N.Y. Governor Cuomo’s TV Press Briefings Violate Americans with Disabilities Act, Federal Court Decides

A federal judge has ordered New York Governor Cuomo to add sign-language interpretation to his daily televised coronavirus briefings. The May 14, 2020 court order followed a lawsuit alleging the…

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Can Untranslated Testing Materials Lead to a National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit?

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) recently settled a federal lawsuit with the ACLU, agreeing to translate its drivers’ test manual into four additional languages, Arabic, Burmese, Mandarin, and…

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Does the culture of your business tolerate racial discrimination?

Bias and discrimination can arise in different situations, many of which are surprising to those affected, both participants and onlookers. Racial slurs, intolerant comments, discriminatory actions often flare up without…

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Burger King Customer Claims Disability Discrimination Because She is Deaf – Plans to Sue

In August 2019, an Oklahoma City area Burger King restaurant refused service to a customer because she is deaf. According to KFOR-TV, the customer, Rachel Hollis, complained that a Burger…

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The only probable “crime” was speaking Spanish

Government data, media reports, and anecdotal information all confirm one troubling reality – Bias and hate incidents are increasing. As the intolerance temperature continues its rise, the classifications of bias…

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Website Accessibility and the ADA: A Mid-Year Report

The number of lawsuits challenging various websites and apps for their accessibility to people with disabilities continues to grow, with no end in sight. While 2018 set a record for…

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US Justice Department and Louisiana Supreme Court Agree to Settlement of Language Assistance Complaints

On May 13, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement with the Louisiana Supreme Court (LSC) to resolve complaints of national origin and language based discrimination under…

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Are Your Exams Ada Compliant? If Not, Beware!

The U.S. Department of Justice just announced a consent agreement with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) to…

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ADA Discrimination Does Not Guarantee Liability for Money Damages

In November 2018, a federal judge in Wisconsin dismissed an Americans with Disabilities Act discrimination case against Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The court decided that even if the hospital had…

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Two Women Detained By U.S Federal Officials for Speaking Spanish

Two women filed a federal lawsuit in February 2019 against the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency. The women, Ana Suda and Martha Hernandez, were stopped last spring near…

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