Public Access & Accommodation

Settlement reached in Detroit Metro Airport case

Monday, November 10, 2014
Access to the Air
The Detroit Metro Airport has agreed to bring back pick-up and drop-off services at its international arrivals section, in response to a lawsuit filed by a disability rights group. In September, the Wayne County Airport Authority…

(Video) Troubling trend of people pretending a pet is a service dog continues

Monday, October 20, 2014The trend of passing pets off as service dogs I’ve shared in the past shows no signs of stopping. Normally, service dogs wear vests that they earn after a lengthy training process, and are allowed to enter any public business…

Settlement requires NYC to overhaul disaster plan

Monday, October 6, 2014PDF of “Settlement requires NYC to overhaul disaster plan” Galaxy Lesson Title Settlement requires NYC to overhaul disaster plan E-Newscast Video Link  Video Length Two minutes and forty seconds Grade Level High School & Above Summary Disability advocates and…

Settlement requires NYC to overhaul disaster plan

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Settlement requires NYC to overhaul disaster plan

Monday, October 6, 2014
NYC Revamps Emergency Preparedness Plans
Disability advocates and the New York City Law Department submitted papers in federal court September 25, laying out a comprehensive set of goals to bring the City’s emergency preparedness procedures into compliance with the…

NYC taxi settlement approved

Monday, September 22, 2014
New York City Taxi Cab
At the start of 2011, just 1.8 percent of New York City’s 13,237 yellow cab taxis were wheelchair accessible. Under a first-of-its-kind settlement, signed in federal court September 16, that figure will increase to 50…

Report: Amtrak making “limited progress” in accessibility goals

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Amtrak Creeping Toward ADA Compliance
Amtrak is making “limited progress” on its stated goals to brings its rail stations into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to a recent report from the Office of the Inspector General.…

Court orders Maryland to use accessible absentee voting system

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Voting Accessibility
The United States District Court for the District of Maryland issued a ruling September 4 requiring the Maryland Board of Elections to allow voters to fill out absentee ballots online in the upcoming primary election. “The court today…

New Denver transit station under fire

Friday, September 12, 2014
Suit claims Denver Union Station does not meet ADA standards
The Colorado Cross Disability Coalition filed a lawsuit in federal court August 18, claiming that a recent renovation of the Denver Union Station violates Americans with Disabilities Act architectural…

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