September 2020

CMS Publishes New Guidance on Nursing Home Visitation

EN ESPANOL  ASL VIDEO The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of many, and one particularly hard-hit group is nursing home residents. Nursing homes have greatly limited visitation, leading many residents to feel isolated, depressed, and confused. Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new guidance on nursing home visitation during the pandemic. Previously, CMS urged nursing homes to only […]
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What is the Census and Why it’s Important for People with Disabilities

EN ESPANOL ASL VIDEO People with disabilities are a part of every single community in the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), people with disabilities make up 26% of the US population, nearly 1 in 4. But they continue to be ignored and their participation in the Census is historically low. Issues including physical and attitudinal barriers, economic inequality, isolation, and […]
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Cochise County Elections Fails Voters with Disabilities by Prohibiting Curbside Voting

The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) recently filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and the Arizona Civil Rights Act against Cochise County for denying Kathleen Hoffard, a voter with disabilities, the right to vote curbside in the November 2018 election, and upcoming November 2020 election.  […]
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