ACDL News

Are You Planning to Vote?

What can my vote change?
Explore the reasons why voting is so important. Voting is an important way for you to express your opinions, make your voice heard and create positive change in your country and in people's lives. If you need help voting, this video can teach you what you need to know.
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9-1-1 Providers Sued for Denying Access to Deaf Citizens

Man holding phone with an emergency text message for 911
Phoenix, AZ — Deaf residents and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) submitted a suit for filing today in Arizona federal court seeking direct access to 9-1-1 services through text. The lawsuit seeks to make 9-1-1 services in Arizona accessible to individuals with a disability, including individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. The lawsuit comes as few 9-1-1 centers around the country comply with federal law...
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Lawsuit Challenges Discriminatory Charge for Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Service

Green Discount Taxi Vehicle
Phoenix, AZ — A class action lawsuit filed today in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona alleges that Total Transit Inc. (“TTI”), doing business as Discount Cab, violates federal and state law bycharging wheelchair users a $10.00 fee per trip – in addition to the standard fare – because they require accessible taxis. TTI is a large transportation provider in […]
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ACDL’s 20 Year Anniversary Event

ACDL Executive Director J.J. Rico with 20th Anniversary event attendees
On May 15, 2015, the ACDL celebrated its 20th anniversary. It was an empowering evening! We honored a great individual and a law firm, both of whom exemplify ACDL’s vision for the future and are committed to social justice. ACDL’s Vision Award was bestowed upon Judge Randall Howe. Judge Howe exemplifies ACDL’s vision statement that one day we shall live in “A society that […]
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ACDL – 20 Years of Advancing the Disability Rights Movement

Advancing Disability Rights for 20 years and counting...
In 1995, the ACDL became its own stand alone non-profit public interest law firm assisting Arizonans with disabilities in asserting their legal and civil rights. We were formerly one organization, the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest. For 20 years, the ACDL has strived to reduce systemic barriers for individuals with disabilities and to achieve justice, Some highlights of ACDL’s work in […]
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ACDL Hires New Litigation Director

Rose Daly-Rooney Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to Arizonans who have disabilities
The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) is proud to announce the hiring of Rose Daly-Rooney as its new litigation director. Rose is the former Tucson Unit Chief for the Civil Rights Division of the Office of the Arizona Attorney General. Since January 2006, she worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Litigation and Conflict Resolution Section of the Civil Rights Division where […]
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ACDL Board of Directors Announces New Executive Director

JJ Rico, Executive Director of the ACDL
The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) Board of Directors is proud to announce the appointment of Jose de Jesus “J.J.” V. Rico as its new executive director. J.J. has worked at ACDL since 2001, initially as a Staff Attorney and subsequently as Litigation Director. Since June 2014 he served as the Center’s Interim Executive Director. J.J. has dedicated his legal career to advancing […]
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ACDL 20th Anniversary Celebration

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You are cordially invited to attend the Arizona Center for Disability Law's 20th Anniversary Commemorative Event. Join us on Friday, May 15th from 5:00 - 7:00pm at the Disability Empowerment Center in Phoenix. Hors D'oeuvres and drinks will be served.
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