Pacific ADA Center News

City Of Berkeley Commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) With a Proclamation

On June 30th, 2015, the City of Berkeley presented a proclamation on the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to Erica C. Jones, Director of the ...   Added: 2015-07-15read more



U.S. Justice Department Reaches Settlement with edX Regarding Access to Online Courses

A private company, edX, has agreed to make MOOCS more accessible to disabled users. MOOCS are "massive open online courses" and they used extensively in higher education these ...   Added: 2015-05-18read more



Access Board Proposed Rulemaking on Information & Communication Technology

The U.S. Access Board, an independent federal agency, released a proposed rule to update accessibility requirements for information and communication technologies (ICT). The ...   Added: 2015-05-18read more



US DOJ Settles Lawsuit Against Days Inn for Denying Vet with Service Animal

The Department of Justice reached an agreement today to resolve a lawsuit it brought against Sairam Enterprises, Inc., the owner of the Days Inn Tulsa located in Tulsa, ...   Added: 2015-02-10read more



DOJ Issues New Resource Regarding Rights of Voters with Disabilities

The Justice Department announced a new technical assistance publication about federal laws that protect the rights of voters with disabilities, including the Americans with ...   Added: 2014-10-06read more



U.S. Access Board Enhances Animations on the ADA and ABA Standards

The U.S. Access Board recently released a series of animations as part of its new online guides on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Standards and the ...   Added: 2014-09-11read more



Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Rule. Movie Theaters - Movie Captioning and Audio Description

The proposed regulation was published in the Federal Register on August 1, 2014, and the comment period was to close on September 30, 2014; however, on September 2, 2014 the ...   Added: 2014-09-03read more



Comment Period Open for Proposed Regulations on Movie Captions and Audio Descriptions

The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to amend the ADA Title III regulations to require movie theaters to show movies with ...   Added: 2014-08-27read more



FCC Adopts Rules To Promote Widespread Text-To-911 Availability

The Federal Communications Commission adopted rules requiring text messaging providers to enable Americans to text 911 in an emergency. Building on commitments made by ...   Added: 2014-08-27read more



Justice Department Developing Disability Training For Police

Plans are in the works at the U.S. Department of Justice to roll out law enforcement training focused on people with disabilities. The Justice Department's Community Relations ...   Added: 2014-07-23read more



EEOC Releases Updated Guidance and Fact Sheet on Pregnancy

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination and related issues, along with a question and ...   Added: 2014-07-16read more



Registries: Its not about the List!

"Registries: Its not about the List!" - the next session in the Emergency Management and Preparedness - Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Webinar Series was held on ...   Added: 2014-07-10read more



FCC Submits Report to Congress on Video Description

On June 30, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Report to Congress (Report) on video description, as required by the Twenty-First Century ...   Added: 2014-07-03read more



Drug Store Chain to Pay $180,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

South San Francisco Walgreens Fired Longtime Employee With Diabetes Over a $1.39 Bag of Chips, Federal Agency Charged SAN FRANCISCO - Drugstore giant Walgreens has ...   Added: 2014-07-03read more



EEOC Sues Wal-Mart for Disability Discrimination

Retailer Rescinded Accommodation, Then Fired Intellectually Disabled Employee, Federal Agency Charges. ROCKFORD, Ill. - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ...   Added: 2014-07-03read more



The Federal Communications Commission Seeks Comment on Emergency Alert System Improvements Including Accessibility

On June 26, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released proposed rules to change the way that alerts are provided to the public under the Emergency Alert System ...   Added: 2014-07-02read more



Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 26, 2014 is the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Pacific ADA Center encourages everyone to use the ADA Anniversary Tool Kit, which ...   Added: 2014-06-27read more



NCD Statement on the 15th Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

Fifteen years ago, on June 22, 1999, the Supreme Court issued its landmark "Olmstead v. L.C." decision fundamentally changing the lives of Lois Curtis and Elaine Wilson, who ...   Added: 2014-06-24read more



911 Services Increasingly Available by Text Across United States

The ability to text 911 in emergency situations - as opposed to calling - is increasingly becoming more of an option. Starting in May of 2014, the nation's four main cell ...   Added: 2014-06-24read more



Including Disability in State and Local Offices of Emergency Management

"Including Disability in State and Local Offices of Emergency Management" - the next session in the Emergency Management and Preparedness - Inclusion of Persons with ...   Added: 2014-05-21read more



Pending Consent Decree by DOJ Against Law School Admission Council

The Justice Department filed a joint motion on Tuesday, May 20th for entry of a landmark consent decree to resolve allegations that the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) ...   Added: 2014-05-21read more



U.S. Access Board Issues Guidelines for Emergency Transportable Housing

The U.S. Access Board has issued guidelines that address access to temporary housing provided by the government in emergencies and natural disasters. The new requirements ...   Added: 2014-05-13read more



Nontraditional Emergency Shelters and People with Disabilities

“Nontraditional Emergency Shelters and People with Disabilities” - the next session in the “Emergency Management and Preparedness - Inclusion of Persons with ...   Added: 2014-05-08read more



U.S. Access Board Enhances Animations on the ADA and ABA Standards

The U.S. Access Board recently released a series of animations as part of its new online guides on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Standards and the ...   Added: 2014-04-16read more



Evacuation Chairs: Recent Research and New Performance Standards

“Evacuation Chairs: Recent Research and New Performance Standards” - the next session in the “Emergency Management and Preparedness - Inclusion of Persons ...   Added: 2014-03-27read more



National ADA Symposium will be held in Denver, Colorado on June 15-18, 2014.

The conference schedule features 72 break-out sessions providing information on a wide range of topics related to the ADA presented by nationally recognized ...   Added: 2014-03-10read more



Oakland's Journey from Emergency Management Defendant to Model City for Inclusionary Practices

"Oakland California's Journey from Emergency Management Defendant to Model City for Inclusionary Practices" is the part of the "Emergency Management and Preparedness - ...   Added: 2014-01-08read more



New York City Must Add Accessible Taxicabs

Fifty percent of New York City's taxicabs must be accessible by 2020, as required by a recent settlement between New York City and United Spinal Association and other ...   Added: 2013-12-19read more



Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Oklahoma Child Care Center to Ensure Equal Rights for Children with Disabilities

The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement with Camelot Child Development Center of Oklahoma City and Edmond, Okla., under the Americans with ...   Added: 2013-12-17read more



Southwest Airlines to Offer Closed Captioning on Wireless Inflight Entertainment in Early 2014

Southwest Airlines will be among the first carriers in the United States to introduce closed captioning to its wireless video entertainment product when the low-cost giant ...   Added: 2013-11-27read more



FCC Announces New Procedures for Communications Accessibility Informal Complaints

The FCC released a Public Notice noting that October 8, 2013 marked the third anniversary of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) and the ...   Added: 2013-11-15read more



National Council on Disability Explores Scope of and Solutions to Veterans Backlog

In partnership with current and former service members, the National Council on Disability (NCD) - an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress and other ...   Added: 2013-11-13read more



Communication with People with Disabilities in Disasters

"Communication with People with Disabilities in Disasters Webinar" is the part of the "Emergency Management and Preparedness - Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities" series of ...   Added: 2013-11-12read more



Court Says New York Neglected Disabled in Emergencies

November 7th, 2013. New York City has violated the rights of about 900,000 of its residents with disabilities by failing to accommodate for their needs during emergencies, a ...   Added: 2013-11-08read more



Hotel Fires Woman With Respiratory Disabilities

On October 3rd, Equip for Equality filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Paddle Wheel Inn for its discriminatory termination of Donna Colvin, an employee with ...   Added: 2013-10-04read more



ADA National Network Learning Session: What Large-Scale Planned Events can Teach us About Inclusive Planning for Disasters: Lessons Learned from the 2014 World Series Championship Parade & Civic Celebration in San Francisco.

February 12th, 2015 We often think of disaster planning in terms of a big fire, earthquake, tornado, or terrorist attack. However, many large-scale planned public events ...   Added: 2013-09-26read more



Access Board Publishes Final Rule for Outdoor Developed Areas

New Standards Apply to Federal Trails, Picnic Areas, Campgrounds On September 26, the U.S. Access Board published its Final Rule on accessibility standards for outdoor ...   Added: 2013-09-26read more



DOT Fines Virgin America for Failing to Make In-Flight Safety Videos Accessible

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined Virgin America $150,000 for failing to make its in-flight safety video accessible to passengers with hearing ...   Added: 2013-09-11read more



DOL Announces New 503 & VEVRAA Rules

Today, August 28th, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the release of two new rules to improve hiring and employment of veterans and people with disabilities. These ...   Added: 2013-08-28read more



U.S. Access Board Board Releases Guidance on Access to Prescription Drug Container Labels

New guidance is now available from the Access Board on how to make prescription drug container labels accessible to older adults and/or people with vision impairments. The ...   Added: 2013-07-18read more



U.S. Access Board Releases Proposed Guidelines for Passenger Vessels

The U.S. Access Board has released for public comment proposed guidelines for passenger vessels. Developed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the guidelines ...   Added: 2013-06-13read more



Using FEMA's Functional Needs Guidance in Shelters Webinar

"Using FEMA's functional needs guidance in shelters" was the part of the "Emergency Management and Preparedness - Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities" series of webinars and ...   Added: 2013-06-26read more



Popular ADA Resource Booklet Revised

The ADA Questions and Answers Booklet (popularly known as the "Little Yellow Book") has been updated and is now available on-line. This version has updated and new information ...   Added: 2013-04-05read more



High Rise Evacuation for People with Disabilities Webinar

"High Rise Evacuation for People with Disabilities" – is the next session in the "Emergency Management and Preparedness - Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Webinar ...   Added: 2013-04-10read more



Department of Education Issues Section 504 Guidance on Extracurricular Activities Participation

To ensure that students with disabilities consistently have opportunities to participate in extracurricular athletics and other activities equal to those of other students, the ...   Added: 2013-03-14read more



Access Board To Hold Meetings in Berkeley in May

On May 9, 2013 from 1:30 pm until 6:30 pm, the Access Board will hold a hearing, a panel discussion, and a reception. The hearing will focus on an upcoming Notice of Proposed ...   Added: 2013-03-14read more



USDOJ ADA Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative

The U.S. Department of Justice has a new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative to make sure that people with disabilities have access to ...   Added: 2013-03-14read more



Audio Description Training in Las Vegas

The Pacific ADA Center and the Nevada Council of Blind Lions are co-sponsoring an Audio Description training in Las Vegas, Nevada April 18-20, 2013. Audio Description makes ...   Added: 2013-03-14read more



Netflix to Provide Closed Captioning on Streaming Content

Netflix Inc. and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), a non- profit organization, have submitted a joint Consent Decree to a federal court in Springfield, Mass., ...   Added: 2012-11-01read more



Presidential Proclamation -- National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2012

NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH, 2012 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAA PROCLAMATION In the 22 years since the signing of the Americans ...   Added: 2012-10-02read more



The State, Local and Community Response to Emergencies Webinar (Part 2 - Response)

"The State, Local and Community Response to Emergencies" – is the next session in the "Emergency Management and Preparedness - Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities ...   Added: 2012-10-25read more



The Federal Response to Emergencies and Disasters Webinar

"The Federal Response to Emergencies and Disasters Webinar" – is the next session in the "Emergency Management and Preparedness - Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities ...   Added: 2012-08-22read more



The State, Local and Community Response to Emergencies Webinar (Part 1 - Planning)

In the first of a two part webinar, we will cover how state and local agencies plan for emergencies. We will cover State plans including the emergency support functions (such ...   Added: 2012-09-13read more



FCC Publishes Internet Protocol (IP) Closed Captioning Rules

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published the Internet Protocol (IP) closed captioning rules in the Federal Register. The effective date for these rules is April ...   Added: 2012-06-01read more



DOJ Compliance Deadline on Access to Existing Pools & Spas January 31st

The United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) compliance date for the application of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design to ...   Added: 2012-05-18read more



Access Board to Hold Public Hearing in Atlanta

The U.S. Access Board will hold a town hall meeting and a hearing in Atlanta on May 8 from 9:30 to 12:00 at the Atlanta Hilton. The event will feature an open dialogue on ...   Added: 2012-05-02read more



FCC Seeks Comment on Second VPAAC Report

The Federal Communications Commission is seeking comment on a report from the Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee (VPAAC). The report focuses on 2 areas: video ...   Added: 2012-05-02read more



Information on the Accessibility of Pools and Spas Now Available

Information on the accessibility of pools and spas required by the 2010 ADA Standards is now available from the U.S. Department of Justice and the ADA National ...   Added: 2012-02-17read more



High Court Decides Disability Employment Case

The ministerial exception is based on the First Amendment's guarantee of religious freedom, and states that religious organizations are not subject to employment-related ...   Added: 2012-01-19read more



2012 ADA Symposium

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has undergone critical changes recently, and the effective date for the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design is March 15, 2012, ...   Added: 2012-01-18read more



ADA National Network Fact Sheet Series on the Title II & III Regulations

The ADA National Network has produced a series of 9 fact sheets that provide an overview of the updated ADA regulations and accessibility standards for Title II and Title III ...   Added: 2012-01-18read more



New Guidance on ADA Title I

Recently, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted new guidance regarding Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on conduct & ...   Added: 2012-01-06read more



2010 Standards Highlights

The 2010 Standards went into effect on March 15, 2012. Section 707 of the 2010 Standards adds specific technical requirements to ATMs for speech output, privacy, ...   Added: 2012-01-06read more



ADA Transportation Regulation Amendment

Effective October 19, 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) amended its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations to require intercity, commuter and ...   Added: 2012-01-06read more



New National Council on Disability Report Looks at Disability Policy

The National Council on Disability (NCD) recently published National Disability Policy: A Progress Report. The NCD report assesses the current state of people with disabilities ...   Added: 2011-11-18read more



Air Carrier Access Act Proposed Regulation

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed a regulation to require airlines to make their websites, along with their ticket agents' websites, accessible to ...   Added: 2011-10-03read more



HUD Guidance on Olmstead Community Living

HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) issued guidance to assist persons with disabilities in making the transition from institutionalization to community ...   Added: 2011-10-03read more



IDEA Part C Final Regulations Released

On September 6, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education released the final regulations for the early intervention program under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities ...   Added: 2011-09-12read more



Fair Housing Report Demonstrates HUD's Efforts To End Housing Discrimination

A report released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) shows that the agency is resolving individual housing discrimination complaints faster, ...   Added: 2011-09-12read more



U.S. Access Board Releases Rights-of-Way Guidelines for Public Comment

The Board will hold a public hearing on the guidelines in Washington, DC: November 9 (9:30 to 11:30) Access Board Meeting Room 1331 F Street, NW, Suite ...   Added: 2011-09-12read more



What's new with the ADA?

Employment and the ADA (Title I): Frequently asked questions on the ADA Amendments Act New TI Regulations What is Title I? Title I prohibits private employers, state and ...   Added: 2011-07-22read more



FCC Reinstates Rules Requiring Video Description for Television Programming. Full Compliance Required by 7/1/12

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a requirement under the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 to use video ...   Added: 2011-03-25read more



DOJ releases final regulations for Title II, Title III and 2010 Design Standards

Title II New Title II Regulation with integrated text. This revised title II regulation integrates the Department's new regulatory provisions with the text of the existing title ...   Added: 2010-11-02read more



DOJ - request for comment

DOJ is requesting comments from the public to help establish rules for the accessibility of 4 areas not addressed in the regulations. These new areas would address the ...   Added: 2010-07-26read more



California creates Ed Roberts Day

In honor of Ed Roberts, a Berkeley quadriplegic who began the disability rights movement 40 years ago, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill Monday creating Ed Roberts ...   Added: 2010-07-21read more



Pacific ADA Center honored

On July 20 the Oakland City Council passed a resolution celebrating the 20th anniversary of ADA and honoring local disability services agencies and advocates for distinguished ...   Added: 2010-07-20read more



ADA Anniversary Video

On July 26th, 2010 it will be twenty years since the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This captioned video from the ADA National Network reviews how the ...   Added: 2010-07-19read more



Jan Garrett from Pacific ADA Center on the Radio

On July 15th, 2010, Bay Area radio station KPFA hosted a radio program on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Jan Garrett, program manager for the Pacific ADA Center ...   Added: 2010-07-15read more



Commission Approves Proposed ADA Regulations For Public Comment

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) revising its regulations to provide that an individual seeking ...   Added: 2009-09-23read more



EEOC issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) revising the ADA employment provision of the ADA. The NPRM is open for ...   Added: 2009-09-16read more



National ADA Anniversary Tool Kit now available

The DBTAC's National ADA Anniversary Tool Kit is now available online at http://adaanniversary.org. We are very excited about this year's Tool Kit and hope that it can be a ...   Added: 2009-06-17read more



California State high court upholds disability damages

The state Supreme Court took a broad view of California's disability law Thursday, saying businesses that don't accommodate impaired customers are subject to damages of at ...   Added: 2009-06-12read more



California's comprehensive civil rights law, the Fair Employment and Housing Act celebrates 50th Anniversary

California's comprehensive civil rights law, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) celebrates its 50th Anniversary throughout 2009. California's FEHA is celebrated for ...   Added: 2009-06-10read more



The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 Now Law

On January 1, 2009 the ADA Amendment Act (ADAAA) went into effect. The ADAAA was supported by more than 220 national organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the ...   Added: 2009-01-01read more



Evacuation and Transportation in Emergencies for People with Disabilities Webinar

"Evacuation and Transportation in Emergencies for People with Disabilities Webinar" is the part of the "Emergency Management and Preparedness - Inclusion of Persons with ...   Added: 2013-09-26read more



Walgreens Launches Nationwide Program Offering Talking Prescription Devices for Customers with Visual Impairments

Initiative adds to Walgreens other accessible prescription information services; leadership of blindness organizations praise company's program DEERFIELD, Illinois, ...   Added: 2014-06-03read more



ADA National Network Learning Session: Effective Communications with People who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

In an emergency, communication is crucial to the safety of all citizens. What happens to persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf blind during an emergency? This session ...   Added: read more



FEMA Promising Practice: Including Emergency Management in Independent Living Centers to Maximize Potential for Whole Community Preparedness

Without cooperative approaches people with disabilities will be greatly impacted during all phases of disaster. This presentation will engage audiences on how offices of ...   Added: read more



ADA National Network Learning Session: Inclusive Emergency Planning - Lessons from the City of Los Angeles Lawsuit

December 11th, 2014. This webinar provides an overview of major lessons observed as The City of Los Angeles works to strengthen its inclusion of people with ...   Added: read more



FEMA Promising Practice: Whole Community Inclusion Emergency Preparedness Planning at the State Level

January 8th, 2015. The webinar will cover two state efforts. Utah will summarize the new model of planning resulting from a taskforce of trusted leaders of CBO's that ...   Added: read more



U.S. Justice Department Releases New Frequently Asked Questions on Service Animals

The U.S. Department of Justice released a new technical assistance document - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Service Animals and the ADA. This document is intended as ...   Added: read more



Amazon reaches deal with consumers who are deaf for more video captioning.

By Mario Trujillo - 10/16/15 Amazon has agreed to provide captioning on nearly all of its videos for rent or sale by 2016 as part of a ...   Added: 2015-10-19read more



Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Greyhound to Resolve Nationwide Pattern or Practice of Disability Discrimination

Under the terms of a consent decree filed by the Justice Department today, Greyhound Lines, Inc. (Greyhound), the nation's largest provider of intercity bus transportation, ...   Added: 2016-02-08read more



US Department of Justice Publishes ADA Progress Review

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reviewed progress made under the ADA in the Justice Blog entitled "Twenty-Five Years of Progress for Americans with Disabilities." In the ...   Added: 2016-01-25read more



2015 Year in Review: Statistics on Employment for People with Disabilities

A collaborative report by the Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD) monitors the employment of people with disabilities, ...   Added: 2016-02-10read more



EEOC Releases Fiscal Year 2015 Enforcement and Litigation Data

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released detailed breakdowns of the 89,385 charges of workplace discrimination that the agency received in fiscal year ...   Added: 2016-02-12read more



New Business Is Working for Its Employees, Facility, Training, and Purpose

According to disabilityscoop.com, the 150-room Courtyard by Marriott, developed by Arc Innovation, the for profit arm of The Arc of Indiana, was designed not only for the ...   Added: 2016-02-19read more



Many Medical Schools Seem Unwelcoming to Students with Disabilities; Accommodations Are Vague

Students all across the country dream of attending medical school and becoming doctors. Though there are challenges for all of these students to overcome on the road to ...   Added: 2016-02-19read more



City Of Phoenix Makes Evacuation Plans for People with Disabilities

For the past several months, the City of Phoenix has been working on its emergency operations plan, specifically focusing on people with disabilities also known as the "access ...   Added: 2016-02-22read more



Poorly Designed State and Local Government Websites Might Violate Federal Rules

In the Internet age, making government accessible does not just mean improving handicap entrances to public buildings and polling places - although those things are certainly ...   Added: 2016-02-23read more



AMC Theatres Sued for Discriminating Against the Blind

A group of blind movie patrons filed a federal class action suit this week against AMC Theatres, one of the nation's largest movie theater chains, alleging that AMC ...   Added: 2016-02-24read more



Pacific ADA Center Offers Training for 2016 CASp Examination

The Pacific ADA Center is pleased to present: Training for the 2016 CASp Examination This comprehensive four-day training covers both state and federal ...   Added: read more



Public Comment Period Extended for State & Local Government Web Accessibility Rulemaking

This week, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta approved an extension of the public comment period for the Supplemental Advance Notice of Proposed ...   Added: read more



Justice Department issues Letter of Findings regarding Nevada's discrimination against inmates with HIV and inmates with other disabilities

On June 20, 2016, the U. S. Department of Justice issued a letter finding that Nevada's policies and practices for housing and employing inmates with disabilities violate the ...   Added: read more



New Accessible Technology Section Added to ADA.gov

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a new Accessible Technology section for ADA.gov, its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Web site, to further assist covered ...   Added: 2016-04-29read more



ADAAA Final Rule Published

Now available for public inspection in the Federal Register is a final rule revising the Justice Department's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title II and Title III ...   Added: read more



Justice Department Publishes Final Rule on Movie Captioning and Audio Description

The U.S. Department of Justice (Department) has published an advance copy of a final rule that amends its regulation implementing title III of the ADA, which covers public ...   Added: 2016-11-23read more



U.S. Access Board Issues Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment

The U.S. Access Board has issued new accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment (MDE) under section 510 of the Rehabilitation Act. The standards provide design ...   Added: 2017-01-11read more



U.S. Access Board Updates Requirements for Information and Communication Technology

The U.S. Access Board released a final rule that updates accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) in the federal sector covered by Section ...   Added: 2017-01-11read more



U.S. Department of Education Releases Parent & Educator Guide on Section 504 in Public Elementary & Secondary Schools

The Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") within the U.S. Department of Education recently released several guidance documents, including a Parent and Educator Resource Guide to ...   Added: 2017-01-25read more



Chariot Transit, Inc. enters landmark settlement agreement with the United States Attorney's Office

Chariot Transit, Inc. entered a landmark settlement agreement with the United States Attorney's Office to resolve allegations that the San Francisco-based company violated ...   Added: 2017-11-17read more



The Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration has released a report on Accessible Shared Streets

The Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration has released a report, Accessible Shared Streets: Notable Practices and Considerations for Accommodating ...   Added: 2017-12-01read more