ADA Self Driving Vehicles

Is your ADA policy ready for blind drivers

New risks emerge all the time.  We are smack dab in the middle of a robotic revolution, which means that our lives are soon going to be a lot easier.  For disabled individuals, the future means a world where disabilities are a thing of the past.   With all that ease comes a lot more work Read more about Is your ADA policy ready for blind drivers[…]

Your 50lb job description causes serious risk. But not how you think.

The importance of job descriptions is uncontestable.  They are important.  Very important.  They help agencies hire and fire, give employees a sense of direction, and let prospective hires know what they are in store for.  They also have a dark side.  Let’s shine a light on this dirty little secret. Last week I was in Read more about Your 50lb job description causes serious risk. But not how you think.[…]

The ACLU doesn’t care about the ADA or your well being

Let me first start by saying that my great uncle was a lawyer for the ACLU.  I spent a lot of time around him growing up, and human rights rubbed off on me.  After years of watching the world lean towards intersectional politics and extremism, I have finally concluded that the ACLU is not what Read more about The ACLU doesn’t care about the ADA or your well being[…]

tools for interactive process

The one thing you need to engage in the interactive process

One thing is for sure, the interactive process is a bear that everyone hates to wrestle.  Without the right tools that bear will beat you every time.   And while you don’t need a truck load of tools to deal with the bear, you certainly must have one single multi-purpose tool and that tool is…. The Read more about The one thing you need to engage in the interactive process[…]

Are your website’s images ADA compliant?

Yes, even websites need to be ADA complaint, especially if you are a public agency.  One of the most common issues in ADA website compliance that I find is with the use of images. Images are worth a thousand words, but only if you can see them.  For individuals with low-vision or blindness, images can Read more about Are your website’s images ADA compliant?[…]

This letter won’t cost you $25,000 any longer. The biggest news in ADA legislation.

For the past several years, select attorneys have made it rich on the backs of the public and specifically children trying to earn their constitutional right to an education.  Small restaurant owners were not immune from these extortion tactics either. The ADA Demand Letter This letter requesting money for ADA violations was known as a Read more about This letter won’t cost you $25,000 any longer. The biggest news in ADA legislation.[…]

The pitfalls of using social networking or other online searches to screen for job applicants.

Well, the day is here.  The day that we have exposed ourselves to the world and then scream for privacy rights.  The fact of the matter is that we have placed our photos, our actions, our kids, likes, dislikes, political interest and some things that we should never share.  All of this is fine, until Read more about The pitfalls of using social networking or other online searches to screen for job applicants.[…]

Where are service animals/dogs regulated?

Service Animals, not therapy animals, are regulated in the Food & Ag Code in California.  Basically, they are allowed the same rights to enter any building or mode of transportation as a human being, even if they are just in training.  Do not under any circumstance, other than endangerment to another person (safety reasons) prohibit Read more about Where are service animals/dogs regulated?[…]