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 »
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.
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.
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......
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 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
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
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
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
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 »
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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 › ]
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 »