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Help DRW do big things

Today, May 3, is the day to GiveBIG to DRW, the publisher of this blog. When you do, your donation is stretched further by the Seattle Foundation. This video tells just one story of the many people our work impacts…
man in wheelchair on an accessible van lift

Settlement reached over accessibility of transportation at hotels run by RLJ Lodging Trust

The Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center, CREEC, of Denver, Colorado, has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit against RLJ Lodging Trust. The suit addresses the accessibility of RLJ hotel transportation services, under Title III of the Americans…
man in wheelchair uses van ramp

Ashford Hotel Transportation Services settlement hearing to be held in March

The Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center, CREEC, of Denver, Colorado, has a class action lawsuit pending against Ashford Hospitality Trust. The suit addresses the accessibility of Ashford hotel transportation services, under the Americans with Disabilities Act. According to the
painted portrait of Frida Kahlo

Portrait of the Whole Person: Biographies and Paintings, November 2015

PORTRAIT OF THE WHOLE PERSON: Paintings and Biographies Presented by Bertschi School in Partnership with Disability Rights Washington November 16 to December 14, 2015 At Montlake Public Library 2401 24th Avenue E, Seattle, WA 98112 Bertschi School, in partnership with…
Head and shoulders shot of Curtis Decker, smiling

The role of education in combating poverty among people with disabilities

Education is a mighty tool in the fight against poverty among people with disabilities, and soon the nation’s elected officials will work on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, ESEA. In a recent Huffington Post article, Curt…
child with down syndrome with downcast eyes

Website dedicated to ending abuse against people with disabilities

The Vera Institute of Justice has launched a new website exclusively dedicated to ending abuse against people with disabilities. Since 2005, The Vera Institute for Justice Center on Victimization and Safety has been working at the national, state, and local…
Man in wheelchair wheels along hallway

CA Lawyer makes compelling case for supporting the fight for accessibility

In a newly released video, Guy Wallace, lawyer and person with a spinal cord injury, makes a compelling case for the importance of continuing the fight for accessibility in California. Chair of Disability Rights California’s new fundraising committee, Wallace has…
Mark Stroh and Heather McKimmie holding NDRN National Advocacy Award

Disability Rights Washington receives national award for prison project

Disability Rights Washington received the “NDRN Advocacy Award,” at the annual conference of the National Disability Rights Network in Indianapolis this week. The award, for the prison project “Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities” (AVID), was accepted by Mark Stroh…
Logo for ADAPT, graphic of person in a wheelchair breaking chains that bind the arms.

ADAPT hosting Community Organizer training

ADAPT is a national grassroots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom. During the most recent direct…