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The Pacific ADA Center's mission is to promote the full participation in society of all persons with disabilities by increasing knowledge of the ADA and related disability civil rights laws by individuals, organizations, businesses, and government agencies. 

ADA News and Information

National Institutes of Health Working Group's Recommendations to Promote Disability Inclusion (1/24/23)

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) Working Group on Diversity has recommendations on how the NIH can support the inclusion of people with disabilities in the scientific workforce and in research. Read more...

How to Retain the Talents of Employees with Disabilities (1/24/23)

Throughout January, the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) is sharing best practices and effective strategies to help employers retain their disabled employees. Read more...

Eye Surgery Practices Agree to Pay $1 Million and End Discriminatory Policies (1/20/23)

The Justice Department filed a proposed consent decree with Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Centers and American Vision Partners to settle its lawsuit saying the eye care practices violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

. Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Publishes New Interactive Data Maps (1/19/23)

The ODEP has two new interactive data maps to help policymakers, employers and others better understand the disability employment landscape in their states and across the U.S. Read more...

Report on Federal Technology’s Accessibility for People with Disabilities, Older Adults and Veterans (1/18/23)

The Senate Special Committee on Aging report identifies accessibility gaps across the Federal government that affect people with disabilities, older adults and veterans, and sets out recommendations to address these problems. Read more...

New Online Training: Accessible Parking (1/17/23)

The Rocky Mountain ADA Center has a new free, online training on accessible parking. Read more...

Upcoming Webinar: Organization-Wide Accessibility- Everyone Plays a Part (1/13/23)

Join the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 for the “Organization-Wide Accessibility: Everyone Plays a Part” webinar from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET. Read more...

Protections Against Employment Discrimination for Service Members and Veterans (1/12/23)

A new document discusses where service members or veterans, including those with disabilities, can get help if they feel they have been discriminated against in employment. Read more...

Access Board Senior Accessibility Specialist Bill Botten Retires (1/6/23)

Bill Botten, the U.S. Access Board’s Senior Accessibility Specialist and Training Coordinator, has retired from federal service. Read more...

Expressing a Commitment to Disability Inclusion (1/5/23)

An Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion web page talks about ways organizations can talk about their commitment to disability inclusion to meet their diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility goals. Read more...

New Blog Post on Disability: A Key Component of Diversity (1/4/23)

The U.S. Department of Labor's recent blog post, “Disability: A Key Component of Diversity,” has quotes from presenters at the Office of Personnel Management’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Summit 2022. Read more...

New Resource on Supporting Employees with Long Covid (1/3/23)

A new web resource from the Job Accommodation Network helps employers and employees understand ways to support workers with Long COVID. Read more...

Deadline to Submit Uber Settlement Claims is Coming Up (12/23/22)

Individuals with disabilities may be eligible for Uber credits or money payments under a settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Uber about discriminatory wait time fees. Read more...

Free COVID-19 At-Home Tests Again Available Online (12/23/22)

The White House has announced a new limited round of free at-home COVID-19 tests for the winter. Read more...

New Guide for Purchasing Accessible Technology (12/16/22)

The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) has a new online resource that helps employers and their purchasing staff build accessibility and usability into their information and communication technology procurement processes. Read more...

JAN 2023 Accommodation and Compliance Webcast Series (12/15/22)

Registration is now open for the monthly virtual training series presented by Job Accommodation Network (JAN) staff and guest speakers. Read more...

Efforts to Protect the Civil Rights of People Living with HIV and AIDS (12/13/22)

On World AIDS Day 2022, the U.S. Justice Department stated its continuing commitment to protecting the rights of people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Read more...

Disability Resources for Native Americans (12/12/22)

To celebrate Native American Heritage, the Southeast ADA Center shared a list of disability-related resources and information. Read more...

Ways to Support Mental Health and Well-Being in the Workplace (12/9/22)

The U.S. Surgeon General has a new report that outlines ways for organizations to develop, put in place, and update policies, processes, and practices that best support the mental health and well-being of all workers. Read more...

Employers' Practical Guide: Reasonable Accommodation During the Hiring Process (12/8/22)

The new guide by the Job Accommodation Network discusses some of the most common situations employers face when dealing with accommodation requests from applicants and candidates with disabilities. Read more...

NEW Fact Sheet on Telehealth and Federal Disability Laws (12/7/22)

The Pacific ADA Center has a new fact sheet that discusses how Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act apply to health care providers’ telehealth services. Read more...

NEW Fact Sheet on Role of an ADA Coordinator (12/6/22)

The Pacific ADA Center has a new fact sheet that discusses the responsibilities of an ADA Coordinator. Read more...

Circle K to Pay $8 Million to Resolve EEOC Disability, Pregnancy, and Retaliation Charges (12/2/22)

Circle K Stores Inc. has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to resolve disability, pregnancy and retaliation discrimination charges. Read more...

Updated Neurodiversity in the Workplace Toolkit (12/2/22)

The Neurodiversity in the Workplace Toolkit, a resource developed by the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion, has recently been updated with new content and features. Read more...

Passengers with Disabilities: Barriers to Accessible Air Travel Remain (12/1/22)

The U.S. General Accounting Office has a new report that talks about the air travel challenges individuals with disabilities face and the actions airports, airlines, and the Department of Transportation are taking to address them. Read more...

Contra Costa Kids at Work violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (12/1/22)

The United States reached an agreement with Contra Costa County Kids at Work, an infant center and preschool, that resulted from their refusing to accommodate and disenrolling a two-year-old child with developmental delays and scimitar syndrome from its program. Read more...

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