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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

‘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
60 MINUTES: What’s a “drive-by lawsuit”?

60 MINUTES: What’s a “drive-by lawsuit”?

Thousands of lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but many business owners say they’re nothing more than a shakedown.   The following is a script from “Drive-by Lawsuits,” which aired on Dec. 4, 2016. Anderson Cooper is the correspondent. Katherine Davis ... Read More