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OCR's Year In Review

Proposal No: 2682

Bios & Handouts


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

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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Not providedExpertise Level: All Levels Type of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

We will discuss noteworthy recent matters from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.


The Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education enforces Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the ADA, as well as civil rights laws protecting people on the bases of race, color, and national origin; gender; and age. Come to this presentation to learn more about noteworthy disability cases that arose within the past year, including areas of emphasis.


  1. Participants will learn more about OCR's current areas of emphasis in disability rights law.
  2. Participants will learn more about how OCR approaches complicated disability rights issues.
  3. Participants will learn more about upcoming challenges in disability rights laws.

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.