Despite protections in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), polling locations across the country remain inaccessible for people with disabilities.
When a winter wonderland leads to more barriers for people with disabilities: Snow Removal under the Fair Housing Act
The need for accessible sidewalks does not change by the season. What does change is the effects of winter months on sidewalks. Snow is no excuse for inaccessibility, nor is the government [...]
By Katherine Pearson, Senior Manager for Accessibility Rights The concept of food deserts isn’t something new, but rarely do people acknowledge the disproportionate effect they have on [...]
October is National Disability Employment Awareness month, and this year’s theme from the U.S. Department of Labor is “Expect. Employ. Empower.” Despite the fact that nearly one out of every five [...]
The ERC is proud to announce the publication of the Accessible Health Care Self Advocacy Toolkit. This toolkit is just one of the many resources and publications that the ERC uses to educate [...]
In an op-ed written for The Hill earlier this month, Judith Heumann, Special Advisor on International Disability Rights for the U.S. State Department, explained the global impact of the Americans [...]
By Kat Taylor, Disability Rights Program Manager The purpose of the present Convention is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms [...]