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The ADA @ 31: A Conversation with Bobby Silverstein and Susan Mazrui

Learn about the role of the business and disability communities in securing enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and core principles of equal opportunity/nondiscrimination articulated in the legislation. The webinar also explores emerging ADA implementation issues, including those related to COVID-19.

July 26, 2021 marked the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This groundbreaking legislation has impacted nearly every aspect of daily life for people with disabilities, including employment. On July 29, 2021, EARN hosted a discussion with Bobby Silverstein, principal at the law firm of Powers, Pyles, Sutter and Verville, PC, and Susan Mazrui, director of Global Public Policy at AT&T, exploring the past, present and future of the ADA as it pertains to employment. Learn about the role of the business and disability communities in securing enactment of the ADA and core principles of equal opportunity/nondiscrimination articulated in the legislation. The webinar also addresses emerging ADA implementation issues, including those related to COVID-19, the gig economy, accessibility of websites and online systems, use of artificial intelligence and voluntary affirmative action recruitment and hiring policies.

Presenters

  • Bobby Silverstein, Principal at Powers Pyles Sutter and Verville, PC
  • Susan Mazrui, Director of Global Public Policy at AT&T
  • Moderated by Lou Orslene, Director of Employer and Workplace Policy, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor