In the News

In the News is a collection of news stories about aging and disability issues, as well as news stories about ACL and ACL programs.

All of these links ultimately take you to external news websites. The information in the articles does not necessarily reflect the positions of ACL or the federal government, and ACL does not endorse the content of the articles or the publishing organizations. 

November 10, 2021
Washington Post (November 10) Justice Department sues Uber for charging ‘wait time’ fees to passengers with disabilities The DOJ alleges that the company has failed to “reasonably modify” its policy for passengers who need more than the allotted two minutes to enter a car.
November 9, 2021
Disability Scoop (November 9) What COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Mean for People with IDD Sweeping new Biden administration rules requiring millions of American workers to receive COVID-19 vaccines will apply to many of those who support people with developmental disabilities.  
November 9, 2021
NPR (November 9) Despite calls to improve, air travel still a nightmare for many with disabilities
November 9, 2021
AP (November 9) Pennsylvania’s home care program has big problems, advocates say
November 8, 2021
CNBC (November 8) Aging baby boomer raise the risk of a long-term-care crisis in the US
November 7, 2021
The Hill (November 7) Invisible until the pandemic, family caregivers are now on the front lines
November 7, 2021
NBC News (November 7) Home Care Advocates Say Build Back Better “Critically Important” for Industry
November 6, 2021
Washington Post (November 6) Infrastructure measure includes fund to ensure nation’s transit stations are accessible Three decades after the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act, about a fifth of transit stations still aren’t accessible.
November 5, 2021
The Washington Post (11/5, Searing) reported, “Each year, about 36 million people 65 and older experience a fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” Falls are “not considered an inevitable result of aging” and a variety of factors contribute to them.
November 5, 2021
Disability Scoop (11/5, Heasley) reports, “In some U.S.

Last modified on 12/01/2021


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