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Lawsuit demands text-to-9-1-1 capability in Arizona

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Text Access to Emergency Assistance
Federal disability discrimination law mandates that the state of Arizona allow people with disabilities the opportunity to call 9-1-1 via text message, a new lawsuit alleges, filed in federal court February 11. “9-1-1 is a…

Disability rights groups weigh in on New York assisted suicide case

Friday, January 15, 2016
Assisted Suicide
Eleven disability rights groups, led by Not Dead Yet, filed an amicus brief in support of a recent court decision, currently on appeal, dismissing a challenge to New York State’s physician-assisted suicide law. “Our basic position…

Judge upholds Vermont “poor tax”

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Judge upholds “poor tax”
The U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont dismissed a lawsuit November 9, filed by Vermont Legal Aid, which challenged a recent change to state welfare benefits as discriminatory against Supplemental Security Income recipients.…

Lawsuit filed against Vermont Adult Protective Services

Sunday, December 25, 2011Disability Rights Vermont and the Vermont Legal Aid filed a lawsuit against the state of Vermont on December 14, charging that the state is failing to adequately protect people with disabilities from abuse and exploitation. “(Disability Rights Vermont) has been…

Vermont changes Taser policy after incident with man with disability

Sunday, October 30, 2011Disability Rights Vermont has reached an agreement with the Vermont State Police to include people with disabilities as a “special population” in the state’s Electronic Control Device policy, for determining whether someone should be subjected to the use of a…

Judge rules in favor of law student who is blind

Monday, August 22, 2011Deanna Jones, a third-year student at Vermont Law School, is allowed to use a laptop with certain electronic screen reading programs to take a test required for her to practice  law in her home state, a judge ruled August 2.…