Sidewalks

Judge approves Los Angeles sidewalk settlement

Monday, September 12, 2016A federal judge has signed off on what disability rights attorneys are calling the largest disability access class action settlement in history. Under the agreement, first announced in April 2015, the City of Los Angeles must spend an estimated…

DOJ files voting access suit against Texas county

Monday, August 15, 2016The Department of Justice sued the nation’s third-largest county August 4, contending that its polling stations are overwhelmingly inaccessible to voters with mobility and visual disabilities. “Like all voters, individuals with disabilities deserve the opportunity to vote at their local…

26 years later – The ADA is not a suggestion

Tuesday, July 26, 2016July twenty-sixth will mark the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, our “Emancipation Proclamation.” This sweeping law was the result of decades of work by activists committed to the idea that everyone has a place in society. It…

DOJ, Milwaukee reach comprehensive ADA settlement

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Accessibility Improvements Coming Soon to Milwaukee
The City of Milwaukee will spend $3.4 million over the next three years on infrastructure improvements for people with disabilities, under a comprehensive settlement announced June  9 with the Department of Justice. “Cities and…

Agreement reached to make Denver’s pedestrian pathways more accessible

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 The City of Denver announced an agreement with the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center and the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition on January 25, requiring the city to review and improve upon its ADA compliance in regard to its thousands of…

LA Council approves 30 year plan to fix sidewalks

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Accessible sidewalks
The city of Los Angeles will spend $1.3 billion during the next three decades to make its infrastructure more accessible to people with mobility disabilities. The funds, which amount to between $31 and $63 million per year, will…