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We Need to Stop Talking About Mental and Cognitive “Fitness” of Politcians

Monday, November 13, 2017Who’s fit to be president? Historically, this question has revolved around issues like matters of experience, policy positions, and ability to collaborate sympathetically across national and party lines. In 2017, the conversation has taken on another element with speculations about

Engaging in Politics as a Disabled Person: an Interview with Carrie Ann Lucas

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Photo Credit: Nicole Montoya
Across the country, people are energized and politically engaged in response to the current political climate. Before you know it, midterm elections will take place next year across the United States. During these elections, it’s important

Five Questions for ACLU Attorney Susan Mizner

Tuesday, May 2, 2017Image description: 
A group of people with both visible and hidden disabilities is gathered in the Light Court at City Hall.  They are holding posters of people with disabilities who have been killed by the police.  An ACLU Disability Rights

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…

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