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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

Predatory Lawsuits only hurt ADA Compliance

It’s been 27 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act became law; businesses should be in compliance with rules that ensure disabled individuals can access buildings, restrooms and services. But we are dismayed that those businesses not in compliance, however slightly, are being sued without notice or chance to first ... 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
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

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

‘Hamilton’ sued, accused of violating Americans with Disabilities Act by blind theatergoer

The producer of “Hamilton” has been sued by a blind theatergoer who claimed that the blockbuster Broadway musical violates federal law by failing to offer services to help blind and visually impaired people enjoy the show. In his complaint on Monday, Denver resident Mark Lasser said Hamilton Uptown LLC and ... Read More

Judge temporarily bans new ADA lawsuits, combines previous cases from controversial ‘advocacy’ group

PHOENIX – A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has combined more than a 1,100 disability-access lawsuits into a single case after a request by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. The controversial group behind the flood of lawsuits, Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID), is also temporarily barred from filing new ... Read More

Serial ADA lawsuit filer striking Bay Area

SAN RAMON — In November, Sameer Misson found out his family’s Valero gas station had been sued for violating disability access laws. Surprised, the 29-year-old East Bay resident quickly made the relatively minor fixes to the handicap parking striping and signage, plus changes to the door pressure, counter height and ... Read More

Agreement with Carnival Corp. to Remove Barriers to Access on Cruise Ships

Here is an interesting article about accessibility on cruise ships. One wouldn’t have thought about it but just because your on water doesn’t mean your free of the ADA law. Read on about how Carnival Corp. is being held accountable for their accessibility. The Justice Department has signed a settlement agreement with Carnival Corp., to ... Read More