Accessibility

Accessible Frank Lloyd Wright House To Make Public Debut

The only fully-accessible home ever designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright is set to open to the public as a museum.

ADA Claim Sparks Dispute Over Potty Breaks

In response to a complaint that some polling places lacked accessible restrooms, one county simply barred everyone from taking a tinkle while waiting to cast their ballot.

Disney Sued Over Disability Access Policy

Disney is facing allegations of discrimination, with a lawsuit charging that modifications to a policy for accommodating people with disabilities at its theme parks violate the ADA.

Disney Show Goes Sensory-Friendly

A group behind efforts to make Broadway shows accessible to those with autism and other developmental disabilities is now setting its sights on accommodating young kids with special needs.

New ‘Handicapped’ Symbol Featured At Museum Of Modern Art

An updated version of the familiar blue and white icon that’s long symbolized accessibility in parking lots and restrooms alike is now taking its place in the art world.

FCC Looks To Improve TV Accessibility

For the first time, the Federal Communications Commission is taking steps to ensure that closed captioning actually matches what’s said on television.

Broadway Theaters Agree To Boost Accessibility

Some of Broadway’s most iconic theaters are agreeing to make sweeping changes to improve accessibility for people with disabilities under a settlement with federal prosecutors.

Presidential Panel Calls For Improved Voting Accessibility

Significantly enhanced efforts to accommodate people with disabilities are among several recommendations from a presidential panel tasked with improving the nation’s voting procedures.

Accessibility Requirements Spark Debate

A growing number of cities are mandating that new homes include accessibility features like levered door handles and wide doorways, but not everyone sees merit in the requirements.

Amid Holiday Rush, Santa To Go ‘Sensory Friendly’

A visit to meet Santa Claus can be overwhelming, but this weekend St. Nick will make some special adjustments to accommodate kids with disabilities at many malls across the country.

ADA Ruling Puts Emergency Planners On Notice

A recent court ruling that New York City’s emergency plans violate the Americans with Disabilities Act could have widespread implications for cities across the country.

Airlines Told To Improve Accessibility

Airlines will soon be required to improve access to their websites and airport kiosks and make other changes to better accommodate travelers with disabilities under new federal regulations.

Neighbors To Pay $65K After Banning Accessible Vehicle

Federal officials say an HOA is going to pay after refusing to allow a family to park a special vehicle in their driveway that they purchased to accommodate their son’s disability.

Apartments Accused Of Reverse Discrimination

An apartment complex designed to accommodate those with disabilities is under fire from federal officials for having too few typically-developing residents.

Amtrak Stations Cited For Accessibility Problems

More than two decades after the ADA took effect, many Amtrak stations across the country are not fully accessible to those with disabilities, a new report finds.

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