COUNCILMAN DEREK S. GREEN HOLDS HEARINGS TO DISCUSS ACCESSIBILITY FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

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COUNCILMAN DEREK S. GREEN HOLDS HEARINGS TO DISCUSS ACCESSIBILITY FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

 

 

On October 20, 2016, Councilman Derek S. Green introduced a resolution to hold hearings regarding services for people with disabilities and general compliance with the enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed into law in 1990 and amended in 2008, prohibits unjustified discrimination against people on the basis of their disabilities and requires that workplaces and public accommodations be accessible to individuals with disabilities.

 

Under the law, individuals with disabilities should enjoy freedom from discrimination and full and equal access to public accommodations. During this hearing, we will discuss access to public accommodations, and other rights required by the American with Disabilities Act.

 

According to data from the United States Census Bureau, 12.1%, or nearly 190,000 Philadelphians self-identified as a person with disabilities in the last census.

 

The City of Philadelphia can play a crucial role in encouraging local businesses and organizations to extend to people with disabilities the rights guaranteed to them by law.

 

WHO:              Councilman Derek S. Green

 

 

WHERE:        City Council Chambers (Room 400)

 

 

WHEN:           November 30, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

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