Accessibility

In early August, 2016, DRW produced a new report that calls on county jails and election offices to help jail inmates participate in the upcoming election. The report follows an investigation DRW conducted into the policies and conditions in every county jail across the state that found the vast...
Because of a lack of accessible curb cuts, people with mobility disabilities cannot equally and safely enjoy a city.
8/1/2015   Cardtronics has ATMs throughout the country
October 15, 2012 A few weeks ago, Disability Rights Washington posed questions to the candidates for Secretary of State regarding the accessibility of elections for people with disabilities. Candidates for Secretary of State, Kathleen Drew and Kim Wyman, responded accordingly to questions on
People who use American Sign Language (ASL) are experiencing barriers to accessing public benefits and publicly-funded services. All eligible people with disabilities should be able to access public benefits and publicly-funded services. DRW has experience working with Washington State agencies to...
Assistive technology (AT) is any device or equipment used to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of persons with disabilities — assistive technology service is any service that helps in the selection, acquisition or use of an assistive technology device. Without needed AT and...
As became clear in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, disaster response is unfortunately not adequate to meet the need. This became especially disturbing when many people with disabilities were abandoned in a nursing facility, left to their fate in the flood. Disaster preparedness for people with...
Because the foundation of political power is voting, improving the accessibility of voting should be an important goal for all disability advocates.
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that courts must  be as accessible for people with disabilities, as they are for all others who seek justice. Compliance with the ADA has lagged in the courts, despite the fact that fair and equitable administration of justice is not possible for people...

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