Eve Hill, partner at Brown, Goldstein & Levy, spoke on two disability-rights-centered webinars last week, one for mobility accessibility company Deque Systems and one for the American Bar Association Civil Rights and Social Justice Section.
The Deque Systems webinar focused on actionable steps companies can take to achieve accessibility compliance for their websites. First, however, it provided an update on recent Department of Justice guidance with regard to web accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act – legislation on which Eve is frequently tapped to provide an expert opinion. Eve was joined by Glenda Sims, the Team A11y Lead at Deque. Find more details here.
The second webinar centered on the role of voting as a fundamental right for all individuals and how that right applied to individuals with disabilities in the 2020 elections. The panel discussed changes to voting in 2020 due to COVID-19, like expanded voting by mail and consolidated polling places that led to privacy concerns and limited resources for individuals with disabilities. Eve was joined by a panel of several disability law experts, including Lou Ann Blake, director of research programs at the National Federation of the Blind; Lia Sifuentes Davis, senior litigation attorney at Disability Rights Texas; Charles Vickery, vice president of global strategy and technical leadership at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems; and Anthony Akamine from the Hawaii Office of Elections. View the full webinar here.
Eve will speak this week on April 28 in a livestream discussion hosted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs of “Untapped Potential: Reimagining Equity for Workers with Gaps in Employment History.” More information is available here.
Since joining the BGL team in 2017, Eve Hill has been a leading force in the firm’s commitment to civil rights, high-impact disability rights cases, and advocacy on behalf of individuals and their families. She co-leads Inclusivity, BGL’s Strategic Consulting Group that works to help public and private sector organizations and industry groups navigate the rapidly changing landscape of disability and civil rights. Prior to joining BGL, Eve served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of justice for six years. Read more about Eve Hill’s extensive experience in disability and civil rights by clicking here.