Posts Tagged: Americans with Disabilities Act
A driver with a disability fuels her automobile at the pump.(Photo: Californians for Smart Fueling)
OPINION: For many Californians, access to a car means freedom of movement and independence, and it’s a simple way to get to and from work, attend social gatherings, go to the doctor, or get groceries for their families. But for those of us who have a disability and drive, it’s not always so simple; we have to plan everything.
The existing annex of the state Capitol in Sacramento. Photo: (Department of General Services)
Sacramento’s core is being transformed by an array of construction and infrastructure improvements — much to the ire of detour-weary motorists. But the centerpiece of the building has nothing to do with the city —it’s the state Capitol’s annex, which contains a hive of government offices.
A weathered parking sign for the disabled on the Santa Mona Pier. (TFoxFoto, via Shutterstock)
OPINION: July 26 marked the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While the ADA brought much-needed improvements to many aspects of the lives of persons with disabilities, it also fell short in key areas – especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.