Disability rights group sues Uber over wheelchair access

MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago disability rights group sued Uber Thursday over wheelchair accessibility, arguing that the mobile ride-hailing company’s adherence to federal disability laws “ranges from token to non-existent” despite its expanding role in the nation’s transportation system. The 19-page lawsuit, filed in U.S. District ... Read More
Is your business complying with disabled-access laws?

Is your business complying with disabled-access laws?

Here’s an older article we were in with the Union Tribune about the importance of complying with ADA laws. State-certified inspections • A 2008 state law, SB 1608, was intended to increase compliance with laws providing equal public access to businesses for people with disabilities while reducing unwarranted litigation. It ... Read More

Does Your Small Business Need to be ADA Compliant?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires businesses to make “reasonable accommodations” for people with qualified disabilities, but only if those businesses fit certain guidelines. Some portions of the Americans with Disabilities Act contain an exemption for businesses that employ fewer than 15 people, for example, while other provisions apply to companies ... Read More

Website accessibility regulations delayed until 2018…

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) yet again delayed the anticipated rulemaking for website accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The guidelines are now expected sometime in 2018 (delayed from the most recent expected date of April 2016). But, as I will discuss below, that does not mean ... Read More

Creating an ADA-compliant website

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that businesses and nonprofit services providers make accessibility accommodations to enable the disabled public to access the same services as clients who are not disabled. This includes electronic media and web sites. While the ADA applies to businesses with 15 ... Read More
FORBES: The ADA Lawsuit Contagion Sweeping U.S. States

FORBES: The ADA Lawsuit Contagion Sweeping U.S. States

Abusive lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have spread across the country like an infectious disease plaguing small and micro businesses. Although California remains patient zero where the disease constantly mutates, small businesses in Florida, Texas, New York and states in between are now suffering from ADA lawsuit ... Read More

State and federal legislation take new aim at predatory ADA lawsuits

The legislative fight against disability-based predatory lawsuits continues on state and national levels with new bills by Democratic Assemblyman Adam Gray and Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham. Both lawmakers condemn shakedowns of businesses by plaintiffs demanding thousands of dollars to settle lawsuits based on the Americans with Disabilities Act and ... Read More