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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. Access Board to Conduct Q&A Webinar on 508 Standards (1/28/20)

open question-and-answer session on the refreshed 508 Standards with Section 508 Specialists at the U.S. Access Board and the General Services Administration. Presenters will review questions that commonly arise in applying and meeting the 508 Standards. They will cover how the standards are used in the acquisition of information technology,... Read more...

Hawaii Medical Service Association to Pay $180,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit (1/7/20)

Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA), the largest health insurance company in Hawaii, has agreed to pay $180,000 and provide injunctive relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). 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...

How Autonomous Vehicles Can Affect People with Disabilities (12/10/19)

Transportation "is a real game-changer" for persons with disabilities, said Michael Reardon, supervisory policy advisor, U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy. Without access to personal vehicles, people earn lower incomes and attain degrees at a lower rate. Read more...