June 26, 2023

On Friday the Justice Department filed a proposed stipulated order that will require the Municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico to take critical steps towards making its public sidewalk system accessible to individuals with disabilities. The proposed order was filed jointly with San Juan and private plaintiffs and pauses the department’s lawsuit against San Juan while requiring it to conduct a comprehensive assessment of sidewalk accessibility and to begin fixing accessibility barriers. The department’s lawsuit alleges that San Juan has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) by failing to provide people with disabilities equal access to the Municipality’s sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks, and other pedestrian facilities.

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Article Credit: U.S. Department of Justice

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