OCR’s Year In Review

Scheduled at 9:15am in WB IV on Thursday, November 16 ().



  • Mary Lou Mobley, National Disability Expert, U.S. Dept. of Education

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: General Conference


This session will discuss some of noteworthy cases decided by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights over the past year.


In this presentation, OCR's National Disability Expert will go over a number of notable cases decided by OCR over the past year. Cases will cover service animal issues, academic adjustments and the interactive process, architectural barriers, admissions criteria, and other topics.


  1. What are the key things to remember about interactive processes leading to appropriate academic adjustments?
  2. When do we need to allow animals onto our campus when requested by people with disabilities?
  3. What's happening with respect to accessible information technology for people with disabilities?

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Mobility, Vision

Topic Areas

Administrative/Campus Policy, Alternate Format, Assistive Technology, Legal, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

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.