General News

Rep. Ken Calvert Sponsors Bill to Protect Small Businesses From ADA "Serial Litigants"

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is considering a newly proposed bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) to reform the ADA for America’s small businesses. The congressman introduced the ADA Compliance for Customer Entry to Stores and Services (ACCESS) Act, H.R. 4099.

The bill seeks to amend the ADA to "to promote compliance through education, to clarify the requirements for demand letters, to provide for a notice and cure period before the commencement of a private civil action, and for other purposes."

2020 Presidential Questionnaire on Disability Policies

As we move towards Election Day, the American Association of People with Disabilities’ (AAPD) REV UP Campaign and the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) have developed a Presidential Questionnaire on Disability Policies. Presidential candidates are able to share their views and positions on key disability policy priorities by responding to the questionnaire.

New Online Portal Answers Questions and Misconceptions About Service Animals

The ADA National Network Knowledge Translation Center debuted a Service Animal Resource Hub featuring publications and resources from the ADA National Network Regional Centers, designed to answer questions and address misconceptions about service animals and the ADA. The portal is divided into sections addressing specific topics, including traveling with a service animal, workplace issues, and the difference between service and emotional support animals.