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New 2010 ADA Standards

New ADA standards became fully enforceable March 15, 2012. New construction and alterations of commercial and public facilities across the…

Access to Existing Pools

Compliance for an accessible entry and exits to existing pools extended until January 31, 2013 by the DOJ… Public accommodations…

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  • ‘Sesame Street’ Helping Kids With Autism Learn To Wear Face Masks September 23, 2020
    With a collection of new materials, "Sesame Street" is working to help kids with autism adapt to wearing face masks and other realities of living through a pandemic. The post 'Sesame Street' Helping Kids With Autism Learn To Wear Face Masks first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Ginsburg Remembered For Impact On Disability Rights September 22, 2020
    Best known for standing up for women's rights, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg also played an outsized role in ensuring the rights of people with disabilities, advocates say. The post Ginsburg Remembered For Impact On Disability Rights first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Nonprofit Wants To Create 101,000 Jobs For People With Autism September 22, 2020
    An autism nonprofit in one state is setting an ambitious goal to address the employment needs of residents on the spectrum — to create 101,000 jobs within 10 years. The post Nonprofit Wants To Create 101,000 Jobs For People With Autism first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Closed Schools Have To Serve Some Special Ed Students In Person, Experts Say September 22, 2020
    A recent special education ruling suggests that schools, in certain cases, have an obligation to serve students with disabilities in person — even if the schools are barred from reopening. The post Closed Schools Have To Serve Some Special Ed Students In Person, Experts Say first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Hollywood Continues To Overlook Disability Community, Report Shows September 21, 2020
    Even with gains in the number of characters with disabilities appearing in popular films, a new report finds that this population still remains largely nonexistent on screen. The post Hollywood Continues To Overlook Disability Community, Report Shows first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Government Agency Recommends Ending Subminimum Wage September 18, 2020
    A federal civil rights commission is calling for an end to a policy that allows people with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage describing the program as "rife with abuse." The post Government Agency Recommends Ending Subminimum Wage first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • At 39, Disability Activist Modeling In Her First Show — At New York Fashion Week September 18, 2020
    As a teenager in the 1990s, Melissa Blake was interested in fashion. Unfortunately, fashion wasn't much interested in her. Now, at 39, Blake, is a fashion role model herself. The post At 39, Disability Activist Modeling In Her First Show — At New York Fashion Week first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Genetic Testing Can Make Big Difference For Individuals With Autism, Study Finds September 17, 2020
    Many families of children with autism forgo recommended genetic tests after receiving a diagnosis and that's a mistake, researchers say. The post Genetic Testing Can Make Big Difference For Individuals With Autism, Study Finds first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • For Kids With Special Needs, Online Schooling Divides Haves And Have-Nots September 16, 2020
    Virtual classes are aggravating disparities, with widening divides in access to supplies, workspace and parental guidance. The problem is especially acute for children with disabilities. The post For Kids With Special Needs, Online Schooling Divides Haves And Have-Nots first appeared on Disability Scoop.
  • Target, Disney Expand Costume Options For Those With Special Needs September 15, 2020
    With Halloween fast approaching, some major retailers are dramatically expanding the costume choices for kids and adults with disabilities. The post Target, Disney Expand Costume Options For Those With Special Needs first appeared on Disability Scoop.