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Must a Pool Lift Be Out When the Pool Is Open?

Yes, according to the Justice Department. DOJ: “Accessible pool features must be maintained in operable, working condition so that persons with disabilities have access to the pool whenever the pool is open to others. For example, a portable pool lift may be stored when the pool is closed but it must be at poolside and…
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Disabled, Black and Searching for Justice

Article in NBC News written July 3rd, 2020, regarding disabled persons’ rights during police encounters interviewed Marc Dubin, Esq. “I’m horrified by the amount of sheer luck needed to stay alive”: Black and disabled Americans call for awareness of their unique risks in police interactions. “Under the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, a…
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A Quiz About Crime Victims With Disabilities

See http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2007/pdf/05‐21‐07_jointstatement_crime.pdf 1.  Children with a reported disability are ______ percent more likely to be victims of maltreatment than children with no reported disability. a) Close to 5%    b) Close to 25% c) Close to 70%     d) Close to 90% 2. Women with developmental disabilities are at a _______ greater risk of sexual…
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New designation for autism, hearing loss will keep people safer during police stops in Michigan, advocate says

Excerpt from an article written by the Lansing State Journal in Michigan on June 24th, 2020. Michigan residents with autism or hearing loss can get a special designation on licenses or identification cards advocates say will help keep them safe during encounters with police. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a package of bills Tuesday creating a “communication impediment” designation…
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ADA experts say shoppers with disabilities are required to wear a mask

Excerpt from an article from NBCPalmSprings.com on May 22, 2020 The Albertsons in Palm Desert requires face coverings inside the store, but staff members say the rules aren’t preventing customers from tying to enter the stores without one…. Several viral videos show shoppers claiming masks go against their constitutional rights, as well as the Americans…
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