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Friday, April 15, 2011, 2:00 PM Central Time

The ADA Amendments Act and Post-Secondary Education

Presented by L. Scott Lissner, ADA Coordinator with the Ohio State University.

About the Training

Presenter L. Scott Lissner, ADA Coordinator with the Ohio State University, will discuss the implications of the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) in the postsecondary environment.

Topics Covered During This Session Include:    

  • Overview of rights and responsibilities
  • Brief look at regulatory changes – Program Accessibility, Physical accessibility (i.e.: Dormitories, Libraries, recreational & administrative areas, etc.)
  • Typical barriers and solutions
  • Impacts on employment within Post-Secondary education and beyond

Presentation Handouts

About the Presenter

Scott Lisner photoL. Scott Lissner has served as the ADA Coordinator for The Ohio State University since January of 2000. Housed in the Provost’s Office, Lissner is an Associate of the John Glenn School of Public Policy and serves as a lecturer for the Moritz College of Law, the Knowlton School of Architecture and Disability Studies. His teaching informs his work as the university’s disability compliance officer; energizes his role in creating seamless access to all of the university’s programs, services, employment opportunities and facilities; and guides his efforts as a catalyst for disability related initiatives.  Engaged in community and professional service, Lissner is President Elect of  the Association on Higher Education And Disability and serves on the Board of Directors for ADA-OHIO and the Editorial Board for Thompson’s 504 Compliance Manual.  Lissner has been appointed to the Columbus Advisory Committee on Disability Issues, Ohio’s HAVA committee and the Ohio Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities.  Lissner publishes, presents, and consults frequently on disability issues.  Recent publications include “The Impact of the ADAAA of 2008 on Higher Education” Thompsons Publications; “Universal Design in the Institutional Setting: Weaving a Philosophy into Campus Planning” in Universal Design: From Accessibility to Zoning (J. Cowley-Evans & J. Nasser (Eds.) and “From Legal Principle to Informed Practice” with J. E. Jarrow.

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This webinar is supported through the DBTAC Southwest ADA Center, a program of ILRU.  The Southwest ADA Center ( is one of ten Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs) funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to provide training, technical assistance and materials dissemination on the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability-related laws. NIDRR is part of the U.S. Department of Education.  

Call 1-800-949-4232 v/tty to reach the ADA Center that serves your area. The opinions and views expressed are those of the presenters and no endorsement by the funding agency should be inferred.

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