ACDL News

Recent Executive Orders and Impact on Back-to-School

EN ESPANOL This post is the first in a 3-part series on school reopening for Arizona students with disabilities during COVID-19. Back in March 2020, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman jointly announced that schools would be closing for in-person learning through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. During that final quarter of the school year, schools were […]
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ACDL COVID-19 Update

The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) understands that confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Arizona is a serious concern. We continue to closely follow reliable information to make appropriate, fact-based, timely decisions, and recommendations. We know that many people with disabilities are at higher risk and that the disability community will be disproportionately affected by an outbreak. ACDL is committed to continuing our […]
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Back-to-School for Students with Disabilities

EN ESPANOL As schools across Arizona begin the 2020-2021 school year, families of students with disabilities have questions and concerns about what back-to-school will mean for their children this year. The Arizona Center for Disability Law will be publishing a series of blog posts on this topic to help families understand school reopening and their options during this unusually challenging time. These posts will […]
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Celebrating the ADA “Text-to-9-1-1 Settlements in Arizona

ASL VIDEO HERE EN ESPANOL AQUI In honor of the American with Disabilities Act’s (ADA’s) 30th Anniversary, the Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) highlights its landmark ADA settlements under which Text-to-9-1-1 technology is being deployed throughout Arizona. This blog post gives background about the Enos et al v. Maricopa County and State of Arizona lawsuit and settlements and shares highlights from the State’s […]
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Disability in the Workplace: Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

ASL VIDEO HERE EN ESPANOL AQUI By: Meaghan Kramer* In honor of the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA’s) 30 Year Anniversary, the ACDL is posting a five-part series to educate Arizonans with disabilities about their rights at work. Today’s post is part five of this series and discusses discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under the ADA. The ADA protects job applicants and employees with disabilities […]
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Disability and Accessible Medical Care in the time of COVID-19

ASL VIDEO HERE EN ESPANOL AQUI By: Asim Dietrich* The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is an important law that safeguards the civil rights of persons with disabilities in a variety of settings, including hospitals, physician’s offices, and other professional healthcare offices. Access to medical care is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic because people with disabilities are disproportionately affected […]
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Guerra v. WLAC- Understanding the ADA after 30 years

ASL VIDEO HERE EN ESPANOL AQUI   By: William Townley* To celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA) 30-year anniversary, the Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) is posting blogs about recent wins advancing the rights of people with disabilities.  These stories remind us of the important principles of the ADA and how those principles affect the everyday lives of people with disabilities.   Today’s […]
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Disability in the Workplace: The Interactive Process

EN ESPANOL AQUI ASL VIDEO HERE By: Meaghan Kramer* In honor of the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA’s) 30 Year Anniversary, the ACDL is posting a five-part series to educate Arizonans with disabilities about their rights at work. Today’s post is part four of this series, and discusses how to engage in the interactive process under the ADA. For many employees with disabilities, no […]
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Disability in the Workplace: Is my accommodation reasonable?

EN ESPANOL AQUI ASL VIDEO HERE By: Meaghan Kramer* In honor of the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA’s) 30 Year Anniversary, the ACDL is posting a five-part series to educate Arizonans with disabilities about their rights at work. Today’s post is part three of this series and discusses reasonable accommodations under the ADA.  Title I of the ADA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations […]
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Governor Ducey Extends COVID-19 Eviction Protections Until October 31

Today, Governor Doug Ducey announced that he is extending a moratorium on residential evictions and providing additional funds for rental assistance.  Here are seven take-aways from the Governor’s announcement and Executive Order. On March 24, 2020, the Governor issued Executive Order 2020-14 that postponed the enforcement of eviction action orders (writs of restitution) for tenants experiencing certain financial and medical hardships due to COVID-19 […]
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