Disability Rights

Embracing the ADA: Transgender People and Disability Rights

February 22, 2021

Editor’s Note: This piece is a part of our series celebrating the thirty-year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Throughout history, including late into the twentieth century, exclusion of people with disabilities was the norm.  Prejudice, antiquated attitudes, and the failure to remove societal and institutional barriers typified society’s response to disability.  Laws…

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Accessible Voting in a Pandemic: A Review of Recent Cases

February 19, 2021

Editor’s Note: This piece is a part of our series celebrating the thirty-year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 2020 was a historic year for voting. Record-breaking voter turnout was challenged by a deadly pandemic that forced people to remain in their homes. Voters turned to absentee voting in droves and states accommodated…