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Americans with Disabilities Act

Project Civic Access Settles with Jacksonville

April 19, 2013 — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) entered a settlement agreement with the City of Jacksonville, Florida in April. The DOJ Project Civic Access initiative is a wide-ranging effort to ensure that communities comply with the ADA by eliminating physical and communication barriers that prevent people with disabilities from participating fully in community life. The DOJ evaluated 64 of the city’s facilities and identified deficiencies at each location.

22nd Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act

July 26, 2012 – President Barack Obama encouraged the Nation to celebrate the contributions of American with disabilities in his presidential proclamation on the 22nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Proclamations acknowledges that there is still work to be done but points out legislative progress toward inclusion such as the implementation of new standards for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which will help ensure and inclusive educational environment for children with disabilities.   [Source:  The Whitehouse]

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