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Web Meeting on how Systems Change fosters enhanced ADA compliance

DOJ files lawsuit against Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections

Virginia is settling a lawsuit regarding masking in public schools

Job Offer Taken Back from Woman with One Hand – Feds Say Now They Pay

Are you keeping up-to-date on your COVID vaccine?

How the Supreme Court is setting back disability rights-without even trying

U.S. Access Board Seeks Information on Low Transfer Surface Height for Medical Diagnostic Equipment

FDA authorizes second booster shot for people age 50 and up

Federal Judge rules in favor of parents in mask lawsuit

Department of Transportation to Hold Public Meeting on Air Travel by Persons Who Use Wheelchairs

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Web Meeting on how Systems Change fosters enhanced ADA compliance

Jan 5 2023

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia for a Virtual Community Meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 from 1 pm until 4 pm, EST, in which we will discuss how Systems Change fosters enhanced ADA compliance.  During this Community Meeting, you will hear from stakeholders who have engaged on Systems Change and how it has resulted in enhanced ADA compliance. Register Here

DOJ files lawsuit against Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections

Dec 23 2022

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On December 22, 2022, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit and the parties entered a consent decree in this suit against the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) challenging its failure to reasonably accommodate a correctional officer with diabetes under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read More

Virginia is settling a lawsuit regarding masking in public schools

Dec 13 2022

RICHMOND, Va. (WVIR) – The ACLU of Virginia announced Monday, December 12: Today the Commonwealth of Virginia affirmed that peer masking in Virginia public schools is a reasonable modification for students with disabilities that put them at severe risk if they contract COVID-19 as part of a settlement in the Seaman et al. vs. Commonwealth of Virginia et al. Read More

Job Offer Taken Back from Woman with One Hand – Feds Say Now They Pay

Oct 18 2022

A woman was offered a job after passing a test with a perfect score. Then a staffing company took back its offer because the woman has one hand and they assumed she couldn’t do the work, federal officials say. As a result, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit, accusing the company’s branch in Orem, Utah of disability discrimination, according to the agency.  Read More

 

Are you keeping up-to-date on your COVID vaccine?

Oct 6 2022

Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines Including Boosters

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How the Supreme Court is setting back disability rights-without even trying

Jul 5 2022

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The rightward shift in the court that made the Dobbs decision possible, and the fact that the author of the Olmstead dissent has outlasted all the justices who supported it, shows how endangered disability rights are and explains why many people within the community are afraid the ADA is next on the chopping block.

U.S. Access Board Seeks Information on Low Transfer Surface Height for Medical Diagnostic Equipment

May 20 2022

The U.S. Access Board currently has an open comment period through , 2022 regarding the appropriate low-height of medical diagnostic equipment with transfer surfaces, including examination tables and chairs and diagnostic imaging medical equipment with tables, so that the equipment can be adjusted to accommodate the broadest range of users. Read More

FDA authorizes second booster shot for people age 50 and up

Mar 29 2022

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the green light on Tuesday to a second coronavirus vaccine booster shot for people aged 50 and older in an effort to ward off another potential spike in infections due to a subvariant of omicron. Read More

Federal Judge rules in favor of parents in mask lawsuit

Mar 24 2022

Virginia state officials will not be allowed to prevent or limit 10 school divisions from considering mask requirements as an accommodation for some students with disabilities, under a federal injunction. Read More

Department of Transportation to Hold Public Meeting on Air Travel by Persons Who Use Wheelchairs

Mar 17 2022

VIRTUAL MEETING REGARDING AIR TRAVEL