Stories tagged: Americans with Disabilities Act
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
Report: Many 2016 voting sites lacked full disability access
Fewer than one in five polling places were fully accessible to voters with disabilities during the 2016 general election, a government report shows – a finding that has prompted federal …
Sat., July 18, 2015
Idaho man remembers life before Disabilities Act
BOISE – Kelly Buckland remembers what it was like to live as a person with a disability in Idaho long before the Americans with Disabilities Act passed. A lifelong Idahoan …
Sat., July 18, 2015
Idaho tests new voting machines for people with disabilities
BOISE – Since 2004, all states have been required to have at least one voting machine that works for people with disabilities in every one of its in-person polling places. …
Fri., May 29, 2015
Idaho officials were warned about Capitol makeover shortcomings
BOISE – When Kelly Buckland and Bobbie Ball rolled their wheelchairs into a meeting with state public works officials several years ago, bringing a list of specific changes needed in …
Thu., May 28, 2015
Idaho Capitol’s disability access spurs more remodeling
BOISE – After spending $120 million to renovate its state Capitol, Idaho will pay $400,000 more to make the building more accessible to people with disabilities. State officials wrongly assumed …
Wed., April 16, 2014, 2:50 p.m.
Service dog exemption to Yakima pit bull ban
YAKIMA, Wash. — The Yakima City Council has approved an exemption to a ban on pit bull dogs in the city. They’ll be allowed as service animals.
Fri., Sept. 21, 2012, 11:02 a.m.
ADA complaint filed against North Idaho College
COEUR D’ALENE — A man has filed an Americans with Disabilities Act complaint against North Idaho College because he says the school wrongly required documentation before it would allow him …
Sun., July 29, 2012
Service animals help more than the blind
Max drags a laundry basket over to Charlie Bales and passes her clothes as she loads the washing machine. Max, a German shepherd, also shuts off the lights, opens the …
Sat., April 16, 2011
‘Inclusion ministries’ has become her calling
Lynn Swedberg has applied her 32 years of experience as an occupational therapist to make her Spokane church, Manito United Methodist Church, more inclusive. Now she’s moving beyond that by …
Tue., July 27, 2010
Picnic, rally mark ADA anniversary
People with disabilities and their advocates celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on Monday at a picnic in Mirabeau Park in Spokane Valley and a rally …