The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.
- Last Day of Strategizing and Planning by RightsNow! in Kenya
January 29, 2016 - 36 participants of the Kenyan RightsNow! training on improving implementation and enforcement of disability rights laws finally stood still enough to join Susan Henderson (DREDF), Lydia Shula (MIUSA), colleagues, and supporters in a group photo.
- Day 4 of RightsNow! – Barriers to Employment
January 29, 2016 -
- Day 3 of RightsNow! in Kenya
January 27, 2016 -
- The Power ofThe Power of 504
January 26, 2016 -
Day two for RightsNow! in Kenya
Viewing ofThe Power of 504 breaks preconceived notions that disability rights in the U.S. were given on a silver platter.
- On the way to RightsNow!
January 24, 2016 -
At a layover in Zürich, Susan Henderson noticed some examples of barrier removal and sent a few photos.
- Complaint filed against Uber
January 19, 2016 -
A complaint was filed on Tuesday with the Commission on Human Rights in New York City. The Complaint alleges that Uber, an international transportation network company, discriminates against people with disabilities.
Memories from the 10th Anniversary
In 1999 and 2000, the University of San Francisco, Access Video and DREDF conducted a series of interviews with some of the people who were central to the passage of The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).
In June of 2015 DREDF began an ongoing project to provide audio description and open captions for this historic archival material and make it available to the public.
So far, thirteen videos have been completed.
We hope you’ll find the videos valuable.
Follow the progress of the project via RSS
- Barriers and Solutions — Three Short Videos
February, 2014 - Focusing on widespread barriers to care, these three, short video excerpts from our acclaimed HEALTHCARE STORIES series feature stories about inaccessible examination tables and weight scales and healthcare provider misperceptions and stereotypes. Advocates and practitioners alike recount their personal experiences and recommend actions for improving care. These downloadable videos present an all-important human perspective and affirm the barriers to care identified in a decade of research.
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DREDF is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development. Your gift makes it possible for us to continue to protect and advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities. Thank you.
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