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.
- Stay Tuned: GLAD, et al. v. CNN
February 6, 2014 - Congress enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, a few years before society began to move from Main Street to the Internet. Faced with ever-changing (and inaccessible) technologies, the disability rights community has worked tirelessly to bring the ADA and other disability rights laws into the digital age. DREDF's own precedent-setting consent decree in NAD, et al. v. Netflix was a crucial step in this effort to ensure people with disabilities have full access to the Internet.
- Meet Eileen Cronin
January 21, 2014 - Meet Eileen Cronin author of Mermaid, A Memoir of Resilience
Monday, February 10, 2014, 7:00 pm at The Ed Roberts Campus - 3075 Adeline Street (at the Ashby BART Station) Berkeley.
Eileen will discuss and sign copies of Mermaid. Mermaid will be on sale at the event. Cash only.
- Yui Yanagihara Has a Passion For Justice
January 16, 2014 - When I was first approached about being Yui Yanagihara's supervisor during her international legal internship with DREDF, I felt that I had some sense of who she was even before she arrived. As a young woman traveling on her own halfway across the world to take on coursework and assignments in a second language, I was sure that she was resourceful, adventurous and determined.
- FIXED: East Bay Premiere at the ERC
December 8, 2013 - I've now seen Regan Brashear's wonderfully thought-provoking documentary, Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement, twice, most recently, last night at the DREDF co-sponsored screening here at the Ed Roberts Campus. To my surprise, I'm accepting that I may well be "transhuman" or "The Six Million Dollar Co-Payment."
About the New Site Design
In an effort to preserve the integrity of the web and in consideration of everyone who has linked to us over the years we let all of the files stay on the server. No URLs were destroyed in the redesign of this site. You can still access the old site if you like. Be aware that those pages will no longer be updated and are now considered archived.
- Barriers and Solutions
February 5, 2014 - DREDF is pleased to announce the release of three, new short videos from our acclaimed HEALTHCARE STORIES series. Focusing on common and widespread barriers to care, the new videos feature stories about inaccessible examination tables and weight scales and healthcare provider misperceptions and stereotypes. They also recommend actions for improving care. These downloadable videos not only present an all-important human perspective, they also affirm the barriers to care that a decade of research has revealed.
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