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DRLC files lawsuit challenging physician-assisted suicide bans

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Physician-assisted suicide debate continues
While disability rights groups from California to New York are pushing back against efforts to legalize physician-assisted suicide, one major disability rights group is going in the opposite direction. On February 11, the Disability Rights Legal
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Agreement reached to improve Bay Area transit access

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BART Car Design Modified to Improve Access
The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and disability advocates have reached an agreement to improve wheelchair access in its design for its new fleet of vehicles, set to launch in 2016. The BART…
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Harvard and MIT sued over closed captioning practices

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Harvard and MIT sued over failure to caption video content
Two of the nation’s most prestigious universities are under fire for allegedly failing to consistently make their video and audio content accessible through closed captioning, according to a new federal
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Lawsuit challenges exclusion of Gender Identity Disorder from ADA protections

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Kate Lynn Blatt, a transgender woman, began identifying as a woman in 2005. She changed her name, previously James, started dressing in feminine attire, grew long hair and began hormone therapy to change her physical appearance. Her…
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EEOC discrimination claims down in FY 2014

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EEOC releases discrimination statistics
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 88,778 charges of employment discrimination in fiscal year 2014, according to the agency’s latest statistics, released February 4. The number, the fewest in seven years, is a slight decrease…
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