Category Archives: Americans with Disabilities Act

Disability Activists Protesting HR 620 Arrested for Disrupting Congress

  NDY’s Anita Cameron was arrested twice this week along with others, fighting to preserve the civil rights of people with disabilities (including, btw, the 36% of seniors who have disabilities). She was interviewed for an extensive article in Truthout, Disability Activists Crash Congress to Stop a Bill That Would Undermine Their Civil Rights: Anita … Continue reading Disability Activists Protesting HR 620 Arrested for Disrupting Congress

Press Release: Thirty Years of Holding It Is Long Enough

[Editor’s Note: This press release was issued early Feb. 13th.] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:    Diane Coleman, JD 708-420-0539 Anita Cameron 720-413-9064 Thirty Years of Holding It Is Long Enough When I saw the words “Thirty Years of Holding It Is Long Enough“, I thought immediately of the years I spent as a state lawyer in … Continue reading Press Release: Thirty Years of Holding It Is Long Enough

Thirty Years of Holding It Is Long Enough

When I saw the title above, I thought immediately of the years I spent as a state lawyer in California, not drinking until 2 p.m. in the afternoon because the office bathrooms were inaccessible. This was the 1980s, and at least two laws required access, but the state used the excuse that it was leased … Continue reading Thirty Years of Holding It Is Long Enough

NDY Press Release: NDY Files Brief In New Mexico Assisted Suicide Case

[Editor’s Note:  The October 1, 2015 press release below is also available online in PDF format through PRWeb here.  The friend-of-the-court brief described in the release can be read here.] Not Dead Yet and Five Other National Disability Groups File Friend of the Court Brief in New Mexico Supreme Court in Assisted Suicide Case On … Continue reading NDY Press Release: NDY Files Brief In New Mexico Assisted Suicide Case

Amy Hasbrouck: The ADA is Not Dead Yet and So Are We

The ADA is not dead yet, and so are we. In 1991 when I was learning the details of the Americans with Disabilities Act, in order to educate others with disabilities, business owners, governments, etc., the dates for entry into compliance of many of the law’s provisions seemed very far away.  I had seen and … Continue reading Amy Hasbrouck: The ADA is Not Dead Yet and So Are We