A coalition of disability organizations and state agencies, in partnership with the Science Museum of Minnesota, is organizing a celebration to recognize the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Three of the state’s leading disability advocacy organizations are joining forces to conduct a hands-on workshop to equip people with disabilities, advocates, and family members with tools, guidance, and a greater understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The workshop will help participants develop effective ways to address building access and compliance issues.
“The House of Representatives passed H.R. 620….The final version of H.R. 620 would give businesses up to four months to respond to an ADA violation complaint and start making ‘substantial progress’ toward removing barriers to access. The bill does not contain a definition of ‘substantial progress.'”
Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed the ADA Education and Reform Act (HR 620) by a 225-192 vote. We are extremely disappointed and downright angry to see this blatant attack on the civil rights of people with disabilities to access places of public accommodation and now look to our allies in the Senate to prevent a companion bill from passing.
“HR 620 is primarily an attempt to stem the tide of lawsuits brought by serial plaintiffs who bring dozens, if not hundreds, of lawsuits against businesses based on relatively minor physical access barriers found in their facilities for quick settlements.”
“The Justice Department said this week that Greyhound Lines Inc. will pay $300,000 to certain travelers identified by the federal agency and the company will hire a claims administrator to compensate an unlimited number of others who faced disability discrimination in interactions with the bus service.”