ADA Accommodations

What ADA accommodations are required?

Civil Rights of Individuals with Disabilities who are Unnecessarily Segregated in Sheltered Workshops

U.S. v. Rhode Island – 1:14-cv-00175 – (D.R.I. 2014) On April 8, 2014, the United States entered into the nation’s first statewide settlement agreement vindicating the civil rights of individuals with disabilities who are unnecessarily segregated in sheltered workshops and facility-based day programs.  The settlement agreement with the State of Rhode Island resolves the Civil Rights Division’s...

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Children with disabilities in integrated setting appropriate to their needs

U.S. v. Florida – 1:13-cv-61576 – (S.D. Fla. 2013) On July 22, 2013, the United States filed a lawsuit against the State of Florida in federal district court to remedy ADA violations involving the State’s failure to provide services and supports to children with disabilities in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs. The lawsuit alleges that, as a result of the manner in...

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Persons with disabilities – Facility Based and workshops

U.S. v. Rhode Island – 1:14-cv-00175 – (D.R.I. 2014) On April 8, 2014, the United States entered into the nation’s first statewide settlement agreement vindicating the civil rights of individuals with disabilities who are unnecessarily segregated in sheltered workshops and facility-based day programs.  The settlement agreement with the State of Rhode Island resolves the Civil Rights Division’s...

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Suit Filed Against 3 Medical Facilities For Not Providing Interpreter

The family of a deaf man who died of cancer has filed a lawsuit alleging that health care professionals repeatedly denied the deaf family’s requests to receive accommodations including a sign language interpreter. The lawsuit accuses three New York medical facilities “of discrimination and violating the state Human Rights Law and federal Americans with Disabilities Act.” The...

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The Department of Justice has reached a settlement with Newseum Inc.

The Department of Justice announced on 12/6/13 that it has reached a settlement with Newseum Inc., which owns and operates the Newseum, to address alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the settlement, the Newseum must take steps to ensure that all of its facilities are accessible to people with disabilities, including: Providing additional wheelchair spaces and...

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ADA claims, settlements numbers up

The Corporate Counsel (3/27, Green, 43K) reports that Patrick Hicks, a partner in the Las Vegas office of Littler Mendelson, says that since “congressional amendments in 2008 made it easier for plaintiffs to make their case” when suing under the Americans with Disabilities Act, there have been “fewer dismissals and higher settlement numbers.” The number of EEOC charges...

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