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Delphi City Council/ADA Compliance Transition Plan

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The Delphi City Council will meet Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Delphi City Building. It is expected council members will be asked to approve a 233-page Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan. The document can be found on the city’s Website at: cityofdelphi.org.

Continuing the work to bring cities into ADA compliance

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It’s laudable that Carlsbad’s elected officials are bringing this city into greater compliance with the ADA’s evolving standards. We were encouraged to see The Coast News report on their approval of the framework of the ADA Transition Plan for Public

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Renovations, moves help town complete ADA compliance

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Lewisboro Ledger

It’s been a long and winding road, but once some final work at the Town House is completed within the next week or so, Lewisboro will finally be in full compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Ledger spoke this past Tuesday

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Options: Accessibility survey to recognize ADA compliance

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At the same time, I’ve wondered why we constantly request ADA compliance, but seldom say “thank you” to the responsible party for achieving it. Why have we not recognized publicly those municipal entities or civic organizations where accommodations

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Wheelchairs on buses not always secured

Screen Shot 2013-03-04 at 5.07.24 PMLOS ANGELES (KABC) — It’s tough enough for most of us to get around L.A., but imagine if you were confined to a wheelchair and forced to rely on public transportation. The L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) says safety is its first priority for the millions of bus and rail-car riders it serves every year. But disabled riders who spoke to ABC7 Eyewitness News tell a much different story. In a two-month undercover investigation, we attached hidden cameras to the wheelchairs of some of those riders. We found violations of federal civil rights law, and some drivers putting the lives of their passengers at risk.

 

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DOJ Extended Compliance Date for Access to Existing Swimming Pools Arrives

DOJ Extended Compliance Date for Access to Existing Swimming Pools Arrives

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) compliance date for the application of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design to existing public and private pools, wading pools and spas was January 31, 2013.

The updated guidance documents are available online at:
http://www.ada.gov/pools_2010.htm.

For more information on the compliance deadline extension, visit:
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-05-21/html/2012-12365.htm.

Law School Admission Council Suit Becomes National Class Action

Law School Admission Council Suit Becomes National Class Action

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In October of 2012, a federal judge issued an order allowing the U.S. Justice Department to intervene in a disability discrimination lawsuit against the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). The department’s intervention expands the case from a statewide class action limited to California residents to a nationwide pattern or practice lawsuit.

The lawsuit, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing v. LSAC Inc. et al., charges LSAC with widespread and systemic deficiencies in the way it processes requests by people with disabilities for testing accommodations for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). As a result, the lawsuit alleges, LSAC fails to provide testing accommodations where needed to best ensure that those test takers can demonstrate their aptitude and achievement level rather than their disability.

To view additional details about the this class action, visit:
http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2012/October/12-crt-1261.html

Access Board To Hold Meetings in Berkeley in May

Access Board To Hold Meetings in Berkeley in May

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On May 9, 2013 from 1:30 pm until 6:30 pm, the Access Board will hold a hearing, a panel discussion, and a reception. The hearing will focus on an upcoming Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on accessibility guidelines for ferries, cruise ships, excursion boats, and other passenger vessels. A panel discussion entitled, “Architecture and Urban Planning for the 21st Century: How Can We Foster Accessibility?” will occur after the hearing. Members of the public may ask questions and make comments. The public also is invited to attend the reception at 5:30 pm.

Location:
Ed Roberts Campus (at the Ashby BART Station)
3075 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA 94703

MTA begins using tether straps on buses

MTA begins using tether straps on buses

MTA begins using tether straps on buses
MTA begins using tether straps on buses

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Disabled bus passengers have been thrown from their wheelchairs aboard Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) buses, and riders tell us their lives are at risk because some drivers can’t or won’t secure their wheelchairs. ABC7 Eyewitness News has conducted an exclusive two-month undercover investigation of the L.A. County MTA and its treatment of disabled bus passengers.

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County planning to help disabled

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We started talking with MnDOT state aid about developing a template for counties to start looking at ADA compliance as it relates to transportation,” says Menter. “Rhonda (Lewis, county engineer) and I were real interested in having Sherburne County … Read More…

Civic center complaint pushes Disabilties Act compliance to forefront

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A formal complaint has been filed against Rushmore Plaza Civic Center for noncompliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, which means the city could be required to spend millions of dollars to upgrade its building. Read More…

Schools seek ADA compliance

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It’s recess time at Sierra Vista Elementary School, and the children scurry out the doors and rush to the playground to run and play with their friends. However, two of the preschool students find themselves waiting for help from teachers and staff Read More…

Sykesville hires firms to inspect ADA compliance

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A Hampstead resident filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of the Interior regarding accessibility compliance with the town of Sykesville for several buildings and parks in the area. Marilynn Phillips filed the complaint Oct. 6 against the …  Read More

House caught up to speed with help of ADA

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HR 01.03, the Crews act of January 2010 requested that with the findings of the self-evaluation Facilities Services will complete a thorough transition plan for OSU to comply with ADA standards by June 30, 2011 that will include: cost projections

Mandatory firings lead to $380K ADA settlement

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The money will be split among 13 employees at the company’s Chicago, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Diego facilities. Blanket policies that negate the reasonable accommodation process violate the ADA. The settlement also requires

Renovations On Community Theatre Underway Inside Soldiers And Sailors …

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Renovations will include a public elevator, handicap lift, and ADA restrooms, new seats, paint audience chamber, carpet. With the Community Theatre meeting ADA compliance, the facility will once again be available for rental. City officials project an

Wheelchair-bound attorney known for suing thousands of small businesses over …

Wheelchair-bound attorney known for suing thousands of small businesses over ADA to be disbarred. Wednesday Peters said Pinnock also filed lawsuits in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Over the years Alpine Fence owner William Lepetri told U-T

KCMO makes changes to fulfill ADA Act

KCMO makes changes to fulfill ADA Act

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) –

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Something as simple as the height of a handrail can be taken for granted, unless a person has a disability…

Regional News in Review – August 2012 « Access Press

 

Regional News in Review – August 2012 « Access Press

By Access Press Staff

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I look forward to continuing to work with U.S. Attorneys to advance ADA compliance efforts nationwide.” The Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney’s offices have long enforced the ADA in this area. This nationwide initiative seeks to focus and