"Newsletter – September 2008" table of contents
NEWSLETTER UPDATE – SEPTEMBER, 2008
FROM PHYLLIS F. RESNICK, PRESIDENT
HELLO, AGAIN, EVERYBODY!!!!
Please allow us to begin by addressing the matters of costs and trees. As the costs of printing and paper continue to rise and the loss of trees continues to grow, we have been thinking of sending this newsletter electronically ONLY, to those who have email, while continuing to send it by postal mail to those who do not. (Or, in the alternative, one could log on to our website and read it there.) If you would like to receive future newsletters by email or via the website, rather than in paper form, please send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) indicating so and we will then cease sending all future newsletters by postal mail, except to those who wish to continue that way. Thank you for your cooperation!
Well, another 6 months have passed since our last newsletter and much continues to happen in the world of “Access Now”®.
We have had several Class Action Fairness Hearings, a trial and many Settlements. It has been an active, interesting, hallenging, sometimes aggravating, but mostly gratifying time! Some things are happening in the overall A.D.A. (Americans with Disabilities Act) world as well; more about all of the above later in this newsletter.
We would like to point out to those of you who are receiving this newsletter for the first time that, sadly, many entities continue to fail to comply with the A.D.A., despite the fact that the law was enacted in 1990. As we have said before, we continue to press on with cases against a variety of entities. On a continuing basis, virtually daily, we receive complaints from disabled persons who are routinely being denied their rights under this civil rights law. There is no such thing as a “large” or “small” case, only a large or small entity and we take pride in the fact that we do not limit our efforts to either category. The resolution of high profile cases of legal “first
impression”, as well as of those involving neighborhood businesses have a great impact on the daily lives of the disabled among us (although we want to make clear that it is not our aim to put anyone out of business.)