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2012 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium: Disability Identity in the Disability Rights Movement
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • April 19-20, 2012
  • National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute

Registration Fee: $175
Students: $25

A limited number of scholarships to cover the registration fee will be available to individuals with demonstrated financial need.

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) will host the fifth Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, "Disabildity Identity in the Disability Rights Movement," on April 19-20, 2012, at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute in Baltimore. The symposium will address the impact of disability identity on the right of the disabled to live in the world.

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) was founded in 1940 by Dr. Jacobus tenBroek, who was blind, and who served as president of the NFB until his death in 1968. The Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium provides disability rights advocates a forum in which to continue Dr. tenBroek’s work toward achieving equal opportunity for all citizens to participate fully in the society in which we live.

The 2012 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium will consist of plenary sessions and workshops facilitated by distinguished law professors, practitioners, and advocates who will discuss topics such as: judicial perspectives on the presentation of disability cases, how to influence jurors' perception of disability, the impact of the ADA Amendments Act on employment cases, the role of identity in the disability rights movement, and disability discrimination in health care.

For questions regarding the Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, please contact: 
Lou Ann Blake,
Law Symposium Coordinator,
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place,
Baltimore, MD 21230 U.S.A.
Phone: (410) 659-9314, ext. 2221
http://www.nfb.org/nfb/