ADA

News and updates from the MDA community

posted on January 9, 2014 - 9:07am
Featured in this issue: Muscle Walk in full swing across the country; anti-bullying advocate with Friedreich's ataxia publishes new book; MDA Clinical Conference to be held in March; MDA Team Momentum hits the ground running; Shamrocks program raises millions for the cause; MDA Art Collection achieves milestone; accessible playground database now available; Muscular Dystrophy Coordinating...

Know your candidates' views on crucial issues, and use your power as an advocate and a voter

posted on July 1, 2012 - 3:01pm
QUEST Vol. 19, No. 3
Did you know that people with disabilities are 10 percent less likely to be registered to vote, and 20 percent less likely to actually go to the polls and vote in an election?
posted on July 1, 2011 - 2:11pm
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 3
ADA: More info Check out ADA Roundup 2011 for Quest’s annual review of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

A woman with ALS finds that a little self-advocacy goes a long way

posted on July 1, 2011 - 11:48am
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 3
I live in Tempe, Ariz., a lovely suburb of Phoenix. Two years ago, when I determined that it was no longer safe for me to drive due to the progression of my ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), I began to look for alternatives to depending on my husband, Phil, to drive me.

Quest's annual review of the Americans with Disabilities Act finds new rules being implemented and new suits being filed, as the fight for full inclusion goes on

posted on July 1, 2011 - 11:35am
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 3
Beginning in 2012, new or renovated public swimming pools must have sloped entries or lifts. New or altered golf courses must have some accessible holes. Boat docks must have accessible slips, playgrounds and gyms must have accessible equipment, and amusement park rides must have accessible seats. These are just a few of the new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations for public...

'Know Your Rights — The Fair Housing Act' will feature a discussion and Q&A of the law regarding housing rights for people with disabilities

posted on May 19, 2011 - 5:25pm
Are owners of apartment buildings required to have accessible units? Can they charge higher rent for them? And can they refuse to rent to a person with a service dog? These are just some of many questions about housing rights that will be answered Tuesday, May 24, 2011, during an MDA-sponsored webinar titled "Know Your Rights — The Fair Housing Act," beginning at 4 p.m. EDT, 2 p.m. MDT and 1 p.m...

Uncle Sam seeks advice about improving hiring regulations for people with disabilities, and offers info about making health care facilities accessible

posted on August 6, 2010 - 3:51pm
Two federal agencies are seeking to improve conditions for people with disabilities, in one case by strengthening federal hiring regulations, and in the other by making health care facilities more accessible to people with mobility problems. Improving employment The U.S. Department of Labor, through its Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), is inviting public comments on ways to...

Members of the MDA community share their thoughts about the Americans with Disabilities Act and its impact on their lives

posted on July 26, 2010 - 11:48am
The Americans with Disabilities Act — the ADA — turned 20 on July 26, 2010. How has this landmark civil rights legislation affected your daily life? Have you experienced discrimination in employment, in access or in attitude? What are some of the best changes that have occurred thanks to the ADA — and where do we still need to improve?