Law & Policy: ADA & Accessibility
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
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.
Athleticism Found In Abundance Among Disabled Athletes
by Paul Steinbach August 2008
Athleticism can be found in abundance among individuals with disabilities, if you know where to look.
Few Rec Centers Actually Address the Needs of People with Disabilities
by Corey Fairbanks August 2008
Though most recreation facilities meet the legal requirements associated with accessibility, few address the actual needs of people with disabilities.
Maryland Becomes First State Requiring Equal Athletic Opportunities for Disabled Students
by Michael Popke May 2008
A new state law makes Maryland the first to require schools to create equal athletic and physical education opportunities for students with disabilities.
Championship-Caliber Seating Configurations for Spectator Facilities
by Don Dethlefs September 2007
With so many variables in play, it's no wonder that coming up with a championship-caliber seating configuration is so difficult.