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Pottery Barn Launches Accessible Furniture Line

One of the country's biggest names in furniture is introducing a new selection of chairs, tables, bathroom vanities and more, all specially designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities.

July 28, 2022
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Group Home Providers Struggle With Surging Inflation

Soaring food and gas prices are forcing some nonprofits serving people with disabilities to cut back on activities and limit much-needed wage increases for staff.

July 27, 2022
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Federal Disability Employment Program Bans Subminimum Wage

A major federal program that facilitates jobs for people with disabilities working on government contracts will soon no longer allow them to be paid less than minimum wage.

July 25, 2022

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EEOC: Hobby Lobby Wouldn’t Let Worker Use Service Dog, Then Fired Her

A Hobby Lobby clerk was fired after being denied the assistance of her service dog. Now the EEOC has filed a lawsuit against the national retailer alleging the company violated the ADA.

July 12, 2022
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Social Security, SSI Benefits Expected To Increase Significantly

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries could see their monthly payments rise again next year by the largest amount in decades, experts say.

June 28, 2022
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Wheelchair Users Want New Road Money Spent On Safety

Streets can be dangerous for people in wheelchairs. Now, advocates say new federal infrastructure funding should go to curb ramps, more accessible sidewalks and other fixes.

June 28, 2022

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Labor Department Cracks Down On Subminimum Wage For People With Disabilities

With new guidance and enforcement, federal officials are further clarifying their expectations for employers that pay people with disabilities less than minimum wage.

June 20, 2022
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Despite A First-Ever ‘Right-To-Repair’ Law, There’s No Easy Fix For Wheelchair Users

Lawmakers in one state are making it easier for people to fix their power wheelchairs when they wear out or break, but arcane regulations and manufacturers create high hurdles for nationwide reform.

June 17, 2022
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Biden Administration Gives States More Time To Spend Disability Services Funds

States will get extra time to spend billions of federal dollars aimed at bolstering Medicaid home and community-based services after it took longer than expected for the money to make it their way.

June 9, 2022

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People With Disabilities Feel Left Behind Amid Caregiver Shortage

Adults with developmental disabilities are being forced to move back home with their parents or into larger, congregate-care settings where their daily choices are often carefully controlled.

June 7, 2022

Small Businesses Get Hit With Record Numbers Of ADA Lawsuits

Industry associations and business owners say serial plaintiffs are increasingly using the ADA to extract tens of thousands of dollars in settlements, not to promote access as the law intended.

May 24, 2022
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Feds Warn Employers Against Disability Discrimination

Increasingly common methods employers are using to select new hires, judge performance and determine pay or promotions may discriminate against people with disabilities, federal officials say.

May 16, 2022

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