They Should Be Held Accountable Transportation is essential for people of all ages and backgrounds to live a fulﬁlling and satisfying life. It plays a vital role in many aspects of daily life, including access to employment, education, health care, and social/recreational activities. Put simply, transportation is a requirement for full participation in a community. Despite the obvious importance, people… Continue Reading..
A recent lawsuit against Starbucks demonstrates a very important point about disability civil rights: most of the time it is just common sense. Yes, there are technical requirements for physical access under the Americans with Disabilities Act. There is, in fact, an actual building code for accessible design. But the ADA’s building code is different than any other on… Continue Reading..
When we hear the word “discrimination,” we often think of intentional mistreatment of persons because of some personal characteristic. The classic line, “your kind ain’t welcome here,” mumbled over a dirty toothpick springs to mind as the archetype of discriminatory lingo. And while this type of discriminatory behavior is loathsome enough, there are other types of discrimination we should be… Continue Reading..
Original Post in La Jolla Light – October 22, 2015 – Article by Ashley Mackin After years of accessing La Jolla’s Children’s Pool beach by sliding down a steep ramp — or being carried by friends or helpers — paraplegic swimmer Jack Robertson sued the City of San Diego in June 2013 with the hopes of getting an ADA-compliant access… Continue Reading..
Come and see The Center For Disability Access at Abilities Expo Los Angeles (Friday – Sunday), the one-stop for products, education and FUN for people with disabilities! To add onto all the fun we’re having, click the contest flyer below to check out our Service Animal Contest. It’ll take you over to our Facebook page for information on how to… Continue Reading..
This Summer, the Center for Disability Access, filed two somewhat unique cases involving exclusions based on perceived security threats; threats attributed solely to clients’ use of wheelchairs.… Continue Reading..