A little-known law requires many insurance plans to give equal treatment to mental health. Mental health and addiction treatment must be covered and paid comparably to physical conditions.
The fight for accessible sidewalks is becoming a successful movement. This struggle has a long history in the disability community. Longer still, and perhaps less well known to disability rights lawyers, is the history of sidewalk barriers in racial injustice.
"Intentionally burning down a neighbor's house is arson, even if the perpetrator's ultimate intention (or motivation) is only to improve the view." -- Justice Gorsuch, Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia. Does this point the way to a new understanding of equality in the ADA and beyond?
While COVID-19 safety is critical, no-visitor policies can go too far. It is harmful—and illegal—to isolate people with disabilities from those who help them communicate or provide other disability-related support.
"Underlying conditions” are said to complicate deaths like that of George Floyd, a Black man killed by police officers in Minneapolis. “Underlying conditions” are also said to define “vulnerable populations” for Coronavirus exposure. Underlying conditions are, at least often, disabilities. They are also inextricably intertwined with racial disparity.
The ADA and similar disability laws are unusual civil rights laws. For the most part, only people with disabilities can bring an ADA lawsuit. Is COVID-19 a "disability" that the law covers?
With workplaces reopening in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, here are five common ADA accommodations and how the law has treated them.
The law requires emergency plans to be designed with everyone—not just nondisabled people—in mind. In this unprecedented Coronavirus public health crisis, business, civic and government leaders have the opportunity to do it right—and the risk of doing it wrong.