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The Pacific ADA Center's mission is to promote the full participation in society of all persons with disabilities by increasing knowledge of the ADA and related disability civil rights laws by individuals, organizations, businesses, and government agencies. 

ADA News and Information

Funds to Upgrade ADA ramps in Solana Beach, CA (11/23/22)

The Solana Beach City Council approved a resolution that seeks Community Development Block Grant funding for Americans with Disabilities Act ramp improvements throughout the city. Read more...

Potential Jurors Can’t Be Removed Because a Relative is Disabled (11/22/22)

The Second District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles ruled that California's anti-discrimination law does not allow the removal of a juror because the juror has a family member that is disabled. Read more...

Event on DEIA and the Federal Government's Approach to Disability Employment (11/21/22)

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management will host the virtual event "DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility) Summit 2022: A Whole-of-Government Approach to Disability Employment" on December 6 – 8, 2022. Read more...

International Day of Disabled Persons (IDDP) (11/18/22)

The annual celebration of the IDDP will take place on December 3rd. This year's theme is "Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fueling an accessible and equitable world". Read more...

The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services has a New Newsletter (11/15/22)

The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Office of Access and Functional Needs (OAFN) has a new newsletter to keep people up-to-date about inclusive emergency management activities. Read more...

Disability Community Remembers Advocate Lois Curtis (11/10/22)

Federal government leaders and staff join the disability community in mourning the loss of the great advocate, Lois Curtis. Read more...

WHO Launches Training in Assistive Products (11/9/22)

The World Health Organization (WHO) is launching Training in Assistive Products (TAP), a free online training resource to prepare primary health and community workforces to help people with disabilities get assistive technology. Read more...

EEOC Disability-Related Resources Web Page (11/3/22)

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has a web page listing disability-related resources. Read more...

New “Know-Your-Rights” Video Series on Special Education (11/2/22)

The Arizona Center for Disability Law, in partnership with Good Point Creative, has developed two series of know-your-rights videos about special education. Read more...

ADA-Compliance Problems with Some Santa Barbara, CA Parklets (11/1/22)

Six outdoor dining parklets in downtown Santa Barbara are not currently accessible to people with disabilities. Read more...

Participants Needed for Study on the Use of Service and Emotional Support Animals at Work (10/31/22)

The Southwest ADA Center is looking for participants for its study on the experiences of employed people with disabilities using service animals and emotional support animals at work. Read more...

City of Phoenix Opens Accessible Fishing Dock (10/28/22)

The City of Phoenix recently opened an accessible fishing dock at Papago Park. Read more...

Funding for California's Disability Access and Education Revolving Fund Continues (10/28/22)

The continuation of $4 payments into a fund to increase disability access and compliance with construction-related accessibility requirements was approved by the Governor. Read more...

Individuals Eligible for Payment under Uber's Settlement with the U.S. Justice Department (10/28/22)

The U.S. Department of Justice is asking individuals to check their email and Uber app to see if they've been notified, they are eligible for ride credits or money payments from Uber. Read more...

New EEOC "Know Your Rights" Poster (10/24/22)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has a new "Know Your Rights" Poster for employers to post. Read more...

Allergies and Workplace Accommodations (10/21/22)

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has guidance on workplace accommodations for people with allergies. Read more...

Justice Department Provides Information on Efforts to Protect the Right to Vote (10/20/22)

The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division is providing information about its efforts to make sure all qualified voters can vote and have their votes counted in the upcoming general election. Read more...

New Online Course: Addiction, Recovery and the ADA (10/19/22)

The Rocky Mountain ADA Center has a free online course on Addiction, Recovery and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Read more...

Looking for Participants for a Study on Spanish Language Resources on the ADA (10/18/22)

The ADA National Network Knowledge Translation Center is looking for participants for a study on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) information, products, and services created for Spanish speaking communities. Read more...

Seeking Public Comments on Proposed Amendments to California Building Code Accessibility Provisions (10/17/22)

The California Division of the State Architect will hold a public meeting on October 24th to present proposed code amendments to the accessibility provisions of the California Building Standards codes and ask for public comments. Read more...

Combating Improper Seclusion in Schools (10/14/22)

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has a new web page with resources to help prevent discriminatory use of seclusion in schools, especially against students with disabilities. Read more...

Accessible Voting Options for People with Disabilities (10/13/22)

Disability Rights California has written an article that provides voting information and resources to make sure individuals with disabilities are ready to vote in the November elections and beyond. Read more...

Plain-Language Guide to Federal Voting Rights Laws (10/12/22)

The U.S. Department of Justice has a new plain-language guide to federal voting rights laws. Read more...

Employer Chat on Workplace Mental Health and Well-Being (10/11/22)

On October 13th, the Labor Secretary and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment will be joined by corporate, disability advocacy, and labor employers to discuss workplace mental health and well-being issues. Read more...

Twitter Chat on Employment and the ADA (10/7/22)

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the ADA National Network will be hosting a Twitter Chat on Employment and the ADA on Wednesday, October 26th. Read more...

Renewal of FCC Disability Advisory Committee and Nominations for Membership (10/4/22)

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced its intent to recharter its Disability Advisory Committee and is looking for nominations for membership. Read more...

Voting Access Information and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities (10/3/22)

As the U.S. prepares for the November 2022 midterm elections, the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund has a created a web page to make sure all voters including those with disabilities are aware of their voting rights. Read more...

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