February 9, 2023 11:00 am -12:00 pm
Registration Opens: January 12, 2023
Registration Closes: February 2, 2023
This session will explore:
- how to interact with and accommodate individuals with disabilities
- policies and who is responsible for incurred cost
- what questions should mediators ask upfront.
Deepinder Goraya is a disability rights and civil rights attorney and currently works in the DC Office of the Attorney General in the Workers’ Rights and Anti-fraud Section. Prior to this, she was a Public Rights Project Fellow in the Delaware Department of Justice where she worked on pattern and practice civil rights investigations and discrimination cases in the areas of Disability Rights, hate crimes, fair housing, and other civil rights areas. She has focused in particular on improving the accessibility of web sites, mobile applications, and touch screen technology for the blind. Ms. Goraya, who is completely blind, has participated in all phases of civil litigation in state and federal court and before administrative agencies on behalf of individuals with disabilities and disability rights organizations. She possesses substantive knowledge of Titles I, II, and III of the ADA, Sections 501, 504, and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and various state disability laws.
Qudsiya Naqui leads Pew’s research at the intersection of technology and civil legal system reform. In this role, she evaluates and tests new technologies to ensure that these interventions further efficiency, equity, and transparency in the legal process. Before joining Pew, Naqui designed and implemented immigration, housing, and disaster recovery legal services programs at Equal Justice Works and the Vera Institute of Justice. She began her legal career representing immigrant women and girls seeking relief from deportation. Naqui holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and human rights from Barnard College and a Juris Doctor from Temple University.