New Orleans

Lawsuit targets New Orleans bus stops

Monday, April 11, 2016Almost all bus stops in New Orleans impose accessibility barriers to people with mobility disabilities, a new class-action lawsuit asserts, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on March 28. “We think it’s very important…

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.

Special education settlement moves forward for New Orleans schools

Monday, January 19, 2015A federal judge gave preliminary approval January 8 on a comprehensive settlement to overhaul special education services in New Orleans’ network of charter and district schools. “The agreement puts in place a plan to ensure that all public schools in…