Emergency Preparedness

People with disabilities excluded from UK nightclubs

Tuesday, October 4, 2016We all have pastimes we like to do to have fun and relax with friends. Often, these pastimes include engagement with our town or city in a way that is enjoyable and often essential to feeling like we ‘belong’ in…

Settlement reached to improve ADA compliance in Alabama prisons

Friday, March 18, 2016The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Alabama Disability Advocacy Program announced a settlement with the Alabama Department of Corrections on March 16 to settle a range of disability accessibility complaints in the state’s prison system, partially resolving a class-action

People with disabilities disproportionately harmed in California wildfires

Monday, October 5, 2015The Los Angeles Times recently published a feature September 28 highlighting the unique challenges faced by people with disabilities when escaping wildfires, such as the fires that have swarmed California during the most recent fire season. In a recent fire…

(Video) How everyday technology can be adapted to make independent living possible – the life and times of Richard Devylder

Monday, August 31, 2015This month the community of people with disabilities lost a valued member and friend to many. Called “a long time disability advocate and former appointee at the U.S. Department of Transportation,” by the National Council on Disability, Richard Devylder…

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.

Settlement requires NYC to overhaul disaster plan

Monday, October 6, 2014PDF of “Settlement requires NYC to overhaul disaster plan” Galaxy Lesson Title Settlement requires NYC to overhaul disaster plan E-Newscast Video Link http://disabilityrightsgalaxy.com/?p=21854  Video Length Two minutes and forty seconds Grade Level High School & Above Summary Disability advocates and…

Settlement requires NYC to overhaul disaster plan

Monday, October 6, 2014 Teaching guidance is available if you would like to use this video as a part of disability awareness curriculum. For more information, please visit: http://disabilityrightsgalaxy.com/?p=21709

Settlement requires NYC to overhaul disaster plan

Monday, October 6, 2014Disability advocates and the New York City Law Department submitted papers in federal court September 25, laying out a comprehensive set of goals to bring the City’s emergency preparedness procedures into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. “We…

Class-action lawsuit challenges D.C. emergency preparedness plans

Thursday, September 18, 2014A coalition of disability rights advocates sued the District of Columbia on September 9, contending that the nation’s capital is violating federal and district law by failing to adequately provide for people with disabilities in its emergency planning. “The lack…

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