The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 technical assistance today adding a new section to clarify under what circumstances COVID-19 may be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) …
Department of Justice Secures Agreement to Improve Web Accessibility for Public Transportation Users
The Justice Department announced today that it has entered into a settlement agreement with the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) to resolve alleged violations of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the agreement, …
U.S. Attorney’s Office Settles Service Animal Dispute
Midwest Petroleum & Convenience, Inc. (Midwest Petroleum), doing business as 7Star Liquor and Tobacco Outlet, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, convenience store, has agreed to settle a dispute under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regarding …
Digital Accessibility: A Pandemic Look Back – And Forward
Digital accessibility advocates across our university reflect on the many critical ways in which accessibility challenges became more apparent during the pandemic—and the lessons learned for UW–Madison going forward.
Bureau of Justice Statistics Releases Crime Against Persons with Disabilities Statistical Table
People with disabilities experience violent victimization at a rate four times higher than people without disabilities.
Department of Justice Reaches Agreement Requiring Rite Aid to Make its Vaccination Registration Website Accessible
UW-Madison Launches Disability and Ableism Awareness Training for 2021-2022 Academic Year
This in-person or self-study training is part of the Inclusion@UW program’s Perspectives series. Register for a guided presentation training or enroll in the self-study Canvas course to learn more about disability, ableism, privilege, and how …
Biden Department of Justice Steps up ADA Title III Enforcement
The Biden DOJ Civil Rights Division has been much more active than its predecessor in enforcing Title III of the ADA and supporting plaintiffs in pending litigation.
Supporting and Protecting the Rights of Students at Risk of Self-Harm in the Era of COVID-19
The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights issues information on “Supporting and Protecting the Rights of Students at Risk of Self-Harm in the Era of COVID-19.”
Americans with Disabilities Less Likely to Own Digital Devices
More than 40 million people in the United States have a disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But even as majorities of these Americans report having certain technologies, the digital divide between those who have …