BBI Chairman Peter Blanck to speak at Washington D.C. Symposium on "Disability Rights: Past, Present, and Future"

March 26, 2019


Peter Blanck, University Professor and Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI), will speak at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Law Review Symposium: “Disability Rights: Past, Present, and Future.” The Symposium is presented by the UDC David A. Clark School of Law in Washington, D.C. People with disabilities, disability rights advocates, practitioners, law professors, law students, legislators, and academics, students, and community members will explore disability law and policy in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the passage of the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA).

The March 29 Symposium will address key topics in disability law and policy, with the goal of protecting and improving disability rights in today’s challenging environment and tomorrow’s uncertain future.

A decade after the ADAA was enacted, Blanck will address the status of disability rights in law and policy. Blanck’s experience as a disability rights scholar and advocate will frame his perspective on the evolution of equality for all people, regardless of ability or disability.




About the Burton Blatt Institute

BBI reaches around the globe in its efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities, with offices in Syracuse, NY, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, GA, and Lexington, KY, BBI builds on the legacy of Burton Blatt, a pioneering disability rights scholar, to better the lives of people with disabilities. For more information about BBI, visit: For information on Professor Blanck’s recent writings, visit: