DisAbility Rights Washington

Portrait of the Whole Person: Biographies and Paintings, November 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015PORTRAIT OF THE WHOLE PERSON: Paintings and Biographies Presented by Bertschi School in Partnership with Disability Rights Washington November 16 to December 14, 2015 At Montlake Public Library 2401 24th Avenue E, Seattle, WA 98112
Frida Kahlo painted by Tanvi…

Siyad describes hopelessness of cycling in and out of jail, not getting help

Wednesday, October 14, 2015Every week, the Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities (AVID) Jail Project visits the King County Correctional Facility (KCCF) in downtown Seattle and the SCORE Jail in Des Moines, Washington, to monitor jail conditions and speak to inmates with mental illness about their experiences.

Seattle sued over inaccessible curbs

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
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.…

Advocacy groups urge overhaul of federal solitary confinement procedures

Friday, October 9, 2015
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…

What it means to have a disability

Thursday, October 8, 2015
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…

People with disabilities disproportionately harmed in California wildfires

Monday, October 5, 2015
The Right to be Rescued
The Los Angeles Times recently published a feature September 28 highlighting the unique challenges faced by people with disabilities when escaping wildfires, such as the fires that have swarmed California during the most recent fire…

Service and companion animals

Wednesday, September 16, 2015What types of animals can be service animals? Is it okay to approach and pet a service animal? Is my landlord required to accommodate my companion animal even if they have a no pets policy? If you've ever had questions like these, then this is the place for you! The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with Disability Rights Washington to produce two informative videos relating to service and companion animal law in Washington State.

ABA resolution urges elimination of mental health screening

Monday, August 24, 2015
ABA Calls for End to Discriminatory Inquiries
At its annual meeting August 3, the American Bar Association House of Delegates approved a resolution discouraging state bar entities from inquiring into the applicant’s mental health disabilities. “The American Bar Association urges…

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