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ADA National Network Learning Session: Access to health care and the ADA - A review of the case law

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CDT, September 26, 2019   |   Organized by: Pacific ADA Center

Description

Access to health care is critical for people with disabilities, but often many barriers exist. This webinar will review how litigation has impacted the ADA's application to health care. Topics will include accessible medical facilities and equipment, effective communication, and service animals in health care facilities. In addition to reviewing specific court decisions and settlement agreements, this session will also identify trends and potential issues for future ADA health care-related litigation.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand court cases that involve accessible medical facilities and equipment, effective communication, and service animals in health care facilities

  • Learn trends and potential issues for future ADA health care-related litigation




Barry Taylor

Barry Taylor is the Vice President for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation at Equip for Equality, where has worked since 1996. At Equip for Equality, he has overseen many individual and systemic disability discrimination cases and he is currently co-counsel in five ADA class actions, including lead counsel in Ligas v. Norwood, a class action on behalf of people with developmental disabilities who are seeking community services. Barry has given numerous presentations on the ADA across the country to people with disabilities, family members, attorneys, employers, businesses, service providers and advocacy organizations.

From 1988 - 1993, Barry was a litigation associate at the Chicago law firm of Peterson & Ross. He is a 1988 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, where he also received his undergraduate degree in 1985.

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