September 25, 2018

Settlement Agreement: DOJ and Philadelphia Police Department

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) entered a settlement agreement designed to improve communications between the PPD and individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

This Department of Labor (DOL) site includes information on Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), which may provide financial assistance to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster, and National Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs), which may be available to help states create temporary employment opportunities to assist with cleanup and recovery efforts.

September 18, 2018

New Online Resources from DOL

U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) new Office of Compliance Initiatives launched two websites to help workers and employers find information about federal laws that address workplace health and safety, fair pay, family and medical leave, unions, veterans’ issues, discrimination, and more. 

September 18, 2018

“How a Wave of New Tech Products are Making Life Easier for People with Disabilities”

This article reports on some of the benefits and challenges that people with disabilities experience with technological development.

September 18, 2018

New Factsheets on Healthy Aging with Disabilities

New factsheets joint the collection from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Healthy Aging and Physical Disability, including:

September 18, 2018

Washington, DC: “B.F. Saul Companies, Hospitality Group to Pay $210,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit”

The B.F. Saul group of real estate companies will pay $210,000 to resolve an ADA lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which alleged the company violated the law when it fired an employee one week before she was scheduled to undergo surgery for breast cancer.

September 18, 2018

ADA Success Stories

Check out the latest success story from the ADA National Network, Art Therapy on Wheels, highlighting an art therapist who worked with the Great Lakes ADA Center to create an accessible mobile art therapy lab, bringing art therapy to everyone.

The Fair Housing Act, Section 504, and the ADA webcourse covers the rights of people with disabilities in housing under the Fair Housing Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. This free course, which is designed to take about 2 hours, was developed by the New England ADA Center.