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RespectAbility, the disability advocacy non-profit that works to combat stigmas and promote opportunities for people with disabilities, is making a strong virtual presence at Sundance this year. Through its Accessibility and Inclusion Lab, the organization is holding a virtual conversation series from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1 focusing on the intersection of filmmaking and disability-related topics. Panelists will include Troy Kotsur, Cheryl Bedford, Ashley Eakin and CJ Jones and each of the five conversation series will include ASL interpreters along with live captions…
For a glimpse of how the Biden Administration plans to govern, look no further than the White House website. The new site has lots of negative white space and is designed to be accessible to everyone from Spanish speakers to citizens with vision impairments. “WhiteHouse.gov ends up being the front page of the federal government,” says White House director of digital strategy Rob Flaherty, whose team would like users to consider WhiteHouse.gov a digital front door…
Saint Clare’s Health, a division of Prime Healthcare Services that operates two hospitals in Morris County, N.J., violated federal law when it refused to accommodate a new employee’s sudden disability by delaying her start date, and withdrew her job offer instead, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. According to the EEOC’s complaint, Taylor McKay, who was pregnant at the time, was hired by Saint Clare’s Health as an EMS dispatcher. She completed a background check, drug test, and health screening and was scheduled to start work…
Current Legal Actions
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People with disabilities are some of the most under-represented individuals in the workplace.
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