civil rights

Legislators and Advocates Share Challenges and Solutions to Protecting the Rights of Parents with Disabilities

A study funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).


Vaccine Access for People with Disabilities: Guidance, Funding, Strategies, and Best Practices

In this special ADA National Network webinar, ACL Acting Administrator Alison Barkoff and HHS's Office for Civil Rights Acting Director Robinsue Frohboese discussed new information on guidance, funding, strategies and best practices related to vaccine access for people with disabilities. They emphasized recently released resources on vaccine access. Alison will address strategies and promising practices that are helping improve vaccination access, and $100 million of funding provided to ACL by CDC for vaccination efforts,.


COVID & Disability video series

This center collaborated with the American Association on Health and Disability for a series of short videos: Who is at risk for complications, social distancing, precautions for people in wheelchairs, keeping wheelchairs clean, being a self-advocate, and knowing your legal rights.


People With Disabilities in COVID-19: Fixing Our Priorities

Published in the American Journal of Bioethics specially issue on COVID-19. From the introduction: “While the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked disproportionate havoc in marginalized racial/ethnic communities, little attention has been given to people with disabilities in the press, public health surveillance, and research. A few articles, including this special issue, consider the discriminatory nature of categorical exclusion from and guidelines for the rationing of medical equipment and services.


Rationing of Medical Care and Protecting the Rights of People with Disabilities

In this special episode of ADA Live!, Alison Barkoff and Katheryn Rucker from the Center for Public Representation discuss rationing of medical care and ensuring the rights of people with disabilities are protected. Presenters discuss discrimination in medical care, anti-discrimination laws, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) complaints, and many other topics around this critical issue.


Evento de NIDRR: Interacciones de un sistema de votación para las pesonas con discapacidades: Integrando la accesibilidad basada en la nube

Shaneé Dawkins y Sharon Laskowski
Grupo de Visualización y Usabilidad
Instituto Nacional de Estándares

10 de diciembre, 2014: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Sala 6075
Potomac Center Plaza, 550 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC
oo Asistir por Teleconferencia


NIDRR Event: Voting System Interactions for People with Disabilities: Integrating Cloud-Based Accessibility

Shaneé Dawkins and Sharon Laskowski
Visualization and Usability Group
National Institute of Standards and Technology

December 10, 2014: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Room 6075
Potomac Center Plaza, 550 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC
or Attend by Teleconference

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