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Adam X., et al., v. New Jersey Department of Corrections, et al.

Please see the notice to individuals who may be impacted by the class action settlement agreement at the following link: https://bit.ly/3H8v9Ln . The New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJDOC) will drastically improve the provision of special education services for people in its prisons, according to a settlement preliminarily approved by the federal District Court for[…continue]

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Westchester Independent Living Center, et al. v. SUNY Purchase, et al.

Court preliminarily approves settlement improving the accessibility of the State University of New York at Purchase Campus. If you are a SUNY Purchase College student or visitor to the Purchase College campus who has a disability impacting your mobility please see this information: https://bit.ly/2VZuNnE . On September 14, 2021, Judge Cathy Seibel of the United[…continue]

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DRA logo Lawsuit Challenges Inaccessibility of the California Insurance Exam October 14, 2021

October 12, 2021– Alameda, CA—Earlier this week, TRE Legal Practice (TRE) and Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) filed a disability rights lawsuit in California State Court against the California Department of Insurance (CDI) for its failure to ensure the accessibility of its licensing exam for insurance agents to blind applicants. The lawsuit also includes claims against[…continue]

Flooding and submerged benches in Buffalo, NY during April 2018 windstorm Lawsuit Provides Blind Individuals With Access to New York State’s Emergency Mass Notification System September 29, 2021

  September 29, 2021 – White Plains, NY – People who are blind and use screen readers will now have independent access to life-saving information offered by “NY-Alert,” New York State’s Mass Notification System.  Under a settlement agreement just reached between blind advocates and the New York State Office of Information Technology Services (ITS), the[…continue]

Inclusive Fitness Equipment Symbol Planet Fitness, Home of the Judgement Free Zone, and the Coalition for Inclusive Fitness, Announce Accessible Exercise Equipment Commitment Benefitting People with Disabilities September 21, 2021

  Hampton, N.H. (September 21, 2021)—Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT), one of the largest and fastest-growing global franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, and the Paralyzed Veterans of America, National Council on Independent Living, and American Council of the Blind (collectively “Coalition for Inclusive Fitness” or the[…continue]