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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

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...

Disney Making Changes To Disability Access At Theme Parks (8/27/21)

Disney is changing its system for providing accommodations to people with disabilities at its theme parks by making some improvements to what’s known as the Disability Access Service, or DAS, program. Read more...

U.S. Department of Justice Enters Agreement to Ensure Public Transportation for Passengers with Disabilities in the County of Hawaii (8/26/21)

The U.S. Department of Justice entered into a settlement agreement with the County of Hawaii and the County’s Mass Transit Agency to deal with problems identified under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

U.S. Access Board to Host Public Briefing on Study on the Possibility of Wheelchair Securement Systems in Passenger Aircraft (8/25/21)

The U.S. Access Board ordered a study to determine the possibility of equipping aircraft with securement systems so that passengers can remain in their wheelchairs on flights. Read more...

U.S. Access Board Launches New Site for Testing the Accessibility of Websites and Web Pages (8/25/21)

In partnership with the General Services Administration and other organizations, the U.S. Access Board has released a baseline document for testing web content for accessibility. Read more...

New Factsheet: The Americans With Disabilities Act, Addiction, and Recovery for Private Businesses and Nonprofits (8/24/21)

This new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) National Network fact sheet alerts private entities that provide addiction and recovery services that they have responsibilities under the ADA and discusses how the ADA applies differently to addiction to alcohol and to the illegal use of drugs. Read more...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Help for Individuals with Long COVID (8/12/21)

A new White House fact sheet celebrates the inclusion and access included in the ADA. It also talks about a package of information and help for individuals dealing with the long-term symptoms of COVID-19. Read more...

U.S. Access Board Releases Summary Report on Online Meetings About Making Autonomous Vehicles Accessible (8/11/21)

The U.S. Access Board has released a summary report on its four-part series of online meetings on making autonomous vehicles (AVs) accessible to passengers with disabilities. Read more...

U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy Coronavirus Resources Website (8/2/21)

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy has a Coronavirus Resources Website that lists resources for workers, employers, youth and policymakers who are dealing with and recovering from Covid-19 and long haul Covid-19. Read more...

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