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North Carolina DMV settles with disability rights group

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
North Carolina will stop discriminating against drivers with disabilities
The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles will cease subjecting people with disabilities to unnecessary driving tests and medical exams, under a consent decree approved June 10 in federal court. In…

Report shines light on Ohio solitary confinement practices

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Solitary Cell at SOCF*
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is isolating hundreds of people with mental illness for minor rule violations, exacerbating their underlying conditions and putting them at a serious risk of committing self-harm, Disability Rights Ohio

Disability advocates push back against ADA notification bills

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Advocates oppose bills designed to weaken ADA compliance
Seventeen major disability rights groups, led by the National Disability Rights Network, issued a series of letters to Congress on May 17, calling on Congress to oppose a trio of bills

DOJ, Texas city reach settlement over exclusionary zoning, land use policies

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Housing news from Texas
A city in Texas will pay $475,000 in fines and eliminate zoning and land use restrictions on group homes for people with disabilities, as part of a settlement announced May 4 with the Departments of Justice…

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.…

Lawsuit challenges police treatment of deaf individual

Friday, May 6, 2016The ACLU of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Disability Law Center sued the city of Woonsocket, Rhode Island on April 27 regarding its police department’s treatment of a deaf individual. “Municipal compliance with federal and state laws prohibiting disability…

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016Today, May 3, is the day to GiveBIG to DRW, the publisher of this blog. When you do, your donation is stretched further by the Seattle Foundation. This video tells just one story of the many people our work impacts…

Bill introduced to exempt taxes on discharged debt from disability, student loan forgiveness program

Monday, April 25, 2016
Bill to make student loan forgiveness program tax free
Two days after the Obama Administration announced comprehensive reforms to the federal student loan forgiveness program for people with severe disabilities, a bipartisan group of senators is pushing for additional changes

Accessibility front and center in major Baltimore housing discrimination agreement

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Accessible Housing in Baltimore County
Baltimore County announced a comprehensive settlement with the Department of Housing and Urban Development and a coalition of civil rights groups March 15, agreeing to expand the city’s affordable housing stock and undertake a variety…

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