Let's oppose the weakening of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is personal for me, as it affects my immediate family. Two family members suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. Not to mention my late mother, who passed away in 1986 four years before the ADA was passed, and who spent many years on canes and crutches due to arthritis. Show More Summary
That JJJr can't live on a generous taxpayer funded retirement: Jesse Jackson Jr. says the wolves are at his door.And his taxpayer-funded $125,000 in annual workers’ compensation and disability payments isn’t enough to maintain the lifestyle...Show More Summary
My knee was jerking the other day. It wasn’t my MS, it was my knee-jerk reaction to the passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of a bill called the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (HR 620). Before the vote, people with disabilities...Show More Summary
H.R. 620 would make it even harder for disabled people to work, go to school and live their lives.
Activists filled first the House Rules Committee session, and then the House Gallery days later for the final floor vote, chanting, "Don't take our rights away; hands off the ADA." The post When Fear Turned Into Fact: Congress’ Move to Gut the Americans With Disabilities Act Spurs Protests appeared first on Rewire.
Last week the House of Representatives passed a new law which will fundamentally change the ADA law that has been on the books since 1990. The new law will allow businesses time to remedy the ADA deficiencies before being sued. This Newsweek article explains the new law more completely. The idea behind the new law [...]Show More Summary
The "ADA Education and Reform Act" neither reforms nor educates. The entrance to the post office in a small town was up a flight of 20 steps. When told he needed to make the post office accessible to wheelchair users, the postmaster was befuddled. Show More Summary
Disability advocates, some in wheelchairs, were dragged from the Capitol Building after a bill that would roll back the ADA was passed in the House.
Republicans—and a few Democrats—decided to roll back key protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA Education and Reform Act passed the House Thursday, and activists are furious. Under the legislation, businesses that...Show More Summary
Proponents argue that without the bill, small business owners are open to "drive-by lawsuits."
The Hill reports: The House passed legislation on Thursday that would create additional requirements for filing lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act alleging that businesses aren’t providing adequate accommodations as mandated by the law. Show More Summary
The Family and Medical Leave Act mandates that employers provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for a serious medical condition. But what happens when an employee requests additional weeks or months off for a disabling condition? The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected one man’s request for a three-month extension beyond […]
Protesters were arrested and removed from a hearing at the US Capitol on Tuesday. The Rules Committee was considering legislation that reforms the Americans with Disabilities Act, which the House is slated to vote on this week. WASHINGTON...Show More Summary
This week, Congress is expected to vote on a bill that would significantly weaken the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act and let businesses off the hook for failing to provide accommodations for accessibility. The ADA Education and Reform Act was introduced by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), and was recently adopted in the House Judiciary Committee. […]
The "ADA Education and Reform Act" Neither Reforms nor Educates The entrance to the post office in a small town was up a flight of 20 steps. When told he needed to make the post office accessible to wheelchair users, the postmaster was befuddled. Show More Summary
A child who is not sick may either withdraw or may start acting out, competing to get parents’ attention, experts say.
Educational Audiology is a “Related Service” under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Many children with hearing loss attend public schools. These are children who wear hearing aids, cochlear Continue Reading ?
Paul Wall has been rapping for 20 years. He used to release albums with Chamillionaire. He's had a modest acting career and some video games. And apparently he flies regularly on a friend's buddy pass. And he got his friend fired. Continue reading Rapper Paul Wall Got a Disabled Veteran Fired at United for Abusing Buddy Pass...
The IDEA State Complaint Resource Center is your guide to effective state complaints, one of the dispute resolution options under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IDEA State Complaint Continue Reading ?
A New York judge says a cosmetic-surgery firm that denied surgery to three men with HIV violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Federal Judge Analisa Torres issued the written opinion … Click to Continue »