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Category: Disability laws and regulations

American Cruise Lines to improve fleet accessibility in ADA settlement

The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the District of Connecticut reached a settlement agreement with American Cruise Lines. The cruise line was not following the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Some people complained that the cruise ships weren’t easy for wheelchair users to get around or access.  The settlement will lead to improvements. The deal covers … Continued

A Census Bureau proposal could shrink the U.S. disability rate by 40%

The Census Bureau wants to change how it counts people with disabilities in the U.S. Disability advocates worry that changes to the disability questions on the Bureau’s yearly American Community Survey and how the results are shared could cause problems with the government’s official numbers. It might make it harder for disabled people to get … Continued

Providing an accessible workplace

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has a new article called “Providing an Accessible Workplace.” The article talks about laws federal agencies have to follow to make sure individuals with disabilities can fully access job facilities, physical spaces, and information technology. Also, it provides information about where agencies can find more resources to help them … Continued

Supreme Court avoids ruling on disability rights case

Supreme Court avoids ruling on disability rights case involving activist Deborah Laufer. Laufer reviewed hotel websites for ADA compliance. The case questioned if she could sue hotels for not disclosing accessibility information if she didn’t plan to book a room. The case could have stopped the ability of “testers” to bring lawsuits to benefit the … Continued

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