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Moving company fined for refusing to move person with Hepatitis C

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Moving Company Fined for Discrimination
The Department of Justice announced an agreement with Two Men and a Truck on January 28, requiring the company to pay $13,500 in fines for discriminating against a woman with Hepatitis C. On September 15,…
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Lawsuit accuses Pennsylvania of fostering unnecessary institutionalization

black and white photo of an empty hallway with a wheelchairThe Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania filed a class-action lawsuit [PDF] against the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services on January 19, accusing the state of failing to adequately provide community-based health care and housing services, forcing people with disabilities into…
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Disability advocates urge support for ERISA reforms

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CCD Weighs In On EEOC Nominees
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, in public comments [PDF] submitted to the Department of Labor on January 19, urged strong support for a recently introduced proposal to expand due process protections for…
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Agreement reached to make Denver’s pedestrian pathways more accessible

person in a scooter stuck at a curb with no curb cut The City of Denver announced an agreement with the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center and the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition on January 25, requiring the city to review and improve upon its ADA compliance in regard to its thousands of…
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Gogo to make its in-flight video services closed captioned

closed caption CCThe National Association of the Deaf announced January 26 a first-of-its kind agreement with Gogo LLC, requiring the in-flight entertainment company to make its services accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. “This is a monumental step…
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