Access Granted

Access Granted is our blog giving you the latest in ADA news and updates.

If you need in-depth information or training, we offer training programs and resources to help you and your team understand disability rights, giving leaders peace of mind and creating a better workplace for everyone.

The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Civil Rights Law

The other day I was talking to a woman whose daughter has the same disability as I have, Erb’s Palsy. She was explaining some of the difficulties of raising a child with a disability as she is entering middle school.

The Friendly Skies

It’s officially Spring - a favorite time of the year for many. Spring signals new growth, warmer weather, and longer days. It’s a time that many begin to think about and plan for vacation and the air travel that entails.

Becoming Accessible – Removing Physical Barriers to Access

Did you know that The ADA requires that places of public accommodation remove architectural barriers in public areas of existing facilities when it is "readily achievable" to do so? What does this mean?

A Guide to Social Media Accessibility

If you’re anything like me, you interact more with friends and family via social media than you do face to face. Not only that, but I use social media as my primary source of news and entertainment.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Spring is fast approaching! The sun is coming out earlier! The days are becoming longer! Are you one of those who just all of a sudden grow a burst of energy the minute the temperature rises, and the sun comes out?

Choosing the Right Assistive Technology by Leyna Bencomo, MA ILT

I work as an Assistive Technology (AT) Specialist at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.  The Disability Services Office determines what accommodations are to be granted and then refers the student to me.

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM), a national event that aims to raise awareness about the importance of inclusion of people with developmental disabilities.

Recognizing Black Disability Rights Activists During Black History Month

The month of February honors the central role in U.S. history and contributions of Black Americans.


It’s been said that some things are better to get out in the open, including those embarrassing or awkward moments in our lives.  It happens that on March 18, the nation officially recognizes

I have a service animal. What documentation do I need?

We receive questions about service animals all the time, and this certainly isn’t the first blog post we’ve published about service animals.