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T-Concepts Discusses ADA-Compliant Door Solutions

Most people notice the beautiful satin nickle-plated finish on a door handle, or the way the door opens seamlessly and noiselessly, allowing passage before closing just as seamlessly behind. But few think about the intricacies of ADA door compliance. ADA-Compliant Ladder Pull with Black Finish Count among those few Michelle and Paul Witherby, COO and CEO of T-Concepts Solutions, a family-owned business that provides architectural glass door handles and pulls. ADA-Compliant Bo...
Tags: Accessories, Books, Hardware, Ada, Americans with Disabilities Act, Coo, Michelle, Door Handles, ADA Compliance, Door Handle, ADA compliant door handles, ADA compliant door hardware, Door Levers, Door Pulls, T-Concept Solutions, Paul Witherby


The ADA doesn't require airlines to let passengers fly in their personal wheelchairs, but a new study suggests an expensive solution

Passengers in wheelchairs pass a restaurant as they are helped to their gate at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A new study found personal wheelchairs can fit onto aircraft if the left two front seats are removed. Former Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldaza said the cabin modification could cost $1 million per aircraft per year. Over 10,000 wheelchairs and scooters were damaged by airlines in 2019, according to data from the DOT. See more stories ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Boston, US, Trends, George Bush, Houston, Tammy Duckworth, Wheelchair, Illinois, Ada, Disabled, Faa, Americans with Disabilities Act, Dot


Uber ordered to pay $1.1 million to blind passenger who was denied rides 14 separate times

A blind passenger gets into an Uber in Denver, Colorado (Lisa Irving not pictured). RJ Sangosti/Getty Images Uber must for illegally denying her rides, an arbitrator ruled Thursday. Uber drivers denied Lisa Irving rides 14 times because of her blindness and guide dog, Bernie. Uber unsuccessfully argued it wasn't responsible because its drivers are contractors. See more stories on Insider's business page. An independent arbitrator on Thursday to a blind passenger for illegally d...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, UK, Trends, Lawsuits, Rideshare, Ada, Americans with Disabilities Act, Deliveroo, Gig Economy, Irving, San Francisco Bay Area, Bernie, Denver Colorado, Settlements


The robots occupying our sidewalks

Haben Girma Contributor Share on Twitter Haben Girma is an internationally acclaimed disability justice lawyer and the author of the memoir, "Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law." The robot, shaped like a large cooler on wheels, zipped along somewhere ahead of me. My left hand clasped the smooth leather harness of my German shepherd guide dog. “Mylo, forward.” The speed of his four short legs complemented the ...
Tags: Transportation, Column, Opinion, Tech, Diversity, Accessibility, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Netflix, Mobility, Robotics, Ada, Americans with Disabilities Act, Starship Technologies, Ackerman, Starship


Overlooked No More: Roland Johnson, Who Fought to Shut Down Institutions for the Disabled

He survived 13 years of neglect and abuse, including sexual assault, at the notorious Pennhurst State School and Hospital outside Philadelphia before emerging as a champion for the disabled.
Tags: News, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Johnson, Americans with Disabilities Act, Abuse of the Disabled, Intellectual Disabilities, Pennhurst State School, Biographical Information, Roland (1945-94, Pennhurst State School and Hospital, Roland Johnson


Overlooked No More: Cheryl Marie Wade, a Performer Who Refused to Hide

Going public with her disability helped her cope with the pain and hardship she felt.
Tags: Art, News, Disabilities, Americans with Disabilities Act, Wade, Poetry and Poets, Biographical Information, Cheryl Marie (1948-2013, Axis Dance Co, Cheryl Marie Wade




What Disabled Americans Really Want

For true inclusion, we can’t just follow the letter of the law; we must embrace its spirit.
Tags: News, Discrimination, Disabilities, Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights and Liberties, Group Homes and Supportive Housing


Functional Fashion, People With Disabilities and Love of Clothing

But #disabledandcute influencers say the fashion industry has been slow to embrace them.
Tags: Design, News, Dresses, Disabilities, Americans with Disabilities Act, Zippers, Fashion and apparel, Jeans (Apparel


A ‘Safety Net’ That’s a Kafkaesque Mess

The Supplemental Security Income program, on which millions of disabled Americans depend, is daunting by design.
Tags: News, Poverty, Disabilities, Americans with Disabilities Act, Social Security (US


Overlooked No More: Brad Lomax, a Bridge Between Civil Rights Movements

A member of the Black Panthers, he helped lead a historic, and successful, sit-in in San Francisco as part of a nationwide anti-discrimination campaign on behalf of people with disabilities.
Tags: News, California, San Francisco, Black People, Discrimination, Demonstrations, Disabilities, Americans with Disabilities Act, Black Panthers, Lomax, Black Panther Party, Heumann, Protests and Riots, Califano, Joseph A Jr, Judith (1947-


Building Accessibility Into America, Literally

Thirty years on, the Americans With Disabilities Act has reshaped the way designers and the public have come to think about equity, civil rights and American architecture. But it’s only a start.
Tags: Design, News, Architecture, United States, Ny, Disabilities, Americans with Disabilities Act, Cooper Hewitt, WHEELCHAIRS, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Libraries and Librarians, Smithsonian Design Museum, Access+Ability (Exhibit, Hunters Point (Queens




What Happens When You’re Disabled but Nobody Can Tell

The author and clinical psychologist Andrew Solomon examines the disabilities that ramps and reserved parking spots don’t address.
Tags: News, Autism, Discrimination, Disabilities, Americans with Disabilities Act, Andrew Solomon, Anxiety and Stress, Mental Health and Disorders, Invisible Disabilities


How I Came Out About My Disability

Three writers share how they revealed their disability, to a family member, to a love interest on a dating app and to oneself.
Tags: News, Autism, Disabilities, Americans with Disabilities Act, Helen, Hoang, Haddad, Krysten, Homosexuality and Bisexuality, Writing and Writers, Prostheses, Ryan J, Chambrot


Gimlet Media Sued for Not Making Podcasts Accessible to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The podcasting company Gimlet Media now faces a class-action lawsuit for failing to make its podcasts accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing. In the complaint, filed today in New York, plaintiff Kahlimah Jones argues that Gimlet violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to provide closed…Read more...
Tags: Podcast, New York, Science, Accessibility, Lawsuits, Ada, Americans with Disabilities Act, Gimlet, Gimlet Media, Kahlimah Jones




Mask Exemption Cards From the ‘Freedom to Breathe Agency’? They’re Fake

The group, which is selling the cards online, is not a real government organization, federal officials said.
Tags: News, Masks, Social Media, Americans with Disabilities Act, Frauds and Swindling, Protective Clothing and Gear, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings, Freedom to Breathe Agency


Morning Docket: 06.24.20

* An entrepreneur who created the world's first "robot lawyer" has secured $12 million in funding. Hope this guy doesn't make a robot Morning Docket writer... [Forbes] * A Pennsylvania lawyer has been disbarred for defrauding his firm by referring people who came to the firm to other lawyers in exchange for a percentage of the fees. [ABA Journal] * An appeals court has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $2.1 billion for damages allegedly sustained from baby powder that was purportedly laced wi...
Tags: Florida, Roundup, Law, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Monsanto, ABA Journal, Americans with Disabilities Act, Johnson & Johnson, Morning Docket, Daily Business Review, Michael Avenatti, COVID-19, LSB- Forbes


Digital services are making isolation easier – unless you have a disability

While many people have been able to muddle through the lockdown, albeit with more stress or boredom than they're used to, people with disabilities have been more profoundly affected than other groups.People with disabilities are often not considered by developers of websites and other online services. This can make life very difficult for someone who's visually impaired, stuck at home without assistance, and dependent on an online service for which they can barely read the screen.Many of the ad...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Web Design, Bbc, Netflix, Harvard, Innovation, Un, Ux, Deaf, Disabilities, Americans with Disabilities Act, YOAST, WCAG, Digital Service, Caroline Casey


Needing At-Home Workers, Call Centers Turn to People With Disabilities

Companies caught short by the pandemic are hiring from a pool that was already prepared to handle a surge in phone traffic away from offices.
Tags: News, Outsourcing, Disabilities, Americans with Disabilities Act, Telecommuting, Customer Relations, Labor and Jobs, Shutdowns (Institutional, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, National Telecommuting Institute


The changing face of employment law during a global pandemic

Prompted by for the virus that causes COVID-19, we wondered whether employers can mandate employee testing, regardless of symptoms. The issue pits public safety against personal privacy, but limited testing availability has rendered the question somewhat moot. But as the World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have noted, asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers can spread the virus without realizing they’re infected. To learn more about workers’ rights in this aren...
Tags: Health, Work, Startups, Privacy, Tech, World Health Organization, Employment law, Ada, Hiring, Americans with Disabilities Act, EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Debevoise Plimpton, Extra Crunch


Is tech socialism really on the rise?

Greg Epstein Contributor Share on Twitter Greg M. Epstein is the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard and MIT, and the author of The New York Times bestselling book "Good Without God." Described as a “godfather to the [humanist] movement” by The New York Times Magazine in recognition of his efforts to build inclusive, inspiring and ethical communities for the nonreligious and allies, Greg was also named “one of the top faith and moral leaders...
Tags: Column, Elizabeth Warren, San Francisco, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Disability, Harvard, United States, New York Times, Salesforce, New York Times Magazine, Bernie Sanders, Americans with Disabilities Act, Marc Benioff, Justin Kan


‘Capitalism generates a lot of wealth depending on the situation’

Greg Epstein Contributor Share on Twitter Greg M. Epstein is the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard and MIT, and the author of The New York Times bestselling book "Good Without God." Described as a “godfather to the [humanist] movement” by The New York Times Magazine in recognition of his efforts to build inclusive, inspiring and ethical communities for the nonreligious and allies, Greg was also named “one of the top faith and moral leaders...
Tags: Travel, Column, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Harvard, United States, Ethics, New York Times, The Guardian, Machine Learning, Silicon Valley, New York Times Magazine, Bernie Sanders, Americans with Disabilities Act, Justin Kan


Amtrak’s Charge to Accommodate 2 Extra Wheelchairs? $25,000

Amtrak apologized after officials told an advocacy group that it would cost $25,000 to accommodate two additional passengers in wheelchairs.
Tags: News, Senate, Disabilities, Railroads, Amtrak, Americans with Disabilities Act, WHEELCHAIRS


Train Tickets for Two More Wheelchairs? That’ll Be $25,000, Amtrak Says

Amtrak apologized after officials told an advocacy group that it would cost $25,000 to accommodate two additional passengers in wheelchairs.
Tags: News, Senate, Disabilities, Railroads, Amtrak, Americans with Disabilities Act, WHEELCHAIRS






Supreme Court Lets Lawsuit Claiming Domino's Website Violates Americans With Disabilities Act Proceed

The Supreme Court declined to give Domino’s Pizza Inc. an out from a lawsuit arguing that its website is inaccessible to people with blindness, denying a petition on Monday that could have allowed the company to evade facing the plaintiff in court.Read more...
Tags: Ecommerce, Science, Design, Technology, Supreme Court, Accessibility, Disability, Retail, Dominos, Americans with Disabilities Act, Blind, E Commerce, Blindness, Domino 's Pizza Inc


SCOTUS Lets Lawsuit Claiming Domino's Website Violates Americans With Disabilities Act Proceed

The Supreme Court declined to give Domino’s Pizza Inc. an out from a lawsuit arguing that its website is inaccessible to people with blindness, denying a petition on Monday that could have allowed the company to evade facing the plaintiff in court.Read more...
Tags: Ecommerce, Science, Design, Technology, Supreme Court, Accessibility, Disability, Retail, Dominos, Americans with Disabilities Act, Blind, E Commerce, Blindness, Domino 's Pizza Inc