I like movies, but a recent experience at a theater in New Jersey has left me upset.
Wheelchair users in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will have an easier time getting around now that the city and U.S. Department of Justice reached a $15 million deal requiring the installation, repair or replacement of 4,000 to 8,000 curb cuts and sidewalk ramps. Approved by Cedar Rapids city council in July, the agreement was signed off […]
A Bronx medical center is facing legal troubles after a federal lawsuit was filed against it on July 29 over complaints that it fails to treat people with disabilities. The suit against Union Community Health Center cites numerous architectural barriers, inaccessible medical equipment, and problems with untrained staff that fail to adequately assist wheelchair users […]
President Obama invited hundreds of advocates from around the nation to the White House on July 20 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. “Millions of Americans with disabilities have had the chance to develop their talents and make their unique contributions to the world,” said Obama. “And thanks to them, […]
A comprehensive look back at the law that changed our lives for the better.
Stay strong, ADA! We’re on a roll. Now, let’s take care of unfinished business.
We asked our readers to send us their personal “victories” that came about as a result of the ADA being implemented and lifestyle choices enhanced. Here is a sampling of the kinds of stories that symbolize 25 years of progress. Convenient Concerts As a longtime concert goer, one of the ways that the Americans With […]
BY JAMES WEISMAN Even before its passage, the Americans with Disabilities Act raised the expectations of people with disabilities. The prospect of equal opportunity, access, and a legal as well as moral responsibility for employers, government and proprietors of places of public accommodation to make reasonable accommodations lifted spirits in anticipation of the America that […]