ACDL News

Seven Things You Should Know About Text-to-911 Implementation

This blog post shares highlights from the State’s January 2021 Status Report regarding ACDL’s landmark ADA settlements under which Text-to-9-1-1 is being deployed throughout Arizona. Background about the Enos et al v. Maricopa County and State of Arizona lawsuit and settlements can be found HERE . Here are highlights from the State’s January 2021 Status Report outlining the implementation of Text-to-9-1-1 in Arizona. The […]
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Vaccine Distribution for Persons with Disabilities during COVID-19 Crisis

The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL), along with Arc of Arizona, Ability 360, Arizona Developmental Planning Council, and numerous advocacy organizations, sent a letter today to Dr. Cara Christ, expressing concerns since the initial vaccine doses are in limited supply and offered recommendations for Arizona’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan to ensure equitable distribution on behalf of people with disabilities. To ensure people with […]
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New Requirements for Eviction Complaints

En Espanol ASL Video Did you know that there are laws to protect you from being evicted and, in some instances, from incurring fees and penalties for non-payment of rent during the Covid-19 pandemic? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an order entitled “Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19.”  This Order is effective September 4, […]
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Heading to the Polls? Don’t forget Your Identification!

EN ESPANOL ASL VIDEO If you are voting in-person this year, Arizona law requires you to present identification. When you arrive, state your name and address to the poll worker and present one form of identification from List #1 or two different forms of identification from List #2 or 3. The following lists come from the Secretary of State’s Website located here. List #1 […]
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Top 10 Questions People Ask ACDL’s Voter Hotline

EN ESPANOL ASL VIDEO Did you know ACDL has a voter hotline on Election Day?  We do.  On Election Day, ACDL staffs a hotline to address election concerns for individuals with disabilities related to the right to vote independently and privately and be able to access polling places and use accessible voting equipment. Call ACDL at (602) 274-6287 (if you are in the Phoenix […]
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Staying Safe at the Polls

EN ESPANOL ASL VIDEO This general election poses a number of challenges for voters because of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states, “[t]he more an individual interacts with others, and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk for COVID-19 spread.” This means long lines and long wait times can increase your risk, but the CDC has issued guidance to […]
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CDC Issues Eviction Moratorium

EN ESPANOL ASL VIDEO On September 1, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an eviction moratorium in the form of an Agency Order (CDC Order) that will prevent renters from being evicted due to the failure to pay rent. This order is in effect from September 4 until December 31, 2020. Click here to view the CDC Order in its entirety. […]
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AZ Secretary of State Releases Guidance on Preventing Voter Intimidation

ESPANOL AQUI ASL VIDEO 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 […]
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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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