Previous Programs



University Student Commons (907 Floyd Avenue)-Richmond Salons I-II

25 YEARS OF ADA CELEBRATION Posted on July 14, 2015 Please join the Virginia Commonwealth University Community as we celebrate 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We are excited about this celebration to reflect upon the progress and challenges that individuals face on and around our campuses. Everyone is invited, University students and […]



401 Azalea Avenue Richmond, Virginia 23227

The Virginia Business Leadership Network (VABLN) and the Richmond Area Diversity Roundtable (RADR) will host a program on Universal Design featuring Rex Pace from the U.S. Access Board. Schedule: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Program: Representative from the U.S. Access Board will be the opening speaker followed by […]

Access Virginia Third Annual Auction and Gala


SunTrust Center 919 E. Main Street

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ADA In Focus


12042 West Broad Street - Richmond, VA 23233

A one-day conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Setting Sail: Providing Solutions for the Inclusion of People with Disabilities


Richmond, VA

Networking: 8:00-8:30am Program Time: 8:30-10:30am Segment: Navigating the Bermuda Triangle of ADA, FMLA and Workers Compensation Presented By: Karen S. Elliott As a labor and employment lawyer, Karen helps clients navigate the alphabet soup of the 40 or more employment laws from the ADA, FMLA, GINA, OSHA to USERRA and the myriad federal agencies such […]

ADA Essentials for Business


SunTrust, 919 E. Main Street, Tidewater Room (4th floor)

Successful Practices and Tools for Breaking Down the Barriers Date: 9/28/16 8:30 am Location: SunTrust, 919 E. Main Street, Tidewater Room (4th floor) Networking: 8:00-8:30am Program Time: 8:30-11:00am Practices to help employers break down the barriers for potential candidates and employees Presented By: Marian Vessels and Claire Stanley, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center Marian and Claire will […]

2017 Access Virginia Silent Auction and Reception


Williams Mullen 200 South 10th Street 15th floor Richmond, VA 23219

This festive spring event brings together employers, business leaders and community organizations that value workplace diversity. It’s a unique opportunity to network, enjoy live music, share awesome hors d’oeuvres, and bid on fabulous silent auction items while raising awareness of the talents and abilities that individuals with disabilities can bring to the workforce. VABLN is […]

Navigating Labor and Employment Law


Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, 701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, VA

Navigating Labor and Employment Law Ticket Information Navigating Labor and Employment Law Employer and Enforcement Agency Perspectives on the Americans with Disabilities Act and Pregnancy Discrimination A navigation system will get you to your destination provided you know the address or the correct coordinates. However, often you have to choose the best route to take. The […]

Technology as a Workplace Accommodation and Assistive Technology Fair


Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, 397 Azalea Ave.

Registration and Networking: 8:00am to 8:30am Presentation on Assistive Technology: 8:30am to 10:00am Tours of the Center are also available after the event. Registration fee: $10.00 Light Breakfast Refreshments will be served.   SHRM credits offered. Presented By: Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) and the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) […]

Lives Worth Living Event Speaks Volumes on Importance of a Diverse Workforce


Diverse Workforce Promotes Creativity Employment for people with disabilities allows them “to be independent in a way that is unparalleled,” said VABLN President Kyle Wiggins, one of the key speakers at Lives Worth Living event sponsored by Capital One in July 2016. Studies show that a workforce which combines workers from different backgrounds and experiences […]