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On Feburary 25, 2018 the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 620 the ADA Education and Reform Act. This bill is now waiting to be taken up in the Senate. We need you to take action now and contact your Senators and URGE OPPOSITION to this bill or any similar legislation that attacks the ADA.

Issue Details:

This bill, or any similar bill, would require individuals with disabilities to send a letter of notification to the business that it is out of compliance with the law, allow 60 days for them to acknowledge the barrier and allow businesses another 60 days to make “substantial progress” in removing the barrier.

• Legislation that has a notification provision does not strengthen the ADA, it severely weakens and undermines one of the goals of the law.
• There is no definition for “substantial progress” in this bill. Progress is NOT access.
• There will be NO INCENTIVE for a business to learn about ADA compliance or take any steps to comply prior to notification.

2018-10-19T16:07:19+00:00Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy Action, Latest|

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