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Availability of Denver-Metro Accessible Transportation During the COVID-19 Restrictions

Denver Regional Mobility & Access Council, 03/18/2020 With the issues around the COVID-19 virus, the Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council (DRMAC) is regularly contacting transit providers across the nine county metro region to determine the current status of their operations. They are making an effort to provide the most accurate information about transit services […]

5 Things To Know About Coronavirus And People With Disabilities

Andrew Pulrang, Contributor, Diversity & Inclusion, forbes.com The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has everyone spooked, and hopefully, taking steps to control the outbreak and prepare to get through whatever may come of it. But one group faces additional risks and consequences, as well as anxieties: people with disabilities and or chronic illnesses. To see five points […]

Access Board Initiates Update of Accessibility Guidelines for Rail Cars

February 14, 2020 The Access Board is initiating rulemaking to update its accessibility guidelines for rail cars covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and seeks public comment on this effort. As indicated in an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking it published today, the Board plans to update provisions in the ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation […]

U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks Comment on Proposed Amendments to Regulation of Service Animals on Flights

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that it is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to its Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) regulation on the transportation of service animals by air.  The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Traveling by Air with Service Animals can be found HERE and provides […]

Brewability Lab: Inclusive Employment In Practice

Colorado’s own Brewability Lab made national news by being featured in the Los Angeles Times newspaper this January. Most of the staff and management team at Brewability Lab, located at 3445 South Broadway in Englewood, Colorado, are individuals with disabilities. While enjoying the comfortable location, you may meet an employee with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral […]

Housing Providers Must Accommodate Service Animals, Feds Say

by Michelle Diament | January 30, 2020 For the second time this month, the Trump administration is weighing in on where and how animals assisting people with disabilities should be welcome. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is issuing new guidance clarifying the rights of people with disabilities to have service animals in their homes. Under […]

Job Announcement – MINDSOURCE Director Position

A job announcement for the MINDSOURCE – Brain Injury Network director position has been posted through the State of Colorado at this link . Note the application deadline of Thursday, November 21, 2019.  The position requires Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in human services, social work, psychology, or a related field of study and  five years of professional experience in […]

2019 Best & Worst Cities for Persons with Disabilities

On October 9, 2019, Wallethub released the findings of a study they conducted to determine the best and worst cities in the U.S. for people living with disabilities. The study looked at 33 indicators of disability friendliness including access, economy, cost of living and available medical care. While Denver fared well, coming in at 7th […]