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Advancing the Human & Civil Rights of People with Disabilities in Illinois



Equip for Equality Hosts the Disability Rights Consortium Meeting on December 6th

Date:  Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Time:  9:30am-11:00am

Location:  Equip for Equality, 20 N. Michigan, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60602‚Äč 

Photo of Burning House with a Handicap Symbol; Be Prepared; Be Aware; Be Ready


Our featured speakers will be Barry C. Taylor, VP for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation at Equip for Equality, and Laurie Dittman, Senior Policy Analyst for the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities.

Topic:  The Intersection of Disability and Emergency Preparedness

Given the numerous recent weather and gun-related emergencies, we thought having a session on the intersection of disability and emergency preparedness would be timely. Barry Taylor will start the session by reviewing how the ADA has been used to ensure that people with disabilities are included in emergency preparedness plans by municipalities and schools. And then Laurie Dittman will provide an update on the work of the City of Chicago on emergency preparedness and people with disabilities.

CLE Credit

This program will be eligible for 1.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education Credit.


A captioner will be present for the meeting. If you need other accommodations to participate in the meeting, please email Barry Taylor at by November 29th. Also, because there were accessibility issues with our webcast platform, we will be using a teleconference option for the foreseeable future. To participate remotely, you can call: 800-910-8278 and then enter code: 1940990.




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