|LifeStream helps communities stay ADA compliant
Muncie Star Press
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 …
|New ADA pool rules may reduce access
The Star Democrat
As a private club the Elks is exempt from compliance with the Civil Rights Act, which Tyler said is used as the metric for deciding the necessity of ADA compliance. Of particular concern was a regular event the group holds for the Boy Scouts of America.
|City Scrambling To Get Into Compliance
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 …
|Sign Compliance With Ada And International Laws Is Simplified With New White …
A series of white papers that simplify understanding of important codes relating to accessible room identification signage and sign compliance in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom are now available from Nova Polymers. The white …
Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s introduction of a bill to lessen the impact of ADA for small businesses sounds on the surface to be a good thing. California faces the worst recession since the 1930s and to save small business, even a few dollars seems like a worthy cause.
I spend a considerable amount of time traveling around the country. I find significant difference in accessibility between the rest of the country and California. I am a wheelchair rider and accessibility is important to me.
In California, my expectation of accessibility even with small businesses is fulfilled about 90% of time. In other parts of the country, I am lucky if it is fulfilled 30% of the time. The reason is that in California, there is stricter enforcement of ADA.
We are an aging population and with aging, mobility issues emerge. Elders buy. Many times, the cost of accessibility is less than $1,000 and the use of common sense. Instead of creating new laws which may weaken ADA, let’s use existing organizations to help small business to become more accessible and keep ADA strong. Call your local Independent Living Center — they can help.
Richard O. Salsgiver
|Movie Star Tours – Starline Tours of Hollywood Changes Policies and Practices …
LOS ANGELES – LawFuel.com – Law Newswire – Starline Tours of Hollywood, Inc., the oldest and largest sightseeing tour company in Los Angeles, has agreed to reform its policies and practices to settle allegations that it was violating the Americans with .
|Hollywood tour operator settles disability discrimination claims
Los Angeles Times
After some wrangling, during which Champlin referred the company to ADA requirements, she and others attending the ataxia conference were able to book the 7 1/2 hour “Deluxe Grand City Tour of Los Angeles and Stars’ Homes.” At 7:30 a.m. the morning of …
|Sightseeing company settles ADA lawsuit
Santa Monica Daily Press
CITYWIDE — Starline Tours of Hollywood, Inc., one of the oldest and largest sightseeing companies in Los Angeles with several stops in Santa Monica, entered.
|City roped into ADA battle over uneven stretch of boardwalk
“There is a portion of the boardwalk at the Boathouse Oyster Bar that’s not ADA compliant,” said Santa Rosa Beach resident Paul Voigt, who uses an electric wheelchair. “I’ve talked to Claude Perry and he hasn’t come into compliance.” When it comes to …
|Southeast ADA Center and Leadership Network Offer Online Toolkit to Celebrate …
Newswise (press release)
“Since 1991, the Southeast ADA Center and its State Leadership Network have been the ‘go-to’ resource for comprehensive and confidential ADA information, training and technical assistance to promote voluntary compliance with the Americans with …
|ADA and expansion of Surfside Beach Pier being discussed next week
Changes to the entrance ramp on the west side of the pier are in the works and may include the installation of a chair lift. ADA compliant bathrooms could be added on the beach side in front of the Pier Outfitters space and the walkway on the beach …
|Is your ATM a Lawsuit Risk? First Suits Filed Over ADA Compliance
JD Supra (press release)
Originally published on Independent Bankers Association of Texas (http://www.ibat.org) – July 2,…
|Gregg County readies for ADA compliance work
Longview, TX — Gregg County commissioners hired architects Monday to prepare and oversee an expansive project to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The hiring of Hugman Architecture Construction follows a countywide assessment …
|Polling Places Getting In Compliance With ADA Requirements
Board of Elections deputy director Bill Freytag said the board is using a polling place accessibility checklist to evaluate each polling location to determine if the polling location is in compliance with both federal ADA standards and Ohio Revised …
|Parking feud brews at abortion clinic
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The head of Allen County Right to Life filed an ADA compliance complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice against the local clinic that provides abortions. On Monday, Cathie Humbarger filed a complaint under.
July 06, 2012 @ 08:35 AM
The Associated Press
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Charleston lawyer has been hired as West Virginia’s Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator.
Acting Cabinet Secretary Ross Taylor of the Department of Administration announced the selection of Kim Nuckles for the position Thursday. Nuckles took over the job last month.
Nuckles’ responsibilities include advising, consulting and collaborating with state and federal agencies to develop comprehensive policies and programs. She also will develop, implement and monitor a statewide program to assure compliance with the federal ADA.
Nuckles is a 1997 graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University. She graduated from the West Virginia University College of Law in 2001 and has worked in private practice for 11 years.