The U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona has denied the state of Arizona’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit arguing that state and local governments are required by the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide text-to-911 services.
On the afternoon of Tuesday, March 7, SB 5465 passed out of the Washington State Senate and is now headed to the House for consideration. It was voted out unanimously and keeps us on the road towards independent prison oversight in Washington!
Disability Rights Washington’s AVID Jail Project hopes to shed light on the challenges faced by women with disabilities in our jails. Incarceration disproportionately impacts women with disabilities.
In a major victory for disability rights advocates, the Supreme Court, in ordering an appellate court to rehear a case by an 8-0 vote on February 22, has made it easier for families of students with disabilities to pursue Americans with Disabilities Act claims against schools.
In a letter to members of the House of Representatives dated February 3, the National Disability Rights Network demanded that they reject a proposal to weaken federal education accountability measures in the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Get ready to pack your bags and travel to Hawai'i in October for "Sustainability," the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity. This year's conference is scheduled for October 9-11, 2017.
Bills have been introduced in both chambers of the Washington State Legislature that would replace court oversight with the judgment of a board, the Public Safety Review Panel (PSRP). This change threatens to throw into jeopardy the settlement of a major patient rights lawsuit, “Ross v. Inslee”.
A United States House Committee voted February 7 to disband the Election Assistance Admission, one day after the Consortium for Citizens for Disabilities wrote a letter to elected representatives [PDF], urging them to vote against the proposal.
by Andy Jones
February 10, 2017
by Andy Jones
February 9, 2017