Auxiliary Aids and Services

By Chris Palamountain

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced in early April 2013 that it has reached five settlements in the past four months with health care providers (a hospital, 2 rehabilitation centers, an ear nose and throat practice, and a sports medicine center) concerning access to services for persons who are deaf.  The settlements provide insight (but not
Continue Reading Justice Department Continues Crackdown on Medical Facilities that Fail to Offer Auxiliary Aids and Services for Patients Who are Deaf

By Minh N. Vu

The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) deadline for hotels, health clubs, and other public accommodations to retrofit their existing pools and spas with either a pool lift or sloped entry ramp is January 31, 2013.  Under regulations the DOJ issued in 2010, all pools with less than 300 linear feet of wall must have either a pool
Continue Reading Businesses With Swimming Pools and Spas Work to Install Lifts by January 31, 2013

By ADA Title III Team

On November 27, 2012, the New York City Council passed legislation known as Introduction 599, which will require the City’s taxi cabs be accessible to people who are blind or have low vision by May 1, 2013.  Among the requirements Introduction 599 imposes on taxis are:

– Implementation of payment technology to announce the fare
Continue Reading NYC Taxis Must Be Accessible to the Blind By May 1, 2013

By Minh N. Vu

A recent decision by the federal court in the Northern District of Illinois serves as an important reminder that organizations that do not lease or own physical space where they provide goods, services, or accommodations to the public may still be covered by Title III of the ADA when they hold conferences or events.  In People
Continue Reading Private Organizations Can Be Operators of Public Accommodations Subject To Title III When Hosting Public Events

By Kristina M. Launey

Tune into the U.S. Access Board’s September 6 (2:30 – 4:00 EST) webinar for pointers on how to make your webinars accessible.  The Access Board says the session “will review the use of interactive features, captioning, audio connections, and other features to ensure that webinars are accessible to people with disabilities, including those who use assistive
Continue Reading U.S. Access Board Webinar Will Explain How To Make Your Webinars Accessible

We proudly announce the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s publication of the first-of-its kind Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Guide for Lodging Owners and Operators, authored by Minh N. Vu with contributions from Karen StephensonKristina Launey, and Laura Robinson.  The AH&LA developed this comprehensive, 80-page, guide to provide owners and operators of places of lodging
Continue Reading Now Available: AH&LA’s Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Guide For Lodging Owners And Operators