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ADA National Network Learning Session: The Realities of Emergency Management: Understanding Our Realities and How They Impact Inclusive Emergency Management (5/12/22)

Emergency Management Directors (EMDs) deal with some surprising and sometimes immovable obstacles in their operations including tiny budgets, small to no staff, and a lack of political concern or support. Read more...

ADA National Network Learning Session: Healthcare and Civil Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Updates from the HHS Office for Civil Rights and the Department of Justice (4/28/22)

People with disabilities have faced a heavy toll in the COVID-19 pandemic, compounded by discrimination in the healthcare system. This webinar will discuss recent guidance and enforcement actions from HHS and DOJ. Read more...

ADA National Network Learning Session: Managing Service and Emotional Support Animals in Emergencies (4/14/22)

In preparation for a disaster or other emergency, emergency management agencies have many things to consider such as accessibility of emergency messages, and accessible evacuation and shelters. Emergency management and shelter professionals also must understand how to work with people who have assistance animals in an emergency. Read more...

The U.S. Department of Justice published new guidance on opioid use disorder and the Americans with Disabilities Act. (4/5/22)

The U.S. Department of Justice published new guidance on opioid use disorder and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

Proposed Rule to Improve Accessibility of Lavatories on Single-Aisle Aircraft (3/30/22)

The U.S. Department of Transportation is accepting comments on its proposed rule to require airlines to make at least one lavatory on new single-aisle aircraft with 125 or more passenger seats accessible. Read more...

Tempe, Arizona National Leader in ADA Compliance Plans (3/30/22)

Researchers with the Great Lakes ADA Center at the University of Illinois-Chicago surveyed Americans with Disabilities Act transition plans around the country and found that Tempe's is one of the best. Read more...

ADA National Network Learning Session: Increasing Equitable Healthcare for People with Disabilities: Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic and an Overview of NCD's Heath Equity Framework (3/24/22)

People with disabilities have long experienced barriers in accessing equitable healthcare and the COVID-19 pandemic served to starkly highlight the barriers and discrimination that continue for this population. Read more...

What CDC’s New Guidance Means for Schools and Students with Disabilities (3/23/22)

The U.S. Department of Education has released a letter that talks about how the CDC’s updated masking guidelines apply to schools and early care settings and discusses guidance for schools and parents on the rights of students with disabilities. Read more...

Community College District Won’t Take Disability Case to U.S. Supreme Court (3/22/22)

The Los Angeles Community College District’s Board of Trustees will not be appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court over a lawsuit filed by two blind students who said they were not given equal access to education. Read more...

Final Rule to Improve Auto Accessibility for People with Disabilities (3/21/22)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has finalized a new rule that would improve equity and mobility for drivers and passengers with disabilities. Read more...

NEW Department of Justice Guidance on Web Accessibility and the ADA (3/18/22)

The U.S. Department of Justice guidance explains how state and local governments and businesses open to the public can make sure their websites are accessible to people with disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Read more...

New Information About Employment Discrimination Against Caregivers (3/18/22)

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released new information about how discrimination against job seekers or employees with caregiving responsibilities can violate federal equal employment laws when based on a protected characteristic including disability. Read more...

Public Meeting on Air Travel by Persons Who Use Wheelchairs (3/17/22)

The U.S. Department of Transportation is hosting a public meeting on March 24, 2022 about air travel by persons who use wheelchairs. Read more...

NEW Service Animals in the Workplace Web Course (3/14/22)

A New Rocky Mountain ADA Center web course will focus on service animals in the workplace and the rights and responsibilities of employers and their employees. Read more...

Disabled Students in California are Entitled to Independent Study or Virtual Learning (3/11/22)

The federal court for the Northern District of California recently ruled that disabled students in California must have access to a virtual education program equivalent to what non-disabled students receive. Read more...

Accessibility Improvements at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park (3/10/22)

San Francisco City Officials have announced improvements to Golden Gate Park that will make it more accessible for elderly visitors and those with disabilities. Read more...

ADA National Network Learning Session: Operationalizing the Principles of Inclusive Emergency Management (3/10/22)

This presentation will outline how key principles for inclusive emergency management are being used by the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Kern County, and the FREED Center for Independent Living to address whole community needs regarding mass vaccination, evacuation/transportation planning, and Public Safety Power Shutoff events. Read more...

U.S. Access Board Helps Federal Agencies in Promoting Accessibility Priorities (3/9/22)

The Access Board has developed a set of recommendations and resources to help federal government agencies in writing the accessibility portion of their required strategic plans. Read more...

White House Actions to Increase Accessibility and Support People with Disabilities and Older Adults in COVID-19 Responses (3/2/22)

The White House released a factsheet that highlights policies and actions taken in the past two years to increase accessibility and support the health and safety of people with disabilities and older adults. Read more...

Free 3-part Webinar Series: Employment and the ADA (2/25/22)

The Southeast ADA Center is offering a three-part webinar series on Employment and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

Justice Department Settles Lawsuits to Make Sure People with HIV have Equal Access to Health Care (2/24/22)

The Justice Department has filed proposed consent decrees with two obstetrician-gynecologist doctors who refused to provide routine medical care to a patient because the patient has HIV. Read more...

ADA National Network Learning Session: Learning from Patients to Provide Accessible Healthcare and Effective Communication for Patients who are Blind or have Low Vision (2/24/22)

In this presentation American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) will share the experiences of people who are blind or have low vision when seeking healthcare based on focus group research on patient health experiences. Read more...

State Policies for a Safe and Inclusive Return to the Workplace (2/23/22)

Working with the State Exchange on Employment & Disability, the Council of State Governments has published “Facilitating a Safe and Inclusive Return to the Workplace.” Read more...

Justice Department Publishes Guidance on Ballot Drop Box Accessibility Requirements (2/22/22)

The Justice Department has published guidance under the Americans with Disabilities Act on how to make sure that ballot drop boxes are accessible to voters with disabilities. Read more...

Input Needed on Accessibility of Visual Emergency Alert System Messages (2/22/22)

The Federal Communications Commission is looking for comments on its proposed actions to improve the clarity and accessibility of visual Emergency Alert System messages to the public, particularly to people who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Read more...

Registration is open for the National ADA Symposium (2/11/22)

Registration is open for the May 9 - 13, 2022 National ADA Symposium, a virtual event that will provide training covering all areas of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

Registration is open for the National ADA Symposium (2/11/22)

Registration is open for the May 9 - 13, 2022 National ADA Symposium, a virtual event that will provide training covering all areas of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

New Guidance for Health Care Providers on Civil Rights Protections for People with Disabilities (2/10/22)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights is providing guidance for healthcare providers on their continuing Federal civil rights obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more...

Kroger Grocery Chain Agrees to Make Online COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Accessible for People with Disabilities (2/2/22)

The U.S. Justice Department announced it has secured a settlement agreement with The Kroger Co. that will help people with disabilities get information about COVID-19 vaccinations and book their vaccination appointments online. Read more...

Request for Comments on Proposed Rules to Make Closed Captioning Display Settings Readily Accessible (1/28/22)

The Federal Communications Commission is looking for new comments on proposed rules to help individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing to fully enjoy video programming through closed captioning. Read more...

Accommodation Requests During the Pandemic (1/27/22)

The Job Accommodation Network updated its publication “Recognizing an ADA Accommodation Request During the Pandemic” to include new information and federal guidance. Read more...

Help with Ordering Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests (1/26/22)

A new website to order free, at-home testing kits is taking orders and assistance is available for people who do not have Internet access or who need additional help in placing their orders. Read more...

Handling Vaccination Accommodation Requests under the ADA (1/25/22)

A new Job Accommodation Network publication discusses a sample process for determining whether an employer must grant a vaccination exception or delay as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Read more...

Covid-19 Home Tests and Accessibility Problems for People With Disabilities (1/25/22)

For people with disabilities, many of the Covid-19 home test kits are hard or impossible for them to use on their own. Read more...

Ed Roberts Day – Celebrating the Life and Work of Ed Roberts (1/21/22)

January 23rd is Ed Roberts Day, celebrated by many organizations and state and local governments to honor the life and legacy of this leader of the disability rights and independent living movements. Read more...

Amtrak Pays Over $2 Million to Individuals in Disability Settlement (1/14/22)

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that Amtrak paid over $2 million to more than 1,500 individuals who experienced disability discrimination while traveling or trying to travel by train. Read more...

Justice Department Updates its “Common Questions About COVID and the ADA” (1/11/22)

The U.S. Department of Justice has updated its “Common Questions About COVID and the ADA” to address medical facilities' visitor policies and outdoor retail and dining spaces. Read more...

Justice Department Sues Ophthalmology Practice for Discriminating Against Individuals with Disabilities who Use Wheelchairs (12/23/21)

The Justice Department sued Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, PC, an optometry and ophthalmology provider based in Tempe, AZ, for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Has New Accessible Routes (12/23/21)

The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate putting in new sloped walkways for accessible entry on the National Mall side. Read more...

How to Handle Captioning and ASL Requests for Virtual Meetings (12/23/21)

The Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology published “How to Handle Captioning & ASL Requests for Virtual Meetings.” Read more...

Videos of Effective Job Accommodation Products and Services (12/23/21)

The Job Accommodation Network released new Solution Showcase videos. These videos show examples of products and services that can be used as effective job accommodations. Read more...

Justice Department Sues Ophthalmology Practice with 24 Facilities for Discriminating Against Individuals with Disabilities who Use Wheelchairs (12/20/21)

Today the Justice Department sued Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, PC (BDP), an optometry and ophthalmology provider with 24 facilities, for violating the ADA by refusing to transfer certain patients with disabilities onto surgical and exam tables and instead requiring these patients to hire third-party medical support personnel to transport... Read more...

U.S. Access Board Online Event: Equity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities (12/15/21)

The U.S. Access Board will host an online event on equity in healthcare for people with disabilities on January 12, 2022 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. (ET). Read more...

EEOC Technical Assistance Update: When COVID-19 May Be a Disability (12/15/21)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 technical assistance adding a new section to make clear when COVID-19 may be a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. Read more...

California Students with Disabilities Can Enroll in Independent Study, Judge Rules (12/3/21)

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ordered the State of California to make sure that fifteen students with disabilities are provided with meaningful access to remote instruction, special education services, and contact with other students. Read more...

Assistive Technology and Long COVID (12/3/21)

A new issue brief from the National Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center describes how AT Act programs are helping individuals who have long-term effects from COVID-19 and gives examples of common assistive technology solutions. Read more...

Ninth Circuit Says Restaurant Does Not Discriminate Against the Blind By Providing Only Drive-Through Service (12/2/21)

The Ninth Circuit Court holds that a restaurant’s practice of only providing service at the drive-through and refusing to serve pedestrians at the drive-through line does not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

Transportation Needs of Older Adults, Younger Adults with Disabilities and Caregivers from Underserved Communities (12/2/21)

The Federal Transit Administration funded National Aging and Disability Transportation Center released the report of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Transportation Survey findings. Read more...

Public Meeting on Onboard Wheelchairs Used on Aircraft (12/2/21)

The Department of Transportation and the U.S. Access Board will hold a virtual public meeting to collect information on wheelchairs that are designed for use on aircraft during flights. Read more...

Southeast ADA Center Launches “My ADA Learning” (11/19/21)

The Southeast Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center launched My ADA Learning, a one-stop learning management system that provides visitors with a deeper understanding of the ADA and disability rights. Read more...

Guidance for California Businesses Regarding COVID-19 Safety Measures and Reasonable Accommodations (11/18/21)

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing issued Guidance that approves denial of entry to individuals who cannot show a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination, and/or refuse to have their temperature taken or respond to COVID-19 symptom screening questions, subject to providing reasonable accommodations to customers with... Read more...

Department Of Justice Sues Uber Over Failing to modify its Wait Time Fee (11/17/21)

The ride share company Uber charges customers an additional fee if the driver is forced to wait longer than 2 minutes. Read more...

Settlement With Rite Aid Corporation To Make Its Online Covid-19 Vaccine Portal Accessible To Individuals With Disabilities (11/17/21)

The U.S. Justice Department announced an Americans with Disabilities Act settlement agreement with Rite Aid Corporation to make sure that people with disabilities can get information about COVID-19 vaccinations and book their vaccinations online. Read more...

Grants to Hawaii Healthcare Providers to Help Improve Access for Patients with Disabilities (11/16/21)

The Ohana Health Plan will distribute more than $80,000 in grants to providers across the state to provide equal access to quality healthcare and services that are physically and programmatically accessible for members with disabilities and their companions. Read more...

Barriers the COVID-19 Pandemic Created for People with Disabilities (11/15/21)

This report from the Rocky Mountain ADA Center summarizes current barriers the COVID-19 pandemic created for people with disabilities that are in addition to what they are already experiencing. Read more...

New Publication on Disclosing a Disability and Requesting an Accommodation (11/12/21)

The Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship published “Disclosing Your Disability and Requesting an Accommodation” to provide information on if, when and how to disclose disabilities and request accommodations. Read more...

Making Sure Tech Tools Used in Employment Decisions Comply with Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws (11/10/21)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is launching an initiative to make sure artificial intelligence and other new tools used in hiring and other employment decisions comply with federal civil rights laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

ADA National Network Special Session: Has the COVID19 Vaccine Effort Worked for People with Disabilities? (11/9/21)

In this presentation, CDC survey data will be reviewed that shows adults with a disability are more likely to report difficulty getting a COVID-19 vaccine compared to adults without a disability. Read more...

Employers Have the Ability to Make Workplaces More Accessible (11/2/21)

Employees would benefit from a streamlined reasonable accommodations process. Read more...

AMC Theaters Adding Open Captions at 240 U.S. Locations (11/2/21)

The world's largest movie theater chain is adding onscreen captions at 240 U.S. locations to make moviegoing more accessible. Read more...

Seeking Public Comment on Recommendations for Promoting Access to Voting for People with Disabilities (11/2/21)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests public comments on the draft of Promoting Access to Voting: Recommendations for Addressing Barriers to Private and Independent Voting for People with Disabilities. Read more...

New Tip Sheet on Hosting Accessible Virtual Meetings, Events, and Conferences (11/2/21)

A new tip sheet from the Mid-Atlantic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center provides information on planning and conducting accessible virtual meetings, events and conferences. Read more...

ADA National Network Learning Session: Learning from Patients to Provide Accessible Healthcare and Effective Communication for Patients who are Blind or have Low Vision (10/28/21)

In this presentation American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) will share the experiences of people who are blind or have low vision when seeking healthcare based on focus group research on patient health experiences. Read more...

Videos on Federal Disability Rights and Individuals in Recovery from an Opioid Use Disorder (10/26/21)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has helped create a five-part video series called “Civil Rights Protections for Individuals in Recovery from an Opioid Use Disorder.” Read more...

Disability Information and Access Line Looking for Input on How to Improve their Services (10/25/21)

The Administration on Community Living's Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) is seeking input from the disability community on how to improve its services through a short questionnaire. DIAL was created to help people with disabilities get vaccinated. Read more...

New U.S. Access Board Bulletins on Lavatories and Sinks, Washing Machines and Clothes Dryers, and Saunas and Steam Rooms (10/22/21)

The U.S. Access Board has new technical bulletins on accessibility to lavatories and sinks, washing machines and clothes dryers, and saunas and steam rooms. Read more...

Artificial Intelligence and Disability Inclusion Toolkit (10/19/21)

The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology launched the “AI & Disability Inclusion Toolkit” to help organizations implement equitable and inclusive artificial intelligence in the workplace. Read more...

ADA National Network Starts Ask an ADA Professional Series (10/18/21)

The Great Lakes Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Regional Center and the ADA National Network has started a quarterly webinar series, Ask an ADA Professional. Read more...

USDA TARGET Center Hosts Virtual Sessions for 2021 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (10/15/21)

In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Technology & Accessible Resources Give Employment Today Center is hosting a series of virtual sessions in October. Read more...

Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021 (10/15/21)

Join U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Taryn Williams for a virtual celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Read more...

New Course on the ADA and Accessible Transportation (10/6/21)

A new course by the Rocky Mountain Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center looks at the ADA as it relates to accessible transportation. Read more...

New Report Discusses if Working from the Office is an Essential Job Function (10/6/21)

The research report looks at the legal framework of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the importance of classifying essential job functions, reviews how US courts have ruled on the question of on-site work, and reviews recent research on the large shift to telework during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more...

The Passing of DREDF's Marilyn Golden (10/1/21)

Marilyn Golden, senior policy analyst for the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF), died at home on September 21, 2021. Read more...

New Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Website (10/1/21)

The U.S. Department of Education has launched a new Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website, which brings together IDEA information and resources from the Department and its grantees. Read more...

Monrovia Agrees to Ensure Equal Access to Its Transportation Services Program (9/30/21)

The City of Monrovia, California has entered into a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to ensure that individuals with disabilities have equal access to its transportation services program. Read more...

A Practical Approach to Telework as a Reasonable Accommodation During the Pandemic (9/30/21)

The Job Accommodation Network published an article that provides practical suggestions for employers about telework as an accommodation during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more...

Gov. Newsom Signs Bill to Combat Emotional Support Animal Fraud (9/30/21)

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill co-sponsored by Guide Dogs for the Blind and Canine Companions to help stop illegal practices concerning emotional support animals. Read more...

McDonald's Enhances Kiosks for Visually Impaired (9/29/21)

McDonald's is updating its self-service kiosks in its company-owned stores to increase accessibility for people with vision impairments. Read more...

New Videos on How to Increase Accessibility and Inclusion During the Hiring Process (9/28/21)

Two new videos from the Mid-Atlantic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center offer guidance on how to increase accessibility and inclusion during the recruiting process. Read more...

U.S. Department of Labor Gathering Ideas to Help Increase Employment and Economic Opportunities for People from Underserved Communities. (9/23/21)

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is gathering ideas to help shape its efforts to increase employment and economic opportunities for people from historically underserved communities, including people with disabilities. Read more...

ADA National Network Learning Session: Preparing Physicians to Care for People with Disabilities: Core Competencies and the ADA (9/23/21)

People with disabilities represent over 20 percent of the American population. Like other marginalized groups, people with disabilities have significant health disparities and face barriers to health care. Read more...

New Office of the Inspector General Report Examines Amtrak’s ADA Compliance Efforts (9/22/21)

The Sept. 2, 2021 Office of Inspector General (OIG) report covers an audit of Amtrak’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Program. Read more...

Tips for Employers on Communicating Their Commitment to Accessibility (9/21/21)

The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) published “Communicating Your Commitment to Accessibility: Tips for Employers.” Once a company commits to increasing the accessibility of its workplace technology, it is smart to communicate that commitment, both internally and externally. Read more...

Tip Sheet: 5 Simple Ways to Create More Accessible Social Media Content (9/20/21)

The Center on Knowledge Translation on Employment Research (CeKTER) has published a new tip sheet, 5 Simple Ways to Create More Accessible Social Media Content. Read more...

New CDC COVID-19 Resources for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (9/17/21)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a COVID-19 toolkit with communication resources explaining in plain language how people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and caregivers can protect themselves from the virus. Read more...

9th Circuit Ruled that Fans Using Wheelchairs at a Baseball Stadium Had Inadequate Sightlines (9/16/21)

The federal appeals court ruled in favor of a group of baseball fans who claimed that people using wheelchairs at a stadium had inadequate sightlines under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

ADA National Network Learning Session: Global Disability Leadership Before, During and After Disasters (9/9/21)

Disability leaders are very active in global disability inclusive disaster and climate initiatives. Learn about what's happening in Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Risk Reduction, Sustainable Development Goals, Climate Justice, Humanitarian Action, Community Resilience, Article 11 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Disability Inclusion Strategy, Building Back Better... Read more...

Disney Making Changes To Disability Access At Theme Parks (8/27/21)

Disney is changing its system for providing accommodations to people with disabilities at its theme parks by making some improvements to what’s known as the Disability Access Service, or DAS, program. Read more...

U.S. Department of Justice Enters Agreement to Ensure Public Transportation for Passengers with Disabilities in the County of Hawaii (8/26/21)

The U.S. Department of Justice entered into a settlement agreement with the County of Hawaii and the County’s Mass Transit Agency to deal with problems identified under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

ADA National Network Learning Session: Disability Accessibility in Health Care, What's New? - Recent OCR Cases and Guidance (8/26/21)

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) enforces federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, religion and the exercise of conscience. This seminar will focus on what HHS OCR does to... Read more...

U.S. Access Board to Host Public Briefing on Study on the Possibility of Wheelchair Securement Systems in Passenger Aircraft (8/25/21)

The U.S. Access Board ordered a study to determine the possibility of equipping aircraft with securement systems so that passengers can remain in their wheelchairs on flights. Read more...

U.S. Access Board Launches New Site for Testing the Accessibility of Websites and Web Pages (8/25/21)

In partnership with the General Services Administration and other organizations, the U.S. Access Board has released a baseline document for testing web content for accessibility. Read more...

New Factsheet: The Americans With Disabilities Act, Addiction, and Recovery for Private Businesses and Nonprofits (8/24/21)

This new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) National Network fact sheet alerts private entities that provide addiction and recovery services that they have responsibilities under the ADA and discusses how the ADA applies differently to addiction to alcohol and to the illegal use of drugs. Read more...

ADA National Network Learning Session: Achieving Whole Community Inclusion in Emergency Management (8/13/21)

Are you "planning for or planning with" the whole community? Ensuring inclusion is a daunting task with many variables to consider that impact all of your agency's core capabilities. Read more...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Help for Individuals with Long COVID (8/12/21)

A new White House fact sheet celebrates the inclusion and access included in the ADA. It also talks about a package of information and help for individuals dealing with the long-term symptoms of COVID-19. Read more...

U.S. Access Board Releases Summary Report on Online Meetings About Making Autonomous Vehicles Accessible (8/11/21)

The U.S. Access Board has released a summary report on its four-part series of online meetings on making autonomous vehicles (AVs) accessible to passengers with disabilities. Read more...

U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy Coronavirus Resources Website (8/2/21)

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy has a Coronavirus Resources Website that lists resources for workers, employers, youth and policymakers who are dealing with and recovering from Covid-19 and long haul Covid-19. Read more...

New, Free Book Explores 30 Years of Community Living for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (7/30/21)

In mid-July, Administration of Community Living grantees made available the free digital book, "30 Years of Community Living for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities." Read more...

In Hawaii, New Disability Paid Parking Exemption Permit Needed to Avoid Paying for Metered Parking (7/30/21)

As of July 1, 2021, people with disability parking passes or license plates will need to pay for metered parking unless they are approved for the new Disability Paid Parking Exemption Permit Read more...

California Federal Court Holds Domino’s Website Violates the ADA (7/28/21)

A California federal district court has found that the website of Domino’s Pizza violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), overturning the Ninth Circuit Court’s earlier finding. Read more...

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