Rrb Disability. Legal news and articles for October 30 - 31, 2011

Susan M. Daniels, disability rights activistHHS Releases Leading Health Indicators for the Next DecadeGhanaians should give moral and material support to Persons with DisabilityHow to Fire People the Right WayJetstar accused of illegal discriminationAfter billion-dollar disability-fraud case, what's your 'disabled-worker economy'?Huntington Woods Disability Rights Advocate Nominated in 'Heroes' ProgramEmpowering the DisabledMaggie Barry upsets disabilities forum attendeesLegal aid warning over disabledAttorney General's Office to brief veterans on their civil rights in LawrencevillePut the brakes on “Taxi of Tomorrow”'Never events' at hospitals go unnoticed'Never events' at hospitals go unnoticedAnother Auburn business sued for ADA issues

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Group seeks repeal of voter ID law; legislators eye changes
Knoxville News SentinelOctober 4, 2011

Current law also says anyone over age 65 can automatically vote absentee. Ketron's bill thus grants the same privilege to those between 60 and 65, sparing them the need to get one of the photo ID cards being made available free at driver's license ...more »

Minnetonka Man With Disability Allowed to Take Law School Entrance Exam
Patch.comOctober 4, 2011

A 22-year-old Minnetonka man with a disability can take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) with all the accommodations he had originally requested. The decision is part of a settlement reached today with the Law School Admission ...more »

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Susan M. Daniels, disability rights activist
Washington PostOctober 31, 2011

Susan M. Daniels Disability rights activist Susan M. Daniels, 62, whose bout of childhood polio helped inspire her career as a disabilities rights advocate in academia, government and as a private consultant, died of sepsis Oct. 20 at Sibley Memorial ...more »

HHS Releases Leading Health Indicators for the Next Decade
National JournalOctober 31, 2011

HHS also released new standards for measuring race, ethnicity, sex, primary language, and disability status, fulfilling a requirement of the 2010 health care law. “With this advance, we as a nation can better understand and target health disparities ...more »

Ghanaians should give moral and material support to Persons with Disability
Ghana News AgencyOctober 31, 2011

He stressed that the status of Persons with Disability could be greatly enhanced if the Disability Act 2006 (Act 715) was strictly adhered to by stakeholders. The MCE was speaking at this year's annual week celebration of the Dormaa Municipal branch of ...more »

How to Fire People the Right Way
Network WorldOctober 31, 2011

"Managers don't recognize that clinical depression and requests for time off because of stress can be possibly protected as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act or the California Fair Employment and Housing Act." Rebecca ...more »

Jetstar accused of illegal discrimination
ABC OnlineOctober 31, 2011

The woman is claiming that Jetstar's policy of allowing only two passengers in wheelchairs on any one flight is a breach of the Disability Discrimination Act. JOHN STEWART, REPORTER: 75-year-old Sheila King suffered from polio when she was a child and ...more »

After billion-dollar disability-fraud case, what's your 'disabled-worker economy'?
Reynolds CenterOctober 31, 2011

... tracking and regulating claims, and in investigating fraud? And what other offshoots of the issue provide a livelihood for people in your area? And what sort of niche jobs are they doing? Great fodder for career and small-business stories. ...more »

Huntington Woods Disability Rights Advocate Nominated in 'Heroes' Program
Patch.comOctober 31, 2011

A federal judge said OU violated a 1973 law by failing to make reasonable accommodations and denying housing based on "prejudice, stereotypes and/or unfounded fear of persons with disabilities." Fialka-Feldman is featured in a 2006 documentary, ...more »

Empowering the Disabled
National Review OnlineOctober 31, 2011

Despite the fact that important measures such as the Americans with Disabilities Act passed only with crucial Republican support, the public — and the community of disability advocates — normally identifies this issue with the Democratic party. ...more »

Maggie Barry upsets disabilities forum attendees
Stuff.co.nzOctober 31, 2011

The case has major implications for the disability sector. Instead of talking about the case, Barry spoke about the recent law change to pay disability support workers on overnight shifts. Her answer clearly upset some of the audience of about 100 ...more »

Legal aid warning over disabled
BBC NewsOctober 31, 2011

"Savings must be made to bring the legal aid budget down but it should be through other areas such as retendering criminal law contracts, not by restricting access to legal aid for those in greatest need." Following a public consultation earlier this ...more »

Attorney General's Office to brief veterans on their civil rights in Lawrenceville
Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.comOctober 30, 2011

NJ's disability laws are more stringent than Federal law, which they can also assist with accommodation rights. The AG also believes that veterans discrimination is being under reported, therefore a further need for this education. ...more »

Put the brakes on “Taxi of Tomorrow”
New York Daily NewsOctober 30, 2011

In January, two groups - Disability Rights Advocates and the United Spinal Association - filed a class-action lawsuit claiming the city is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by not requiring all new cabs to be wheelchair-friendly. ...more »

'Never events' at hospitals go unnoticed
Springfield News-LeaderOctober 30, 2011

Over time, the list has been expanded to signify adverse events that are unambiguous (clearly identifiable and measurable), serious (resulting in death or significant disability) and usually preventable. 1. Artificial insemination with the wrong donor ...more »

'Never events' at hospitals go unnoticed
Springfield News-LeaderOctober 30, 2011

Over time, the list has been expanded to signify adverse events that are unambiguous (clearly identifiable and measurable), serious (resulting in death or significant disability) and usually preventable. 1. Artificial insemination with the wrong donor ...more »

Another Auburn business sued for ADA issues
Auburn JournalOctober 30, 2011

Another Auburn business said it has recently been sued by a Carmichael-based attorney for disability access, and the city of Auburn is working to find out who else is being impacted by similar lawsuits. ...more »

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