Category: Americans with Disabilities Act


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…

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Community Connections and Accessibility

Accessibility does not simply mean accessibility for people with disabilities…it also means increased accessibility for everyone together.

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Hmong Disability Council today

Hmong Disability Council will be today at 4pm at the Butte County Library off Sheman in Chico.   HMONG RESOURCES for CALIFORNIA Hmong Disability Rights Council (HDRC) 1161 East Ave Chico, CA 95926 Tel: (530)893-8527 HDRC Mission Statement Hmong Disability Rights Council…

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Help us find these participants of the 1977 San Francisco 504 Protests!

The Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University is trying to connect with the following individuals who were in the San Francisco Bay Area in April 1977. We’re eager to interview them about their experiences at…

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EVAN J. KEMP Jr., 60, CHAMPION of DISABLED PERSONS

Evan J. Kemp Jr., who had to take a Government job in 1964 because nobody else would hire a disabled lawyer, died at a hospital near his home in Washington on Tuesday, satisfied that he had helped to make the…

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MEDI-CAL MANAGED CARE UPDATE

IF YOU LIVE IN SHASTA, SISKIYOU, LASSEN OR MODOC COUNTIES, THIS IS FOR YOU: All persons living in the northern half of our service area who have Medi-Cal, Medi-Cal/Medicare, Healthy Families or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families for health insurance…

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EXTRAORDINARY PERSEVERANCE

Greg Wells It’s been a long road—10 years long, to be exact—but Greg Wells’ perseverance will pay off next week as he joins the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences Class of 2013. Wells, who uses a wheelchair, was paralyzed…

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DISABILITY ADVOCATES PROTECT ACCESS

ADA IS PROTECTED AND EXPANDED BY TESTIMONY IN SACRAMENTO We can thank the remarkable testimony from the disability community January 23 & 24 at the California Building Standards Commission for convincing the Commission to revise some of the most egregious…

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ADVOCATES SUE SACRAMENTO AIRPORT OVER ACCESS ISSUES

SACRAMENTO AIRPORT ‘S NEW DESIGN BIASED AGAINST DISABLED, SUIT CLAIMS Berkeley, CA – December 20, 2012 – Sacramento International Airport (“SMF”) serves approximately 7.9 million passengers per year, yet has failed to make its facilities and services accessible to travelers with disabilities. …

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DISABILITY TOPS WORLD HEALTH TRENDS

EARLY DEATH REPLACED BY DISABILITY AS MOST SIGNIFICANT HEALTH RISK “The health of most of the planet’s population is rapidly coming to resemble that of the United States, where death in childhood is rare, too much food is a bigger…

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