Public Access & Accommodation

Growth of ride-sharing companies concerns disability advocates

Friday, February 28, 2014
Accessible Ride-Shares
Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing companies may be injecting new competition into municipal taxi systems, but thus far, their plans for making their services accessible are failing to alleviate concerns from disability rights groups. “They seem to think…

Settlement to improve access at nine Broadway theaters

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Settlement increases accessibility
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the Nederlander Organization have reached a settlement to bring nine historic Broadway theaters into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act’s architectural standards. Under the…

What are we talking about?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
What are we talking about? 1/21/2014
This week I researched high and low in order to keep you updated on current events in the community of people with disabilities. Hope you enjoy! 1. A new commercial for Duracell has highlighted…

What are we talking about?

Thursday, November 28, 2013
What are we talking about?
This week I researched high and low in order to keep you updated on current events in the community of people with disabilities. Hope you enjoy! 1. A new invention, called the Sign Language Ring,…

What are we talking about?

Friday, November 22, 2013
What are we talking about?
This week I researched high and low in order to keep you updated on current events in the community of people with disabilities. Hope you enjoy! 1. The Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C., will host…

Report: Voting stations still largely inaccessible

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Voting inaccessible
Eleven years after the passage of the Help America Vote Act, barriers to people with disabilities continue to plague polling sites nationwide. The findings come from a new report released October 24, from the National Council on

Investigation finds that many Amtrak stations are “shockingly” inaccessible

Monday, October 21, 2013The National Disability Rights Network released the results of an extensive investigation into Amtrak on October 16, finding that 95 percent of the stations contain one or more architectural barriers to people with disabilities.
People with disabilities not welcome here!…

Disney changes line policy for people with disabilities

Sunday, October 13, 2013People with certain disabilities can no longer go straight to the front of the line at Disney theme parks, under a new rule change that went into effect October 9. Disney, in a statement, said the change was made…

Feds urge accessible labels for prescription drugs

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Accessible Labelling
A Congressionally-appointed panel has released guidelines¬†for making prescription drug labels accessible to people with visual disabilities. The guidelines call on pharmaceutical companies to ensure labels are available in Braille, large print and other auditory technologies. In addition,…

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