107 – ADA Enforcement in the President Biden Administration: Implications for Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Agencies in Illinois
John McGovern, Principal-in-Charge, Accessibility Practice, WT Group, LLC Accessibility Practice
Is it too early to forecast what President Biden’s ADA enforcement plan will include? Surveys show that people with disabilities voted for Candidate Biden by a 20% margin. His service in the Senate left a path, and his time as Vice-President leaves some clues as well. Once the United States deals with the coronavirus and the economy, expect attention to pre-existing conditions and ADA enforcement. How will this apply to parks, forest preserves, conservation districts, cities and counties, and special recreation associations? Come with your own predictions and listen to an informed observer share his thoughts and review how President Biden has viewed disability issues in his career.
Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to:
- Identify disability rights issues President Biden has championed.
- Discuss methods of enforcement and trends under a Biden Administration, and review the ADA standards and regulations likely to be issued in a Biden Administration.