americans with disabilities act http://michiganradio.org en Getting State offices and programs more accessible to people with disabilities http://michiganradio.org/post/getting-state-offices-and-programs-more-accessible-people-disabilities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The State of Michigan is close to wrapping up a plan to make its programs more accessible to people with disabilities.</span></p><p>The goal is to get State offices, communications and web sites to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.</p><p>We wanted to get a better idea of what that really looks like, how much progress has been made and what it all means for people with disabilities.</p><p>Laura Hall is an Assistive Technology Coordinator for the Michigan Disability Rights Coalition, and Sharon Ellis is the State ADA Compliance Director. They both joined us today to discuss the issue.</p><p><i>Listen to the full interview above.</i></p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:31:28 +0000 Stateside Staff 15611 at http://michiganradio.org Getting State offices and programs more accessible to people with disabilities Southeast Michigan restaurant settles ADA suit http://michiganradio.org/post/southeast-michigan-restaurant-settles-ada-suit <p>A suburban Detroit restaurant is paying a high price for refusing to serve a family of five. The federal government sued .alleging the restaurant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The incident occurred in 2011.</p><p></p><p>The manager of the Golden Corral in Westland asked a family of five to leave his restaurant after other diners complained about the appearance of the children’s skin.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The family’s four children suffer from a genetic disorder (epidermolysis bullosa) that makes their skin blister.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 08 May 2013 20:20:38 +0000 Steve Carmody 12482 at http://michiganradio.org Southeast Michigan restaurant settles ADA suit