Accessibility

Disney Wants Disability Access Suit Thrown Out

Disney is fighting allegations that changes to its policy for accommodating people with disabilities at its theme parks are in violation of the ADA.

Worshippers With Disabilities Search For Acceptance

It often can be difficult for people with special needs to find churches, synagogues, temples and mosques that are open and accepting, but advocates say that’s starting to change.

In Emergencies, People With Disabilities Often An Afterthought

Serious barriers continue to jeopardize the well-being of people with disabilities in the wake of disasters and in other emergency situations, a new federal report finds.

Increasingly, 911 Available By Text

For those who are nonverbal, deaf or otherwise have difficulty communicating via traditional telephone calls, a new option to seek emergency help is on the way.

Proposal Would Allow Service Animals In National Parks

Service dogs, and in some cases miniature horses, may be welcome in national parks, even when other animals are not.

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.

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