Special Session: COVID-19 and the ADA: Implications for Title II and Post-Secondary Education

Thursday, August 27, 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated significant changes in how programs and activities are conducted and necessitated entities to make changes in their policies and procedures to address the risks and meet the local and state mandates to prevent transmission. This session will lay out the basics for analyzing how the ADA applies to the current pandemic and explore a variety of issues including voting, effective communication, emergency preparedness, public transportation, modifications to programs and services offered by local and state government entities, public health issues such as COVID-19 testing and face mask mandates and issues faced by administrators and students in post-secondary education settings.

The presenters encourage participants to submit questions in advance but will also take questions during the live session Q&A period. The session will include Closed captioning and Sign Language Interpreter. Please note that this is a 2 hour session.

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Note: No credit is available for reviewing the recorded session.


Paul Grossman, Retired, Chief Regional Civil Rights Attorney, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

Nancy Horton, Information Specialist, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

John Wodatch, Former, Chief Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division United States Department of Justice