Office of Equal Opportunity
March 16, 2017
Mary Lou Mobley
Mary Lou Mobley graduated from Duke University in 1990 with a law degree and a Master’s in Philosophy. After clerking for a Federal judge, she joined the Federal government in Washington, DC, as a Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section, where she earned numerous awards including the John Marshall Award for Distinguished Service. In 2006, she moved to Denver and joined the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, where she currently serves as OCR’s National Disability Expert. She is nationally recognized as an expert in website accessibility for people with disabilities.
Mary Lou Mobley will give an interactive presentation on website accessibility for people with disabilities. She will talk about how people with disabilities use computers, show how common website design decisions can inadvertently create barriers for people with disabilities who are trying to access online programs, and discuss the implications for entities’ compliance under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Her approach is to explain things in plain English, demystifying complicated legal and technological issues surrounding this important and timely topic.
1:00 pm Check in
1:15 Welcome – Dr. Morehouse
1:30 Ms. Mary Lou Mobley Presentation
2:15 Q & A
2:30 MSU Denver Web Accessibility team presentation
3:00 Closing remarks