Tag Archives: Americans with Disabilities Act

How Will You Celebrate the ADA?

This month will mark the 27th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights legislation has changed lives and formed the basis for similar legislation in countries around the world. We’ve shared personal … 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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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Accessibility: Woman in wheelchair who fought for Disabilities Act can’t use tour bus (The Washington Post) Even before she arrives in the nation’s capital this weekend to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Department of Justice Releases New Publication on FAQs about Service Animals and the ADA

The U.S. Department of Justice receives many questions on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to service animals. Many people with disabilities use a service animal to participate in everyday life. Service animals (i.e., most notably dogs) can … Continue reading

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What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that was signed into being in 1990. But what does it do? At its simplest, the ADA makes sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities … Continue reading

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NARIC and the ADA at 25

The Americans with Disabilities Act is turning 25 this year! If it was a person, it would have grown up, gone to school, and would be making its way in the world. We here at NARIC have both personal and … Continue reading

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NIDRR-Funded ADA Center Announces Reasonable Accommodations in the Lodging Sector Survey

The NIDRR-funded Mid-Atlantic ADA Center at TransCen, Inc., and researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park are seeking participants for a survey on the experiences of human resource professionals in providing reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities in the … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, September 8 – Friday, September 12

Employment: ‘It means the world’: Special Kneads bakery gives special needs adults jobs – and a purpose (NBC TODAY) The Special Kneads and Treats bakery was created by parents of a young adult with a learning disability to give their … Continue reading

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The Department of Justice and the Louisiana Supreme Court Reach a Settlement Agreement

On Friday, August 15th, 2014, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it had entered a settlement agreement with the Louisiana Supreme Court (the Court) under the Americans with Disabilities Act to protect the right of those with mental health … Continue reading

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What are psychiatric disabilities?

Psychiatric disability is defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as a “mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of an individual; a record of impairment; or being regarded as having such an … Continue reading

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