Accessibility

by Tina PinedoNovember 7, 2016 On October 23, 2016, The Right to be Rescued was awarded the Disability Advocacy award at the Superfest International Disability Film Festival.  Rooted in Rights, the video and social media project of Disability Rights Washington, produced the short documentary about...
Amy Bonano went to her Social Security Administration office in Dayton, Ohio on February 24, 2017, for the purpose of reporting her wages.
In public comments submitted to the Department of Justice on August 14, the nation’s largest coalition of disability rights groups pushed back against the Trump Administration’s efforts to ease perceived regulatory burdens.
Disability Rights Florida and the Florida Department of Corrections announced a comprehensive settlement on July 12, resolving a class-action lawsuit alleging a range of dangerous conditions in the state’s prison system.
Disability rights advocates filed a lawsuit against the state of Utah on July 6, seeking to block recent changes to the state’s guardianship system that they allege violate procedural due process rights.
The Disability Law Center announced a settlement with a Utah tattoo parlor on June 22, ending the parlor’s exclusionary policy toward people who are H.I.V. positive.
Eighty percent of the polling sites last November’s presidential election were inaccessible to people with disabilities in an upstate New York State county, Disability Rights New York allegedly in a recently released report.
The Washington Post ran an extensive story June 24, documenting the District of Columbia Metro’s slow progress installing protective barriers to protect people with visual disabilities from falling between the train cars.
In a new report released June 13, in Washington state, the King County Auditor’s Office slammed the County’s paratransit system, criticizing it for increased costs and constantly failing to maintain predictable schedules for riders.
Disability Rights New York filed a federal lawsuit against two Dutchess County landlords for seeking to charge a pet fee for a family with a service animal.

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