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  • Students all across the country dream of attending medical school and becoming doctors. Though there are challenges for all of these students to overcome on the road to becoming an MD, students with disabilities face many unique obstacles.

    According to a new study, only a third of schools...

  • Usually, judges rule it’s not a reasonable ADA accommodation to not have to work for a particular supervisor. In other words, a disabled worker can’t demand a transfer away from a specific supervisor, even if that supervisor may aggravate the employee’s disability. The context is usually an employee who claims...

  • In a significant step for disability rights advocates, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has proposed that 12 percent of the workforce at federal agencies be made up of people with disabilities, including at the highest pay scales.

    That's a higher standard than the 7 percent goal currently asked of federal...

  • On one side is the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, whose mission is to protect the welfare of children. On the other are a handful of advocacy groups who object to DCF's handling of a long-running case involving two parents with mental health issues.

    In the middle are Karin...

  • In April 2015, Mary West and Patricia Diamond visited a Moe’s Restaurant, where they attempted to use a “Freestyle” drink dispenser, which allows customers to select from over 100 different beverages using a touch-screen interface. Both women are blind, and neither could use the dispenser’s touch screen. They asked for...

  • Last week, West Virginia University took a major step forward when the designation of two gender-neutral restrooms available for student and faculty use in the Mountainlair was announced to students. To those without gender identification issues who will likely continue to use the gender-specific restrooms on the first floor, this...

  • Last April, Mary West and Patricia Diamond visited a Moe’s Restaurant, where they attempted to use a “Freestyle” drink dispenser, which allows customers to select from over 100 different beverages using a touch screen interface. Both women are blind, and neither could use the dispenser’s touch screen. They asked for...

  • Uber Boston, facing criticism that it offers only limited service to people with disabilities, has agreed to work with advocates on improving the accessibility of the ride-hailing service.

    The Uber Boston Disability Coalition, announced Thursday, includes the Disability Law Center, the Disability Policy Consortium, and the Boston Center for Independent...

  • The issue of accommodating medical marijuana users in the workplace is becoming more common.  As we reported last year, the Colorado Supreme Court has unanimously held that employers may still terminate employees who use medical marijuana – even though medical marijuana use was specifically authorized by the Colorado Constitution...

  • United Airlines need not face a class action over its limited number of kiosks accessible to blind travelers at California airports, the Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday.

    Issuing its decision 38 months after hearing oral arguments, the three-judge panel said federal statutes pre-empt the National Federation for the Blind's claims...

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