disability http://kvpr.org en Lawsuits Pit Businesses Against Disabled Customers http://kvpr.org/post/lawsuits-pit-businesses-against-disabled-customers <p>In 1990, the Americans With Disabilities Act was signed into law, prohibiting discrimination against the disabled. It requires the removal of physical barriers in public spaces so the disabled can have full and equal enjoyment of community facilities. </P> <p>But in recent years, Clovis businesses have faced a surge of lawsuits for buildings that aren't up to ADA construction requirements. Wed, 20 Jul 2011 01:08:23 +0000 Shellie Branco 780 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: ADA Lawsuits; Education Budget Cuts http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-ada-lawsuits-education-budget-cuts <p><strong>Segment 1: Disability access lawsuits hit local businesses</strong><br />Over 20 years after the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act, compliance with the law&#39;s requirement of equal access remains controversial. Recently, it&#39;s pitted business customers with business owners, resulting in dozens of lawsuits. Reporter Shellie Branco brings us this report on both sides of the access issue.</p> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 00:41:50 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1212 at http://kvpr.org On Quality of Life: Human Trafficking; Break the Barriers http://kvpr.org/post/quality-life-human-trafficking-break-barriers <p><strong>Segment 1: Human Trafficking</strong> - On Monday the US State Department released a report that estimates that up to 100,000 people in the US are victims of human trafficking. They range from those working in forced labor, to women and children trapped in the world of sex trafficking. California is one of the top three states in the nation for human trafficking, according to Cal EMA. Joining us to talk about the extent of this problem in the San Joaquin Valley is Ronna L. Bright, from the group Central Valley Against Human Trafficking and the Central Valley Freedom Coalition. Wed, 29 Jun 2011 01:08:13 +0000 Joe Moore 1215 at http://kvpr.org