In Minnesota over the last five years, there has been a surge in lawsuits around the state that target businesses for not meeting Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. The Minnesota Council on Disability (MCD) has dedicated staff and resources to aid business owners in their efforts to meet ADA obligations.
May 16th marks the eighth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a day to think about how people with disabilities interact with the digital environment. As an introduction to digital accessibility, we offer some tips to make your Word documents more accessible.
State of MN employees celebrated 10 years of the Digital Accessibility Law, requiring state government to comply with standard for equal access to information for all Minnesotans. The event honored key legislators and advocates, and demoed tech used by people with disabilities.
Autism Awareness Month Guest Blog by Noah McCourt: If we’re going to have “Autism Awareness Month” than let’s do it right and actually take the time to be more than “aware” about autism and celebrate the value that neurodiversity adds to the human experience in ideology, in perspective, in relationships and in our communities.
Even when cleared off the street, snow and ice can cause challenges for people with disabilities. Sidewalks, and especially curb ramps, must be cleared if everyone is to have access to their communities.
MCD reminds you to shovel your sidewalks and curb ramps. They are lifelines for many people with disabilities and for our senior community. When sidewalks and curb ramps are not cleared, they can become impassable and create a potentially life-threatening situation for people forced into the street alongside traffic. Please shovel your sidewalk and curb ramps as soon as possible. Don’t wait for the snow to melt!