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City in Iowa to replace bus benches to meet ADA standards

A city in northeast Iowa is removing bus benches after riders complained to the U.S. Department of Justice that they failed to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards. The Waterloo … Click to Continue »

New York stores caught in web of litigation

After President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, businesses spent big sums installing wheelchair ramps and clearing impediments that prevented disabled people from... To view the full story, click the title link.

IL: City Puts Together ADA Transition Plan

City officials have identified a number of Americans with Disabilities Act non-compliance issues at parks, fire stations and other city properties under a self-evaluation of city facilities and services.

Avoid ADA Lawsuits by Training Employees

A good chunk of the Americans with Disabilities Act cases have nothing to do with tangible physical barriers. Often, it is simply a business's policies, practices, rules, or lack thereof, that leads to an ADA claim. Many ADA claims can be easily avoided by general counsel or outside counsel......

“Disabled voters’ ballots tossed because they didn’t write their names”

Wichita Eagle: The ballots of 23 Sedgwick County voters were tossed out Monday under a state law that requires disabled voters to sign their own mail-in ballot envelopes. County commissioners, acting as the canvassing board for last week’s election, reluctantly … Continue reading ?

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act? The Fundamentals of ADA Webinar

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a law that has been in effect since 1992. The purpose of this law is to ensure that employers cannot discriminate against qualified disabilities...Show More Summary

Disability Employment: Breaking Down Barriers

The goal of disability employment is not simply to make you feel good for doing an act of service, but to hire someone who can be an asset to your business. That’s the same reason you hire all of your employees—because they are the best fit for the job. Show More Summary

ADA: Deaf/Blind Patron Can Sue Movie Theater Demanding "Tactile Interpreter"

Reversing a trial court, the Third Circuit has ruled (McGann v. Cinemark) that a deaf/blind man is entitled to sue Cinemark under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) demanding that it provide a “tactile interpreter” so that he can experience the movie Gone Girl. Show More Summary

A Contender for the Silliest Decision of the Year Award

The Americans with Disabilities Act has produced a lot of absurd decisions, but it’s hard to top a recent one by the Third Circuit. A man who is deaf and blind insisted that a Cinemark theater that was showing the movie Gone Girl had to accommodate his disability by providing him with a sign-language tactile interpreter. Show More Summary

Man pleads guilty to illegally receiving disability pay

A Texas man has pleaded guilty to not reporting more than $100,000 of income he received while on disability. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook said 59-year-old Jon Halbrook, … Click to Continue »

Third Circuit OKs ADA suit demanding tactile interpreter for deaf/blind movie patron

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Reversing a trial court, the Third Circuit has ruled that a deaf/blind man can sue Cinemark under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) demanding that it provide a “tactile interpreter” so that he could experience the movie Gone Girl. Show More Summary

How (and Why) to Disable Touchscreen Input on Android and iPhone

As display technologies have got better, touchscreen sensitivity has improved leaps and bounds. The touchscreens on mobile devices rarely act up, and even if they do, resolving touchscreen problems is fairly easy. On the other hand, touchscreen displays are prone to accidental taps. Show More Summary

Americans With Disabilities Act Regulations Another Obstacle to Free Speech at Berkeley: New at Reason

3 months agoNews : Reason

Closed captioning can be prohibitively expensive for archived lectures the school wants to make available to the public. John Stossel writes: A third threat to free speech at University of California, Berkeley has led to more censorship than political rioters or college administrators. It's the Americans with Disabilities Act. Berkeley is expensive. Show More Summary

New grants to help ACT organisations and businesses break down disability barriers

3 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Community organisations and small businesses will be able to improve their services and facilities for people with a disability through a new ACT Government grants program. Minister for Community Services and Social Inclusion, and Disability,...Show More Summary

Republicans seize the Trump moment, plan to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Campaign Action This will not shock you. House Republicans are advancing legislation, H.R. 620, the so-called ADA Education and Reform Act of 201, that would gut the landmark law that has allowed millions of Americans to participate in public life. Show More Summary

The Internet Is The Next Frontier In Making The World Accessible To All

As the Trump administration and Congress push to limit the Americans with Disabilities Act, others are pushing to expand the act’s provisions to the entire web. Passed 27 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act mandates equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities. Show More Summary

Congress Wants to Rewrite the Americans With Disabilities Act to Make Life Easier for…Businesses That Aren’t Accessible? - Accomplishing the opposite of the original ADA

3 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

House Republicans are trying to rewrite the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to shift the burden for understanding accessibility law from the businesses that are supposed to comply to the people affected by violations.

Congress Makes Progress in Destroying the Americans with Disabilities Act

Last week, things went from bad to worse for us. The post Congress Makes Progress in Destroying the Americans with Disabilities Act appeared first on Rewire.

City Will Lovingly Smooth Out DUMBO's Rough Cobblestones One By One

DUMBO's charming, if treacherous, Belgian blocks were reported to be in danger earlier this week, with an Historic Districts Council report noting that the stones don't comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. It seemed, at first, that the city would rip out the stones, but the Brooklyn Paper reports that the streets, but not my heels, are safe. [ more › ]

Burien hospital to pay $45,000 over care of deaf patient

Highline Medical Center in Burien has agreed to pay $45,000 to settle allegations that it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to provide sign-language interpreters for a deaf … Click to Continue »

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