• ADA Settlements Result in Honda Center Access Upgrades

    by Art Marroquin, Staff Writer September 2014

    Changes will soon be made to parking, online-ticket reservations and employee training at the Honda Center to accommodate visitors with special needs under a settlement reached in two federal lawsuits that alleged the city-owned facility violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Program Teaches Gymnastics to Special-Needs Children


    Shining Stars offers weekly gymnastics classes for children diagnosed with such disabilities as autism, Down syndrome and developmental delays.

  • Complaint Leads to Accessbility Upgrades at Ballfields

    by John Ramsey, Richmond Times Dispatch August 2014

    Tami Loving was still recovering from back surgery when she arrived at Meadowbrook High School five years ago to see her son start his first game as a pitcher. She struggled to get her wheelchair over the curb in the parking lot, then rolled slowly toward the baseball field before realizing the gate was only wide enough to walk through. "I had to embarrassingly call my ex-husband who was in the stands and have him and another gentleman pick me up and fold the wheelchair up to get me through the gate," Loving recalled.

  • 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.

  • Basketball Clinic Caters to Hearing-Impaired Youth

    by Emilee Eagar August 2014

    Shoes squeaked on the basketball court Monday afternoon as a group of boys practiced dribbling and layups. But there were no whistles or coaches yelling from the sidelines.

  • Los Angeles' 29th Inclusive Playground Now Open


    Children climbed, ran and crawled on Los Angeles' newest inclusive playground, a farmhouse-themed play space in Fernangeles Park designed to provide kids with disabilities a fun and safe way to use facilities from which they are often excluded.

  • 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.