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Pacific ADA Center (Region 9)

The purpose of the Pacific ADA Center is to build a partnership between the disability and business communities and to promote full and unrestricted participation in society for persons with disabilities through education and technical assistance.

ADA News and Information

ADA National Network Learning Session: Learning from Patients to Provide Accessible Healthcare and Effective Communication for Patients who are Blind or have Low Vision (10/28/21)

In this presentation American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) will share the experiences of people who are blind or have low vision when seeking healthcare based on focus group research on patient health experiences. Read more...

New U.S. Access Board Bulletins on Lavatories and Sinks, Washing Machines and Clothes Dryers, and Saunas and Steam Rooms (10/22/21)

The U.S. Access Board has new technical bulletins on accessibility to lavatories and sinks, washing machines and clothes dryers, and saunas and steam rooms. Read more...

Artificial Intelligence and Disability Inclusion Toolkit (10/19/21)

The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology launched the “AI & Disability Inclusion Toolkit” to help organizations implement equitable and inclusive artificial intelligence in the workplace. Read more...

ADA National Network Starts Ask an ADA Professional Series (10/18/21)

The Great Lakes Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Regional Center and the ADA National Network has started a quarterly webinar series, Ask an ADA Professional. Read more...

USDA TARGET Center Hosts Virtual Sessions for 2021 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (10/15/21)

In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Technology & Accessible Resources Give Employment Today Center is hosting a series of virtual sessions in October. Read more...

Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021 (10/15/21)

Join U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Taryn Williams for a virtual celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Read more...

New Course on the ADA and Accessible Transportation (10/6/21)

A new course by the Rocky Mountain Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center looks at the ADA as it relates to accessible transportation. Read more...

New Report Discusses if Working from the Office is an Essential Job Function (10/6/21)

The research report looks at the legal framework of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the importance of classifying essential job functions, reviews how US courts have ruled on the question of on-site work, and reviews recent research on the large shift to telework during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more...

The Passing of DREDF's Marilyn Golden (10/1/21)

Marilyn Golden, senior policy analyst for the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF), died at home on September 21, 2021. Read more...

New Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Website (10/1/21)

The U.S. Department of Education has launched a new Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website, which brings together IDEA information and resources from the Department and its grantees. Read more...

Monrovia Agrees to Ensure Equal Access to Its Transportation Services Program (9/30/21)

The City of Monrovia, California has entered into a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to ensure that individuals with disabilities have equal access to its transportation services program. Read more...

A Practical Approach to Telework as a Reasonable Accommodation During the Pandemic (9/30/21)

The Job Accommodation Network published an article that provides practical suggestions for employers about telework as an accommodation during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more...

Gov. Newsom Signs Bill to Combat Emotional Support Animal Fraud (9/30/21)

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill co-sponsored by Guide Dogs for the Blind and Canine Companions to help stop illegal practices concerning emotional support animals. Read more...

McDonald's Enhances Kiosks for Visually Impaired (9/29/21)

McDonald's is updating its self-service kiosks in its company-owned stores to increase accessibility for people with vision impairments. Read more...

New Videos on How to Increase Accessibility and Inclusion During the Hiring Process (9/28/21)

Two new videos from the Mid-Atlantic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center offer guidance on how to increase accessibility and inclusion during the recruiting process. Read more...

U.S. Department of Labor Gathering Ideas to Help Increase Employment and Economic Opportunities for People from Underserved Communities. (9/23/21)

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is gathering ideas to help shape its efforts to increase employment and economic opportunities for people from historically underserved communities, including people with disabilities. Read more...

New Office of the Inspector General Report Examines Amtrak’s ADA Compliance Efforts (9/22/21)

The Sept. 2, 2021 Office of Inspector General (OIG) report covers an audit of Amtrak’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Program. Read more...

Tips for Employers on Communicating Their Commitment to Accessibility (9/21/21)

The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) published “Communicating Your Commitment to Accessibility: Tips for Employers.” Once a company commits to increasing the accessibility of its workplace technology, it is smart to communicate that commitment, both internally and externally. Read more...

Tip Sheet: 5 Simple Ways to Create More Accessible Social Media Content (9/20/21)

The Center on Knowledge Translation on Employment Research (CeKTER) has published a new tip sheet, 5 Simple Ways to Create More Accessible Social Media Content. Read more...

New CDC COVID-19 Resources for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (9/17/21)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a COVID-19 toolkit with communication resources explaining in plain language how people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and caregivers can protect themselves from the virus. Read more...

9th Circuit Ruled that Fans Using Wheelchairs at a Baseball Stadium Had Inadequate Sightlines (9/16/21)

The federal appeals court ruled in favor of a group of baseball fans who claimed that people using wheelchairs at a stadium had inadequate sightlines under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

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