Social Security Creates New Center for Section 504 Complaince

April 2014
The Social Security Administration has announced the creation of a new Center for Section 504 Compliance. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities, and requires the federal government to provide individuals with meaningful access to…

Is a Shopping Mall Required to Provide Customers with Wheelchairs?

March 2014
A shopping mall is not required to provide customers with wheelchairs. The regulation specifically provides that a public accommodation is not required to provide its customers or clients with personal devices, such as wheelchairs. For more information, click here. The post Is a Shopping Mall Requir…

Accessible Prescription Drug Labels Now Available at CVS

March 2014
On March 18, 2014 a settlement was announced between CVS pharmacy and the American Council of the Blind, the California Council of the Blind and the American Foundation for the Blind. Because of this settlement will now provide “ScripTalk” talking prescription labels for prescriptions o…

If I leave the Country Will I Lose my SSI Benefits?

March 2014
If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from Social Security and you leave the country for more than 30 consecutive days, you will normally lose your SSI benefits. For SSI purposes, leaving the country means leaving the 50 states, the District of Columbia or the Northern Mariana Islands.

Does a community pool have to be accessible?

March 2014
It Depends: Community pools that are associated with a private residential community and are limited to the exclusive use of residents and their guests are not covered by the ADA accessibility requirements. On the other hand, if a swimming pool/club located in a residential community is made availab…

There are New FCC Rules to Improve Quality of TV Closed Captioning

March 2014
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved new rules for TV closed captioning that will ensure that people who are deaf or hard of hearing have full access to television programming. The new rules state that all television programming with closed captions must accurately convey dialogu…

Can an employer be required to make accommodations in testing?

March 2014
Yes.  Accommodations may be needed to assure that test or examinations measure the actual ability of an individual to perform job functions rather than reflect limitations caused by the disability.  Tests should be given to people who have sensory, speaking, or manual impairments in a format that…

Is Virginia Workers’ Comp. Reduced by Social Security Disability Benefits?

March 2014
Ordinarily, disability payments from other sources do not affect Social Security Disability benefits.  However, if the disability payments that are received is Virginia workers’ compensation or another public disability payment (such as some civil service disability benefits, some military di…

Does the ADA Cover Air Transportation?

March 2014
No, aircraft used for point-to-point transportation are not subject to the transportation rules of the ADA. They are covered by the Air Carrier Access Act, 14 CFR Part 382. (§37.3) Aircraft used in a “loop” situation, such as a tour of the Grand Canyon, might be considered recreational…

How Does a Conservatorship in Virginia Work?

March 2014
Conservatorship in Virginia is the process by which a court appoints an individual to make financial decisions for someone who is no longer able to do so. While a Conservatorship does attempt to maintain the protected person’s independence, it should only be considered in appropriate cases, as…





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