Americans with Disabilities Act

Ryan Zunner / WBFO News

A new Hampton Inn in Amherst will be the first hotel to receive a Universal Design certification through the University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning.

National Federation of the Blind

October is Disabilities Awareness Month and over the weekend the National Federation of the Blind held a gathering in Buffalo.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Ground was broken Thursday in the Town of Amherst on the site of a future hotel that developers say will be a first in the nation: a "universal design" layout which provides full access to all guests, including those living with one or more of many disabilities.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Western New Yorkers marked the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by spotlighting a rather ironic lack of accessibility.


Dollar General

Disability Rights New York has filed a class action lawsuit against the Dollar General Corporation for failing to make their New York stores accessible to people with mobility disabilities.

ADA advocates worried about new Republican bill

Feb 20, 2018
File Photo / National Public Radio

A recently passed House bill has many in the disability community speaking out. Advocates say the ADA Education and Reform Act would gut many provisions under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Disability Pride recognized in Buffalo

Jul 24, 2016
www.wnyil.org

Tuesday will mark the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law that made discrimination against people with disabilities illegal.

Raising accessibility awareness for wheelchair users

Oct 22, 2015
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

This past July the nation celebrated the 25th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act.  The civil rights law was designed to prevent discrimination against those with disabilities. A section of the law also works to make sure places are accessible.  But one local woman brought her story to WBFO's Eileen Buckley, describing her life filled with 'inaccessibility'. 

WBFO News photo by Ashley Hassett

Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the historic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In honor of the occasion, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a proclamation and signed two pieces of legislation.

File photo

Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Senator Robert Ortt along with other elected officials gathered in North Tonawanda Saturday to celebrate and call for the NFTA to reinstate two Niagara County bus routes.