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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

Seeking Comments on Accessibility Guidelines for Self-Service Transaction Machines (9/27/22)

The US Access Board is looking for comments on accessibility related to different types of Self-Service Transaction Machines (SSTMs), use and design of SSTMs, location of SSTMs, and the economic impacts on small business, non-profit, and governmental entities of using these machines. Read more...

Resources for National Disability Employment Awareness Month Activities (9/16/22)

The Office of Disability Employment Policy has resources available to assist organizations in planning and implementing National Disability Employment Awareness Month activities. Read more...

Effective Communication with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind, and Low Vision Incarcerated People (9/15/22)

Effective Communication with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind, and Low Vision Incarcerated People Read more...

FDA Finalizes Rule that Allows Access to Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids (9/14/22)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule to improve access to hearing aids which may in turn lower costs for millions of Americans. Read more...

New Monkeypox Outbreak Resource Page on ACL.gov (9/13/22)

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) created acl.gov/monkeypox for information and resources on the Monkeypox virus. Read more...

Update: Free at-home COVID Tests for Blind and Low-Vision People (9/1/22)

Although the U.S. government program that provides free standard COVID-19 tests will be stopped on Sept. 2, this does NOT apply to the tests for people who are blind or have low vision. Read more...

NEW Introduction to the ADA Documents in Easy to Understand Language (8/31/22)

The Pacific ADA Center has created 3 new documents that provide introductory information on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) topics in easy to understand language. They are available in English and Spanish. Read more...

NEW Fact Sheet on Accessibility of Sidewalk Dining, Retail, and Community Spaces (8/31/22)

The Pacific ADA Center has a new fact sheet on making sure sidewalk dining, retail and community spaces are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Read more...

Reminder to Make Televised Emergency Information Accessible to Viewers with Disabilities (8/25/22)

The Federal Communications Commission released a Public Notice to remind video programming distributors of the requirement to make televised emergency information accessible to persons who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, or hard of hearing. Read more...

U.S. Access Board Releases Technical Bulletin on Signs (8/24/22)

The U.S. Access Board has published a technical bulletin on accessible signage that covers the requirements for signs in Chapter 7: Communication Elements and Features of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards. Read more...

Webinar: What’s Race Got to Do With It?: An Intersectional Approach to Disability Rights (8/24/22)

This ADA National Network webinar on September 13th will talk about the concept of intersectionality, with an emphasis on the ways in which ableism and racism are interconnected. Read more...

COVID.gov Webpage on Long COVID (8/12/22)

A new section of COVID.gov—a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website that is a hub for information related to COVID-19—provides information and resources for people experiencing Long COVID. Read more...

Judge Rules Uber Does Not Need to Offer Wheelchair Accessibility. (8/11/22)

A California federal judge has ruled that Uber is not required to provide wheelchair-accessible vehicles, finding that it would be too burdensome on the company. Read more...

Funding to Make Public Transportation Rail Stations Accessible (8/10/22)

The Federal Transit Administration announced it will provide $1.75 billion to make it easier for people to get on board at the nation’s oldest rail public transportation systems. Read more...

Website Accessibility Regulations On The Horizon (8/5/22)

The U.S. Department of Justice is intending to begin the rulemaking process for website accessibility regulations that apply to state and local governments under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

How Federal Nondiscrimination Laws Can Help Make Sure Telehealth Services are Accessible (8/5/22)

The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services put out a guidance document on how federal nondiscrimination laws can help make sure services provided through telehealth are accessible. Read more...

Websites Are Not A Public Accommodation Under the ADA, Says California Court of Appeals (8/4/22)

The California Court of Appeals finds that websites of online only businesses are not "public accommodations" covered by Title III of the ADA. Read more...

Accommodating and Retaining Educators with Disabilities (8/4/22)

A recent case study by the Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) looks at the role workplace accommodations play in keeping teachers with disabilities. Read more...

Celebrating Service Animals (8/3/22)

The National Rehabilitation Information Center has a blog post that provides information on service animals, the difference between service and support animals, legal rights and responsibilities, and much more. Read more...

USDOT Announces Winners of its First-Ever Inclusive Design Challenge (8/3/22)

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the winners of its $5 million Inclusive Design Challenge. Read more...

Supporting Employees with Long COVID: A Guide for Employers (8/3/22)

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion and Job Accommodation Network has a new resource—Supporting Employees with Long COVID: A Guide for Employers. Read more...

Joint Public Meeting of the NACSD and the NACIDD (8/2/22)

The National Advisory Committees on Seniors and Disasters (NACSD) and on Individuals with Disabilities and Disasters (NACIDD) is holding a joint meeting on August 4th. Read more...

Change of Phone Number to U.S. Access Board Technical Assistance Helpline (8/1/22)

The U.S. Access Board discontinued its technical assistance toll-free 800 phone number, but it continues to offer technical assistance. Read more...

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