March 22, 2017
The AHCA will place the lives of children and adults with disabilities at risk. Vote No on Thursday!
March 8, 2017
The American Health Care Act (AHCA) will hurt moderate and low–income people with disabilities and their families on two fronts…
Disability Rights Groups and The State of California Reach Novel Settlement Agreement
DREDF Statement on Executive Order on Immigration and Refugees
Endrew F. vs. Douglas County School District
Johnny T. and Lihn N. v. Vy Chi Nguyen, MD, et al.
Ninth Circuit Takes California Department Of Education (CDE) To Task
National and State Data on Impact of Affordable Care Act
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New Position Open at DREDF!
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.
While we were building the Ed Roberts Campus (ERC) in Berkeley, California we often said to funders that one of the important features of the building would be the ability for individuals with disabilities from around the world to leave their homes, arrive at San Francisco International Airport, access BART, and connect with some of the most outstanding disability rights and independent living organizations in the US. I lived that experience in reverse this week, catching BART in the basement of the ERC at 4:30 on November 21, and arriving about 28 hours later in Kathmandu, Nepal on November 23. As the plane descended into the Kathmandu Valley, we could see the incredibly majestic (though all I could think of at the time was "big") Himalyan mountains. As expected, I was warmly greeted by DREDF's Empower Partners
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.
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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