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You must certify that you have a disability to buy an ADA ticket. Why should you be able to resell it at an inflated price to someone without a disability?

Seating chart for SF Broadway showing of rent. ADA Wheelchair prices are equal to the lowest price in the house.
Tickets for Rent: ADA tickets are $56 even though non-ADA seats next to it are $106 and seats a couple of seats more to the center are $200

The week after the Rite Aid settlement with the Department of Justice, Uber and CVS are on the disability discrimination hotseat

Person holding newspaper on fire sitting on chair in abandoned building
Photo by Nijwam Swargiary on Unsplash

TL;DR — if you don’t pay close attention to accessibility, you are effectively committing professional malpractice.

TL;DR — if you don’t pay close attention to accessibility, you are effectively committing professional malpractice.

black and white paper settlement agreement with blue pen next to “sign here” signature line

Deconstructing the Rite Aid settlement agreement

Settlement Agreement template with signareu

The Whitehouse and the DOJ consider the correct accessibility standard to be WCAG 2.1 Level AA

Ultimately this will prevent us from becoming a sustainable society.

Lowes went all in to include deaf employees. Sprouts Market did the opposite. Here is how that has worked out for both companies.

Sprouts Farmer’s Market

Requests for workplace vaccine exemptions due to medical conditions is a huge reasonable accommodations issue

Vial labeled Vaccine COVID-19 injection only and needle / syringe
Photo by Hakan Nural on Unsplash

What are reasonable accommodations?

Sheri Byrne-Haber, CPACC

Blogger, disability advocate, nerd. Bringing the fire on ableism. A11y Architect @ VMware. Wheelchair user w/ a deaf daughter. CS, Law, and Business background

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