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Op-Ed Is your company’s website accessible to the disabled? You’d better hope so

The Americans With Disabilities Act produced tangible benefits. Signed into law by President George H. W. Bush in 1990, the ADA banned employment discrimination against the disabled and eliminated unnecessary physical barriers to commercial and government buildings. But in the quarter-century since it was enacted, the law has also had countless unintended ... Read More
In Helping Those With Disabilities, ADA Improves Access For All

In Helping Those With Disabilities, ADA Improves Access For All

When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law 25 years ago, “everybody was thinking about the iconic person in a wheelchair,” says civil rights lawyer Sid Wolinsky. Or that the ADA — which bans discrimination based on disability — was for someone who is deaf, or blind. President George ... Read More

Religious Institutions Exempt from ADA but Encouraged to Comply

In northwest Gainesville, Florida, Trinity United Methodist Church has developed a new playground on the church property that will be completely compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The new playground includes a Noah’s Ark with Bible verses in Braille, a chapel with specially designed wider doorways, removal of other ... Read More

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

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

Thousands of business threatened by ADA lawsuits

Businesses from coast to coast are dealing with lawsuits claiming they have violated Americans with Disabilities Act regulations, often causing some companies to go under. Some of these lawsuits come from complainants who file hundreds of claims against companies. Those filing the lawsuits are often looking for large, out-of-court settlements. ... Read More
AZ Attorney General taking stand against controversial ‘advocacy’ group after ABC15 investigation

AZ Attorney General taking stand against controversial ‘advocacy’ group after ABC15 investigation

Attorney General Mark Brnovich said his office decided to take on a controversial “advocacy” group flooding the Phoenix area with disability-access lawsuits after an ABC15 investigation exposed the group “abusing” and “misusing” the legal system. “We do not believe that the people who are filing these lawsuits are concerned for ... Read More
GUEST EDITORIAL: Lawsuits by AID group create a ‘real dilemma’ for the disability community

GUEST EDITORIAL: Lawsuits by AID group create a ‘real dilemma’ for the disability community

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ADA Compliance Part of Voucher Debate

One of many issues being debated as part of proposed school voucher legislation is whether private schools that receive them should have to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Advocates for those with disabilities argue that not requiring ADA compliance would be discriminatory. But Vigo County parochial school leaders ... Read More

Miami University Overhaul Technologies to Settle Department of Justice Lawsuit Alleging ADA Violations

The Justice Department announced that it filed a joint motion today for entry of a consent decree to resolve allegations that Miami University violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the proposed consent decree, Miami will make significant improvements to ensure that technologies across all of its campuses are accessible to ... Read More