Category: Disability Rights

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit has ruled on the Hand-Control Issue

This week, in a win for both disability rights and consumer rights, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, ruled that individuals who rely on hand controls to operate their cars and trucks have an equal right to test drive their vehicles before purchasing them. Here is the link if you would like to read the full decision:  … Continue Reading..

Are There Any Accessible Miniature Golf Courses out There?

ADA Requires Miniature Golf Courses Meet Accessibility Standards. Although the ADA has always required miniature golf courses undertake modest renovations to improve access, the ADA was recently supplemented by express provisions for miniature golf course. Do you know of any accessible miniature golf courses?  Please let me know.  I don’t know of any.  Miniature golf courses should be a perfect… Continue Reading..

Are Your County’s Fairgrounds Accessible?

Does Your County Fair Meet ADA Accessibility Regulations? It is County Fair season again. Typically, this is a good time for all. Fun rides, decadent food, cute animals raised by local kids, special events, concerts and an eclectic variety of vendors. Unfortunately, County Fairs can be an accessibility nightmare for persons with disabilities. On one level, this is odd. Because… Continue Reading..

Medical Facilities: The Doctor Is In … But Not For Everyone

DISABILITY RIGHTS LAWS CAN HELP ADDRESS DISPARITIES IN HEALTH CARE RESULTING FROM DISCRIMINATORY POLICIES AND UNLAWFUL PHYSICAL BARRIERS[1]        The accessibility and usability of hospitals, doctors’ offices, rehabilitation centers and other providers of health care services is essential in providing necessary medical care to people with disabilities. Due to discriminatory policies and physical barriers in our health care system, individuals with… Continue Reading..

Access to Sporting, Theaters and other Special Event Venues

On September 15, 2010, the Department of Justice published revised final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  These regulations clarify and update the requirements for selling tickets for assigned seating at events such as concerts, plays, and sporting events. Effective March 15, 2011, the regulations require that: Venues sell tickets for accessible seats in the same manner and… Continue Reading..

Center For Disability Access Celebrates the International “Day of Acceptance”

Original Post from Day of The Year The (International) Day of Acceptance is a valuable social entrepreneurial awareness experiment with a heart-warming back-story. Annie Hopkins founded 3E Love to make the world a better place, also creating the International Symbol of Acceptance, which shows a wheelchair in the shape of a heart. Together, the occasion and the symbol communicate… Continue Reading..

Defer To Gov’t On Disabled Car Buyers Rights, 9th Circ. Told

UPDATE: Original post by Law360 Author:  By Kali Hays Law360, New York (December 11, 2015, 1:38 PM ET) — The Ninth Circuit was told Thursday it should defer to the government’s supportive stance on a paraplegic man’s claims that California car dealers refusing to install hand controls for test driving have violated the Americans With Disabilities Act. John Karczewski said… Continue Reading..

Disabled Man Dies After Motorized Scooter Slipped off an Unimproved Pathway!

Original Post by The News Tribune. Author: ADAM LYNN Nolan Sessions died horribly. About noon on Oct. 12, 2012, the disabled man’s motorized scooter slipped off an unimproved pathway and into a ditch along the 7600 block of Steilacoom Boulevard Southwest in Lakewood and landed atop him. Read more about this tragic story here: ### If you are a… Continue Reading..