The National Council on Disability (NCD) releases Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) implementation report authored by DREDF.
DREDF is investigating whether Medi-Cal users with disabilities experience physical or programmatic barriers when obtaining health care services.
Diabetes settlement makes California Department of Education's Top Ten Achievement's of 2007 (12.28.07)
Preliminary settlement announced in Laguna Honda Hospital lawsuit (11.27.07)
Notice of Class Action – Attention Residents and Former Residents of Laguna Honda HospitalEnglish | Spanish | Chinese
Restoring the promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act!
On July 26, 2007 Congressmen Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-WI), and Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Arlen Specter (R-PA) introduced "The ADA Restoration Act of 2007." More about the report
Update on Mark Chambers et al. v. City and County of San Francisco
On July 12, 2007, Judge William Alsup granted plaintiffs' motion to certify the lawsuit as a class action.
The Road to Freedom - Keeping the Promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act
On November 15, 2006, the Road To Freedom - a yearlong, cross-country "bus" journey and multimedia exhibit of the ADA and disability history, disability community and accessible technology - was launched from Washington, DC and will stop in all 50 states.
Laguna Honda Residents Sue San Francisco for Discrimination
Residents of Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco, the nation's largest public nursing home, have filed a class-action lawsuit claiming that they are unnecessarily confined at the facility and are capable of living in their own homes or in the community, a claim supported by the 1999 US Supreme Court Olmstead decision.
- The press release
- Download the press release as a PDF
- Read the complaint
- Read the background materials on this case
Specialized physical health services at risk in California public schools
AB 1667, opposed by DREDF, was signed into law on September 21, 2006. Parents and guardians are urged to contact DREDF if they find that they cannot secure necessary specialized physical health care services in school due to unavailability of nurses. Contact Larisa Cummings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diabetes care at school
An Important Message to California Families of Children with Diabetes. DREDF continues to advocate for children with diabetes and seeks information about your experiences with diabetes management services in California public schools.
Visually Impaired Beneficiaries sue SSA
DREDF filed suit against the Social Security Administration on behalf of individuals with vision impairments.
American Council of the Blind, et al. vs. Jo Anne B. Barnhart, Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, in her official capacity, and Social Security Administration.
KQED and Kaiser Permanente honor Mary Lou Breslin
National Council on Independent Living honors DREDF's Marilyn Golden
On July 9, 2007, the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) acknowledged DREDF's Marilyn Golden for her leadership in opposing assisted suicide bills in the California legislature. NCIL awarded Ms. Golden the NCIL Region IX Advocacy Award for her dedication to promoting the rights of people with disabilities and advancing the Independent Living movement.
Experience of Wheelchair Users on Public Transportation
Easter Seals Project ACTION is surveying the experiences of mobility device users on transportation vehicles. DREDF, a member of the Project Steering Committee, is happy to serve as one host for this on-line survey to learn about the experiences of wheelchair users on public transportation. Click here if you wish to participate in this survey.
California Access Compliance Survey
Alberto L. Gonzalez, California Department of Justice Special Assistant Attorney General requests responses to a questionnaire regarding access compliance concerns in California
"Class Action Settlement Allows Certain K-Mart Shoppers Who Use a Wheelchair or Scooter to Get a Payment - deadline to object to settlement is July 7, 2006, and deadline to apply for payment is August 16, 2006"
The disability community has come together to assist people with disabilities in the Gulf States affected by the hurricane. We've gathered the following information for those affected and how to help.
The National Council on Disability compiled this list of Katrina emergency information for displaced individuals relocated to Texas. It also includes more information on missing person registries, jobs, and FEMA assistance.
On August 2, 2005, the Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals issued a disappointing opinion in Sanchez v. Johnson (No. 04-15228).
The Oscar-winning movie Million Dollar Baby advances the offensive and dangerous message that death is preferable to life with a disability. Read DREDF's statement.