Understand New Interpretive Guidance to Make Well-Informed Decisions
The changing landscape of COVID-19 makes it critical for campuses to continue to evaluate the impact on students and work forces. Federal enforcement agencies have issued a stream of new interpretive guidance during the pandemic that campuses are advised to implement.
James Koebel – Associate General Counsel at the University of North Carolina Wilmington – offers practical insight into the observed impacts of the pandemic on ADA accommodation requests and potential pitfalls. He reviews federal agency guidance and presents options for real-world approach and implementation, so you can make well-informed decisions for your campus.
You will leave armed with the confidence to ensure accommodation policies and ADA practices. You’ll be better prepared to address ADA issues that have arisen as a result of COVID-19.
You will take away critical, actionable tools that will help you:
- Understand new federal agency ADA guidance related to vaccinations, return-to-work, and classroom learning – comprehend your institutional rights and responsibilities and make informed decisions so you can avoid confusion, lawsuits and non-compliance problems.
- Recognize common requests that should be evaluated using ADA standards – develop, implement, and enforce legally defensible policies and procedures.
- Identify potential conflicts related to classroom management and business needs that may arise as students, staff and faculty return to campus and cope with the aftermath of COVID-19 – proactively develop campus-wide uniform solutions for increased transparency and consistency in decisions.
- Reinforce existing ADA standards and practices – create and uphold policies and procedures to protect your institution's mission and ensure a healthy, supportive living/learning community.
- Improve your campus climate for all community members — create an affirming and supportive environment for all students so that you can engage, retain, and graduate them.
James Koebel, Esq. is Associate General Counsel at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). Among Jim’s primary responsibilities are advising on civil rights statutes and compliance (including the ADA/Section 504, Fair Housing Act, Title IX, and Title VII) and representing UNCW in administrative proceedings before the EEOC, OCR, HUD, and other external bodies.
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