A recent lawsuit against Starbucks demonstrates a very important point about disability civil rights: most of the time it is just common sense. Yes, there are technical requirements for physical access under the Americans with Disabilities Act. There is, in fact, an actual building code for accessible design. But the ADA’s building code is different than any other on… Continue Reading..
Congratulations to Kathleen Barajas for earning the title of Ms. Wheelchair California 2016! Kathleen has worked extremely hard to be a top achiever in her academic life, as well as in her life as an advocate for persons with disabilities. She excels in a world where some would say that the odds have been stacked against her. She is inspiring… Continue Reading..
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..
Original Post by The News Tribune. Author: ADAM LYNN firstname.lastname@example.org 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..
Original Post in La Jolla Light – October 22, 2015 – Article by Ashley Mackin After years of accessing La Jolla’s Children’s Pool beach by sliding down a steep ramp — or being carried by friends or helpers — paraplegic swimmer Jack Robertson sued the City of San Diego in June 2013 with the hopes of getting an ADA-compliant access… Continue Reading..
(Original Article – Law360) By Jeff Zalesin Law360, New York (September 1, 2015, 3:26 PM ET) — The company behind the Corner Bakery Cafe franchise violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by installing the transaction counters in a restaurant too high for a wheelchair user to access, even though it also provided customers a lower surface, a California federal judge… Continue Reading..
Share us on: By Jeff Zalesin Law360, New York (August 6, 2015, 4:02 PM ET) — The NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers and the company behind their stadium told a California federal judge Wednesday that they didn’t discriminate against a fan who accused them of thwarting his access to wheelchair-accessible seating. Mark Willits, who says he needs to use a wheelchair… Continue Reading..
July 26, 2015 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) is the most comprehensive civil rights statute for people with disabilities, guaranteeing equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment, public accommodations, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications. With the passage of the Americans… Continue Reading..
Come and see The Center For Disability Access at Abilities Expo Los Angeles (Friday – Sunday), the one-stop for products, education and FUN for people with disabilities! To add onto all the fun we’re having, click the contest flyer below to check out our Service Animal Contest. It’ll take you over to our Facebook page for information on how to… Continue Reading..
It’s been almost 3 years since the Department of Justice’s revised Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) regulations went into effect, requiring, among other things, that all hotel online reservation systems be ADA compliant. This, in turn, means that the online reservation experience for individuals with disabilities must now be equivalent to the online reservation experience for individuals who do not… Continue Reading..