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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

ADA National Network Learning Session: Who Let the Dogs (and Miniature Horses) In? Service Animals in Health Care Facilities (5/28/20)

This webinar will address the definition of a service animal, places a service animal can and cannot visit with his/her handler, the questions that can be asked of the person with a disability, and how to interact with a service animal. We will also review a sample service animal policy... Read more...

EEOC and FedEx Ground Settle Nationwide Disability Discrimination Lawsuit (5/19/20)

FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. will pay $3.3 million and change their policies to resolve a companywide disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC charged that FedEx Ground denied deaf and hard-of-hearing package handlers reasonable accommodations and that it discriminated against deaf and... Read more...

U.S. Access Board Issues Guidance on Toilet and Bathing Facilities and Drinking Fountains (5/6/20)

The U.S. Access Board released technical bulletins on accessibility to restrooms, bathing facilities, and drinking fountains. This material explains specifications for water closets, toilet compartments, showers, bathtubs, and drinking fountains in the ADA Accessibility Standards. Read more...

U.S. Access Board Initiates Update of Accessibility Guidelines for Rail Cars (4/10/20)

The U.S. Access Board is initiating rule-making to update its accessibility guidelines for rail cars covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act and seeks public comment on this effort. The U.S. Access Board has extended the deadline for comments to July 14, 2020. Read more...

Target Corporation Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit (4/2/20)

Target Corporation agreed to make changes to its hiring and training practices and pay damages to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The federal agency charged that the nationwide retailer failed to interview a qualified applicant because he was deaf. Read more...

HHS issues bulletin on civil rights, HIPPA, and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (3/28/20)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Civil Rights (OCR) reminds covered entities of their obligations under laws that prohibit discrimination. “HHS is committed to leaving no one behind during an emergency, and this guidance is designed to help health care providers meet that goal” -... Read more...

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Walgreens to Resolve HIV Discrimination (3/27/20)

The U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement agreement with Walgreens, a national retail and pharmacy chain. The settlement agreement resolves a complaint under the ADA that alleges that a Walgreens pharmacy in Nevada refused to give a customer a flu shot because he has an HIV diagnosis. Read more...

What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19 (3/18/20)

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces workplace anti-discrimination laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act. The following publication answers common employer questions about what to do after a pandemic has been declared. Applying these principles to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following may be useful: Read more...

The U.S. Census and American Sign Language (3/11/20)

In 2015, in the United States’ Census report showed that there are 380 possible languages and 39 language groups. However, American Sign Language (ASL), the natural language of the American Deaf community is not included in the enumeration of languages in the United States, nor is sign languages as a... Read more...

5 Things To Know About Coronavirus And People With Disabilities (3/8/20)

The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has everyone hopefully, taking steps to control the outbreak and prepare to get through whatever may come of it. But one group faces additional risks and consequences, as well as anxieties: people with disabilities and or chronic illnesses. Read more...

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