Content about Disability

March 4, 2014

By Alan Gettelman and Richard Duncan

It’s a fact: Safety awareness and accessibility compliance translates into ease of use for all customers. The Americans with Disability Act Accessibility Standards (ADAS) and ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials) requirements not only make store spaces accessible, but should also help owners/operators avoid complaints and possible penalties.

Here are some key points:

August 19, 2013

A federal judge in Denver gave Hollister Co. until Jan. 1, 2017, to modify its store entrances to make them wheelchair accessible, according to an advocacy group for the disabled, at a rate of 77 stores per year, the Associated Press reported.

April 23, 2013
OfficeMax has been awarded the National Employment Team 2013 “Private Sector Business of the Year” by the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) for its commitment to employing people with disabilities, including veterans.
October 24, 2012

Nearly one year after launching an initiative to help create more job opportunities for people with disabilities in Connecticut, 62 participants have completed training under the Walgreens Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative (REDI) program.

July 26, 2012

A federal lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was filed on Wednesday by disability rights advocates claiming that payment machines are inaccessible to California customers in wheelchairs and on scooters.

May 14, 2012

Walgreens launched its national Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative, an in-store training program designed to help people with disabilities gain retail and customer service skills that works closely with community organizations and vocational rehabilitation agencies to train and develop candidates.

April 17, 2012

The recent updates to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design were detailed at the SPECS session, “The ADA: 20 Years +1.” The session, part of the Tenant Improvement Construction/Remodeling workshop track, also gave a brief overview of the law and its enforcement.

According to the speaker, more than 200 private ADA lawsuits are filed in U.S. Federal Courts across the United States each month. The suits are filed mainly by disability organizations, disability rights advocates and law firms.

November 29, 2011

By Julie S. Lucht, Perkins Coie LLP

July 6, 2011

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission settled a lawsuit with Target Corp. regarding the rights of a disabled cart attendant in California's Orange County, the Associated Press reported.

October 30, 2008

Best Buy Co. received the Secretary of Labor’s 2008 New Freedom Initiative Award from the...

October 7, 2008

The U.S. Department of Labor presented Safeway chairman, president and CEO Steve Burd with the...

August 26, 2008

The National Federation of the Blind and Target announced that they have settled a class...

April 6, 2008

Safeway is raising awareness for people living with disabilities. Through a partnership with Easter Seals...

November 30, 2007

In February 2006, then 24-year-old Bruce Sexton filed a lawsuit against Target Corp. saying he...

October 2, 2007

Baltimore, Alawsuit against...

August 31, 2007

Retailers came to the inaugural Supply Chain Summit with varied expectations and objectives. Some...

August 30, 2007

Retailers came to the inaugural Supply Chain Summit with varied expectations and objectives. Some wanted...

August 30, 2007

It’s been 17 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law....

January 31, 2007

Although it’s been the law of the land for more than 10 years, the Americans...

March 13, 2006

Denver, AKmart spokesman...