BBI Chairman and EEOC Commissioner to lead expert panel discussion about employment of lawyers with disabilities
April 24, 2012
University Professor Peter Blanck, chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University, will join the Honorable Chai Feldblum, Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), to open the American Bar Association’s National Conference on Employment of Lawyers with Disabilities.
The goal of the conference, held May 8 in Washington, D.C., is to eliminate bias against people with disabilities and to advance the full and equal participation of lawyers with disabilities in the legal profession. Blanck and Feldblum will speak at the conference’s opening session, “ADAAA One Year After the Regulations: Employment of Lawyers with Disabilities.”
The two experts will examine the role of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 and the EEOC’s final regulations in eliminating disability-based discrimination in the workplace and promoting diversity and inclusion by enabling qualified individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce.
Blanck’s work influenced the EEOC’s adoption of a number of its final rules. In 2011, the EEOC extensively cited Blanck’s research in its final rules and regulations for the employment provisions of the ADA.More information about the conference
BBI's Michael Morris, Meera Adya and William Myhill to present at CCCSAO 2015 Fall Conference at Onondaga Community College
YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Aims to Make the Mary Free Bed YMCA the First Building in the World to have Universal Design Certification
BBI Chairman Peter Blanck in Rome, Italy, to present lecture on web accessibility for persons with cognitive disabilities
BBI Chairman Peter Blanck quoted in the Daily Iowan: 25 years later ADA opposition remains
Janet Lord's article "The Americans With Disabilities Act Is a Model for the World - Literally" published by Foreign Policy In Focus & The Nation