americans with disabilities act
Accessible hiring practices to solve for The Great Resignation
With so many organizations reevaluating their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, recruiters need to identify access as a key ingredient for developing a workplace that welcomes all.
The robots occupying our sidewalks
Cities and tech companies need to plan for accessibility early in the design process, include disabled people in solutions, and review the many published accessibility guidelines.
As ADA turns 30, tech is just getting started helping people with disabilities
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 paved the way for decades of incremental changes to the way buildings, businesses and laws accommodate people with a wide variety of disabilities. At 30 yea
The changing face of employment law during a global pandemic
Prompted by Jeff Bezos’s plans to test all Amazon employees for the virus that causes COVID-19, we wondered whether employers can mandate employee testing, regardless of symptoms. The issue pits pub
Is tech socialism really on the rise?
Ultimately, it's a question of human dignity. To what degree are people given the opportunity to realize their potential, to create themselves?
‘Capitalism generates a lot of wealth depending on the situation’
When you think about how a technology is designed, whether in Facebook or, let's say, with industrial automation robots, engineers are not talking to the workers for obvious reasons.
Uber faces another lawsuit due to a lack of wheelchair-accessible rides
The Brooklyn Center for Independence for the Disabled, along with other disability rights groups, is suing Uber, alleging Uber is in violation of New York City human rights laws because it doesn't hav
Google Maps now lets users add wheelchair accessibility details for locations
Back in December, Google finally added accessibility details to Maps. It was a long-awaited addition, but an extremely welcome one for the more than three million people in the U.S. who require wheelc
Equal Rights Center sues Uber for denying equal access to people who use wheelchairs
The Equal Rights Center is suing Uber for denying equal access to its services for people with disabilities. According to the lawsuit, the ERC alleges that Uber has chosen not to include wheelchair-ac
The role of telepresence robotics in workforce inclusion
Let’s pause on the robots-are-taking-over-our-jobs panic for a minute and take a look at how some robots -- telepresence robots, specifically -- could be used to give access not only to jobs but to
Influencing Innovation: The Americans With Disabilities Act
<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/roosevelt_statue.jpg" alt="" title="roosevelt_statue" width="225" height="300" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-200136" /> Monday marks t