October 24, 2017

DC Judge: EEOC Must Reconsider Rules on Employer Sponsored Wellness Programs

A judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a memorandum opinion in the case of AARP v EEOC, requiring the agency to reconsider its rules related to employer sponsored wellness programs under both the ADA and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

October 24, 2017

Community Spotlight:
Pittsburgh’s “Oakland For All”

Oakland For All - Beyond Accessible is an initiative promoting accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood. Oakland, home to the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, is an urban area with a lively business district.

Presented by TransCen, Inc.

The many benefits that mentoring brings to the workplace include improving employee retention and engagement, assisting in recruitment, and enriching workplace culture. Developing a mentoring culture can also serve as an organizational strategy towards disability inclusion. This 60 minute webinar presented ideas on how to integrate mentoring into your workplace as part of a framework for building a disability-inclusive organization.  

October 17, 2017

Professional Insights into Managing Pregnancy After SCI

This new video offers a guide for healthcare professionals treating women with spinal cord injuries (SCI) who may have concerns about having a safe and successful pregnancy. The video features experts in the fields of physiatry, nursing, and occupational therapy, with special focus on secondary conditions. It also features one woman with SCI and her obstetrician, and how they successfully managed her journey through two pregnancies.

October 17, 2017

“Brief Coaching Can Help Youth Receiving Wraparound Services Become More Engaged in Their Treatment Planning”

A recent study found that a brief self-advocacy coaching program can increase youth’s active involvement and leadership in planning their own mental health treatment.

October 17, 2017

2017 Report on Disability-Related Air Travel Complaints Received in 2016

The annual report on complaints alleging disability-based discrimination in air transportation, addressed by the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), is available. The report covers disability-related complaints that U.S. and foreign passenger air carriers operating to, from, and within the U.S. received during the 2016 calendar year.

October 17, 2017

Toolkit for Operating a Rural Transportation Voucher Program

This updated toolkit provides a model on how to bring together community members and resources to develop and operate a transportation system for people with disabilities in rural areas.

October 17, 2017

Kiosk Group Renews Focus on ADA Compliance Efforts

The Kiosk Industry Group Association (KIGA) formed a new committee and working group to help develop accessibility guidelines for kiosks and other self-service transaction machines.

October 17, 2017

ODEP Seeks Input on Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work Initiative

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is seeking input from the public as it shapes a new stay-at-work/return-to-work demonstration initiative.

October 17, 2017

“Supreme Court Punts on ADA, Special Ed”

The Supreme Court declined to review a case brought against Coca-Cola by a man who is blind. The man argued that the company’s vending machines ought to be considered “places of public accommodation” and therefore subject to accessibility requirements under Title III of the ADA.