Under both the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), employers are legally obligated to provide a reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Before there can be any determination as to what a “reasonable accommodation” entails, there is something referred to as the “interactive process,” which must be engaged in for employers… Continue Reading..
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..
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..
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..
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..
On June 29, 2015, the Supreme Court denied the City of Lomita’s petition for certiorari in the Potter Handy, LLP case, City of Lomita, California v. Robin Fortyune, No. 14-920, leaving undisturbed the 9th Circuit’s September 5, 2014 decision holding that Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires local governments to provide accessible on-street parking in the… Continue Reading..