ADA Requirements and Technical Assistance

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The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires the Department of Justice, along with other Federal agencies, to provide “technical assistance to individuals and insitutions that have rights or duties” under this law. The Department produced technical assistance materials for its 1991 ADA regulations implementing Title II (State and local governments) and Title III (public accommodations and non-profit service providers) and again in 2010 when the Department revised its ADA regulations for both titles.

Revised ADA Regulations Implementing Title II and Title III

Reed Group Releases Findings of ADA Accommodation Practices …

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Sidewalk Policies ADA Compliance

Do Los Angeles’ Sidewalk Policies Put It Out of Compliance with the ADA?

by Damien Newton

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Parking Enforcement Explains That It Allows Vehicles to Park in Aprons
as Long as Property Owners Don’t Complain

As city officials gear up for primary and general elections this Spring, there are a lot of major issues that are flying under the radar as budgetary and other issues dominate the discourse.  However, one issue that might not be able to wait,  because the city has already been sued, is the poor state of our city’s sidewalks and it’s erractic enforcement of sidewalk parking policies.  Read More…

Options: Accessibility survey to recognize ADA compliance

Auburn Citizen

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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DOJ Extended Compliance Date for Access to Existing Swimming Pools Arrives

DOJ Extended Compliance Date for Access to Existing Swimming Pools Arrives

ADA Compliance Specialist
ALC Construction, llc | Construction Management

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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ADA News

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

County planning to help disabled

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M1 Construction, Inc. ADA Compliance Contractor Present ADA Compliance News

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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M1 Construction, Inc. ADA Compliance Contractor Present ADA Compliance News

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

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

State fights disabled access ‘shakedowns’

 

State fights disabled access ‘shakedowns’

San Francisco Chronicle

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M1 Construction, Inc. ADA Compliance Specialist Present ADA Compliance News

The California Commission on Disability Access will post a top 10 list of the most frequently cited violations on its website and is supposed to lead the charge in getting information out about the new state law and ADA compliance issues to the

Wheelchair-Bound Business Owner Says ADA Infraction Lawsuit Is A Scam

 

Wheelchair-Bound Business Owner Says ADA Infraction Lawsuit Is A Scam

CBS Local

Reporting Laura Cole
Reporting Laura Cole

City Slickers is Dority’s livehood, and now the target of an attorney known for filing ADA compliance suits in the area. “It’s a scam; the whole thing is a scam,” said Dority. Dority has always tried to make his place wheelchair friendly. After all, he

Cost of ADA Compliance $1M for North Adams

 

Cost of ADA Compliance $1M for North Adams

iBerkshires.com

The council on Tuesday heard an update on the federal audit of the city's ADA compliance and voted to raze a building if it isn't fixed by the end of September.
The council on Tuesday heard an update on the federal audit of the city’s ADA compliance and voted to raze a building if it isn’t fixed by the end of September.

Councilor Lisa Blackmer questioned why newer buildings, such as the library, were not ADA compliant. Building Inspector William Meranti, who with Administrative Officer Michael Canales was instrumental in negotiating a compromise on the lengthy

Disney Class Action Settlement Proposed

Disney Class Action Settlement Proposed

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M1 Construction, inc. ADA Specialist Present ADA Compliance News

Yesterday, the plaintiffs and defendants filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California a proposed class action settlement in Shields v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc..  The case was brought by three individuals with visual disabilities, on behalf of a class of individuals who lacked full and equal access to Disney’s theme parks because Disney failed to provide effective communication at its parks, imposed improper restrictions on service animals, and did not provide accessible websites.  The district court granted nationwide class certification for several proposed classes last year, but it also denied certification for others.  Yesterday’s proposed settlement seeks certification of four settlement classes (encompassing some of the classes the district court certified last year and others it refused to certify) and seeks to resolve the dispute.  Given the importance of the matters in dispute, and the nationwide nature of the class, this proposed settlement deserves careful scrutiny by the disability community.

ADA complaints: A racket or fair notice?

 

ADA complaints: A racket or fair notice?

Corning Observer

Rick King, owner of Corning Auto Center at 1820 Solano St., places a temporary notice up in his business notifying anyone and everyone he is in the process of making his business Americans with Disabilities Act compliant. Julie R. Johnson/Corning Observer
Rick King, owner of Corning Auto Center at 1820 Solano St., places a temporary notice up in his business notifying anyone and everyone he is in the process of making his business Americans with Disabilities Act compliant.
Julie R. Johnson/Corning Observer

“All of the attorneys I have talked to, and there have been plenty of them, told me that while the letter isn’t legally binding, it is fair warning and that I am better off settling now and becoming ADA compliant than to fight it.” If he doesn’t settle and become

ADA complaints: A racket or fair notice?

ADA complaints: A racket or fair notice?

Corning Observer

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M1 Construction, inc. ADA Compliance Consultant Present ADA Compliance News

“All of the attorneys I have talked to, and there have been plenty of them, told me that while the letter isn’t legally binding, it is fair warning and that I am better off settling now and becoming ADA compliant than to fight it.” If he doesn’t settle and become

LifeStream helps communities stay ADA compliant

 

LifeStream helps communities stay ADA compliant

Muncie Star Press

ifarguheson@muncie.com
IVY FARGUHESON

In recent years, Adkins and his staff have worked with Union City officials to write grants to assist the Randolph County city with ADA compliance opportunities. Staff have also assisted agencies in New Castle and Portland to discuss ways to keep the city up to

City Scrambling To Get Into Compliance

City Scrambling To Get Into Compliance

Thesummervillenews

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M1 Construction, Inc. ADA Compliance Specialist Present ADA Compliance News

A $500000 grant could be held up because previous Summerville councils failed to comply with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), officials says. Now the current administration is scrambling to rectify the situation. They will pay a company