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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

U.S. Attorney to Monitor LA County Vote Centers for ADA Compliance (2/19/20)

The U.S. Attorney’s Office will deploy personnel to monitor Los Angeles County vote centers during the February 22-to-March 3 election period for compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, for voters with physical disabilities. Read more...

U.S. Access Board Initiates Update of Accessibility Guidelines for Rail Cars (2/14/20)

The U.S. Access Board is initiating rulemaking to update its accessibility guidelines for rail cars covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and seeks public comment on this effort. Read more...

Rancho San Miguel Markets Settles EEOC Disability Lawsuit For $100,000 (2/4/20)

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, a deli clerk with a disability provided Rancho San Miguel Markets a doctor’s note requesting an accommodation. Her request was denied, and she was subse­quently fired, the EEOC said. Read more...

U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council (1/31/20)

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council (WDC) hosted a panel on building a disability-inclusive workforce during its annual winter meeting in Washington, D.C. Moderated by the WDC-led Disability Employment Working Group Chair Pamela Nabors, the panel included remarks from Michael Gritton and Mary Rosenthal of KentuckianaWorks, as well... Read more...

Blocking the Ballot Box: Ending Misuse of the ADA to Close Polling Places (1/30/20)

Despite the fact that the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires all polling places to be accessible to people with disabilities and the Help America Vote Act of 2002 mandates that all Americans have the right to a private and independent vote, polling places and voting stations across the... Read more...

EEOC Releases Fiscal Year 2019 Enforcement and Litigation Data (1/24/20)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released detailed breakdowns for the 72,675 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2019. Read more...

U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks Comment on Proposed Amendments to Regulation of Service Animals on Flights (1/22/20)

The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that it is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to its Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) regulation on the transportation of service animals by air. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Traveling by Air with Service Animals can be found HERE and... Read more...

Pacific ADA Center April 2020 Training Workshop for the CASp Examination (1/21/20)

Pacific ADA Center announces its annual four-day workshop to provide a comprehensive review of the relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully pass the examination to become a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) in the State of California. A CASp is a qualified individual who is certified to review buildings... Read more...

HUD Seeks Comment on Adopting Additional Safe Harbors under the Fair Housing Act (1/17/20)

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued a notice to adopt additional safe harbor standards under the Fair Housing Act (FHA). The FHA bans discrimination in housing on the basis of disability, race, color, gender, and religion. The FHA regulations recognize several alternatives to its accessibility guidelines... Read more...

It’s Time for American Businesses to Step to the Plate on Hiring Workers with Disabilities (1/1/20)

Administration for Community Living's Commissioner for the Administration on Disabilities Julie Hocker authored a new blog from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) about American businesses hiring workers with disabilities and ACL's Disability Employment Challenge. Read more...

U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks Comment on Proposal to Improve the Accessibility of Lavatories on Single-Aisle Aircraft (12/16/19)

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to its Air Carrier Access Act regulation on the accessibility of lavatories on single-aisle aircraft through a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). Comments are due by March 2, 2020. Read more...

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