Americans With Disabilities Act

This puppet is of Justin Dart, an icon of the ADA movement. It was part of the parade down Market Street. (Credit: Dan Wing)

Celebration In Center City Marks 25th Anniversary Of Americans With Disabilities Act

The festivities kicked off at Dilworth Park with speakers and live performances by musicians with disabilities.

07/25/2015

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Atlantic City Hotels Settle Claims Over Disabilities Law

Five Atlantic City hotels that allegedly were not in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act have reached settlements with federal officials.

07/25/2015

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Popular Local Restaurants Are Under Review… For Accessibility

The US Attorney in Philadelphia has targeted 25 of Philadelphia’s most popular restaurants for review of their compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

03/14/2015

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Some Of Philadelphia’s Most Popular Restaurants To Be Examined For Compliance With Americans With Disabilities Act

Some restaurant owners will have to complete a survey on their restaurant’s accessibility, and inspectors could perform on-site inspections to confirm those survey responses.

03/12/2015

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Pig Is Not A Service Animal

The legal definition of a service animal are animals that are trained to perform tasks that their handlers cannot do for themselves.

12/30/2014

Pat Russell, chair of Septa's Advisory Committee for Accessibility, in violet hat, leads ribbon-cutting for the new elevators at Dilworth Park.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

New Elevators Dedicated at City Hall’s Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park, which recently replaced the old Dilworth Plaza on the west apron of Philadelphia City Hall, is more user-friendly than its predecessor.

11/12/2014

(Karen Corby, the mother of an autistic man, speaks in favor of legislation that would give the disabled equal access to organ transplants.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Lawmaker Wants To Give Disabled Equal Access to Organ Transplants

The bill is sponsored by Rep. John Sabatina (D-Phila., third from left in photo).

06/16/2014

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New Jersey Woman Claims Her Dwarfism Led To Her Firing

Abigail McManus is just like any other 19-year-old college student with one exception, she was born with dwarfism and stopped growing at less than four feet tall.

02/28/2014

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Health: Local Girl’s Family Claims Daughter Was Discriminated Against at Hershey, Now They’re Trying To Make A Difference

A disabled little girl was barred from popular attraction, including a visit to Santa. Now her parents are trying to make sure it doesn’t happen to others. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on the push to change federal laws.

01/30/2014

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Local Family Shares Story Of Alleged Discrimination At Hershey, Pa.

One Philadelphia area family with a disabled child says their daughter faced discrimination on a recent trip to Hershey, Pa.

01/30/2014

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Service Animals Must Meet Legal Definition

The Department of Justice has said that animals not trained to perform any specific tasks are not considered service animals, even if they provide comfort for those in need.

01/08/2014

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US Airways Fined For Stranding Some Wheelchair Passengers at PHL Airport

About 300 US Airways passengers complained that they were left unattended in the terminals for long periods of time or missed connecting flights when assistance was needed to get from one gate to another.

11/05/2013

NJ Bus Company Settles Disability Notice Requirement

The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement with a New Jersey bus company that it claimed unfairly excluded passengers with disabilities.

05/29/2013

Multiple Sclerosis

Author Looks At Meaning Of Being Disabled, Strength Of Conviction

A Northeast Pennsylvania woman with Multiple Sclerosis battled a pharmaceutical giant, and won, in a case that has changed the employment landscape.

05/19/2013

Colleges Obligated To Offer Equitable Meal Plan

If you have a food allergy, what does your college have to do for you? Maybe more than you think.

02/28/2013

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