on Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Earlier this year, U.S. House of Representatives voted to set back accessibility for Americans with disabilities by decades with the passage of HR 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act.
To quote the CEO of American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), Barbara Merrill, “as an association whose mission is to advance the ability of our members in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to fully participate in their communities, we see HR 620 as a threat to one of the most basic aspects of participation, which is access.”
This bill makes it harder for the people we serve to remedy certain architectural barriers that are in violation of the American Disability Act.
If HR 620 passes the Senate, anyone claiming discrimination would require a notice and cure period. First having to provide a written notice and wait 60 days for a response, then an additional 120 days for something to be done before being able to take legal action.
No action has yet been taken on this bill since it has arrived to Senate. We will continue to keep you informed.
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