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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

NEW U.S. Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Resources to Help Improve Vaccine Accessibility for People with Disabilities and Older Adults (4/16/21)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has published new resources to help states, vaccination providers, and others leading COVID-19 response activities improve vaccine accessibility for people with disabilities and older adults. Read more...

Uber Ordered to Pay $1.1 Million After Woman Who is Blind Repeatedly Denied Rides (4/8/21)

Uber has been ordered to pay $1.1 million after an arbitrator ruled its drivers discriminated against a woman who is blind and her guide dog on 14 separate occasions. Read more...

27 Southern California Hotels Sign Agreements to Improve Access for Persons with Disabilities (3/29/21)

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California in Los Angeles announced that it has signed agreements with 27 hotels across Southern California to resolve investigations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Read more...

Federal Emergency Management Agency ​​Best Practice Information and Checklist to Ensure Vaccine ​Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities (3/26/21)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ​established a federal multi-agency civil rights group ​to develop a checklist that will help states, territories, and tribes ensure ​accessibility of vaccines to underserved communities including people with disabilities. Read more...

U.S. Access Board Hosting Meetings on Making Autonomous Vehicles Accessible (3/18/21)

The U.S. Access Board is hosting a series of meetings on making self-driving or "autonomous" vehicles accessible to passengers with disabilities. The sessions are free and open to the public. Read more...

Lassen Volcanic National Park’s Draft Accessibility Plan Open for Public Comment (3/18/21)

​Lassen Volcanic National Park seeks public comment on its draft accessibility plan. The draft plan contains findings from a self-evaluation process and suggested actions to implement to improve accessibility throughout the Park. Read more...

Input Requested: Vaccine Survey For Adults with Disabilities (3/17/21)

The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is conducting a survey to better understand the reasons why people with disabilities choose whether to receive the vaccination for COVID-19 Read more...

Vaccination Eligibility Announced for Individuals with Disabilities (3/12/21)

The following is an announcement from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES): On March 15, people with certain significant, high-risk medical conditions or disabilities will become eligible for vaccines statewide, to help save the lives of people who are at high-risk of death and severe complications from COVID-19. Read more...

ADA National Network Learning Session: Health Care Disparities for People with Disabilities and Potential Role of Physician Bias (2/25/21)

This presentation will review the evidence for health care disparities affecting people with disabilities. It will then introduce a recent nationwide survey of physicians from 7 specialties about their experiences with and perceptions of caring for patients with disability. Read more...

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Nevada to End Discriminatory Policies Against Inmates with HIV and Inmates with Disabilities (2/11/21)

The U.S. Justice Department reached a settlement agreement with the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) that inmates with HIV cannot be illegally segregated or otherwise discriminated against based on their HIV status, and that inmates with disabilities are provided an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from NDOC programs. Read more...

Understanding Your Employment Rights Under the Americans with Disabilities Act: A Guide for Veterans (2/9/21)

This guide answers veterans' questions about returning to a civilian job or seeking a new job after developing a service-connected disability. It also explains the kinds of adjustments (called reasonable accommodations) that may help you be successful in the workplace. Laws addressed include an interaction among the Employment and Reemployment... Read more...

Traveling by Air with Service Animals (1/11/21)

The U.S. Department of Transportation (Department or DOT) is issuing a final rule to amend the Department's Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) regulation on the transport of service animals by air. This rule is effective January 11, 2021. Read more...

EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Technical Assistance on Vaccines (12/30/20)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted an updated and expanded technical assistance publication addressing vaccine questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The updated information is included in “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and... Read more...

​U.S. Department of Justice on ADA & Education (12/11/20)

When enacting the ADA in 1990, Congress expressly identified education as one area where discrimination against individuals with disabilities remained persistent. Since then, the Justice Department has played a significant role in ensuring that individuals with disabilities have equal educational opportunities. Read more...

Factsheet on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Addiction and Recovery for State & Local Governments (12/3/20)

The Pacific ADA Center and New England ADA Center, members of the ADA National Network, published a factsheet on the ADA, addiction, and recovery for State and local government programs and services. Read more...

U.S. Justice Department Settles with Amtrak to Resolve Disability Discrimination Across Intercity Rail System (12/2/20)

The Justice Department announced that it reached a national settlement agreement with Amtrak to resolve findings of disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the agreement Amtrak will fix inaccessible stations and establish a $2.25 million fund to pay claims to people who experienced a... Read more...

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