Advocacy Americans With Disabilities Act

GOING DEEPER:The Disability Integration Act The act seeks to add community supports and services to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The Disability Integration Act was reintroduced by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a companion bill in the House was introduced by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) for the 2019-2020 Congress. To learn more […]

Marca Bristo
Americans With Disabilities Act Obituary

Marca Bristo, Influential Advocate for the Disabled, Dies at 66

Paralyzed in an accident at 23, she devoted her life to changing perceptions of the disabled and was a key player in passing the Americans With Disabilities Act. By GLENN RIFKIN, New York Times (Published August 8, 2019) When she was 23, Marca Bristo, a nurse in Chicago, was sitting with a friend on the […]

Americans With Disabilities Act Opinion

Why disabled Americans remain second-class citizens

By DAVID PETTINICCHIO, WASHINGTON POST (JULY 23, 2019)–This month we celebrate the anniversary of the second-most important civil rights law in American history behind only the 1964 Civil Rights Act: the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), which Congress passed in 1990. But while you might hear this law lauded, you likely won’t hear about the […]

Americans With Disabilities Act News

George H.W. Bush Remembered As Champion For Those With Disabilities

Former President George H.W. Bush died on December 1, at age 94.
The 41st President signed the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) into law in 1990. Since it’s passage, the ADA—the sweeping civil rights law—is widely credited with helping to pave the way toward a more inclusive society for those with disabilities.

Americans With Disabilities Act Education News Obituary

Amber Tatro, Whose Suit Gave Rights to Disabled Students, Dies at 42

By SAM ROBERTS, THE NEW YORK TIMES In 1979, just a few months before Amber Tatro turned 4, her family notified the Irving, Tex., school district that she would be ready for classes that fall. Born with spina bifida, a congenital defect that causes partial paralysis and impaired speech, she was unable to urinate on […]

Senators Burr and Casey
Americans With Disabilities Act Business Economy Employment

Senators: Do more to help disabled Americans gain employment

By Richard Burr and Bob Casey, (CNN) Recently, we observed the 28th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, known as the ADA, which helped recognize and protect the rights of our 56 million fellow citizens with disabilities. Since the passage of the ADA in 1990, we’ve seen enormous advances. Street […]

accessible transportation Americans With Disabilities Act Business Travel

Disabled travelers sue DOT to force accessible lavatories on single-aisle planes

By BART JANSEN, USA TODAY Thomas Wheaton Jr. has waited during the 30 years since he was paralyzed for the Transportation Department to require single-aisle airliners to have lavatories accessible for the disabled. On Tuesday, Wheaton and the advocacy group Paralyzed Veterans of America filed a lawsuit at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]

Americans With Disabilities Act Transportation

For Disabled Subway Riders, the Biggest Challenge Can Be Getting to the Train

By JAMES BARRON, THE NEW YORK TIMES “We’re cutting it a little close,” Gabriela Amari said as the F train sat in the Carroll Street station in Brooklyn, its doors open, waiting for a train up ahead to move. She was going to the stop after next. Ms. Amari was 50 minutes into her hourlong […]

Americans With Disabilities Act News

San Francisco sues Sessions for rescinding civil rights guidelines

By MORGAN GSTALTER,THE HILL The city of San Francisco filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday after he repealed civil rights memos designed to protect minorities and the disabled. The lawsuit targets six of the 25 different legal memos that Sessions rescinded in December, Reuters reported. City Attorney Dennis Herrera accused the […]