On January 22, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Voluntary
Today, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published two long-awaited final rules in the Federal Register. The final rules
In an opaquely worded entry in the Federal Register on May 12, 2011, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) requested comment on far-reaching revisions to its model “Itemized Listing” by July 11, 2011.
On March 16, 2011, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council issued three new rules affecting small business government contractors.
On March 3, 2011, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to ensure that IP-based equipment, services and software are accessible to persons with disabilities, consistent with the requirements of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA).
Ringing in the new year with a major decision interpreting the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an en banc panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Chapman v. Pier 1 Imps.(U.S.), Inc., 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 453 (9th Cir. Jan. 7, 2011) has held that a disabled plaintiff encountering a single discriminatory barrier to access at a place of public accommodation may file a lawsuit seeking removal of all discriminatory barriers that "relate" to his disability-even those he did not personally encounter.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently issued a decision in Antoninetti v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., applying the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to claimed violations at a fast food Mexican restaurant.
On Tuesday, September 28, the House of Representatives passed S. 3304 and S. 3828, which collectively represent the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010.
Twenty years to the day since President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) announcing that it was considering issuing regulations extending the ADA to the web sites of public accommodations and listing nineteen questions for public comment to assist in gathering information on possible web accessibility standards.
Broadcasters, video programmers, video distributors, communications service providers, and communications equipment manufacturers should be aware that, before the August recess, federal lawmakers are expected to pass a measure that would revise and expand what must be done to make content or equipment accessible for persons with disabilities, including obligations concerning the provision of closed captioning and video description.