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VA modifies disability application process, concerning advocates

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Changes to VA application process criticized
New rules from the Department of Veterans Affairs went into effect March 25, designed to streamline the filing process for veterans’ disability benefits. Previously, veterans seeking disability benefits had the option of filing so-called…
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New film highlights challenges of administering insulin in schools

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Video advocacy in California
The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund recently released a new film, highlighting the unique challenges of supporting children who need insulin shots during the school day. The eight-minute film, titled Insulin in Schools: A Child’s…
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Lawsuit against online library moves forward

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Accessibility of Online Information
The U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont rejected Scribd Inc.’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that its website violates federal law by failing to provide services in a format accessible to the blind.…
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Woman with disabilities regains child custody, following federal intervention

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Parental rights restored
After a two and a half year legal battle, Sara Gordon has reunited with her child Dana, who was taken from her two days after giving birth. Her story was the focus of a highly publicized federal
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NYPD ends ban on officers with hearing aids

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NYPD settles lawsuit
On the eve of trial, the New York Police Department settled a four-year-old lawsuit challenging its blanket prohibition on allowing deaf and hard of hearing officers to operate in the field with the assistance of hearing aids.…
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