Eve Hill, partner at Brown, Goldstein & Levy was featured on an April 13 episode of Disability Rights Today, a podcast produced by the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. The podcast centered on the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was passed 32 years ago. Eve and the podcast’s host, Burton Blatt Institute Chairman Peter Blanck, discussed how far the ADA has come since its ratification and what gaps remain today in realizing its full potential in disability rights law.
During her interview, Eve said that we are “at a catalyst point” in terms of the equality of people with disabilities in the United States. She explained that while disability rights are receiving pushback, and some people are more blatantly prejudiced toward people with disabilities today, it is the younger generation that has the attitudes that will help to secure equality.
“If the young people, as they should, get to take over the world, we will be in excellent shape,” Eve said. “If these old attitudes, which are clinging to the old attitudes in the face of this transformation stay for longer, we will continue to be in this fairly bad place for a long time.”
Eve was joined by Jason Turkish, the president and managing partner of Nyman Turkish, PC. Listen to the full podcast by clicking here.
The Burton Blatt Institute is an organization established at Syracuse University in 2005 aimed at advancing the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities in a global society. Eve is the former Senior Vice President at the Institute, where she was responsible for the Institute’s work on the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability civil rights, and communications issues.
Eve Hill is one of the country’s leading disability rights attorneys whose wide-ranging experience complements BGL’s dedication to high-impact disability rights cases and its advocacy on behalf of individuals with disabilities and their families. Eve is co-leader of Inclusivity, BGL’s Strategic Consulting Group. She is frequently tapped by organizations and media outlets for her knowledge and opinions on the ADA and other legislation related to disability rights and civil rights across the country. Prior to joining BGL in 2017, Eve served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, where she was responsible for oversight of the Division’s disability rights, education, and Title VI enforcement and the American Indian Working Group.