Latest Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 News

Feds investigating treatment of mentally ill in Louisville

May. 24, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Department of Justice has opened an investigation into how Kentucky cares for mentally ill adults in the Louisville area. The probe will look into potential violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Investigators are looking at whether the state...

U.S. civil rights enforcers warn employers against biased AI

May. 12, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

The federal government said Thursday that artificial intelligence technology to screen new job candidates or monitor worker productivity can unfairly discriminate against people with disabilities, sending a warning to employers that the commonly used hiring tools could violate civil rights laws. ...

McConnell, Utah leaders honor 'larger than life' Orrin Hatch

May. 06, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell paid tribute to the late Sen. Orrin Hatch on Friday, celebrating the Utah icon as a principled conservative, committed public servant and man of faith. Two weeks after Hatch died at age 88 from complications stemming from...

41 Kentucky parks to receive $4.2M for improvements

Apr. 25, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Forty-one parks across Kentucky will receive $4.2 million in federal funding to make upgrades and improve accessibility, officials said. The funding will go toward a wide variety of improvements, including new playground equipment, walking and biking paths,...

CVS, feds reach agreement on vaccine portal accessibility

Apr. 11, 2022 14:30 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — CVS Pharmacy has reached a settlement with federal prosecutors that will ensure the company's online vaccination scheduling portal remains fully accessible to people with disabilities, officials said Monday. The U.S. attorney's office in Rhode Island alleged...

Treatment for opioid addiction often brings discrimination

Apr. 09, 2022 10:25 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Danielle Russell was in the emergency department at an Arizona hospital last fall, sick with COVID-19, when she made the mistake of answering completely when she was asked what medications she was on. “I said yes, I was taking methadone,” said Russell, a...

Boston transit agency resolves discrimination allegations

Apr. 06, 2022 10:45 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has resolved allegations that it violated laws protecting disabled people when it contracted with ride-hailing companies to provide transportation for people who use wheelchairs, federal prosecutors said. Prosecutors in a...

Lawmakers won't get remote access while lawsuit continues

Mar. 28, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Medically vulnerable lawmakers who went to court seeking remote access to the New Hampshire House won't get their way while their lawsuit proceeds, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. Six Democrats sued Republican House Speaker Sherm Packard in February...

Judge sides with 12 disabled kids seeking masks in schools

Mar. 24, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that an executive order and new Virginia law allowing parents to opt their children out of classroom COVID-19 mask mandates cannot prevent 12 vulnerable students from seeking a “reasonable modification” that could include a requirement that their...

Bus firm reaches settlement over Disabilities Act violation

Mar. 09, 2022 11:40 AM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office in North Dakota says it has reached a settlement with a bus transit service to resolve a complaint that the company violated the federal law that protects the disabled against discrimination. Interim U.S. Attorney Nicholas Chase said...