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...
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.
The Jacksonville City Council approved an agreement with disability rights organizations on May 23, settling lawsuits concerning the City’s prior decision to rescind a previously approved supportive housing complex.
A new legal settlement seeks to make it easier for people with disabilities to exercise their voting rights in Chicago. The Department of Justice and the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago announced the agreement on April 20.

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