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Pacific ADA Center (Region 9)

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ADA News and Information

California Students with Disabilities Can Enroll in Independent Study, Judge Rules (12/3/21)

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ordered the State of California to make sure that fifteen students with disabilities are provided with meaningful access to remote instruction, special education services, and contact with other students. Read more...

Assistive Technology and Long COVID (12/3/21)

A new issue brief from the National Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center describes how AT Act programs are helping individuals who have long-term effects from COVID-19 and gives examples of common assistive technology solutions. Read more...

Ninth Circuit Says Restaurant Does Not Discriminate Against the Blind By Providing Only Drive-Through Service (12/2/21)

The Ninth Circuit Court holds that a restaurant’s practice of only providing service at the drive-through and refusing to serve pedestrians at the drive-through line does not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

Transportation Needs of Older Adults, Younger Adults with Disabilities and Caregivers from Underserved Communities (12/2/21)

The Federal Transit Administration funded National Aging and Disability Transportation Center released the report of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Transportation Survey findings. Read more...

Public Meeting on Onboard Wheelchairs Used on Aircraft (12/2/21)

The Department of Transportation and the U.S. Access Board will hold a virtual public meeting to collect information on wheelchairs that are designed for use on aircraft during flights. Read more...

Southeast ADA Center Launches “My ADA Learning” (11/19/21)

The Southeast Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center launched My ADA Learning, a one-stop learning management system that provides visitors with a deeper understanding of the ADA and disability rights. Read more...

Guidance for California Businesses Regarding COVID-19 Safety Measures and Reasonable Accommodations (11/18/21)

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing issued Guidance that approves denial of entry to individuals who cannot show a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination, and/or refuse to have their temperature taken or respond to COVID-19 symptom screening questions, subject to providing reasonable accommodations to customers with... Read more...

Department Of Justice Sues Uber Over Failing to modify its Wait Time Fee (11/17/21)

The ride share company Uber charges customers an additional fee if the driver is forced to wait longer than 2 minutes. Read more...

Settlement With Rite Aid Corporation To Make Its Online Covid-19 Vaccine Portal Accessible To Individuals With Disabilities (11/17/21)

The U.S. Justice Department announced an Americans with Disabilities Act settlement agreement with Rite Aid Corporation to make sure that people with disabilities can get information about COVID-19 vaccinations and book their vaccinations online. Read more...

Grants to Hawaii Healthcare Providers to Help Improve Access for Patients with Disabilities (11/16/21)

The Ohana Health Plan will distribute more than $80,000 in grants to providers across the state to provide equal access to quality healthcare and services that are physically and programmatically accessible for members with disabilities and their companions. Read more...

Barriers the COVID-19 Pandemic Created for People with Disabilities (11/15/21)

This report from the Rocky Mountain ADA Center summarizes current barriers the COVID-19 pandemic created for people with disabilities that are in addition to what they are already experiencing. Read more...

New Publication on Disclosing a Disability and Requesting an Accommodation (11/12/21)

The Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship published “Disclosing Your Disability and Requesting an Accommodation” to provide information on if, when and how to disclose disabilities and request accommodations. Read more...

Making Sure Tech Tools Used in Employment Decisions Comply with Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws (11/10/21)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is launching an initiative to make sure artificial intelligence and other new tools used in hiring and other employment decisions comply with federal civil rights laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

Employers Have the Ability to Make Workplaces More Accessible (11/2/21)

Employees would benefit from a streamlined reasonable accommodations process. Read more...

AMC Theaters Adding Open Captions at 240 U.S. Locations (11/2/21)

The world's largest movie theater chain is adding onscreen captions at 240 U.S. locations to make moviegoing more accessible. Read more...

Seeking Public Comment on Recommendations for Promoting Access to Voting for People with Disabilities (11/2/21)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests public comments on the draft of Promoting Access to Voting: Recommendations for Addressing Barriers to Private and Independent Voting for People with Disabilities. Read more...

New Tip Sheet on Hosting Accessible Virtual Meetings, Events, and Conferences (11/2/21)

A new tip sheet from the Mid-Atlantic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center provides information on planning and conducting accessible virtual meetings, events and conferences. Read more...

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