William D Goren JD LLM LLC
William D. Goren, Esq., of William D. Goren, J.D., LL.M. LLC in Decatur, GA, has 30 years of experience dealing with the ADA as an Attorney. His law and consulting practice as well as his blog, Understanding the ADA, http://www.williamgoren.com/blog/ (a member of the ABA Top 100 for five consecutive years, 2014-2018- there was no ABA 100 in 2019), all focus on understanding the ADA so that the client understands what it means to comply with that law. In particular, he provides consulting, counseling, representation, and training services involving compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and related laws. Mr. Goren also brings a deep, personal understanding of what it means to have a disability, equipping him with exceptional insight on how the ADA actually works. He is deaf with a congenital bilateral hearing loss of 65–90+ decibels, but functions entirely in the hearing world thanks to hearing aids and lip-reading. For reasons independent of his deafness, he also uses voice dictation technology to access his computer. He is also a frequent presenter, a trained mediator, a FINRA arbitrator, and an arbitrator on the CPR employment panel. Finally, he is the author of Understanding the ADA, now in its 4th edition (ABA 2013), and numerous other articles on the rights of persons with disabilities. Interesting fact: He trained his miniature poodle to be a hearing dog while he practices virtually.
What does the legal universe mean when it says a website needs to be ADA compliant? This session will discuss what that means and review litigation over this issue as a way to guide future and practicing lawyers to the best possible solutions.