young African American woman, Chioma Iwelumo, smiling

Employment in Northern Ireland – Katy’s story

Rooted in Rights welcomes contributions by guest authors from across the globe to enhance understanding about the rights of people with disabilities. This video is brought to you by Chioma Iwelumo, a senior student at Duke University in North Carolina…
A man sits with his service dog

Service and companion animals

What types of animals can be service animals? Is it okay to approach and pet a service animal? Is my landlord required to accommodate my companion animal even if they have a no pets policy? If you've ever had questions like these, then this is the place for you! The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with Disability Rights Washington to produce two informative videos relating to service and companion animal law in Washington State.
Guest author, Shawn Murinko

People with disabilities have a glass ceiling, too.

Rooted in Rights welcomes articles by guest authors to enhance understanding about the rights of people with disabilities. This piece about barriers to employment for people with disabilities is contributed by Shawn Murinko, former Washington State Human Rights Commissioner, located…
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Inclusive education in India

Rooted in Rights welcomes articles by guest authors from across the globe to enhance understanding about the rights of people with disabilities. This piece about inclusive education in India is contributed by Dr. Anindita Chatterjee, Clinical Psychologist, and Director of…
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New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer hosts disability awareness workshop

On Friday, October 17, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer hosted a workshop in honor of Disability Employment Awareness Month and the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, at Lighthouse International in Midtown Manhattan. Community based organizations…
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DRW launches “Questions of Discrimination”

“Questions of Discrimination” a new documentary by Disability Rights Washington (DRW) reveals the mental health bias and stigma inherent in the process used to decide who is fit to become a lawyer.  In Washington State as in many other states,…
Jorge Luis Borges

Portrait of the Whole Person Project

Bertschi School, in partnership with Disability Rights Washington, presents PORTRAIT OF THE WHOLE PERSON to celebrate disability history and culture. Through the art show, we hope to heighten awareness of the disability rights movement and culture with the broader community.…