Freedom Friday: U.S. Access Board Issues Standards For Medical Diagnostic Equipment

The U.S. Access Board has issued new accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment (MDE) under section 510 of the Rehabilitation Act. The standards provide design criteria for examination tables and chairs, weight scales, radiological and mammography equipment, and other diagnostic equipment that are accessible to people with disabilities. They include requirements for equipment that requires transfer from…
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Curb cut blocked with snow and the side walk is not cleared.

What’s Wrong Wednesday: Snow Blocked Curb Cut

With the continued snow fall, it’s the perfect time to review snow removal rules for sidewalks, accessible parking spaces, and accessible routes. (Image description: the curb cut is blocked with snow and the sidewalk is not clears) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Snow removal rules     Maintenance What obligation does a public agency have regarding snow…
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Motivational Monday: Gratitude

People who focus on gratitude, by keeping a list of what they were grateful for, exercised more often, had fewer physical symptoms, felt better about their lives, and were more positive about the week ahead compared to those who recorded hassles or neutral life event.  Grateful people report more positive emotions, more vitality and optimism,…
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What’s Wrong Wednesday: Open Stairways Can Increase Head Injuries

                        Our friends with low vision or are blind do not like stairways like this. If they are walking along using their cane to navigate they can easily smack their head on the stairway. If an object between 27inches and 80 inches from the…
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Three people in yellow t shirts cutting blue material with a sign on the back wall saying Goodwill getting people jobs

What’s Wrong Wednesday: Goodwill Affiliate Sued By EEOC For Sexual Harassment, Disability Discrimination And Retaliation

OAKLAND, Calif. – Goodwill Industries of the East Bay Area and affiliate Calidad Industries violated federal law by allowing sexual harassment and disability discrimination against nightshift janitors contracted to clean the Oakland Federal Building and retaliating against managers who tried to help these employees, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit…
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