PINELLAS PARK, Florida., June 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Access Ready Reporter Issue 15 – The Reporter Newsletter is a service from Access Ready Inc., a nonprofit advocacy group for people with disabilities that promotes inclusion and accessibility policies across information technology through education and best practices. Access Ready’s board of directors has identified inaccessible information technology as a clear, growing, and present threat to the civil, economic, and social well-being of people with disabilities.
This advocacy challenge arose when the SBE launched a call for proposals for a new survey system for use in Maryland Elections. Then, in the opinion of the Community partners, the state rejected the proposal of the only accessible voting book system for the organizations to test and contribute to. According to the organizations and their legal advisers, the refusal was based on minor formalities.
FOUR WAYS THE “AMERICAN JOBS PLAN” COULD REBUILD THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE LIFE OF DISABLED PEOPLE
Huge bundles of federal laws are in the works that are designed to help all Americans, but may also address some of the most important and neglected priorities of disabled Americans. Wednesday night April 28, 2021, President Joe Biden spoke to a joint session of Congress and outlined plans for a stronger American economy and a fairer society. Continue reading
HOW TO AVOID ADA ACTIONS
Did you know your sales and service counter cannot exceed 36 “(34”) in height? California)? Did you know that most accessibility litigation starts in your parking lot? Did you know that it takes 36 inches between your clothes racks for an accessible path? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 1990 applies to all businesses.
CURRENT LEGAL ACTION
JUSTICE DEPARTIMENT INTERVENTIONS IN ACTION AGAINST DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION CITY OF CHICAGO REGARDING PEDESTRIANS WITH VISIBILITY
The Justice Department has requested to intervene in a disability discrimination complaint brought against the visually impaired private prosecutors City of Chicago under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504). The ministry’s proposed complaint alleges that the city is not providing equal access to pedestrian signaling information at intersections for blind, visually impaired, or deafblind people. Continue reading
DOJ LIGHTS A FIRE UNDER CHICAGO OFFICIALS TO ACCELERATE THE ACCESSIBLE PEDESTRIAN SIGNAL INSTALLATION
THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WILL FIND IT ALAMEDA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, VIOLATING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND THE US CONSTITUTION
The Justice Department today concluded, on the basis of a thorough investigation, that there are reasonable grounds to believe that Alameda county violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the provision of mental health services and that the conditions and practices at the district’s Santa Rita Prison violate the US Constitution and the ADA.
HEALTH CARE ACCESSIBILITY
STUDY TO EXPLAIN WOMEN LIVING WITH DISABILITIES BETTER POSITIONING CLINICS TO HELP
Finding your way around the world with a physical or mental disability is difficult enough. But for the 1 million American women with disabilities of childbearing age, navigating the maze of reproductive care, family planning, and health care can leave them feeling frustrated, humiliated, and unheard of.
THE MAKERSPACE PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND THE COMMUNITY
A network of five brand new or refurbished makerspaces is slated to open later this spring Wyomingthat offers exciting opportunities for everyone Kasper, Cheyenne, Evanston, Pinedale, and Rock springs Get access to world class technical tools that can take your creative projects to the next level. Simply defined, a makerspace is a collaborative workspace for practical design, learning and exploration. These spaces are often creative community centers where people of all skill levels can learn how to unlock new technologies that they may not have at home …
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