A proposal approved this week by a City-County Council committee calls for allocating funds to make broadcasts of Indianapolis and Marion County government events more accessible to deaf, partially deaf and Spanish-speaking residents.
Associations and business owners say serial plaintiffs filing dozens or hundreds of cases are increasingly using the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act to extract tens of thousands of dollars in settlements—and not to promote access as the landmark law intended.
The Westfield City Council on Monday night rejected a proposed ordinance that would have established an advisory council on disabilities, similar to committees already in place in Carmel and Fishers.
Blind voters argue in a federal lawsuit that Indiana officials are restricting their voting rights by not adopting methods that allow them to cast ballots from home without the assistance of others.
A not-for-profit that helps adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities live in homes of their own is planning to develop the neighborhood on one of three sites in Whitestown.
Greg Foran, president and CEO of Walmart’s U.S. stores, said in a memo to store managers Thursday night that “we are taking some specific steps to support” greeters with disabilities.
The latest court action involving Special Needs Integrity Inc. is a class-action lawsuit filed against the little-known Indianapolis not-for-profit in November that claims it eroded clients’ account balances with undisclosed management fees and unjustified legal fees paid to the Indianapolis law firm Lewis & Kappes PC.
Many parents of children with special needs have to choose between working to help cover added expenses or unemployment so they can tend to their child full time. Financial planning is vital for these families, parents and special-needs advocates said.
An Indianapolis not-for-profit is readying to open a 150-room Courtyard by Marriott in Muncie billed as a first-of-its-kind teaching hotel for people with disabilities.
Julie Bombacino developed a nutritional food blend for her disabled son that’s now turned into a full-fledged business producing packets for people who need feeding tubes to eat.
The companies could get a greater share of business from city and county contracts under a proposal signed into law Thursday by Mayor Greg Ballard.
Easter Seals Crossroads has promoted its No. 2 leader to take the top post—a challenging assignment at a time the organization is weathering annual deficits of almost $1 million and facing uncertainty over future government funding.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will make millions of dollars in updates to settle a Department of Justice investigation that found more than 360 violations of federal disability law.
The National Fair Housing Alliance alleges in a lawsuit that four of the local apartment developer’s properties violate Fair Housing Act accessibility requirements.
Crossroads Industrial Services will team up with a service-disabled veteran to win new business from defense contractors.