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Virginia Knowlton Marcus: ADA at 25 — Much progress, but work still remains

There is a tremendous outpouring across the nation as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is an extraordinary chance for the public to learn more about the disability rights movement, and for our community to take stock.

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EEOC lawsuit: Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee at BWI violated ADA

(Flickr / Ken Hawkins /“Tasty donut covered in tasty colorful balls” / CC BY 2.0)

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit claiming the company that operates a Dunkin’ Donuts store at BWI Airport violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by refusing to grant a regional manager medical leave to undergo treatment for ...

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ADA spurs worldwide disability-rights movement, advocate says

The Americans with Disabilities Act has not only empowered millions in the United States during the past quarter century but has spurred global movements to help liberate people imprisoned by physical barriers and change attitudes of those who believe the disabled cannot succeed, a leading disability-rights advocate said Wednesday.

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Lawsuit claims Md. departments violated ADA

A Maryland correctional officer is suing the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, alleging the department violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by denying him reasonable accommodations for his temporary vision impairment. After forcing Daniel Price to take five months of unpaid leave, the state Department of Budget and Management — which is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit — billed Price for the entire cost of his health insurance plan and did not inform him of his right to continued coverage under the Public Health Services Act, the complaint states.

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STEPHEN P. PLATT v. BOARD OF APPEALS, MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION

Appellant Stephen Platt is a deaf man who was fired from his job for allegedly signing obscenities in American Sign Language. Platt sought unemployment compensation, but was denied benefits by a Claims Specialist because he had engaged in gross misconduct. He appeals.

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Class action: Inadequate call center for paratransit programs violates ADA

Incumbent Transportation Secretary James Smith is among the defendants named in the class action filed by MDLC.

The Maryland Transit Administration's paratransit system violates the American Disabilities Act by "substantially limiting" service due to "inadequate" telephone and call center operations, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Friday.

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