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Serving Region 9 - Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada & the Pacific Basin

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Pacific ADA Center (Region 9)

The purpose of the Pacific ADA Center is to build a partnership between the disability and business communities and to promote full and unrestricted participation in society for persons with disabilities through education and technical assistance.

ADA News and Information

Fact Sheet: Accessibility of COVID-19 Vaccine Websites and the ADA (5/19/22)

The U.S. Department of Justice has a new fact sheet about the importance of website accessibility and five recent settlement agreements. Read more...

Webinar: Employment – Long Haulers and COVID (5/18/22)

The Southeast ADA Center will host the webinar, Employment: Long Haulers and COVID, on May 25th from 2 – 3:30 pm ET. Read more...

Online Event About Building Mental Health-Friendly Workplaces (5/17/22)

On Wednesday, May 25th, the U.S. Department of Labor is hosting an online event in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. Read more...

New Guidance About Possible Disability Discrimination When Employers Use Artificial Intelligence (5/16/22)

The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission each released a technical assistance document on artificial intelligence (AI) and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

Webinar on 7 Pro Tips for Achievable Barrier Removal (5/13/22)

On Thursday, May 19th, BlueDAG is hosting a webinar where the Pacific ADA Center will talk about seven key concepts organizations should consider for readily available barrier removal. Read more...

RCC Partners in Arizona to Pay $30,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit (5/11/22)

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) found that a Subway franchise failed to accommodate a worker on the autism spectrum and then fired him because of his disability. Read more...

New Report on Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on People with Disabilities (5/6/22)

The National Institute of Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) released a new report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with disabilities. Read more...

Resources for Accessible and Modified Vehicles (4/29/22)

The Great Plains ADA Center has put together a resource list of agencies, organizations, and businesses that provide accessible vehicle or modifications. Read more...

Updated COVID-19, Long COVID and the Workplace Website (4/28/22)

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) recently updated its COVID-19 and Long COVID webpage Read more...

Civil Prosecution Against Law Firm for Exploiting ADA to File Thousands of Fraudulent Lawsuits Against Small Businesses (4/27/22)

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin and Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón announce that the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office are filing a civil complaint against the law firm Potter Handy LLP. Read more...

U.S. Justice Department Expands Arizona Lawsuit Alleging Disability Discrimination in Getting Surgical Care (4/26/22)

The amended complaint alleges that American Vision Partners and Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center discriminate against patients who, because of their disabilities, need assistance transferring from their wheelchairs for eye surgery. Read more...

When and How to Disclose Vision Impairment (4/22/22)

The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment of People Who are Blind or Have Low Vision published a new advice sheet, "Who Needs to Know?: When and How to Disclose Vision Impairment". Read more...

Secure Your Financial Future: A Toolkit for Individuals with Disabilities (4/21/22)

The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy developed the "Secure Your Financial Future" toolkit which provides guidance for people with disabilities looking for and wanting to keep employment and financial stability. Read more...

Online Meeting on Low Transfer Surface Height for Medical Diagnostic Equipment (4/20/22)

On May 12, 2022, The U.S. Access Board will hold a virtual public information meeting on accessible medical diagnostic equipment and transfer surfaces for patients who use wheelchairs. Read more...

Improving Banking Practices for Customers with Disabilities (4/19/22)

The Southeast ADA Center has developed a self-assessment tool for banks to measure their progress toward full inclusion of customers with disabilities. Read more...

U.S. Department of Justice Ballot Drop Box Accessibility Guidance (4/18/22)

The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division recently published "Ballot Drop Box Accessibility - The Americans with Disabilities Act". Read more...

Settlement Agreement with CVS to Make Online COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Accessible (4/15/22)

The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement agreement with CVS Pharmacy, Inc. that will help people with disabilities get information about COVID-19 vaccinations and book their vaccination appointments online. Read more...

Discussion on Equity for Workers with Gaps in Employment History (4/14/22)

On April 28, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs will host a livestream discussion on challenges workers face when returning to the workforce after periods of unemployment. Read more...

Neurodiversity & Intersectionality: A Disclosure Challenge (4/11/22)

The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology has a new episode of its Future of Work podcast, “Neurodiversity & Intersectionality: A Disclosure Challenge.” Read more...

Public Education Campaign on Mental Health-Friendly Workplaces (4/8/22)

The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy has a new public education campaign on the importance of mental health-friendly workplaces. Read more...

New Training on Telework as an Accommodation (4/7/22)

The Job Accommodation Network has a new training resource on telework as an accommodation. Read more...

Recommendations on Removing Barriers for Voters With Disabilities (4/6/22)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has finalized its publication that talks about barriers that limit people with disabilities from being able to vote privately and independently. Read more...

NEW Guidance on Opioid Use Disorder and the Americans with Disabilities Act (4/5/22)

The U.S. Department of Justice published new guidance on opioid use disorder and the Americans with Disabilities Act Read more...

Providing Students with Disabilities Free Appropriate Public Education During the Pandemic and the Need for Compensatory Services (4/5/22)

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released a fact sheet to remind elementary and secondary public schools of their requirements to provide appropriate evaluations and services to students with disabilities during the pandemic, including schools’ responsibility to provide compensatory services. Read more...

Ways to Make Sure Students with Disabilities Can Safely Attend School In-Person (4/4/22)

A new letter to educators and parents from the U.S. Education Secretary discusses ways that schools and parents can work together to make sure students with disabilities -- who are at higher risk of severe COVID-19 complications -- can safely attend school in-person. Read more...

NEW Video on Service Animals and Transit Systems (4/1/22)

The Southeast ADA Center has released a new video describing the rights and responsibilities riders and public transit providers have under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

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