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...
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.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill into law April 18 that will make it significantly harder for people with disabilities to file Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits against businesses.
Indiana Disability Rights filed a complaint with the state’s education agency on April 3, accusing it of segregating children with disabilities by not allowing them to participate in recess.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon signed off March 27 on a comprehensive agreement, obligating the state to undergo its largest ever investment in accessible transportation.
In a letter to the House Judiciary Committee dated March 13, the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities voiced strong opposition to a proposed bill that it argues would create “significant obstacles” for people with disabilities pursuing lawsuits against businesses and other places of public...
Disability Rights Montana is opposing a bill introduced into the state house that makes it a crime to fraudulently misrepresent a service dog. House Bill 364, heard by the state’s House Human Services Committee on February 13, would punish such actions as a misdemeanor, punishable up to $500 for...

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