Tag: Ada

Disability Rights Under Attack by Congress

Rights for Americans with disabilities are under attack in a bill disguised as reform of the Americans with Disabilities Act. HR 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, requires people with disabilities to file a formal complaint with the Justice Department if they are denied access to a…

Sessions to Put the 'Dis' in Disability

Alarms are going off throughout the disability advocacy world over Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III’s decision to repeal 25 documents, including ten of which are very important Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidance, which he deemed are “outdated, used to circumvent the regulatory process, or that improperly goes beyond…

Fear, Uncertainty Loom for Disabled Community Under Trump

People with disabilities are becoming increasing fearful of what life will look like under the new Trump administration, whose positions and proposed polices range from outright disregard for the disabled community to a reversion of significant advances made over recent decades. While President Donald Trump’s public mocking of a journalist’s…

Court Finds Blanket Policies Not Discriminatory

By Frank Kineavy Magic Kingdom Should people with disabilities expect companies to cater to their convenience even if the companies already provide proper accommodations A federal judge in Orlando says no. The Walt Disney Company (No. 38 on the 2016 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity) in 2013 revised its…