Latest Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 News

Judge: Uber doesn't have to offer wheelchair accessibility

Jul. 26, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California federal judge has rejected a legal push to require Uber to provide wheelchair-accessible vehicles, finding that such a mandate would be too onerous on the ride-hailing company. U.S. District Chief Judge Richard Seeborg ruled Monday in San Francisco...

Langevin to name leaders for Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus

Jul. 24, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Longtime U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin is naming two politicians who will be leaders on issues affecting Americans with disabilities as he prepares to retire from Congress. The Rhode Island Democrat is hosting an event Tuesday in Washington to mark the 32nd...

Feds sue Cubs, allege changes to Wrigley not ADA-compliant

Jul. 14, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

The federal government sued the Chicago Cubs on Thursday and accused the team of failing to make Wrigley Field accessible to those with disabilities when the century-old ballpark was modernized in a half-billion dollar project that added luxury seating, bathrooms and restaurants. The...

Biden nominates two more judges for western Washington

Jul. 13, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday made two more nominations for the federal bench in western Washington state: Seattle lawyers Jamal Whitehead and Kymberly Evanson. Whitehead is a civil litigator with the firm Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, where he focuses on...

Funding awarded for work at parks in 2 Kentucky counties

Jun. 22, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's most populated county has received nearly $360,000 in awards to enhance accessibility and improve three parks, while $400,000 is being provided for two parks in another county, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The funding is for projects at Jefferson...

DOJ: Maine violates ADA in care of kids with disabilities

Jun. 22, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine unnecessarily institutionalizes youths with mental health and developmental disabilities because of a lack of sufficient community-based services that would allow them to stay in their homes, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday in declaring a violation of...

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. ...