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COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) AND ADA ACCESSIBILITY

COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) AND ADA ACCESSIBILITY

COVID-19 Guidelines: A less than accessible world, has just become more challenging.

For the disabled, negotiating (let’s face it), a less than accessible world, has just become more challenging. BY STEVEN E. SCHRAIBMAN, AIA, CPE, CASp Are the disabled being discriminated against, yet again? We live in a very different world – one that few if any, could have seen coming. COVID-19 ... Read More

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES WITH SCHOOL | Certified Access Specialist Institute

Thursday, January 9, 2020 JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES WITH SCHOOL TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES FROM UNNECESSARY RELIANCE ON CLASSROOM EXCLUSION AND RESTRAINT | Certified Access Specialist Institute The Justice Department today entered into a settlement agreement to resolve allegations that that Anova Center for Education (Anova), a ... Read More

The Americans with Disabilities Act 30th Anniversary: Furthering the Promise | OPA | Department of Justice

  The Americans with Disabilities Act 30th Anniversary: Furthering the Promise 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of President George H.W. Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. Throughout this 30th anniversary year, the Division is publishing a monthly series of blog posts highlighting the impact that our recent ... Read More

Will Trump DOJ side with disabled plaintiffs in ADA website suits?

(Reuters) – Businesses are not at all happy about a boom in suits by disabled consumers who claim corporate websites are insufficiently accessible under the Americans with Disabilities Act. These cases have mushroomed since 2015. Disabled plaintiffs, many of them represented by the same handful of firms, filed 240 suits ... Read More

Justice Department Settles with Restaurant that Refused Veteran with Service Dog

The Justice Department reached an agreement under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with the When Pigs Fly BBQ Pit restaurant in Westfield, New York to resolve a complaint under title III of the ADA. The Department’s investigation found that the restaurant discriminated against a veteran with PTSD when it refused to ... Read More
Are You Ready for ADA Compliance 2018?

Are You Ready for ADA Compliance 2018?

As you may know, the American Disabilities Act (ADA) exists to offer people with disabilities with the same services as individuals without disabilities. However, what many companies do not realize is that these ADA regulations also apply online to businesses and nonprofits with 15 or more employees. These regulations are ... Read More

Websites are the next frontier of ADA compliance

Since 1990, Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has required places of public accommodation to meet certain standards for accessibility by persons with disabilities. The traditional definition of “places of public accommodation” – stores, schools, offices, etc. – has largely remained unchanged since the ADA’s enactment. However, ... Read More

UPS agrees to $2 million settlement in disability discrimination lawsuit

UPS has agreed to pay a total of $2 million to nearly 90 current and former employees to resolve a national disability discrimination lawsuit that challenged the company’s maximum leave policy, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Tuesday. The lawsuit, filed by the EEOC in 2009 in Chicago federal ... Read More