Public Policy and Accessible Technology Resources

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)


DOJ is looking at establishing accessibility requirements for online services, programs, and activities provided to the public by state and local governments—including many employment-related tools and resources. 

Read more: DOJ Seeks Comments from the Public on Accessibility of State/Local Websites]
Speaker Bobby Silverstein, PPSV

Must employers make web-based employment information and services accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities? Bobby Silverstein discusses how the ADA applies to accessible workplace technology.

Read more: PEAT Talks: The ADA and Accessible Workplace Technology]

Explore detailed analysis about the implications of 171 DOJ settlement agreements addressing ICT accessibility.

Read more: How is the Department of Justice Addressing Website and ICT Accessibility?]

The regulations for implementing Titles II and III of the ADA include “defenses”—circumstances in which the covered entity is not required to provide specified services.

Read more: When is a Covered Entity Not Required to Provide Specified Services?]

The ADA is a comprehensive civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities—including Internet Web site access, mobile applications, and other forms of ICT

Read more: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)]

Employers and other entities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title V of the Rehabilitation Act can add the following procurement language to contracts with product vendors to enhance the accessibility of purchased or licensed products.

Read more: Model Procurement Language for ICT]

By Bobby Silverstein, Principal, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC

The following document is background information I compiled for an interview with PEAT about the policy implications for people with disabilities participating in the gig economy.

The information below reflects my own research and analysis and does not represent the views of PEAT, the Department of Labor, or any other agency or organization. This background information should not be construed as providing legal advice; readers need to consult with their own attorney. 

Read more: Universal Access to the Gig Economy for People with Disabilities]

Lawyer Bobby SIlverstein examines the applicability of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to the growing freelance economy. Read the interview

Read more: Universal Access to the Gig Economy for People with Disabilities]

Bobby Silverstein discusses the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws related to accessible technology with respect to shifts to a gig or project-based workforce.

Read more: Podcast: How the Freelance Economy Changes Universal Access for Employers]