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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

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 weeks 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 weeks 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

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

last monthHumor / 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 »

Complaint results in police department updating policies

A Vermont police department is updating its policies to comply with the American with Disabilities Act after a 2016 complaint that resulted in a federal lawsuit. The U.S. attorney for … Click to Continue »

Ebola, Trypanophobia, And Deafness: What Does The ADA Require?

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

The questions raised by the Americans With Disabilities Act can't be answered with a simple yes or no.

What do you wish for in a house?

2 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Housing is a big deal for everyone in the ACT. Costs keep on rising, but incomes aren’t keeping pace for some people. For others, it’s also about the availability of housing that is suitable for family members with disabilities, ageing, allows pets, or is close to friends and family. Even if you find a home […]

How an Attempt to Save $150 Cost This Employer $354,070

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that you not discriminate against people with disabilities and that you make reasonable accommodations for a disabled employee. However, the employee has to be capable of doing the “core functions” of a job. Show More Summary

Constitutionalize the ADA? No thanks

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

A dreadful idea, but sure to keep lawyers busy: American Bar Association president proposes constitutionalizing the principles of the Americans with Disabilities Act by getting the Supreme Court to reverse City of Cleburne (1985), in...Show More Summary

Is This an ‘Ominous’ Message for the Disabled Under Trump?

3 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The sudden dismissal of an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit in Virginia has advocates concerned that a systematic weakening of the federal law has begun.

Maryland governor to mark anniversary of ADA

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is commemorating the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Hogan will deliver remarks at the Maryland Department of Disabilities on Friday in Annapolis. The … Click to Continue »

How the Americans With Disabilities Act Helps People Every Day

Kayley Whalen of the National LGBTQ Task Force tells how the ADA has improved her life as a person with "invisible" disabilities.

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