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Pacific ADA Center (Region 9)

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ADA News and Information

ADA National Network Learning Session: Achieving Whole Community Inclusion in Emergency Management (8/12/21)

Are you "planning for or planning with" the whole community? Ensuring inclusion is a daunting task with many variables to consider that impact all of your agency's core capabilities. Read more...

California Federal Court Holds Domino’s Website Violates the ADA (7/28/21)

A California federal district court has found that the website of Domino’s Pizza violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), overturning the Ninth Circuit Court’s earlier finding. Read more...

Kaiser Permanente Agrees to Comply with the ADA by Improving Access for People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (7/28/21)

Southern California Permanente Medical Group and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals have agreed to resolve claims that they violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to provide at one of their facilities a qualified sign language interpreter or other appropriate form of auxiliary aid or service to a deaf patient.... Read more...

New Research Brief: Digital Access for Students in Higher Education and the ADA (7/27/21)

The American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) Network Knowledge Translation Center has a new research brief, Digital Access for Students in Higher Education and the ADA, that describes how the ADA and other disability rights laws affect the digital access of students with disabilities in higher education. Read more...

New ADA National Network Fact Sheet: Healthcare and Face Coverings: Reducing Communication Barriers for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients (7/27/21)

This fact sheet provides tips about effective communication, and was written to assist healthcare providers, family members, and individuals who support people that are deaf and hard of hearing. Read more...

Guidance on “Long COVID” as a Disability Under the ADA, Section 504, and Section 1557 (7/26/21)

Guidance by the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Justice says long COVID can be a disability under Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Read more...

New Laws Let Americans with Disabilities Vote Online, but the Debate about Voting Access vs. Election Security Continues (7/23/21)

A handful of states have passed laws that let voters with certain disabilities return their ballots online. But there is concern that the technology is not yet advanced enough to allow for a private, secure online voting system. Read more...

Bay Area Historic Movie Theaters Move Towards Greater Accessibility (7/22/21)

One of the pandemic’s few silver linings is that it gave some of the Bay Area’s closed historic movie theaters, like the Roxie, the time and space to undertake much-needed accessibility upgrades. Read more...

U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Invites Feedback on its new ADA.gov Website (7/21/21)

ADA.gov, maintained by the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, is inviting visitors to explore and provide feedback on an in-progress version of its improved website, with the goal of making the site more user friendly. Read more...

National Institute of Standards and Technology Seeks Public Input on Removing Barriers to Voting for People with Disabilities (6/25/21)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is looking for comments from the public about barriers to private and independent voting for people with disabilities. Read more...

Judge ​Considers Requiring Lyft to Provide Wheelchair Users Equal Service (6/25/21)

A trial to determine if Lyft ride-share service violates the Americans with Disabilities Act recently finished in San Francisco. A decision may soon determine if the company will have to provide service for those who use powered wheelchairs. Read more...

Biden-Harris Administration Efforts to Support Full Participation and Equality for People with Disabilities (6/25/21)

The White House released a fact sheet that talks about policies and funding to provide access and equity for people with disabilities in federal programs. Read more...

U.S. Justice Department Reaches Agreement with San Luis Obispo County Jail to Ensure Physical Access for Individuals with Mobility Disabilities (6/25/21)

The U.S. Justice Department entered into a settlement agreement that deals with complaints, under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), that San Luis Obispo County Jail facilities were inaccessible to inmates with mobility disabilities and denied them equal access to the Jail’s programs, services and activities. Read more...

NCD Report Calls for Adoption of Accessibility Standards for Medical and Diagnostic Equipment (6/25/21)

A National Council on Disability (NCD) Report calls for the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights to adopt the federal accessibility standards for medical and diagnostic equipment. Read more...

Tip Sheet on Making Content Accessible in Websites, Public Documents and Other Digital Products (6/25/21)

The Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research has created a tip sheet that discusses accessibility of websites, public documents, and other digital products. Read more...

EARN: Disability-Inclusive COVID-19 Workplace Health and Safety Plans (6/24/21)

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) put out a new document titled Disability-Inclusive COVID-19 Workplace Health and Safety Plans. This document lists what disability-inclusive COVID-19 health and safety plans for reopening workplaces should include. Read more...

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