“The Workplace and the Law — Where It Helps Us, and Where It Doesn’t.”

May 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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When: Thursday, May 18, 2023
Time: 6-7:00 p.m. (ET)

John Waldo will present a chronological view of the employment process, including training and licensing, the application and interview process, and then the workplace itself. He will be discussing topics like what accommodations must be offered, what does accessible actually mean, what can employers ask, and what do you have to disclose. He will point out those areas in which the law provides us with strong protections, and those areas where the law helps us less than we might think. He will also be taking Q & A following the presentation.


Mr. John Waldo is an attorney whose practice focuses exclusively on implementing the benefits and protections of federal and state disability laws for deaf and hard of hearing people, particularly for people who communicate aurally rather than through sign language. This focus combines his 40 years of legal experience and his lived experience with a progressive hearing loss. He was the attorney on a number of the cases leading to national regulations requiring movie theaters to provide caption-viewing devices, a case ruling that live theaters must provide captioning when requested by the patron rather than when scheduled by the theater and on cases requiring providers of online education to caption their material. John and his wife live in Houston, but his practice is nationwide.

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