U. S. SENATE BILL 1356 MATTERS

What is U. S. Senate Bill 1356? Why does it matter?

It is a comprehensive act named the Workforce Reinvestment Act. Part of the act includes authorization of the Rehabilitation Act, essential to providing the funding for and structure governing the Independent Living Centers across the country.

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Information, including fact sheets and links to take action, are available at:
http://www.ncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/RehabActTalkingPointsAugust2013.pdf

DOJ moves closer to resolving ADA allegations against Law School Admission Council

The Justice Department filed a joint motion on Tuesday, May 20th for entry of a landmark consent decree to resolve allegations that the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) engaged in widespread and systemic discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the proposed consent decree, LSAC will pay $7.73 million in penalties and damages to compensate well over 6,000 individuals nationwide who applied for testing accommodations on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) over the past five years. The decree also requires comprehensive reforms to LSAC’s policies and ends its practice of “flagging,” or annotating, LSAT score reports for test takers with disabilities who receive extended time as an accommodation. These reforms will impact tens of thousands of test takers with disabilities for years to come.
For more information or for a copy of the consent decree, please visit the DOJ ADA website at http://www.ada.gov.

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