Tag: Americans With Disabilities Act

Bob Dole’s Disability Rights Legacy Marked the End of a Bipartisan Era

In December 2012, Dole made a return to the Senate floor, hoping to leverage some of his “elder statesman” status by lobbying Republicans to support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. On the opposing side of the fight was Rick Santorum, who, like Dole, was a former senator with his own losing […]

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Faith Groups Push to Scrap New Mandates in Biden’s Child Care Plan

WASHINGTON — A coalition of religious groups is waging an intensive lobbying effort to remove a nondiscrimination provision from President Biden’s ambitious prekindergarten and child care plans, fearing it would disqualify their programs from receiving a huge new infusion of federal money. The fight could have major consequences for a central component of Mr. Biden’s […]

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U.S. Sues Uber, Saying it Discriminated Against People With Disabilities

SAN FRANCISCO — The Justice Department sued Uber on Wednesday, accusing the company of discriminating against passengers with disabilities by charging them fees when they needed more time to enter the ride-hailing vehicles. The suit stems from a fee policy Uber instituted in 2016 to compensate drivers who waited more than two minutes for a […]

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Marilyn Golden, Effective Voice for the Disabled, Dies at 67

Marilyn Golden was a college student on a summer backpacking trip in Switzerland when she fell from a tree after a rotting limb snapped. Her back was broken. She spent two years of rehabilitation at Houston Medical Center and had used a wheelchair ever since. “I got radicalized, in a general sense, after I got […]

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