Her Excellency Jameela Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Public Education for the UAE | Lawrence Carter Long, Director of Communications, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF
) and Director, Disability & Media Alliance Project | Kristie Patten Koenig, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy; Department Chair, NYU Steinhardt |
Last summer the ADA was a party to an agreement involving the Justice Department, the DREDF and KinderCare Inc., the largest day care provider in the country.
Arlene Mayerson, the DREDF attorney representing the plaintiffs, says the state prohibition is based "on archaic attitudes that are not in keeping with medical technology" or the civil rights of children with diabetes.
The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) has published this first comprehensive global analysis of disability from the perspective of civil and human rights.
DREDF is a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing civil rights through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys and advocates as well as people with disabilities.
(DREDF) and the San Francisco law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, on behalf of Oakland, Calif., resident Anne Finger, filed the suit in Alameda County Superior Court.
"Customers with disabilities are guaranteed full and equal access to retail stores under California laws that have been in place for decades," says DREDF attorney Linda D.
Contact: DREDF, (510) 644-2555, or Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, (415) 392-1122.
Along with AAHD, the other six partner organizations are the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD); the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF
); the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI); the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS); The Arc and United Spinal Association.
(DREDF) civil rights lawyer Lainey Feingold and San Francisco civil rights lawyer Andrea Asaro represented the plaintiffs.
DREDF's Jan Garrett says, "Americans love their cars, and the freedom to travel has always been part of our national identity.