Josh Stein Quoted in “ADApting to Change”

Inside Counsel

Joshua A. Stein, a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice and co-chair of the firm's ADA and Public Accommodations Group, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted in Inside Counsel, in “ADApting to Change,” by Zach Warren.

Following is an excerpt:

“When the ADA was enacted in the early ’90s, I don't think anyone could have ever contemplated, 25 years later, how technology would have grown in leaps and bounds, particularly with the Internet,” says Joshua Stein, a member of the firm at Epstein Becker & Green. “As we look forward to the next 25 years of ADA compliance, it's not simply ramps and bathrooms and serviceanimal policies. It's accessible technology as well.” …

But the real life applications are not so clear cut. “The DOJ (Department of Justice) currently takes the position that you have to comply with the ADA as written to provide accessible technology, and their settlement agreements ... all presume that the ADA was written with its broad civil rights provisions already in place,” Stein says.