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National Federation of the Blind Sues Duke University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lawsuit Alleges Discrimination Against Blind Students Raleigh, North Carolina (June 4, 2020): Duke University systematically discriminates against blind students and alumni in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act, according to a lawsuit
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Suicide Rates in NC Jails at Record Highs

Suicide Rates in NC Jails at Record Highs but Sheriffs Block Reforms For Immediate Release 6/02/2020 Contact: Susan Pollitt: 919-856-2195 ext. 224, susan.pollitt@disabilityrightsnc.org or Luke Woollard: 919-856-2195 ext. 211, luke.woollard@disabilityrightsnc.org A report issued today by Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC)

Complaint concerning the NC Protocol for Allocating Scarce Inpatient Critical Care Resources in a Pandemic

Disability Rights NC files complaint concerning State’s Protocol on Scarce Inpatient Critical Care Resources You may have seen stories in the news recently about discrimination in health care. People with disabilities are being put at the back of the line
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Reasonable Accommodations to Hospital Restricted Visitor Policies

Reasonable Accommodations to Hospital Restricted Visitor Policies The COVID-19 crisis has prompted hospitals to change some of their policies and practices. For instance, to limit the spread of COVID-19, many healthcare facilities in North Carolina have restricted visitor access. However,

Social Security beneficiaries’ rights to stimulus money

Social Security beneficiaries’ rights to stimulus money Disability Rights North Carolina sent a letter to the NC Department of Health and Human Services requesting they provide urgent direction to all licensed residential providers serving Social Security Administration (SSA) beneficiaries with