Service Animals

Settlement requires Uber to eradicate discrimination against blind riders who use service animals

Monday, May 9, 2016Uber Technologies, Inc. will take new steps to ensure its drivers do not discriminate against customers who are blind or have visual disabilities that require the assistance of service animals, under a new settlement announced April 30. “This settlement sets…

Fan sues NFL team over service animal dispute

Sunday, January 17, 2016At first, it did not look like there would be a problem. James Hilburn entered Levi’s Stadium, accompanied by his service dog, who is trained to provide him support and detect imminent seizures. He showed his dog’s documentation to the…

(Video) The benefits of non-traditional service animals are being discovered as demand grows

Friday, January 8, 2016Therapy animals are holding an ever-more prominent place in our society. Used by people with physical or psychiatric disabilities, service and companion animals can often provide emotional support or perform a specific service or services, such as assisting people with

The history and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD

Wednesday, October 21, 2015There’s the crash. There’s the boom. There’s the shot. There’s the pain. There’s the voice of the doctor saying to wake up. Eyes open, but there is nothing. All of a sudden, the heart begins beating faster and faster and…

Service and companion animals

Wednesday, September 16, 2015What types of animals can be service animals? Is it okay to approach and pet a service animal? Is my landlord required to accommodate my companion animal even if they have a no pets policy? If you've ever had questions like these, then this is the place for you! The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with Disability Rights Washington to produce two informative videos relating to service and companion animal law in Washington State.

VA modifies service animal rules

Saturday, September 12, 2015The Department of Veterans Affairs has released final rules updating its regulations for service animals on VA property. The announcement, made August 17, brings the VA in line with the Department of Justice’s 2011 Americans with Disabilities Act regulations for…

(Video) A Midwest non-profit is training service dogs specifically for farmers with disabilities

Friday, September 11, 2015A small Midwestern non-profit has identified a need and is working to meet it. The non-profit is PHARM Dog USA, or Pets Helping Agriculture in Rural Missouri. They realized that farmers with disabilities are often in need of service dogs…

(Video) UK charity continues campaign to increase understanding and #EndTheAwkward

Monday, August 17, 2015We are pleased to share that Scope, a UK charity we have previously discussed, has been continuing their impressive work. Through short videos, Scope campaigns to #EndTheAwkward and raise awareness and education about people with disabilities. Due to a…

Feds release new service animal guidance

Tuesday, August 11, 2015Responding to years of confusion from disability advocates and business entities, the Department of Justice has released a new technical document [PDF], providing answers to 37 common questions regarding the rights of people who use service animals under federal…

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