Public Access & Accommodation

Motion filed to expand Disney lawsuit

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
A lawsuit challenging recent changes to Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ line policies may be expanded to include a larger class of plaintiffs. In April, 26 people with autism and other cognitive disabilities filed a federal lawsuit against the

Beacon Hill redesign goes to court

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
News from Massachusetts
In a case pitting disability advocates against historic preservation activists, the Beacon Hill Civic Association filed a lawsuit in state court on August 12, to halt a planned reconstruction of the historic Boston neighborhood. The lawsuit…

Lawsuit targets NYC sidewalks

Thursday, August 21, 2014
New York
New York City is violating federal and city disability laws by failing to evaluate and maintain its sidewalks south of 14th Street in Manhattan, according to a recent class-action lawsuit filed in federal district court. “The area below…

(Video) Man with service dog repeatedly refused service

Wednesday, August 6, 2014A recent topic of discussion in the community of people with disabilities has been the treatment of people who use service dogs. Despite the Americans with Disabilities Act, under which a person with a service animal has a right to…

Preparing for interactions with the police as a deaf person, and ensuring that your rights are respected

Friday, June 6, 2014The harmful consequences of miscommunications between the police and deaf people are well-known in the deaf community. The video below offers information about the rights of deaf individuals when interacting with the police. It also offers tips, including how to…

ADA maximum penalties set to increase

Monday, April 28, 2014
Penalties for Non-Compliance with ADA Increase
The Department of Justice has released final regulations increasing the maximum penalty fines under Americans with Disabilities Act violations in public accommodations. Under the final rule, which goes into effect April 28, the maximum…

Settlement reached to improve Amtrak station accessibility

Sunday, March 30, 2014
Amtrak station will be accessible
The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania and the National Passenger Railroad Corporation announced an agreement March 27 to improve disability accessibility at an Amtrak station in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. “We are thrilled to…

DOL reaches settlement with Colorado employment agency

Friday, March 28, 2014
American Sign Language
The Department of Labor and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment reached an agreement March 11 to improve the accessibility of state services. The agreement stems from a complaint filed with the DOL’s Civil Rights Center…

Accessibility improvements coming to Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Monday, March 24, 2014
GGNRA to become more accessible
In a landmark settlement between Disability Rights Advocates and the National Park Service, announced March 17, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area will undergo a series of changes making it more accessible to people with…

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