Law & Policy: ADA & Accessibility
High School to Launch Coed Soccer for Disabled Students
by Bob Susnjara January 2014
Warren Township High School in Gurnee plans to launch a coed soccer team for disabled students in less than two months. Gurnee-based Warren District 121 will join other suburban schools in trying to boost the sports options for students with physical and intellectual disabilities, Athletic Director Mark Pos said.
Sled Hockey Making 'All the Difference in the World'
by Ken Gordon, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH January 2014
To sled-hockey players, the ice offers more than a smooth surface: It represents a level playing field. At work or school, one might be the man in the wheelchair or the awkwardly lurching girl with leg braces and a cane. On the rink, though, they all find freedom for the mind and body.
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.
Pool Operators Still Confused by Latest ADA Standards
by Emily Attwood October 2011
When the Department of Justice enacted the ADA 2010 Standards for Accessible Design, one of the major differences from the previous version was the inclusion of regulations for swimming pools and spas.
Rec Agencies Face New ADA Requirements
by Nicholas Brown January 2011
Nothing says "celebration" like the unveiling of new design standards and revisions to existing federal regulations. But that's how President Barack Obama and the U.S. Department of Justice framed the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act in a ceremony last July.
By Siding with Wheelchair-Using Spectators, Court May Influence future ADA Litigation
by John T. Wolohan August 2009
By siding with wheelchair-using spectators, a court may well influence future ADA litigation.
Complying with the ADA Requires Awareness of the Smallest of Obstacles
by Christina Hansen August 2009
Complying with the ADA requires awareness of the smallest of obstacles.