August 14, 2015

 

The Huntsville City Council has denied a city employee's request to bring his dog to work.

 

Richard Fowler claims he needs Rascal, his six-year-old Boston terrier, around him at all times to calm his severe anxiety. He recently sought permission to kennel Rascal at Hays Nature Preserve, where he works as an herbicide spray technician.

His boss said no; Fowler appealed to the Huntsville City Council.

 

At its meeting Thursday night, council members upheld the decision of Fowler's supervisor without...

March 18, 2013

March 18, 2013
Source: AL.com

The Madison County [Alabama] Commission on Monday morning settled out of court with James Mason by agreeing to $65,000 in facility upgrades that will make the courthouse more accessible for [people with disabilities].

 

Mason, a retired police officer, filed 17 lawsuits in Huntsville for violations to Federal law under the Americans for Disabilities Act. In addition to private businesses, he accused the county and City of Huntsville of failure to meet ADA standards set...

May 28, 2010

Lee High School seniors file into the under-renovation Von Braun Center arena for Thursday's graduation ceremony. A legal settlement between the city and Access Now will greatly improve handicap access to the downtown entertainment center.

 

HUNTSVILLE, AL--A $1.2 million legal settlement approved by the Huntsville City Council on Thursday would greatly improve handicap access to the city-owned Von Braun Center.

 

The city will create dozens of new handicap parking spaces around the VBC, lower sinks...

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