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UC Access Now advocates for students with disabilities across UC campuses – Daily Bruin

By Emily MacInnis Aug. 8, 2020 4:38 pm In 2019, Megan Lynch hurt her hand parking her bike because the bike rack was not accessible. She brought the issue to her superiors, but they didn’t see the issue as a priority. “I realized that if I approached any abled-led organization, it would go the same (way),” […]

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30 years after ADA’s signing, disabled still face challenges | News | eastvalleytribune.com

April Reed remembers what it used to be like before the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed. Reed remembers her father, who wears hearing aids, telling her how he was turned away from a job interview. She remembers a colleague hoping every day that the bus would be wheelchair-accessible when it came by, so she […]

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Virginia Officials Should Be Ashamed That Feds Had To Investigate How Inmate Starved To Death In Jail – Not Crowing About Consent Decree – Pete Earley

By Pete Early (8-6-20) The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has proposed a consent decree with the Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority, hopefully closing one of Virginia’s most egregious chapters involving abuse of a prisoner with a serious mental illnesses. If approved by a judge, the jail will be required to implement numerous reforms, including better care […]

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Missouri Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion Despite GOP Resistance | California Healthline

By Alex Smith, KCUR August 5, 2020 Despite strong opposition from Republicans and rural voters, Missouri on Tuesday joined 37 states and the District of Columbia in expanding its Medicaid program. Voters in Missouri approved creating a state constitutional amendment that will open Medicaid eligibility to include healthy adults starting July 1, 2021. Voters approved expansion by a […]

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How Hawaii’s New Voting System Could Help Disabled Voters

Voters with disabilities have better access to ballots than in most other states, including the ability to vote electronically. But more voter education and outreach is needed. Virgil Stinnett is looking forward to voting at home, saving him a trip through Honolulu to get to a polling location before the Aug. 8 primary.  For blind […]

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Deaf association sues to force White House to use sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings – CNNPolitics

(CNN)The National Association of the Deaf and five deaf Americans are suing the White House in an attempt to force President Donald Trump and other top officials to have American Sign Language interpreters at Covid-19 briefings. They’ve asked a federal judge to order the White House to add live televised ASL interpretation at all public […]

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Trump appears to be ‘looking for excuses not to contain this virus’: medical expert – Raw Story

During an appearance on CNN this Monday, professor of tropical medicine Dr. Peter Hotez addressed the fact that President Trump is once again pushing the malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine as a promising treatment for coronavirus —  a claim that has been repeatedly debunked by medical experts and fact checkers. “The problem is this,” Hotez said. “The President […]