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News items will help keep you up to date on disability related developments, resources, and other emerging issues. 

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November 23, 2021
“Infrastructure Measure Includes Fund to Ensure Nation’s Transit Stations Are Accessible”

A $1.75 billion fund in the infrastructure package will aim to guarantee that transit stations are accessible, decades after campaigns by disability rights activists to demand lifts on buses helped to spur passage of the ADA.

November 23, 2021
UNICEF Report on Children with Disabilities: “Seen, Counted, Included”

Nearly 240 million children worldwide, or one in 10, live with disabilities and may experience deprivation in areas such as health, education, and protection, according to a new report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

November 23, 2021
U.S. Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Align to End Retaliation, Promote Workers’ Rights

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced a joint initiative and collaboration to raise awareness about retaliation issues when workers exercise their protected labor rights.

EARN Unveils Newly Redesigned Website

Structured around four phases of the employment lifecycle, the redesigned site from the Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) offers a range of resources, including self-paced online training courses, easy-to-use checklists, in-depth policy guides, videos profiling disability-inclusive employers, and archived webinars on a variety of issues.

November 23, 2021
Justice Department Sues Uber for Overcharging People with Disabilities

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) for charging “wait time” fees to passengers who, because of disability, need more time to enter a car.

November 23, 2021
Care Can’t Wait: How Do Inadequate Home- and Community-Based Services Affect Community Living and Health Outcomes

Nationally, there are over 820,000 people on waiting lists for home- and community based services such as assistance with personal care, home modifications, or transportation. The average wait time is three years or more. This report outlines recent research findings indicating how these unmet needs can lead to poor health, increased utilization of hospital services, and institutionalization.

November 23, 2021
Mid-Atlantic ADA Center Seeks New Team Member

TransCen, the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center's parent organization, is seeking a Technical Assistance and Content Specialist to join our team! This full-time position is available in our headquarters location in Rockville, Maryland. The successful candidate will join our efforts to educate the public about the Americans with Disabilities Act!

TransCen is seeking other professionals for positions in Rockville, as well as at our locations in San Francisco, California, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Find out more about TransCen's career opportunities if you are interested in advancing the inclusion of people with disabilities!