Innovative, interactive analysis about problems and possible legal solutions.
Welcome to ADA Update! The goal of this site is to collect and publish information about potential legal solutions for barriers or problems for people with disabilities.
Our hope is to start a dialogue, and to create a space for cultivating solutions. We will look at legal successes and advances. Advocates can pose questions, identify persistent problems that have not found resolution—and together we can further development of innovative legal answers. Our goal above all is to listen and find ways to help.
There are many ways of solving problems. Law, and specifically civil lawsuits, provide just one tool in the toolbox. That tool is the focus of this site.
This site is called “ADA Update” because the bipartisan Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of the most important statutes in the field. In our title, “ADA” is a shorthand for various civil rights laws including:
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504)
- Fair Housing Act (FHA)
- Local Civil and Human Rights Laws
Law can be a powerful tool. Lawsuits can change public discourse. Court decisions can transform “special interests” into universal rights that benefit everyone. Settlements can open doors. But, like any tool, law requires knowledge, skill, and the right project–the goal of this site is to foster discussion to develop those.