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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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Disability rights group calls for stricter reauthorization process for Chicago charter schools

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Charter schools should comply with federal law
Equip for Equality sent an open letter to the Chicago Public School District on March 16, urging a more thorough review of the city’s charter schools compliance with federal disability laws when it…
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ABLE Act moves forward in Virginia

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News from Virginia
Virginia has become the first state to pass legislation implementing the ABLE Act, giving people with disabilities and caregivers in the state the ability to create special tax-free savings accounts for disability-related expenses. President Obama signed the…
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