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DOJ, Milwaukee reach comprehensive ADA settlement

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Accessibility Improvements Coming Soon to Milwaukee
The City of Milwaukee will spend $3.4 million over the next three years on infrastructure improvements for people with disabilities, under a comprehensive settlement announced June  9 with the Department of Justice. “Cities and…

The Right to be Rescued

Wednesday, August 26, 2015"The Right to be Rescued" is a short documentary that tells the stories of people with disabilities affected by Hurricane Katrina. Released days before the 10th anniversary of the storm, our goal is to make emergency planners aware of the specific needs of people with disabilities and push them to alter their disaster plans to make sure those needs are met. You can help! We will provide links or DVDs to anyone who would like to screen this film for emergency planners and others in their community. Contact us to find out how.

Lawsuit: MI prison system discriminates against the deaf and hard of hearing

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
MI Prisons Facing Discrimination Lawsuit
A new class-action lawsuit, filed in federal court March 31, accuses the state of Michigan of systematically violating multiple federal laws in its treatment of people who are deaf or hard of hearing. “The…

Kitsap County embraces technology to increase access to emergency services for people with disabilities

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Text-911
The implications of Kitsap County’s new way to contact 911 in case of emergency are innovative and far-reaching. As of 2015 residents of Kitsap County, Washington have the additional option of sending a text message to 911. The significance…

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The United Nations day of recognition has a theme of Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology. The theme targets the role of technology in: –…