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AccessibilityOnline: Federal Facilities & the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard (ABA) - "A Refresher" (Sept. 2018)

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT, September 06, 2018   |   Organized by: Great Lakes ADA Center

Description

Date/Time: September 6, 2018 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: Webinar

Description: This is an important session if you are responsible for Federal facilities or do design and construction work under the ABA. We will provide an overview of the ABA Accessibility Standard (ABAAS). A compliance specialist with the Board will discuss the ABA complaint investigation process and the steps involved in resolving complaints. You will also learn about the most common barriers to accessibility in complaints received under the ABA and the status of compliance over the past five years.

Registration

  • Required

  • Cost - Free

  • To register please click here - You must have an account and be signed in to complete your registration. For first time users you must create an account. This step is done only once and you will use the same account to register for different sessions throughout the year. After you create an account, you will immediately be able to register for any of our sessions.

  • Continuing Education

    • ACTCP - 1.5 credit hours

    • AIA CES - 1.5 credit hours

    • Certificate of Attendance - 1.5 credit hours

    • ICC - 1.5 credit hours

    • LA CES - 1.5 credit hours




Mario Damiani

Compliance Specialist

Mario Damiani has worked as a Compliance Specialist at the United States Access Board since February 2014. There, he handles complaints received as part of the Board’s Architectural Barriers Act compliance and enforcement program. This involves making legal determinations of jurisdiction, analyzing complaint allegations with respect to the applicable Federal accessibility standards, and, where violations of the standards are determined to exist, working with agencies to ensure that violations are remediated through corrective action. Prior to joining the Access Board, Mario spent seven-and-a-half years working as a Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), where his work included projects related to accessible workplace technology, accessible social media, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, ODEP's ePolicyWorks collaborative online policymaking tool, strategic planning and performance measurement, and the employment of individuals with disabilities by the Federal Government (Sections 501 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; Executive Order 13548) and Federal contractors (Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act). Before entering Federal government service, Mario worked at the District of Columbia Department of Health as an Attorney-Advisor from 2003-2006 where, among other things, he handled issues related to the licensure of medical professionals in the District. He also worked as a law clerk at the District of Columbia Office of Bar Counsel from 2002-2003 assisting in the handling of attorney disciplinary matters, and as a law clerk for the Senior Judges of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in 2001-2002. Mario attended The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he completed his Bachelor of Arts in Politics (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in 1999 and Juris Doctor in 2001.

Rex Pace

General Services Administration

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