Recent Accomplishments by Aaron Clefton

Alameda Shoreline, Alameda: East Bay Regional Parks Department agreed to enhance the accessibility of over 2 miles of beachside walking trail by filling dangerous cracks and smoothing the trail. The Department also agreed to create a maintenance schedule and policy to prevent future disrepair and inaccessibility.

K1 Speed, Dublin: We obtained a nation-wide injunction settlement for provision of hand controls in Go-Karts used for indoor Kart racing. K1 Speed, a provider of indoor Go-Kart racing entertainment, agreed to install hand controls in at least one Kart at each of its 41 locations by the end of 2020, as well as the necessary accessible paths of travel and transfer areas to use the Kars for persons with disabilities. March, 2019.

Nazareth Ice Rink, Redwood City: Defendants agree to provide accessible parking, viewing area seating, and restrooms. March, 2019.

Restaurants in Sacramento, Vallejo, San Mateo, and Pacifica: In each case Rein & Clefton obtained improvements of accessible features including accessible parking, accessible seating, restrooms and customer service policies. March – April, 2019

Prosthetics Medical Office, Antioch: Defendants remedied inaccessible parking, path of travel, front entrance to prosthetics medical office and restrooms serving it.  February, 2019.

Codornices Public Park, Berkeley: City of Berkeley agreed to install accessible restrooms and paths of travel within the park, including removing and renovating unsafe ramp condition, and adding accessible street parking to its planned renovations of the Park. December, 2018.

Large Japanese Restaurant, Berkeley: Negotiated enforcement of accessible reservation policy, and adding more than legally required number of new accessible seats and tables. Settlement also required two fully accessible restrooms be created. December, 2018.

Mexican Restaurant, Redwood City: New accessible parking, path of travel to restaurant, new accessible entrance, cashier station, and restrooms. November, 2018.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay: Obtained a new, ADA compliant service dog policy at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, including implementation of an individualized assessment tool for evaluating all the steps the Hospital must take to accommodate a patient’s right to be accompanied by her service dogs when entering the facility. October 2018.

Shopping Mall, Larkspur: Negotiated installation of a new, fully-accessible disabled parking at a large mall in Larkspur, California. We enhanced the distribution of the existing accessible spaces making it is easier for disabled persons to access the mall. We also created an additional, new parking space for expectant mothers and those with a special need. October 2018.

Gas Station, San Francisco: Won new accessible parking where there had been zero accessible spaces provided. We also created an accessible route from the new parking space to the pay kiosk and public sidewalk. October 2018

Large Restaurant, Redwood City: Made a large restaurant in Redwood City more accessible by removing a dangerous sidewalk condition situated along the accessible route to the front entrance and enhanced accessibility at the front entrance and in the restroom. September 2018.

Oakland Unified School District: Obtained power door opener and accessible intercom at local elementary school. September 2018.

City of Pacifica, City Hall: Negotiated improved accessible public programs and services offered at Pacifica City Hall by requiring the City to make its City Hall Annex Building fully accessible. Settlement involved relocating services to make them available at the Annex so that they may be accessed by persons with disabilities. This included creating new accessible parking, accessible restrooms, meeting rooms, and adding directional signage and power door openers to the Annex entrance. The City’s website was also redesigned to include information on how to access City programs and services as a person with a disability. June 2018.