For the first time in more than a decade, the fines that the federal government can impose for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act are set to rise.
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.
In a first-of-its-kind settlement, the U.S. Department of Justice says a state has committed to overhaul its system of sheltered workshops and day programs for people with disabilities.
An unemployed man who owned a Mercedes and reportedly wore lots of jewelry is headed to jail for defrauding Medicaid and SSI out of more than $200,000.
In oral arguments Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court took up the issue of whether states can establish a hard-and-fast IQ score to determine if a person has intellectual disability.
Advocates are suing claiming that people with disabilities seeking driver’s licenses are being subjected to unfair scrutiny because of stereotypes about their abilities.
In just one weekend, a California man with disabilities dropped in on nearly 80 small businesses he deemed to be inaccessible and sued them all. He’s not alone.
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.
In a suit brought by mothers paid to care for their adult children with disabilities, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether in-home care providers can be required to pay union dues.
More than one in five federal disability-access lawsuits filed last year originated in a single metro area and many say the claims are little more than moneymaking schemes for attorneys.
The Obama administration is issuing new guidance to schools in an effort to reduce the number of minorities and kids with disabilities who needlessly wind up in the hands of law enforcement.
A group of parents are suing after they say their children with disabilities were repeatedly sent from school to hospital emergency rooms in response to tantrums and other behavior issues.
A jury has awarded $50 million to a couple whose son was born with profound disabilities after a botched genetic test indicated he would be typically developing.
How should states decide if someone has an intellectual disability? This spring the Supreme Court will wade back into these murky waters.
Nearly twice as many hate crimes targeting people with disabilities were reported last year, the FBI says, even as the total number of hate crimes nationwide fell.