ACDL News

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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Superintendent Hoffman Delivers 2021 “State of Special Education” Address to Arizona Legislature

ASL Video HERE Espanol AQUI This past week, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman delivered her second “State of Special Education” address to the Arizona Legislature’s House Education Committee. A transcript of the address is available here, and you can watch a video of the address here. To watch a video of the address in ASL, click here. Arizona Superintendents of Public Instruction […]
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Join us for the 1st Virtual African American Conference on Disabilities!

Join us for our first-ever virtual African American Conference on Disabilities (AACD). This conference is a FREE event! Hosted by The Arizona Center for Disability Law and the Arizona Center for African American Resources (AzCAAR), the AACD is the only comprehensive conference in the U.S. that addresses the intersection between race and disabilities. CART and ASL Interpretation Services will be available for each session. For […]
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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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