Posts Tagged ‘ADA’

Huge cause for Concern 

Posted: September 21, 2017 by AMCPress And Co in Disability News
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I would like to preface this by stating that this new bill hasn’t been voted on yet. It’s something that needs to spoken about more. 

Few days ago we spoke about this on The Satirically Challenged Show this new bill will ultimately effect public areas if it goes through. The bill is in the process to be voted on by U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, DC. 

I wonder if those in office understand that the ADA isn’t something that you can just weaken without consequences for many people who depend on having access to accessibile areas. 

The ADA makes provides laws that require accessibile entrances to restaurants, hospitals and hotels. This new bill would weaken the laws that are meant to provide access to those with disabilities. 

Will those in office be held accountable if the ADA is in weakened state? 

This change would ultimately show that United States is willing to go back to the dark ages. The one thing that we can do is call our local officials about this since the ADA shouldn’t be weakened. 

This was first brought to our attention for The Human Rights Watch article which helped to inspire this article since this topic needs to brought up more especially on mainstream media. This isn’t something we should let slip away. U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on it soon. 

This is something that we shouldn’t remain silent about especially with knowing the consequences of this new bill if it goes through. 

This is something that more organizations should be discussed on mainstream media. We can still lend your voice to this latest bill that still has to be voted on. 

27th Anniversary of the ADA

Posted: July 26, 2017 by AMCPress And Co in Activism, Disability News
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Today marks the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA is a civil law that helps protect against discrimination and ensures opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations.

These laws help to give those with disabilities access to accommodations to better access to services for example being in school and needing access to additional time on taking test or someone who can help read the test out to you to better ensure you understand what the questions are on the test.

There was also some reversions which extends the ADA as well as protecting those in the workplace which is needed to prevent discrimination or not having access to assistive technologies which could help an employee who has different needs.

Numerous groups as well as senators are celebrating the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities. You can find out more about the ADA at https://www.ada.gov.

This just in….. United airlines just hasn’t learned from their mistakes by kicking a paid passenger of his flight things are getting worse for United since a man who has a disability wasn’t allowed take his mobility device on his flight which is just as wrong the past issues with United.

This news is sickening in addition to other the situation which happened with a passenger in Pennsylvania which lead him to being kicked off his flight because of his disability by American Airlines. Why isn’t anyone stepping up to stand up for these cases that happened. The FAA should be doing more for these situations when people rely on having accessibility no matter what kind of disabilities they have especially when they are flying.

The ADA protects people who have disabilities for having access in public places and airlines have to go by the ADA guild lines which means accommodating the passengers no matter what. No matter what kind of disability they have.

This leads me to believe that the airlines can just pick and choose who gets the accessibility which is totally wrong and goes against the ADA as whole when accessibility comes into question.

More needs to be done to get accessibility access for those who needed and not just allowing the airlines to just pick and choose. The man who was in this situation isn’t looking for an apology he wants to be compensated for the additional expenses the airline costed him.

If I was in his position I would definitely looked to be compensated for the expenses while on a vacation. This is something that shouldn’t be overlooked.

I recently read an article on Disability Scoop. Carnival Corp. the world’s largest cruise company has now reached a settlement with the U.S department over complaints that many ships don’t offer access to passengers with disabilities. 

Under this agreement which was announced on Thursday. Carnival must pay $55,000 in penalties plus another $350,000 in compensation to passengers who complained about the disability access on the ships in the company’s Carnival Cruise Line which includes Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. 

The Miami based cruise company agreed in the settlement to make 3 percent of the 49 ships accessible to passengers with disabilities. Carnival must appoint compliance officer to help ensure the company meets the ADA requirements along with providing ADA training to employees and managers. We here at AMCPress&Co are thrilled that Carnival Corp. is going to be making these changes so people can enjoy their vacations especially if they enjoy cruises. 

This isn’t the first lawsuit Carnival has faced. Carnival has faced lawsuits dating back to 15 years from passengers with disabilities who made complaints about the access issue on the ships. We here at AMCPress&Co are thrilled that this cruise line will be more accessible. At one point or another families want to take cruises. This will make it possible for families who have family members who have disabilities the ability to enjoy their vacation and not have to worry.