Politics

States Ranked On Court Accessibility

A new ranking finds that access to the courts for people with disabilities varies significantly from one state to the next.

Disney Facing More ADA Suits

A battle over disability access at Disney theme parks has been renewed, with more than two dozen separate claims filed against the entertainment company.

Senate Unlikely To Reconsider UN Disability Treaty

There is not enough support in the U.S. Senate to warrant another vote on ratification of an international disability rights treaty, according to one of the measure’s chief backers.

Vote Planned On Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts

With little time to spare, a vote will happen this year on a bill that would allow people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their benefits, a key member of Congress says.

Clock Ticking On Plan For Disability Savings Accounts

Advocates are pushing Congress to act before the end of the year on a bill that would allow people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits.

States Cracking Down On Accessible Parking Abuse

Stiffer penalties and stepped up enforcement are among the measures states are taking to help ensure that accessible parking spaces are available for those who truly need them.

Schools Must Offer Communication Supports, Feds Say

The Obama administration is reminding schools of their wide-ranging responsibilities to students with disabilities who struggle with speech and other communication difficulties.

Families Dealt Setback In ADA Suit Against Disney

A federal lawsuit challenging broad changes to Disney’s theme park access policy for people with disabilities has hit a roadblock.

Justice Department Monitoring Disability Access At Polls

Federal officials are fanning out across the country on Election Day to ensure that voters — including those with disabilities — don’t encounter barriers to casting their ballots.

Lawmakers Urge Feds To Listen To Autism Self-Advocates

Members of Congress are calling on the Obama administration to take into account the concerns of self-advocates as the federal government works to implement new autism legislation.

For Many With Disabilities, Special Education Leads To Jail

Far too often, students with disabilities end up on a path to prison when their behavioral and emotional issues are not well addressed at school, experts say.

Teen With Disability Found Locked In Cage

Two adults were arrested after a 19-year-old man with a disability was found trapped in a cage that was chained shut.

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