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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

Region IX ADA Coordinator Network Summit (9/15/22)

Join us for the Pacific ADA Center's Region IX ADA Coordinator Network Summit at the Renaissance LAX Hotel in Los Angeles, CA from September 15-16, 2022. Individuals can attend in person or online via Zoom. Read more...

Judge Rules Uber Does Not Need to Offer Wheelchair Accessibility. (8/11/22)

A California federal judge has ruled that Uber is not required to provide wheelchair-accessible vehicles, finding that it would be too burdensome on the company. Read more...

ADA Learning Session: "What Did They Say - Why Effective Communications is Critical in Emergency Management" (8/11/22)

This webinar reviews the importance of effective communication in emergency management. Using real life examples and from the field, the speakers will address what effective communication means and how emergency managers can improve their public communication to make it effective to people with disabilities. Read more...

Funding to Make Public Transportation Rail Stations Accessible (8/10/22)

The Federal Transit Administration announced it will provide $1.75 billion to make it easier for people to get on board at the nation’s oldest rail public transportation systems. Read more...

Website Accessibility Regulations On The Horizon (8/5/22)

The U.S. Department of Justice is intending to begin the rulemaking process for website accessibility regulations that apply to state and local governments under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

How Federal Nondiscrimination Laws Can Help Make Sure Telehealth Services are Accessible (8/5/22)

The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services put out a guidance document on how federal nondiscrimination laws can help make sure services provided through telehealth are accessible. Read more...

Websites Are Not A Public Accommodation Under the ADA, Says California Court of Appeals (8/4/22)

The California Court of Appeals finds that websites of online only businesses are not "public accommodations" covered by Title III of the ADA. Read more...

Accommodating and Retaining Educators with Disabilities (8/4/22)

A recent case study by the Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) looks at the role workplace accommodations play in keeping teachers with disabilities. Read more...

Celebrating Service Animals (8/3/22)

The National Rehabilitation Information Center has a blog post that provides information on service animals, the difference between service and support animals, legal rights and responsibilities, and much more. Read more...

USDOT Announces Winners of its First-Ever Inclusive Design Challenge (8/3/22)

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the winners of its $5 million Inclusive Design Challenge. Read more...

Supporting Employees with Long COVID: A Guide for Employers (8/3/22)

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion and Job Accommodation Network has a new resource—Supporting Employees with Long COVID: A Guide for Employers. Read more...

Joint Public Meeting of the NACSD and the NACIDD (8/2/22)

The National Advisory Committees on Seniors and Disasters (NACSD) and on Individuals with Disabilities and Disasters (NACIDD) is holding a joint meeting on August 4th. Read more...

Change of Phone Number to U.S. Access Board Technical Assistance Helpline (8/1/22)

The U.S. Access Board discontinued its technical assistance toll-free 800 phone number, but it continues to offer technical assistance. Read more...

PEAT Launches New Jobs Pages (7/29/22)

The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) has new jobs pages on their website. Read more...

Toolkit for Helping Businesses Understand Working Service Animals (7/28/22)

The Northeast ADA Center's new resource, Service Animals in Public Spaces, is a toolkit to help small businesses, public entities, and the general public understand service animals and the valuable assistance they provide people with disabilities. Read more...

U.S. Access Board Releases Design Recommendations for Accessible Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (7/27/22)

The U.S. Access Board has released "Design Recommendations for Accessible Electric Vehicle Charging Stations", a technical assistance document that reviews existing requirements and new recommendations for making electric vehicle charging stations accessible. Read more...

Today is the 32nd Anniversary of the Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. (7/26/22)

The Pacific ADA Center celebrates the 32nd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

US Department of Justice commemorates the 32nd anniversary of the ADA (7/26/22)

The US Department of Justice commemorates the 32nd anniversary of the ADA. “We will continue using this bedrock civil rights law to eliminate barriers and safeguard the rights of people with disabilities across the country.” Says Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. The commemoration... Read more...

Online Discussion to Understand Workplace Challenges Related to Long COVID (7/26/22)

The U.S. Department of Labor is joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Surgeon General in gathering ideas from the public to better support workers coping with long COVID symptoms, and their co-workers and employers. Read more...

Proclamation on the Anniversary Of The Americans With Disabilities Act (7/26/22)

THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim July 26, 2022, the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

Settlement With Tattoo Studio For Alleged HIV Discrimination (7/25/22)

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California has settled a claim that Luna Tattoo Studio discriminated against a person with HIV in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

U.S. Departments of Labor and Transportation Events Celebrate the ADA and Disability Pride (7/22/22)

On July 26 and 28, respectively, the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Labor will host virtual celebrations of Disability Pride Month and the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Read more...

EEOC Updates Q&As on COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and Other EEO Laws (7/21/22)

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated a number of Q&As in its guidance document, "What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws". Read more...

Universally Accessible Playground in Irvine, California (7/20/22)

Plans for a universally accessible playground featuring a sensory garden and equipment fit for everyone is in the works in Irvine. Read more...

Uber Agrees to Changes and Pays Millions to Resolve Lawsuit for Overcharging People with Disabilities (7/19/22)

The U.S. Department of Justice reached a multi-million-dollar settlement with Uber Technologies inc. to resolve a lawsuit that Uber violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by overcharging people with disabilities. Read more...

Request for Proposals for Mobile Apps to Improve Health and Function of People with Disabilities (7/18/22)

The LiveWell App Factory seeks to fund the development of mobile information and communication technology (ICT) applications to improve the health and function of people with disabilities. Read more...

FEMA Hosts Stakeholder Engagement Event for ADA Anniversary (7/15/22)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is hosting an event on July 21, 2022 at 1:00pm ET in recognition of the 32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

Upcoming Meeting of the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (7/15/22)

On July, 28th, the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities will host a virtual meeting for its members to identify topics to cover in the Committee's Report to the President. Read more...

Transportation Department's Airline Passengers with Disabilities Bill of Rights (7/14/22)

The United States Department of Transportation has published a new document, “Airline Passengers with Disabilities Bill of Rights.” Read more...

NEW Online Course: Introduction to Assistive Technology (7/5/22)

The Rocky Mountain ADA Center has a new online course, "Introduction to Assistive Technology". Read more...

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