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Disability rights groups weigh in on New York assisted suicide case

Friday, January 15, 2016Eleven disability rights groups, led by Not Dead Yet, filed an amicus brief in support of a recent court decision, currently on appeal, dismissing a challenge to New York State’s physician-assisted suicide law. “Our basic position is that…

Environmental lawsuit challenges NYC taxi accessibility plan

Monday, January 11, 2016New York City’s ambitious taxi accessibility plan may have hit a new roadblock. In September 2014, the City reached an agreement with disability advocates, agreeing to convert half of city’s taxi fleet to wheelchair accessible vehicles by 2020.…

Disability advocates urge SSDI fix

Friday, September 25, 2015In a recent letter to Congressional leaders [PDF], the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities laid out an array of recommendations for protecting and improving the Social Security Disability Insurance system, whose trust fund is scheduled to run out at

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…

Disability advocates weigh in on New Mexico assisted suicide case

Tuesday, September 16, 2014A coalition of disability advocacy groups last month filed an amicus brief in support of the New Mexico attorney general’s appeal from a state court decision that would make the state the fifth to legalize physician-assisted suicide. “As long as…