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Respond Compassionately to People with Psychological Disabilities

​Aside from common decency, there’s a built-in case for a compassionate approach when reviewing accommodation requests from individuals with psychological disabilities. Compensatory and punitive damages may not be awarded under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) if an employer demonstrates good-faith efforts, in consultation with… Read More »Respond Compassionately to People with Psychological Disabilities

Brighton and Hove News » Proposed Brighton road closure would ‘barricade’ disabled residents in their homes, says campaign group

Plans to close a shopping street on weekdays have received a mixed reception, with campaigners saying that it would “have a direct and detrimental impact on disabled residents”. In the first coronavirus lockdown, café and restaurant businesses in Gardner Street, Brighton, expanded into the road… Read More »Brighton and Hove News » Proposed Brighton road closure would ‘barricade’ disabled residents in their homes, says campaign group

UK Government Appoints AMV BBDO’s Michael Alhadeff as Disability Access Ambassador

AMV BBDO’s senior strategist Michael Alhadeff has been appointed the UK government’s Disability Access Ambassador (DAA) for the advertising industry. Disability and Access Ambassadors are senior business leaders, appointed by the government to encourage improvements in the accessibility and quality of services and facilities in… Read More »UK Government Appoints AMV BBDO’s Michael Alhadeff as Disability Access Ambassador

Advancing Access: Regions Foundation Awards Grant to Starkloff Disability Institute

* Donation announcement matches ADA signing’s 32nd anniversary. ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Regions Foundationa nonprofit initiative primarily funded by Regions Bankon Tuesday announced a $40,000 grant to Starkloff Disability Institute to help provide a brighter future for students. The grant was presented on the… Read More »Advancing Access: Regions Foundation Awards Grant to Starkloff Disability Institute

Persons With Disabilities Act Shifts Focus From Their Protection To Empowerment: Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court on Monday quashed a resolution passed by the Governing Body of a College refusing to consider a person with physical impairment for appointment in the physically handicapped category, finding it to be in violation of the Right of Persons with Disabilities… Read More »Persons With Disabilities Act Shifts Focus From Their Protection To Empowerment: Calcutta High Court

Archdiocesan conference focuses on building inclusive, accessible Church for people with disabilities

Clergy, Catholic school leaders, catechists, teachers and lay ministers gathered at Sacred Heart Major Seminary for a day of reflection and education at the “All Are Welcome” conference Friday, Aug. 5, which focused on building an inclusive community for persons with disabilities . (Valaurian Waller… Read More »Archdiocesan conference focuses on building inclusive, accessible Church for people with disabilities