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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

24th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act

July 2014 — President Barack Obama encouraged the nation to celebrate the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in a recent Presidential Proclamation honoring the day.  The proclamation acknowledged that while there is still work to be done, the Obama Administration has worked diligently to expand access to community living, healthcare, and employment for people with disabilities.

Justice Dept. Settles Employment Discrimination Investigation

July 2014 – The Department of Justice has resolved its investigation of Hubbard, Oregon’s alleged violations of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The Settlement Agreement reads, “The United States alleges that the City has engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination under the ADA by requiring applicants to disclose disabilities and/or medical information in their applications prior to making a conditional offer of employment.”  The City of Hubbard has since withdrawn all disability-related questions from job applications and agreed to the following:

NFB Calls for ADA Internet Regulations

July 2014 – The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) concluded their 2014 National Convention with a unanimous vote urging the Obama administration to issue Internet regulations in compliance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  More than twenty-five hundred members of the NFB adopted the resolution, noting the need for accessible website design and content that allows access to the Internet through computerized speech software or Braille conversion. President of the NFB, Dr.

DOT Seeks Comment on New Guidance Documents

February 2014 — The Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) released the first chapters for a proposed circular, meant to offer guidance to transportation providers regarding Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. The chapters released will be included among a series of approximately 12 chapters and feature the following topics:

Fort Morgan, Colorado to Become ADA Compliant

August 2013 — The Department of Justice reached an agreement with the town of Fort Morgan, Colorado regarding the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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