• Charter School's Track Reopens Following ADA Complaint


    Birmingham Community Charter High School's football and track and field stadium has been reopened for outside use after closing recently due to a complaint filed that it didn't comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • School Board Endorses Soccer Program for Disabled

    by Debbie Wygent, Correspondent March 2014

    BY DEBBIE WYGENT Correspondent Pequea Valley school board members on March 13 endorsed hosting TOPSoccer, a recreational outreach program giving student volunteers the opportunity to be buddies on the soccer field with children and young adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. Bringing TOPSoccer to Pequea Valley is the senior project of high school student Alex Sage, who is working with Steve Whitson, a board member of Lampeter-Strasburg Youth Soccer and director of TOPSoccer.

  • 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.