TRE Legal Litigates Case with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Behalf of Blind Food Service Worker

Despite the longstanding history of the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers are still failing to follow the law. In 2014, Alina Sorling, a veteran food service technician with over a decade of experience at Dignity Health’s hospital cafeteria, suddenly became blind. Ms. Sorling went on medical leave and successfully worked with the California Department of Rehabilitation to re-master everyday tasks, including using nonvisual techniques for cooking and proficiency with knives and hot grills. Instead of allowing her to work, Dignity Health fired her because it believed a blind person could not safely work in a kitchen. […]

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E la Carte and Applebee’s to Make In-Restaurant Table-Top Tablets Accessible to Blind Guests

TRE Legal Practice is pleased to have played a role in facilitating the efforts of E la Carte, Inc., creators of the PrestoPrime™ EMV System™ for full-service restaurants,  Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill + Bar, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), and the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of San Francisco to produce a […]

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eatsa Agrees to Make its Innovative Restaurants Accessible to Blind Customers

eatsa, an innovative fast-casual restaurant featuring innovative automat-style self-serve kiosks with locations in California, New York, and D.C., agreed to make its mobile apps, kiosks, and food-pickup cubbies accessible to blind customers. eatsa uses the latest technology to allow customers to order food either on in-store iPads or via a mobile phone, with no cashier […]

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Blind Californians and Advocates Sue Greyhound to Make Website and Mobile App Accessible

In 2015, Tina Thomas, who is blind, tried to book a trip with Greyhound’s website, but her text-to-speech software couldn’t interpret Greyhound’s site. When she called instead, she was charged a “convenience fee” for booking by phone — even though she explained she could not use the website. Earlier this year, she tried again, but […]

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Accessible Instructional Materials and the Siskiyou Joint Community College District Settlement

In the last 25 years, technology has fundamentally changed higher education. New technologies allow for new kinds of instructional materials and delivery mechanisms — but students with disabilities are often unnecessarily left behind. This must change. This settlement with Siskiyou Joint Community College District, facilitated by TRE Legal Practice and the Legal Aid Society – […]

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