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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

Join us at the 2021 ADA National Symposium (7/26/21)

The upcoming 2021 National Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Symposium, a comprehensive conference on the ADA, is a hybrid event offering options to attend onsite, virtually or both. Read more...

ADA National Network Learning Session: Achieving Equity in a Time of Scarcity: Lessons from the COVID-19 Vaccine Experience (6/24/21)

This presentation will review the experiences of Medicaid beneficiaries and people with disabilities in California and nationally related to vaccine prioritization and deployment, and reflect on lessons for policy and practice that will support greater equity moving forward. Read more...

EEOC Puts Out New Information About COVID-19 and Employment (6/4/21)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has put out new information to help employees and employers understand their rights and responsibilities at work during COVID-19. Read more...

The ADA National Network State of the Science Conference is happy to announce that you can now have full access to recordings and transcripts for all three days! (5/20/21)

Visit our ADA State of the Science YouTube Playlist to find all recordings. Each video is the entire length of the day. However, every presentation has its own time-stamped link for each individual presentation. Read more...

U.S. Attorney's Office Reaches Settlement with the City of Santa Barbara (5/19/21)

The City of Santa Barbara, California has agreed with the United States Attorney’s Office to improve access to its Intercity Rail Station and comply with its obligations under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

NEW Factsheet: The ADA and Caregivers- Frequently Asked Questions (5/14/21)

The ADA National Network has published a new factsheet: The ADA and Caregivers- Frequently Asked Questions. Read more...

NEW U.S. Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Resources to Help Improve Vaccine Accessibility for People with Disabilities and Older Adults (4/16/21)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has published new resources to help states, vaccination providers, and others leading COVID-19 response activities improve vaccine accessibility for people with disabilities and older adults. Read more...

Federal Emergency Management Agency ​​Best Practice Information and Checklist to Ensure Vaccine ​Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities (3/26/21)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ​established a federal multi-agency civil rights group ​to develop a checklist that will help states, territories, and tribes ensure ​accessibility of vaccines to underserved communities including people with disabilities. Read more...

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Nevada ​Regarding Inmates with HIV and Other Disabilities (2/11/21)

The U.S. Justice Department reached a settlement agreement with the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) that inmates with HIV cannot be illegally segregated or otherwise discriminated against based on their HIV status, and that inmates with disabilities are provided an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from NDOC programs. Read more...

Traveling by Air with Service Animals (1/11/21)

The U.S. Department of Transportation (Department or DOT) is issuing a final rule to amend the Department's Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) regulation on the transport of service animals by air. This rule is effective January 11, 2021. Read more...

EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Technical Assistance on Vaccines (12/30/20)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted an updated and expanded technical assistance publication addressing vaccine questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more...

Factsheet on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Addiction and Recovery for State & Local Governments (12/3/20)

The Pacific ADA Center and New England ADA Center, members of the ADA National Network, published a factsheet on the ADA, addiction, and recovery for State and local government programs and services. Read more...

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