Has Access Really Improved?

Hollenbeck, Julia
July 2010
PN;Jul2010, Vol. 64 Issue 7, p21
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the noncompliance in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that lead to continous discrimination of people with disabilities (PWD) in the U.S. It says that PWD cannot get the access for their daily needs since compliance is not present in public accommodations, commercial facilities, and city codes. It mentions that parking abuse happens among PWD even at city- and state-owned properties. It adds that some hotels also fall short of requirements under the federal law.


Related Articles

  • Happy Birthday, ADA!  // PN;Oct2009, Vol. 63 Issue 10, p74 

    The article presents the proclamations of U.S. President Barack Obama during the 19th anniversary celebration of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Obama announces that they will sign the new United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities...

  • The Americans With Disabilities Act. Thompson, Amy E. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;6/9/2015, Vol. 313 Issue 22, p2296 

    The article discusses the 25th anniversary of the signing into law of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. Topics mentioned include the purpose of the ADA, the areas of public life it prohibits discrimination in, which include employment, state and local governments, and public...

  • Proposed Rules: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.  // Federal Register (National Archives & Records Service, Office of;1/30/2014, Vol. 79 Issue 20, p4839 

    The article offers information on the amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations under the U.S. Department of Justice. It focuses on the changes to titles II (nondiscrimination in state and local government services) and III (nondiscrimination by public accommodations in...

  • ADA retaliation trap: Don't let procedural hurdles stop accommodations process.  // HR Specialist: Texas Employment Law;Jan2013, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p2 

    The article discusses the ways to avoid U.S. Americans with Disabilities act (ADA) retaliation trap in accommodation processes, focusing on punishing employees with disabilities for requesting reasonable ADA accommodation as potential ground for retaliation lawsuit. It relates the case Hammond...

  • When accommodating pregnant employee, make sure measures truly relate to pregnancy.  // HR Specialist: Minnesota Employment Law;Jul2014, Vol. 7 Issue 7, p2 

    The article discusses the importance of ensuring that measures completely relate to pregnancy when accommodating pregnant employee as required by Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA) and state discrimination law. It mentions the case McCarty v. City of Eagan wherein Brea, a pregnant employee,...

  • California: Intentional Discrimination not Required for State Disability Discrimination Claim.  // Venulex Legal Summaries;2009 Q3, Special section p1 

    The article discusses a court case which involves a disabled individual who sued a restaurant for violating the federal Americans With Disabilities (ADA) and the Unruh Act. The plaintiff sought damages for a violation of the public accommodation provisions of ADA and the Unruh Act, which...

  • Avoid Accessibility Mistakes in Parking Areas. Wroblaski, Kylie // Buildings;Apr2011, Vol. 105 Issue 4, p26 

    The article offers information for implementing an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant parking area, after the ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) was passed as of April 2011. Architect Shannon Sanders McDonald mentions the challenges posed by creating the layout of spaces. The...

  • How to specify accessible parking.  // Public Works;Jul2011, Vol. 142 Issue 8, p17 

    The article presents a reprint of the article "How to specify accessible parking," from Michele Ohmes' online blog. It focuses on the issue concerning the 2% maximum slope for parking space and access aisles. It outlines the changes of the Americans with the Disabilities Act of 1990 and 2010...

  • Parking-Lot Modifications.  // Buildings;Apr2009, Vol. 103 Issue 4, p51 

    The article discusses the proposed revision to van-accessible parking spaces under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the proposal, van-accessible parking spaces are required to be a minimum of 8-feet wide, with an 8-foot access aisle and standard accessible parking spaces must be...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics