ACDL News

AZ Secretary of State Releases Guidance on Preventing Voter Intimidation

ESPANOL AQUI Voter Intimidation is nothing new, dating back hundreds of years, but is a serious problem affecting the potential disenfranchisement of individuals. Given the publicity and the importance of this election, many news outlets are reporting that voter intimidation could be a problem on Election Day. Federal and state laws prohibit voter intimidation. Voter intimidation occurs when someone “intimidates, threatens, or coerces” another […]
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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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Overview of Schooling Options for Students with Disabilities During COVID-19

EN ESPANOL ASL VIDEOS This is the third in a series of blog posts on the Arizona Center for Disability Law’s website about school reopenings during COVID-19. If you haven’t had a chance to read the first two posts in the series, check them out: Post 1 and  Post 2. Today’s post will provide information for families about the different schooling options that exist […]
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Guidance from the Arizona Department of Education and Additional Information on Back-to-School 2020

EN ESPANOL ASL VIDEO This is the second in a series of blog posts on the Arizona Center for Disability Law’s website about school reopenings during COVID-19. If you haven’t had a chance to read Monday’s post about the impact of recent executive orders from the Arizona Governor’s Office on the return-to-school process, you can check that out here. Today’s post will provide more […]
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Recent Executive Orders and Impact on Back-to-School

EN ESPANOL ASL VIDEO 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, […]
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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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