination of enforcement trends by the courts, federal, and state agencies. Using scenarios drawn from the real world, the presenter will explore key concepts, practical approaches, and policy models.  Participants will:

  • Understand the business model for diversity & disability
  • Describe best practices in the application, interview & offer stages
  • Know how to respond to disability disclosure by employees
  • Navigate the intersection of Family Medical Leave and the ADA
  • Evaluate accommodation requests and essential job functions
  • Implement accommodations from providing adaptive equipment to extension of leave and reassignment.
  • Manage the corrective action process when disability is an added dimension

Access in a Digital World

10/27/2017 1:30 – 4:30 P.M.

Presented by Peter Bossley, Director of the Ohio State University’s Digital Accessibility Center and L. Scott Lissner, ADA Coordinator, The Ohio State University.

As we rely on websites, mobile applications, and social media, to interact with consumers, employees, businesses and students, accessible information technology can be overlooked.  A review of the regulatory environment will be followed by an overview of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. Attendees will receive hands on advice and resources for building a customer friendly, accessible website.

  • Regulatory overview: OCR, DOJ, ADA Title II and III
  • De facto standard over time defined as WCAG 2.0 at conformance level AA
  • Goal of WCAG: functional accessibility and usability, not mere technical accessibility
  • Layers of guidance – principles, guidelines, success criteria
  • In practice: overview of disability types and functional needs
    • Motor and speech disabilities
    • Visual disabilities
    • Auditory disabilities
    • Cognitive disabilities
  • Tools and resources


  • Each half-day workshop is offered for a remarkably affordable price of $250.
  • If your organization purchases a seat in both, you receive a $100 discount and pay only $400 for the day.
  • Ohio-based nonprofits with less than 5 full time employees, $125 per person / per session.


  • Holiday Inn Express Worthington
    7007 N High St.
    Worthington, OH 43085

About Our Presenters:

Peter Bossley leads digital accessibility compliance efforts for the university. He has worked at Ohio State for a decade in various information technology roles. Peter is a regular presenter at conferences on digital accessibility, consults as a technical expert for disability rights advocacy organizations, advises organizations on implementing digital accessibility programs, and is passionate about digital accessibility and inclusion. He is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals.

Scott Lissner has served as the Americans With Disabilities Act Coordinator and 504 Compliance Officer for The Ohio State University since January of 2000 where he is also an Associate of the John Glenn School of Public Policy and a lecturer for the Moritz College of Law, the Knowlton School of Architecture and Disability Studies. Lissner is Chair of the Association on Higher Education and Disability’s Public Policy Committee and a past President of the organization; he serves on the Boards of Directors for The Center for Disability Empowerment, and VSA Ohio; and on Advisory Committees for the National Center for College Students with Disabilities, Access Ohio, and Columbus Advisory Committee on Disability Issues.

For More Information: Call (614) 575-8055 or Email: mortland.cde@gmail.com

Download an information flyer about the workshops.

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