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Americans With Disabilities Act

Broader disability access targeted at PUC conference

Broader disability access targeted at PUC conference

HAMMOND | Going beyond the letter of federal disability laws and striving for universal access at schools and other public facilities will be front and center Tuesday at a free Purdue University Calumet conference.

June 20, 2014 6:50 pm
MARC CHASE: Air show clears runway for disability access

MARC CHASE: Air show clears runway for disability access

Few things bother me more than watching region wheelchair users or other disabled folks struggling to overcome barriers created by bad planning of government officials or private businesses.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am
MITCH BARLOGA: Making streets accessible for people with disabilities

MITCH BARLOGA: Making streets accessible for people with disabilities

In my role as active transportation planner for NIRPC, I am reminded often of the importance of making our streets safe and accessible for nonmotorized users. Although most of my work does focus on bicycle and able-bodied pedestrian access, attention still must be afforded to people with dis…

March 06, 2014 12:00 am
Group gives disabled kids chance to play

Group gives disabled kids chance to play

VALPARAISO | A group of Valparaiso area women believe that every child should have the chance to play, even those with special needs.

February 15, 2014 7:00 pm

State cites Arcelor-Mittal for civil rights, ADA violations

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Civil Rights Commission issued a finding of probable cause against Arcelor-Mittal USA Burns Harbor for violations of the Indiana Civil Rights law and the Americans With Disabilities Act.

June 18, 2013 12:00 pm

Man sues Lake County Jail, sheriff for alleged ill treatment

HAMMOND | A semi-quadriplegic man serving time for robbery at Indiana State Prison in Michigan City is pressing ahead with a lawsuit against Lake County officials over his treatment during his incarceration at the Lake County Jail.

May 03, 2013 7:15 pm

Plenty of hearings but nobody speaking in Valpo

VALPARAISO | The City Council held five public hearings on different issues, most involving spending tax money, at Monday's meeting without garnering any public comments.

February 25, 2013 9:15 pm

Valparaiso to hire Ohio firm to prepare strategic plan

VALPARAISO | The city has chosen a consulting team headed by ACP Visioning and Planning, of Columbus, Ohio, to develop what will be the most ambitious strategic plan in Valparaiso's history.

February 11, 2013 9:30 pm

ADA-Indiana offers free audio conference

GARY | ADA and GINA: Understanding the Rules when Employers Request Medical or Genetic Information is the topic of a free audio conference hosted by ADA- Indiana from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Arc Northwest Indiana, Main Office, 2650 W. 35th Ave.

December 16, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo adopts plan to make all facilities ADA compliant

VALPARAISO | A plan for bringing all facilities within the public rights of way into compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act was approved by the city's Board of Public Works and Safety on Wednesday.

November 24, 2012 12:00 am

Kouts faced with ADA, culvert design deadlines

KOUTS | Two deadlines are combining to create a bit of a financial headache for the town.

November 20, 2012 12:00 am

S'ville creating ADA transition plan; meeting slated Nov. 27

SCHERERVILLE | Town officials are creating Schererville's Americans with Disabilities Act transition plan.

November 19, 2012 12:05 am

ADA update offered at free conference in Gary

GARY | The Arc Northwest Indiana will host an ADA-Indiana Free Audio Conference from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at its 2650 W. 35th Ave. site.

July 12, 2012 12:00 am

Porter County trying to meet ADA deadline

VALPARAISO | It's been 20 years since the federal government required government entities with 50 or more employees to make public facilities comply with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act.

May 05, 2012 1:15 pm

Town seeking curb, sidewalk ramp updates in some subdivisions

MERRILLVILLE | Town leaders want developers to update curbs and sidewalk ramps in some subdivisions before Merrillville will accept roads from the communities into the town's inventory.

March 29, 2012 9:15 pm

Valpo receives honors, OKs spending

VALPARAISO | It was a night for receiving awards and spending money at Monday's City Council meeting.

February 13, 2012 9:00 pm

Merrillville monitors itself for ADA compliance

MERRILLVILLE | The town is planning projects to improve its compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

February 13, 2012 12:00 am

Hobart officials seek input for new ADA compliance plan

HOBART | The city is in the midst of adopting a new Americans with Disabilities Act compliance plan, Building Official Mike Hannigan said.

December 11, 2011 12:00 am

Arc of NWI hosts ADA video conference

GARY | An open dialogue with the U.S. Department of Justice on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be available via video conferencing from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Arc Northwest Indiana, 2650 W. 35th Ave.

December 10, 2011 12:00 am

Disability advisory group schooled on federal accessibility rules

VALPARAISO | Members of the city's Mayoral Advisory Council on Disability got a lesson Wednesday on compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

December 07, 2011 8:30 am
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