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Events (Times listed are Pacific Time)

Apr 25 2024

Substance Use and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

6:00am - 7:00am

Description: There are thousands of people in recovery from addiction who are unaware of their civil rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA ensures that people with disabilities, including those with alcohol use disorder and substance use disorders, have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. However, the piece of the...

Apr 25 2024

ADA National Network Learning Session: “Access to Medical Care & Medical Diagnostic Equipment Best Practices for People with Disabilities”

11:30am - 12:30pm

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) covers doctors' offices, medical clinics, and other healthcare facilities. These facilities must be accessible to patients with disabilities. This training will discuss how to design and create accessible medical spaces. Also, the Access Board has published a final standard about access to medical diagnostic equipment (MDE) for people with...

May 2 2024

Doors and Gates

11:30am - 1:00pm

Description Doors and gates are a significant aspect of almost all accessible routes within a site connecting buildings, rooms, and spaces. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards address the many components to make a door accessible, including opening force, hardware, and maneuvering clearances. Access Board Accessibility Specialists will...

May 6 2024

The ADA, Addiction, Recovery and Employment

7:30am - 9:00am

Description: There are thousands of people in recovery from addiction who are unaware of their civil rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA insures that people with addiction to alcohol, and in recovery from opioids and other drugs have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. Find out how the ADA...

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News

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BART settlement will improve elevator and escalator access

Posted on April 19, 2024

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has settled a class action lawsuit brought by members of the disability community. The lawsuit said that BART has continually failed to provide full and equal access to its stations and services, which is against the Americans with Disabilities Act, BART has agreed to improve its elevator and escalator services...
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Updated guidance on federal laws protecting the rights of voters with disabilities

Posted on April 19, 2024

The Department of Justice has updated their guide, The Americans with Disabilities Act and Other Federal Laws Protecting the Rights of Voters with Disabilities. This guide talks about the legal protections for people with disabilities that require full access to all aspects of elections, including registration and voting. For more information on this and other...
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Justice Department to publish final rule to strengthen web and mobile app access for people with disabilities

Posted on April 9, 2024

The Attorney General signed a final rule under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The rule clarifies the requirement that State and local governments need to make their websites and mobile apps accessible for people with disabilities. This rule will help people with disabilities use websites and mobile apps to access important...

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