Law & Policy: ADA & Accessibility
In Maine, Special Olympians Get Shot at HS Basketball
by EVAN CRAWLEY Kennebec Journal November 2014
After nearly two years in development, the Maine Principals' Association and Special Olympics Maine are bringing unified basketball to the state's high school sport scene.
Accessibility Work to Open Park Trail to Wheelchair Users
by Scott Maben firstname.lastname@example.org November 2014
One of the busier urban hikes in the Inland Northwest will become accessible to wheelchair users next year.
Poor Wheelchair Access Cited as Key Park Shortcoming
by Kevin D. Thompson Palm Beach Post Staff Writer November 2014
This past year, Leslie Horowitz-Willis and her husband were looking forward to attending Fall Fest at Commons Park. They went, but only stayed about 30 minutes, leaving in frustration.
Anaheim, Arena Firm to Pay $480K in ADA Settlement
by ART MARROQUIN, STAFF WRITER November 2014
In addition, a wide range of changes to parking, ticketing, concessions and employee training at the city-owned venue must be made.
Inclusive Playground Design Leaves No Child Out
by Anne-Marie Spencer October 2014
Editor's note: This story originally appeared in Parks & Playgrounds, a new supplement to Athletic Business. View the entire digital issue here.
Unless you've been at a playground where a child is left sitting out because the play environment was designed with too narrow a skill set in mind, you might not understand the heartbreak that being left out can cause. Though the topic of inclusion is a popular one, situations like this are still happening — often by accident — in new play spaces all around the world.
Detroit Arena Forced to Improve Disability Access
by Michael Gaio August 2014
The Detroit Red Wings may soon have a new home, but in the meantime, some upgrades are in order for their current one.
Adaptive Recreation and Fitness Facilities Set an Example for All
by Emily Attwood June 2013
Does your facility have any members with disabilities? How well does it accommodate them?
Active Design Spurs People Toward Movement and Exercise
by Andrew Cohen January 2013
Before there was LEED, there was "sustainable design." Some architects preached it, some paid it lip service, but most everybody maintained that they practiced it to some degree ...
Deadline Looms for ADA Compliance on Pool Lifts
by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor November 2012
Fewer than 75 days remain for aquatic facility operators to become compliant with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act regarding access to public pools and spas. Last May, the U.S. Department of Justice extended the deadline from March 15, 2012, to Jan. 31, 2013.
Prep Swimmer Loses ADA Lawsuit
by John Wolohan February 2012
In an effort to break down some, if not all, of the barriers facing students with disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 require that schools make accommodations for students with disabilities that do not fundamentally change the nature of the activity. The question of what constitutes a reasonable accommodation, therefore, is usually vital to most ADA and Rehabilitation Act cases.