Centers for Independent Living Work with Partners to Pass New Legislation that Opens the Market for Accessible Cabs in Ohio

The Center for Independent Living Options, Ohio Association of Centers for Independent Living, and the University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities worked diligently with Representatives Bill Seitz and Catherine Ingram and Senators Frank LaRose and Charleta Tavares to pass legislation that opens the market for accessible cabs, including Uber and Lyft, in Ohio.

Misconceptions of an ADAI Foster

As we round out Foster Care Month, we asked one of our Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence fosters to share about her experience and clarify some of the misconceptions about what it takes to become an ADAI foster. Tammy Conlan shares how this role has not only changed her life, but also the lives of those with disabilities.

HOW TO: File a claim against a business for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities act protects people with disabilities from discrimination by places of public accommodation, like the following places:

Hotels
Restaurants
Movie theaters
Convention halls
Grocery stores
Laundromats
Train stations
Museums
Parks
Schools
Day cares
Gyms

This means that many private businesses must refrain from discriminating against people with disabilities.

Text Amendment makes Toledo homes more accessible

After a year of collaboration between The Ability Center and the Toledo City Plan Commission, Toledo’s City Council unanimously passed a Text Amendment to the Toledo City zoning code. The Ability Center’s Home Accessibility Program has encountered people who need a ramp or lift to leave their home, for example, to get to work, school, or medical appointments.