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Resorts Casino Hotel
Settlement Agreement (posted 11/26/14)

City of Ocean Springs, Mississippi | Complaint | Press Release
Consent Decree (posted 11/25/14)

DeSpain Rental, LLC
Settlement Agreement (posted 11/25/14)

Lehman College Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
Voluntary Compliance Agreement (posted 11/25/14)

Virgin Islands Board of Elections
Letter of Findings (posted 11/18/14)

Virgin Islands Department of Public Works (VITRAN)
Letter of Findings (posted 11/18/14)

Peapod, LLC
Settlement Agreement (posted 11/17/14)

Frequently Asked Questions on Effective Communication for Students with Hearing, Vision, or Speech Disabilities in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
Joint Document by the Departments of Justice and Education (posted 11/12/14)

Sheraton Atlantic City Hotel and Convention Center
Settlement Agreement (posted 10/31/14)

Swedish Edmonds Hospital
Settlement Agreement (posted 10/31/14)

Renaissance Mobile Battle House Hotel and Spa | Complaint
Consent Decree (posted 10/23/14)

Associated Foot & Ankle Centers of Northern Virginia, PC
Settlement Agreement (posted 10/20/14)

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Comment Period Extended Until December 1, 2014 for Movie Captioning & Audio Description NPRM
On August 1, 2014, the Department of Justice published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register in order to propose amendments to its Americans with Disabilities Act title III regulation to require the provision of closed movie captioning and audio description to give persons with hearing and vision disabilities access to movies. The comment period closes on December 1, 2014.

HUD Notice Permitting Use of 2010 ADA Standards (with exceptions) in lieu of the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) for Section 504 compliance

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  • Access to Medical Care for Individuals with Mobility Disabilities Access to Medical Care for Individuals with Mobility Disabilities
  • ADA Update: A Primer for Small Business ADA Update: A Primer for Small Business The Department of Justice has revised its regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This rule takes effect on March 15, 2011, clarifies issues that have arisen over the past 20 years, and contains new requirements, including the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (2010 Standards). This document provides guidance to assist small business owners in understanding how this new regulation applies to them.
  • A Guide to Disability Rights Laws. A Guide to Disability Rights Laws. A Guide to Disability Rights Law. A 21-page booklet that provides a brief overview of ten Federal laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities and provides information about the federal agencies to contact for more information. (Spanish, Cambodian, Chinese, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Tagalog and Vietnamese editions available from the ADA Information Line.)
  • ADA Revised Requirements: Service Animals ADA Revised Requirements: Service Animals The Department of Justice published revised final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for title II (State and local government services) and title III (public accommodations and commercial facilities) on September 15, 2010, in the Federal Register. These requirements, or rules, clarify and refine issues that have arisen over the past 20 years and contain new, and updated, requirements, including the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (2010 Standards).
  • ADA Video Gallery ADA Video Gallery Quick Time and Real Player files. Open Captioned, Audio Description formats provided.
  • ADA: Know Your Rights: Returning Service Members with Disabilities ADA: Know Your Rights: Returning Service Members with Disabilities You've been seriously injured while serving on active duty in the U.S. Military -- perhaps you've lost a limb, sustained a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, sustained hearing or vision loss, or are experiencing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) -- and now you're back in the States trying to adjust to living with your injury. This publication explains your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides information on where to get assistance.
     

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