Briefing on Veterans and the ADA

Nov 4, 2013
The Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus
and the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities Veterans Task Force Present
Briefing: The Americans with Disabilities Act
Why it Matters to Veterans
November 4, 2013
10:00 am - 11:15 am
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room HVC-201
The Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus hosted the third installment in a series of briefings to discuss the history, purpose, and vision of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it pertains to veterans.  This briefing focused on the role the ADA's employment protections play in ensuring equal opportunities in the workforce for veterans living with disabilities. Speakers described the importance of ADA protections for disabled veterans and the practical application of the ADA for veterans with disabilities who are seeking employment. They also provided firsthand accounts of how these protections assist disabled veterans in the workplace.
LTJG Paul Tobin, USNR (Ret), President and CEO, United Spinal Association
Joyce Walker-Jones, Senior Attorney Advisor, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
MSGT Kenneth Holman, USMC (Ret), Service Project Manager, Microsoft Corporation