Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Access for People with Disabilities

Ensuring Equal Access for People with Disabilities: A Guide for Washington Courts (Aug. 2006) is a new guide from the Impediments to Access to Justice Committee of Washington State's Access to Justice Board.

The whole guide is 79 pages. You can get a good introduction by reading People First: Ensuring Equal Access for People with Disabilities, which excerpts the report. The Bar News also offers a resources page, a Guide to Etiquette, and People-First Language Guidelines.

UW note: the committee that prepared the guide is co-chaired by Judge Catherine Shaffer (King County Superior Court), who is also a Trial Ad instructor.

Photo: Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. President George H.W. Bush (center) is flanked by Evan Kemp, Chairman, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (left) and Justin Dart, Chairman, President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (right). Standing are the Rev. Harold Wilke (left) and Sandra Swift Parrino, Chairperson, National Council on Disability (right). Photo is from EEOC website. (If you follow that link, note that this page is not current. The current page on the Americans with Disabilities Act is here.)

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