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.
- Arlene Mayerson Honored by the American Bar Association
August 9, 2016 -
- Ability in Tech Summit at The Ed Roberts Campus
May 21, 2016 -
- NHTSA Automated Vehicle Operational Guidance Public Meeting
April 27, 2016 - At The CARS Facilities at Stanford University
- Disability Rights Museum on Wheels at the ERC
April 1, 2016 - "A 48-foot interactive traveling museum touring America, the 'Museum on Wheels' tells the story of the fight for equal rights by people with disabilities in the United States, celebrating the remarkable journey of dedicated activists, advocates and legislators who transformed their status from objects of heartless discrimination, fear and isolation, to full participants of mainstream society. Brought to life is their long struggle for equality, their hard fought victories, and insights into what still needs to be done."
- 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 -
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.
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- 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.
Watch the videos.
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