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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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?
In recognition of this landmark legislation, MDA has pulled together a variety of articles by and for people with neuromuscular diseases
Two decades ago, on July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the landmark civil rights legislation called the Americans with Disabilities Act, intended to eliminate barriers for people with disabilities.
Two decades later, daily life has become much more accessible and fairer in many ways, not only for people with disabilities but for everybody. And yet — in physical...