An Architect of the ADA on Its Application to Modern Technology

Because the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was written in 1990 before the proliferation of the Internet, there are a lot of questions about its application to online businesses.

In this webinar, one of the architects of the ADA, Bobby Silverstein, will discuss his perspective on the development of the ADA, as well as on its application to modern technology, the Internet, and accessible workplace technology.

This presentation will cover:

  • Overview of the ADA and ADA Amendment Act
  • The most important results of the legislation
  • Settlement agreements between the Department of Justice (DOJ) & employers and other covered entities
  • The DOJ open comment period regarding proposed accessibility requirements for online services, programs, and activities
  • How the ADA can be applied to the Internet
  • The ADA and accessible workplace technology

About Bobby Silverstein
Robert “Bobby” Silverstein was the staff director and chief counsel to the Senate Subcommittee on Disability Policy and chief aide to Senator Tom Harkin, the sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Currently, Bobby is a principal in the law firm of Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC and a member of the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) team.


Bobby Silverstein
Principal | Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC

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