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State violated civil rights of children with behavioral disabilities, feds find

PROVIDENCE – The state was found to be in violation of federal disability laws for the over-hospitalization of children with behavioral disabilities while in...
THE YMCA OF GREATER PROVIDENCE will pay a family $10,000 as part of a settlement to resolve allegations the nonprofit violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

YMCA of Greater Providence to pay $10K to family to resolve...

PROVIDENCE – The YMCA of Greater Providence will pay $10,000 to a local family as part of an agreement with the U.S. Attorney District...
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Despite powerful technology, low-vision people still face workplace barriers

Imagine that you have low vision and you’re completing an online job application using screen reader software. You get through half the form and then...

Kent Hospital pays $35K to settle ADA complaint

PROVIDENCE – Under a new settlement agreement Kent Hospital must pay $35,000 in fines and adopt new Americans with Disabilities Act policies after a...

Middletown child care center pays $7K to settle ADA complaint

MIDDLETOWN – A local child care center will pay $7,000 to settle allegations it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act for disenrolling an autistic...

Warwick Schools to modify renovated playground to make it ADA-compliant

WARWICK – A renovated playground at a local elementary school must be modified to make it compliant wit the federal Americans with Disabilities Act,...

Elmhurst rehab and health care center settles ADA complaint for $30K

PROVIDENCE – The Elmhurst Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center on Wednesday agreed to pay $30,000 to settle an Americans with Disabilities Act complaint by Disability...

Has Musk broken labor laws at Twitter?

About a week after Elon Musk assumed control of Twitter on Oct. 28, the company stirred up a storm of controversy by abruptly firing...

State settles dispute with DOJ over community-based services for disabled children

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services will change policies to ensure children with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as...

CVS settles COVID-19 vaccine registration portal claims

PROVIDENCE – CVS Pharmacy Inc. has reached a settlement over allegations its COVID-19 vaccine registration portal was not accessible to people with disabilities, the...
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