Tag: Americans With Disabilities Act

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…

No Room at the Inn for Airbnb Guests with Disabilities, Study Shows

It is a common frustration people with disabilities share when traveling: from trying to find an accessible rental car, to transferring into your seat, to praying that your motorized wheelchair isn’t damaged as it’s thrown into storage. All you are thinking is, “Please get my belongings and me to my…

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…

Disability Activists Arrested for Protesting Outside White House

By Frank Kineavy AP Photo During a demonstration on the lawn of the White House, 49 protesters from the disability rights group ADAPT were arrested for blocking the sidewalk. ADAPT, which was one of the earliest groups to champion equality for people with disabilities, was calling on the president to…