March 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Sites: Accessibility and Accommodation Resources for People with Disabilities

ASL VIDEO HERE EN ESPANOL AQUI Eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine was recently expanded in Arizona to include all individuals 16 and older at State-operated vaccination sites in Maricopa, Pima, and Yuma counties. Each county also operates additional vaccination sites and may have different prioritizations, so it is important to check with your county health department about vaccine eligibility if you intend to sign […]
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COVID 19 One Year Later: Disability Community’s Continued Need for Equity in Vaccination Distribution

One year ago the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. To date, we have lost 16,519 Arizonans due to COVID-19. COVID-19 has upended our lives and forced everyone to adapt to a different way of living. Development and distribution of three vaccines brings hope. But as demand is high and supply is limited, Arizona’s leaders must develop and administer a priority […]
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Disability Advocates Ask Governor Ducey to Make People with Disabilities a Priority for COVID-19 Vaccine

The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL), along with the Arc of Arizona, Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing, and numerous advocacy organizations, hosted a press conference calling upon Governor Doug Ducey to prioritize the COVD-19 vaccine for people with disabilities. On February 26, 2021, ACDL and the other disability rights organizations sent a letter to Governor Ducey, requesting amendments […]
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Department of Justice Settles with Amtrak to Resolve Station Accessibility Problems

EN ESPANOL AQUI ASL VIDEO HERE People with mobility disabilities who were harmed by inaccessible Amtrak stations can submit claims for monetary compensation from Amtrak until May 29, 2021. The United States Justice Department recently found that Amtrak, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, engaged in disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Amtrak was given twenty years after the ADA […]
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