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Disability rights advocates: Let Washington inmates vote

Tuesday, August 23, 2016Most jails in Washington State are doing “absolutely nothing” to facilitate the means for people with disabilities to exercise their right to vote, Disability Rights Washington alleged in an extensive new report, released August 3. “People with disabilities are one…

Agreement reached to make health care kiosks accessible to people with visual disabilities

Monday, August 15, 2016Pursuant Health will make its thousands of self-service health care kiosks accessible to people with visual disabilities, under a first-of-its-kind agreement announced July 26. “Living the lives we want as blind people includes monitoring our own health so that we…

DOJ files voting access suit against Texas county

Monday, August 15, 2016The Department of Justice sued the nation’s third-largest county August 4, contending that its polling stations are overwhelmingly inaccessible to voters with mobility and visual disabilities. “Like all voters, individuals with disabilities deserve the opportunity to vote at their local…

Judge: Ohio voting system violates the ADA

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Ohio voting system violates ADA
A federal court ruled May 11 that the state of Ohio’s absentee ballot system discriminates against people with visual disabilities, but that it does not have to reform its system before the upcoming presidential election.…

Court: Maryland must implement online ballot marking tool

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Voting Accessibility Victory
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled unanimously February 9 [PDF] to uphold a lower court ruling, directing the state of Maryland to ensure its system for voting via absentee ballot is accessible to…

Disability activists push for accessibility in Iowa caucuses

Friday, January 8, 2016Disability Rights Iowa and the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council are pushing the state’s Democratic and Republican parties to ensure voters with disabilities can participate in the first-in-the nation caucuses for the 2016 election, scheduled for February 1. “What we wanted…

Ohio sued over inaccessible voting services

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Ohio Faces Voting Access Lawsuit
The state of Ohio is violating federal law by failing to make its voting services accessible to people with visual disabilities, according to a new lawsuit filed December 7 by Disability Rights Ohio and Brown,

California bill provides new protections for voters with disabilities

Friday, October 23, 2015
Right to Vote under Conservatorship
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law October 10, which aims to ensure voters with intellectual disabilities are not illegally disqualified from voting. Currently under state law, people under guardianship, known as conservatorships…

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