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WACDA is committed to defending civil rights with an emphasis on protecting persons with disabilities and ensuring accessibility for all.
We’re thrilled to invite you to the launch of our groundbreaking research paper, Transportation Access for Everyone, Washington State, Wednesday Aug, 25 at 10am on Zoom.
For the last 10 months, the Disability Mobility Initiative at Disability Rights Washington has interviewed over 125 disabled Washington residents from every legislative district in the state about our transportation needs. Those interviews are featured in our transportation access story map, and now we’ve compiled the expertise from those interviews into a groundbreaking research paper.
Most transportation research is conducted by non-disabled drivers, and only cites the expertise of planners and service providers, often to the exclusion of the disabled users of the transportation system. Our research flips that script. We based our recommendations on our collective knowledge and years of lived experience, and came up with in-depth analysis and recommendations for elected leaders and policymakers.
We can’t wait to share our work with you! Join us Wednesday, August 25, 10-11am on Zoom. Register here.
ASL and live captioning provided, for additional accommodation requests, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To get excited about what you’re going to hear, check out our interview on The Movement Podcast.
See you soon!
-- Disability Mobility Initiative
We believe every community should have reliable, accessible transit and the infrastructure we need to safely roll and walk on our streets, and that every one of us should be able to move in our communities without fear of harassment or police violence.
Television closed captioning in places of public accommodation
Pursuant to SB 5027 concerning closed captioning on televisions in places of public accommodation, the Washington State Human Rights Commission has created a guidance paper in a question and answer format to help answer questions about this new requirement for televisions in places of public accommodation to have closed captioning. We have also put this same information into a PowerPoint format that business owners can utilize to train their employees on these requirements.
This law goes into effect on July 25, 2021, and businesses must be in compliance by October 23, 2021.
COVID Homebound Vaccinations Services
Good afternoon GCDE & Partners! We hope this finds you well.
We're reaching out to share information we received from the Department of Health (DOH) about COVID homebound vaccination services. Please refer to newsletter linked below for further details. Please share freely with your networks as well.
$2.25 Million Fund Available in Justice Department Settlement with Amtrak
Amtrak is accepting claims for monetary compensation for people with mobility disabilities who traveled or wanted to travel from or to one of 78 stations and encountered accessibility issues. Claims must be submitted by May 29, 2021. On December 2, 2020, the Department of Justice and Amtrak entered into an agreement that Amtrak will fix its inaccessible stations and pay $2.25 million to victims hurt by inaccessibility at 78 stations. To read the full press release about the Fund, please click here.
For more information on the ADA or this settlement, please visit ADA.gov or call the toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (TTY 800-514-0383).
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Save the date the for Microsoft Ability Summit
Ability … Summit 2021
Imagine Build Include Empower
Join us from the comfort of your desk for Microsoft Ability Summit on May 5-6, 2021!
Ability Summit is a two-day, free digital event experience that brings together people with disabilities, allies, and accessibility professionals to Imagine, Build, Include, and Empower the future of disability inclusion and accessibility. We encourage all to join and spread the word throughout your communities!
As we are building the agenda for Ability Summit, here’s what you can expect:
Highlights – Ability Summit 2020
Last year we welcomed nearly 7,000 attendees to the Ability Summit from across 97 countries.
Registration will open in March. In the meantime, you are welcome to help us spread the word and forward this to others within your organization, schools, and communities.
We look forward to your participation at Ability Summit!
E-Mail the Ability Team: email@example.com
Or go to the page: www.microsoft.com/accessibility
Good for disableds and they offer two different-sized pairs for different-sized feet.
Three half-hour BBC audio episodes by a British woman with MD, doing a verbal diary of her days and experiences.
As with all people, we the disabled enjoy our creature comforts. DAHRT exists to aid our journey.
The following are teaching pages to help one learn American Sign Language (ASL):
There are many other sites that teach ASL. All you have to do is enter "American Sign Language" or "ASL" (without the quotes) into any search engine.
How to sign 'Black lives matter'.
The phrase begins with four fingers cut across the brow, followed by two thumbs drawn up like breath from navel to chest, ending with a fierce tug with two hands down from the chin into fists toward the heart.
There are two different signs for BLACK when referring to people.
This L.A. Times article shows them to you