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 …
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 …
LOS 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
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:
For more information on the compliance deadline extension, visit:
Law School Admission Council Suit Becomes National Class Action
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:
Access Board To Hold Meetings in Berkeley in May
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.
Ed Roberts Campus (at the Ashby BART Station)
3075 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA 94703
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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Caught on tape: Wheelchair woes on MTA
LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A two-month ABC7 Eyewitness News undercover investigation of the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has uncovered widespread disregard for the rights of disabled bus riders.
New selected by M1 Construction, ADA Specialist
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…
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…
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 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 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 …
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The slope shall be measured as shown in. Transitions from ramps to walks, gutters, or streets shall be flush and free of abrupt changes. Maximum slopes of adjoining gutters, road surface immediately adjacent to the curb ramp, or accessible route shall not exceed 1:20.
The minimum width of a curb ramp shall be 36 in (915 mm), exclusive of flared sides.
Sides of Curb Ramps
If a curb ramp is located where pedestrians must walk across the ramp, or where it is not protected by handrails or guardrails, it shall have flared sides; the maximum slope of the flare shall be 1:10. Curb ramps with returned curbs may be used where pedestrians would not normally walk across the ramp.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) –
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
By Access Press Staff
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 …
|City looks to expand disability compliance
Dennis and the city hired David Meihls, principal consultant at ADA Consultants of Indiana, to observe and help implement solutions that will make the city compliant with ADA standards. The law protects against discrimination when hiring a qualified …
|State fights disabled access ‘shakedowns’
San Francisco Chronicle
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 …