Disability in a COVID World:
Employment, Communications, Physical Spaces & Mental Health

Cost: FREE

Date:  December 3, 2020

Certificate of Participation

**Must be: registered, attendance verified (live or archive), and Post Test completed.


In celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD or IDPwD) held each year around the world on December 3, a panel of diverse presenters will discuss disability in a COVID world with a focus on employment, communications, physical spaces and mental health.

This webinar is a collaboration of the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta, Southeast ADA Center and Burton Blatt Institute of Syracuse University.

Also, listen and view this additional free event:
ADA Live! Podcast & Resources: A Day for All: International Day of Persons with Disabilities


Employment Panel

  • Wesley Anderson, Director of Traning and Consultation Services, The Arc of New Jersey
  • Christopher Button, Supervisory Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
  • Wally Tablit, Vice-President of Mission Services, AtWork! Changing the Face of Employment

Mental Health Panel

  • Sukaina Dada, Executive Director, SMILE Canada
  • Dr. Doreen Marshall, Vice President of Mission Engagement, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
  • Andrea Sparrow, Clinical Social Worker and faculty, University of Kentucky College of Social Work
  • Mike Yow, President & Chief Executive Office, Fellowship Hall Drug and Alcohol Recovery Center

Physical Accessibility and Effective Communication Panel

  • Cheri Hofmann, ADA Distance Learning & Training Coordinator, Southeast ADA Center
  • Anna Lawson, Professor of Law, Project Coordinator and Principal Investigator Inclusive Public Space (IPS) project, University of Leeds - United Kingdom (UK)
  • Namel Norris, Hip-hop artist and disability rights advocate, 4 Wheel City
  • Kimberly Tissot, Executive Director, Able South Carolina


  • Yvette Pegues, Diversity and Inclusion Executive, Your Invisible Disability Group

Archives & Webinar Materials

Recording & Transcript

Recording (December 3, 2020)

Archive Video & Audio with Captions (1.5 hours)
Web: syracuseuniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9Qsn4PbzRMcdTFj



Certificate & Post Test

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Mental Health

Physical Spaces & Effective Communication