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Arts organizations increase access during COVID-19 shutdowns

Earlier this month, people around the world sat down to watch "Hamilton" -- the Broadway musical phenomenon written by Lin-Manuel Miranda about the...
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Thu, 07/23/2020 - 9:28am
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Open letter calls for resignation of Center for Disability Rights CEO

More than 100 concerned community members, consumers and former employees of the Center for Disability Rights and the Regional Center for Independent...
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Tue, 07/21/2020 - 4:59am
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Disability community still fighting for independent living

Philipe Rivera goes by "Flip." He's 34 years old and has cerebral palsy. He has a tattoo on his arm, uses a wheelchair, and communicates through a...
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Mon, 07/20/2020 - 10:41am
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Disability community advocate: 'We can’t warehouse humans'

Monday marked the 21 st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that allowed people with disabilities the right to live in their community and not be...
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Mon, 06/22/2020 - 1:36pm
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Advocates say next stimulus package must support people with disabilities

Many people with disabilities have been left behind during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Center for Disability Rights in Rochester. Some...
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Tue, 05/05/2020 - 5:38am
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Businesses sued over website accessibility; motive questioned

A few lawyers from New York City are suing businesses around the state because the companies’ websites are not compliant with the Americans with...
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Thu, 04/04/2019 - 5:30am
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Connections: New York State's optional ID cards for people with intellectual disabilities

New York State has launched new, optional ID cards for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The goal is to help law enforcement and...
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Fri, 03/01/2019 - 9:47am
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‘Bumpy’ Election Day for some Monroe County voters with disabilities

Rochester's Center for Disability Rights has started sorting through what the organization’s systems advocate Ericka Jones called a "bumpy" Election Day...
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Wed, 11/07/2018 - 1:44pm
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Disability rights group foresees obstacles to voting

As candidates and political parties try to get out the vote on Election Day, another group is working to make sure that once people get to their polling...
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Mon, 11/05/2018 - 4:17pm
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