The ADA and Religious Institutions

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Description

Religious organizations are largely exempt from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). But what about places of public accommodation or programs that are controlled by these entities? What does this mean for religious entities that operate schools? Are employees of religious organizations covered by the employment provisions of the ADA? If the ADA does not apply to these entities, can states then require them to comply with their accessibility standards?

This session will examine:

  • Whether Title I of the ADA applies to religious entities as employers

  • If and how the ADA applies to religious organizations in situations where they provide goods, services, or programs to the public.

  • How receiving federal funds impacts these organizations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

  • Applicable cases

Multimedia Archives

Note: Captioning will only be available on the Blackboard Collaborate Formated version of the presentation available in the Blackboard Webinar Archives link. Captions are not available in the MP4 version of the presentation.

Speakers

Vinh Nguyen JD, Director, , Southwest ADA Center at ILRU