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Seattle sued over inaccessible curbs

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Seattle sued over inaccessible curbs
Seattle Attorney Conrad Reynoldson uses a power wheelchair to navigate his hometown’s busy streets. Each day, he encounters numerous inaccessible curbs. Some contain broken or dangerously steep ramps. Others contain no curb cut at all.…
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Disability advocates denounce passage of CA assisted suicide measure

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News from California
California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed into law the End of Life Option Act on October 5, making the state the fifth to legalize physician-assisted suicide and disappointing a wide coalition of disability rights advocates, who have…
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Obama Administration releases new transportation guidance

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Accessible Transportation Guidelines Released
The Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration released a new “ADA Circular” on October 5: a guidance document for public transit agencies, detailing their responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. “We have made great progress…
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Advocacy groups urge overhaul of federal solitary confinement procedures

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Advocates call for solitary confinement reform
In an open letter to President Obama [PDF], published October 1, civil rights groups called on the President to follow through on his recent promises to reduce the federal government’s reliance on solitary…
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What it means to have a disability

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Cuquis Robledo
Meet Cuquis Robledo, an undergraduate student majoring in psychology at Duke University. She joined Disability Rights Washington (DRW), the publisher of Rooted in Rights, as a summer intern this year through the DukeEngage program. Her work at…
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