Report cites progress combating use of solitary confinement on inmates with mental illness

Wednesday, September 21, 2016The Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities (AVID) Prison Project released an extensive new report, “Locked Up and Locked Down: Segregation of Inmates with Mental Illness,” on September 8, documenting the disproportionate and harmful impacts of the use…

Settlement reached in Colorado competency evaluations lawsuit

Thursday, September 1, 2016Disability Law Colorado and the Colorado Department of Human Services announced a settlement in a federal lawsuit August 12, which accused the state of unconstitutionally long delays in its process for facilitating competency evaluations for people faced with criminal charges.…

Agreement reached to make Denver’s pedestrian pathways more accessible

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 The City of Denver announced an agreement with the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center and the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition on January 25, requiring the city to review and improve upon its ADA compliance in regard to its thousands of…

DOJ settles with wrestling league

Thursday, November 12, 2015
News from Colorado
A Colorado-based youth wrestling league has reached a settlement with the Department of Justice, where it agreed to modify its policies to allow a child with dwarfism to complete in a younger age group with athletes closer…

Settlement requires changes to Hollister store entrances

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Accessibility at Hollister stores
Abercrombie & Fitch will remove inaccessible entrances at nearly 100 of its trademark Hollister stores, under a settlement with disability advocates finalized in federal court September 24 [PDF]. Designed to resemble Southern California beach houses,…

(Video) Apartment buildings seem to be unable to maintain accessibility

Tuesday, June 30, 2015There seems to be a re-occurring issue of apartment buildings with broken elevators that result in tenants with disabilities getting trapped. Recently, we brought you the story of Michel Cordey, who was stuck in his Montreal apartment for over a

Disability voices remain prominent in Brittany Maynard debate

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Brittany Maynard
Activists from Not Yet Dead and ADAPT protested in Boulder, Colorado on October 26, in response to a visit by Compassion and Choices President Barbara Coombs Lee, who was giving a presentation in favor of expanding physician-assisted suicide…

(Video) Medical marijuana that will not get you high – instead, it treats your epilepsy

Monday, September 15, 2014One of the main criticisms of most forms of medical marijuana is that it still acts as an intoxicant – yet for one Colorado farm that isn’t the case. A recent article by The New York Times introduced readers to…

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