Press j to skip navigation

Access Press - Minnesota's Disability Community Newspaper

Posts Tagged ‘ADA’

Minneapolis celebration includes essay contest

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Minneapolis is hosting a celebration noon-3 p.m., Thursday, July 23 at Minneapolis City Hall Rotunda, 350 S. Fifth St. The event will feature speakers, awards, performances by Young Dance, a demonstration by Canine Inspired Change and tours of the latest accessible Metro Transit buses. This event will include American Sign Language interpreters. ...

More »

Regional News in Review – April 2011

Leadership history is preserved For more than a century, a movement has been growing in this country to ensure that people with developmental disabilities are valued, included, empowered and productive members of society. This collective effort of individuals and groups, referred to broadly as the Developmental Disabilities Movement. A new Web resource that offers a history ...

More »

St. Paul passes new sidewalk café ordinance

Months of work ended as St. Paul’s much-debated new regulations on sidewalk cafes and other retail uses of sidewalks were unanimously adopted by the City Council Janury19. The council adopted the regulations after three public hearings.     Ward Two Council Member Dave Thune, who authored the ordinance, said although the process was difficult, the city is now ...

More »

ADA reaches a milestone – 20 years of struggles and victories recalled

ADA reaches a milestone – 20 years of struggles and victories recalled  Throughout the United States, people with disabilities are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Minnesota’s 20th Anniversary Celebration will spotlight increased opportunities experienced by people with disabilities. The statewide celebration is Monday July 26, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Nicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power St., Minneapolis. ...

More »

Editor’s Column – July 2010

America’s Independence Day, the Fourth of July, has passed. Hope you had a good one!  Many in the disability community think of personal independence as a primary goal. Of course, I do, too. But I also think improved interdependence might be a much better goal for all. None of us can be truly independent, whether ...

More »

The Story of Us: 20 years of MN disability news coverage remembered, as covered by Access Press

The Story of Us: 20 years of MN disability news coverage remembered, as covered by Access Press Minnesota, as told through the pages of Access Press, is one of victories and defeats, activism and accolades. Come with us on a trip back through the past two decades. This installment covers the first five years of newspaper coverage. Subsequent installments will appear in future issues. May 1990 Access Press published its first issue, ...

More »

Editor’s Column – July 2009

Editor’s Column – July 2009 The Americans with Disabilities Act has its 19th anniversary this July 24th, and guess what? Access Press is 19 years old now, too. It’s always good to have this annual reminder of how the Minnesota disability movement resulted in this paper at the very same time that the ADA was born on the national front. ...

More »

Your dog can count! – First public Service Dog census launches

Make sure your dog guide, hearing dog or other service dog counts. The Service Dog Census Project is conducting a count of all service dogs in use in the United States, starting on June 9. It is the first public census of service dogs. Eighteen years after the U.S. Department of Justice passed the Americans with ...

More »

Mending the ADA

Bill to be re-introduced to restore court-weakened rights for persons with disabilities In the years since the 1990 passage of the ADA, disability advocates have been concerned with what is perceived as a steady erosion of these rights by the Supreme Court. To repair the damage, federal lawmakers plan to introduce a bill later this session ...

More »

Organizations Oppose Supreme Court Nomination

On October 31, 2005 President Bush announced his nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. as the United States Supreme Court Associate Justice to replace the soon-to-be 75-year-old retiring Sandra Day O’Connor. Justice O’Connor has served as an Associate Justice since being nominated by President Reagan during September 1981. Although the President of the United States ...

More »

ADA Rights & Responsibilities Conference

Disability advocates Judy Heumann and John Wodatch will be the featured speakers at the upcoming "Rights & Responsibilities Under the ADA and More" conference.  This free, one-day seminar is being sponsored by a coalition of Minnesota disability organizations to provide education on the rights guaranteed by disability-specific laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act ...

More »

October 1998 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Governor's Race: Gubernatorial Hopefuls Address Metro Mobility and PCA Wage Question, by Access Press Staff Local Company Features Adaptive Computer Technology, by Kaye Henry Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Maps for the Labyrinth, by Pete Feigal Southwestern Center for Independent Living (SWCIL), by Steve Thorson Hello Nicole, by Nicole Getting into Shape, by Rosalind K. Sampson Good Religion - Bad Religion by ...

More »

September 1998 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Candidates Speak II - Waiting List Crisis Addressed, by Access Press Staff They Said He Was a Vegetable, Life or Death - Who Decides? by Kaye Henry Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Regional CIL Conference a Success, by Lolly Lljewski Grains of Sand Turning Into Pearls, by Pete Feigal Social Security Reform Update, Jeff Nygaard Hello Nicole, by Nicole National Ministry Leaders ...

More »

July 1998 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Managed Care '99: Private Corporation Plans to Enroll People with Disabilities, by Kate Havelin Gardening Offers Rewards Aplenty, by Judith Peters Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith What About the Health Care Consumer Advisory Board? by Cindy Johnson The Loverling's Story, by LeAnne Dahl Meaning, Purpose, and "Normal Life," by Pete Feigal HIV Ruling Has Large Impact, by Access Press Staff Companion Seating: One's ...

More »

June 1998 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Eight Anniversary: The Year in Review by Charlie Smith U of M Struggles to Comply with ADA: Employees Not Happy, by Judith Gibson Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Behcet's Disease: A Mysterious Disabler, by Access Press Staff The Lovering's Story, by LeAnne Dahl Tilting at Windmills, by Pete Feigal People of FAITH, by Jeanne Dicke Hello Nicole, by Nicole Disability Parking-What Are We ...

More »

August 1997 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Happy 7th Birthday: Americans with Disabilities Act, by Doug Anderson Courage Center: Problems at the Resident, Residents Voice Concerns, by Jane Wheeler Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith President Reauthorizes IDEA, by Access Press Staff Hello Nicole, by Nicole From Sainthood to Inclusion, by Barbara Gill Social Security and Disability: What Privatization Means, by Jeff Nygaard Direct Care Crisis: Study Shows Staff Shortages will Continue without Industry-wide Effort, ...

More »

August 1996 Issue

Articles/Contributors: 6 Years Since ADA Passage - Has It Made a Difference? YES!, by Wendy S. Brower Senate Candidates on the Issues, by Access Press Staff Editor's Column, by Charlie Smith Stroke Victim Develops New Grab Bars, by Access Press Staff Hello Nicole, by Nicole That All May Stay Outside, Manley Olson Consumers Advocating For Themselves, by Dylan Abraham Kirby Puckett, Graceful Hero, ...

More »

March 1996 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Governor Poses Threat: Quality of Life, Independence & Families May be Vetoed, by Charlie Smith Remembering with Dignity, by LeAnne Dahl Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Health Care in Minnesota - Bigger is Better? by Jeff Nygaard Hello Nicole, by Nicole "Take Note of My Needs," by Mary Jane Steinhagen ADA Making a Difference in Hennepin County, by County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin A Mental Illness ...

More »

December 1995 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Money Piles Up as Good Programs Suffer by Charlie Smith Educational Vouchers - What are they really about? by Jeff Nygaard Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Disability Rights in the News: How, What, & Why, by Jeff Nygaard Hello Nicole, by Nicole A Role for Congregations & Clergy, by Kris Flaten Wishing-And Waiting! for Independence, by LeAnne Dahl Vision of Recovery, by ...

More »

August 1995 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Business Supports ADA Program: Republican Lawmakers Create a Red Herring, by Alan A. Reich It's About Time: Legislators Start to Worry About Transit, by Bill Smith Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Minnesotans Seeking Greater Pay Phone TTY Accessibility, by Michael Zeledon Disability and Story, by Rev. Judy Conn Hello Nicole, by Nicole Real Affirmative Action is an Attitude, by LeAnne Dahl Franny ...

More »

June 1995 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Are We Winning or Losing? Moving Forward on the Slippery Slope, A Challenge, by Charlie Smith Attacks on ADA Escalate, by Justin Dart Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Hennepin County Embraces ADA, by Peter McLaughlin Summer Reading Ideas, by Mary Jane Steinhagen Hello Nicole, by Nicole Sine Qua Non, by Bill Smith Deaf, Funny, and Controversial: Lew Golan Speaks at U of M, by Adam Quinn The 1995 ...

More »

January 1995 Issue

Articles/Contributors: ADA Threatened - National Advocate Sounds an Alarm, Local Groups Mobilize Quickly, by Charlie Smith Metro Mobility Settlement Approved by Access Press Staff Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith 'Tis the Season, by Deborah Peterson Described Television Given Low Priority, by Dr. Margaret Pfanstiehl Religion & Disability, by Maureen Pranghofer Hello Nicole, by Nicole Life Goes On, by LeAnne Dahl Threats to ADA, IDEA ...

More »

October 1994 Issue

Contributors: Department of Human Services-Proposes Major Changes in Medical Assistance Rules, by Luther Granquist Metro Mobility Service: Quality Needs to Remain a Priority, by Charlie Smith Editor’s Column, Charlie Smith Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome: Beyond CFIDS, by Marjory Aldrich MOVIE REVIEW: "When Billy Broke His Head. . ." is a Winner, by Jeff Nygaard Hello Nicole, by Nicole Parenting God's Angels, ...

More »

September 1994 Issue

Contributors: Labor Day and Disability Pride: Local Celebration Refutes the Lewis Attitude, by Adam Quinn Speaking Out in D.C. by Richard Mathison Employment Center for Visually Impaired Opens, by Deborah Peterson Editor’s Column, Charlie Smith Health Benefit Plans and the ADA, by Carolyn Emerson MN Athlete Brings Home Medals, by Access Press Staff Hallonbeck, Driscoll Set Records in 1994 Kaiser Roll, by Access ...

More »

January 1994 Issue

Contributors: "The Case" - Lawyers and Principals Meet on Pending Class Action, by Charlie Smith James Brady Brings Prizes and Encouragement on ADA, by Access Press Staff Editor’s Column, Charlie Smith Community Involvement Programs Awarded $3.2 Million Grant, by Melissa Shelton-Davies Biofeedback, by Sister Kenny Institute Hello Nicole, by Nicole New in Ramsey County -"New Referral Service for Uninsured/Underinsured," by Access Press ...

More »

Subscribe

Search

Featured Organizations