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United Spinal News: May 2015

United Spinal News: May 2015

CRT Bill Reintroduced in the House; Rep Crowley Visits United Spinal; Mayor’s Challenge; Planning Access in Minnesota; United Goes to the Movies

Michael Collins

Everyday Advocacy: Jury Duty

Doing your civic duty is often “easier said than done” when it comes to federal courts, which are not covered by the ADA.

New Access to Parks Project will Survey National Parks

New Access to Parks Project will Survey National Parks

Many national parks have wonderfully accessible features, but you wouldn’t know it from researching the parks online. To solve this problem, wheelchairtraveling.com is launching its Access to Parks Project, which kicks off in May with a two-week trek to document accessibility features of Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and […]

Disney Universe: Changing, But Still Magical

Disney Universe: Changing, But Still Magical

It’s the Happiest Place on Earth. Is it also the most accessible?

The Crown Fountain in Chicago’s Millennium Park is noted for being accessible for all.

Accessible Public Spaces

Universal design in landscape architecture is redefining access in parks, memorials and other public spaces.

ACS helped improve access at the San Diego Zoo.

Accessibility Services: A Tradition of Access

United Spinal helps major builders meet — or exceed — accessibility laws and codes.

Mayor’s Challenge a Chance to Improve Access

Mayor’s Challenge a Chance to Improve Access

United Spinal has joined the effort to make sidewalks, crosswalks and bus stops more accessible.

Los Angeles Jails About to Become More Accessible

Los Angeles Jails About to Become More Accessible

Los Angeles County inmates with mobility impairments will see much greater access to jail facilities now that there’s a settlement of a six-year old class action lawsuit with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “The suit is groundbreaking because it extends the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act to individuals with disabilities in custodial […]

DCU Center Sued for More Seating

DCU Center Sued for More Seating

A Massachusetts wheelchair user and a civil rights organization are suing the city of Worchester, Mass., over allegations that the city-owned DCU Center and adjacent parking garage fail to comply with federal accessibility laws. Dino Theodore and Access with Success filed the federal suit, which alleges the city-owned arena doesn’t have an adequate amount of wheelchair […]

Khaled Alsafadi: Make UGA Arch Accessible

Khaled Alsafadi: Make UGA Arch Accessible

Khaled Alsafadi is excited to graduate from the University of Georgia this spring with a bachelor’s in psychology, but his excitement is bittersweet because he’s going to miss out on a century old tradition. Upon receiving their degrees, the brand new alumni celebrate by passing under the school’s wrought iron arch, but several concrete steps […]