ACDL News

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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Disability in the Workplace: Is my employer covered under the ADA?

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 two of this series and discusses how to determine whether your employer is subject to the ADA.  Job applicants and employees with […]
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In Celebration of the ADA’s 30th Anniversary, Reviewing the Power of the ADA in Higher Education Settings

ASL Video HERE EN ESPANOL AQUI The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a powerful law that safeguards the civil rights of individuals with disabilities in a variety of settings, including in postsecondary educational institutions. This blog post discusses the application of the ADA to higher education.       Students with Disabilities in Higher Education Although institutions of higher learning were […]
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Disability in the Workplace: Is my disability protected under the ADA?

EN ESPANOL AQUI ASL VIDEO HERE By: Meaghan Kramer* Job applicants and employees with disabilities are protected from employment discrimination and harassment in the workplace. The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) prohibits private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies and labor unions from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities. The ADA protects employees and prospective employees from discrimination in the terms, conditions, and […]
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Covering the Cost of Reasonable Modifications on Homes and Rentals

ASL VIDEO HERE EN ESPANOL AQUI HOJA DE HECHO By Lauren Paxton* Many people with disabilities are surprised to learn that often, they must pay for reasonable modifications to their condo, apartment, or other types of housing covered by the Fair Housing Act (FHA). The cost of reasonable modifications may be expensive, especially for individuals living on a tight budget or paying high disability-related […]
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Hospital Visitation Updates for Individuals with Disabilities

ASL VIDEO HERE ASL Template letter HERE The coronavirus pandemic affects many aspects of our lives and one major change is how hospitals, outpatient clinics, and outpatient surgical facilities have changed their visitor policies.  Many hospitals, clinics, and facilities adopted blanket bans on visitors with no (or limited) exceptions that exclude support persons for people with disabilities.  Frequently, exceptions have been limited to permitting […]
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