Category Archives: Legislation

Face Masks, Facial Coverings, and the ADA

 The novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has changed life as we know in many ways. Safety measures such as social distancing, stay at home orders, and the wearing of face masks or cloth face coverings are now part of our daily … Continue reading

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La Semana Nacional de Registro de Votantes con Discapacidades, la ADA, y los Votantes con Discapacidades

Cada año, la campaña REV UP de la Asociación Estadounidense de Personas con Discapacidades (AAPD, por sus siglas en inglés) (en inglés) coordina la Semana Nacional de Registro de Votantes con Discapacidades (NDVRW, por sus siglas en inglés) (en inglés) … Continue reading

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Celebrating the ADA at 30 – Exploring Research on Accessibility, Equity, and Inclusion

On July 26th, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. Thirty years later, an entire generation has grown up, gone to school, and joined the workforce in a world that is … Continue reading

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Celebrando la ADA a los 30 años – Explorando la investigación sobre la accesibilidad, equidad, e inclusión

El 26 de julio, 1990, la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA, por sus siglas en inglés) fue promulgada por el presidente George H. W. Bush. Treinta años después, una generación entera ha crecido, fue a la escuela, y se … Continue reading

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Remembering Olmstead: 17 Years of Community Participation and Independence for People with Disabilities

Seventeen years ago, on June 22nd, 1999, the US Supreme Court ruled in Olmstead v. L.C. that the unjustified institutional isolation of people with disabilities is a form of unlawful discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  What is … Continue reading

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25/40: Celebrating the ADA and VSA

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by George H. W. Bush on July 26th, 1990. Building upon previous civil rights legislation, the ADA prohibits discrimination based on disability, outlines provisions for reasonable accommodations for employees with … Continue reading

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Justice Department Proposes Movie Theater Accessibility Rules

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is proposing new accessibility requirements for movie theaters. Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act contains broad language prohibiting public businesses from discriminating against people with disabilities. In many cases, public businesses are … Continue reading

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Disability Organizations to Host Free Webinar on July 9th on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

On Wednesday, July 9th the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), the U.S. International Council on Disability (USICD), and the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) are hosting a free informative webinar, “Convention on the Rights of … Continue reading

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Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 marks the 15th anniversary of the Olmstead decision, the landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court affirming the right of individuals with disabilities to a life within their community. The Olmstead v L.C. (527 U.S. 581) … Continue reading

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