OCR\’s Year In Review

Presented at 2:15pm in Cotton Creek I on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.



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

Session Details

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


OCR’s National Disability Expert will cover key disability law enforcement actions from OCR, including investigations and compliance reviews, from the past year.


The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights enforces title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, with respect to educational entities. In this presentation, OCR’s National Disability Expert will cover key enforcement decisions from the past year.


  1. Learn about Section 504 and ADA Title II in the context of educational entities, from OCR's perspective
  2. Learn about OCR’s enforcement efforts in the area of disability rights law
  3. Learn key points to help your educational entity comply with the law

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Mobility

Topic Areas


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 and Co-Lead of OCR's National Digital Access Team.