Disability

Supreme Court

Supreme Court Mulls Disability Law’s Effect On Mentally Ill Suspects In 2008 SFPD Shooting Of Schizophrenic Woman

The Supreme Court is considering whether the Americans With Disabilities Act requires police to take special precautions when trying to arrest armed and violent suspects who are mentally ill.

03/23/2015

Keston Ott-Dahl with Daughter Delaney

Bay Area Family Delivers Petition To Disney Asking For Film Characters With Down Syndrome

A Bay Area family that started an online petition to ask Disney to introduce movie characters with disabilities delivered 75,000 signatures to studio headquarters in Burbank on Wednesday.

11/26/2014

Walgreens (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Walgreens To Pay $180K To Settle Disability Discrimination Suit Filed By South San Francisco Woman

Drugstore Walgreens has agreed to pay $180,000 to a long-time South San Francisco employee to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday.

07/02/2014

BART board members applaud after unveiling a model of the car to be rolled out by next year and in full use by 2017. (CBS)

BART Directors Vote In Favor Of Compromise On New Car Design

BART directors voted 5-2 Thursday in favor of a proposal for the design of future train cars that seeks to achieve a compromise between the competing requests of bike riders, wheelchair users and blind people.

06/12/2014

Handicap parking, disabled parking,

Committee Suggests Series Of Changes To SF Disabled Parking Policy

People with disabled placards that allow them to park at certain street spaces in San Francisco for free soon could have to feed parking meters like everyone else.

05/21/2013

Visa credit cards

ConsumerWatch: State Disability Benefits Move To Debit Cards

California is starting to switch over to a new payment system for most state benefits. Instead of checks, recipients will soon be receiving Employment Development Debit cards issued by Bank of America.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/20/2010