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Protests Increase as Disability Rights Case Nears Deadline for Supreme Court Petition

A recent article discusses how protests have intensified as the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) decides whether to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a case about blind students’ access to textbooks and classroom materials in a format they can understand. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, covered entities must provide the same opportunities and rights to people with disabilities as they do to people without disabilities.

The District argues that since it did not intentionally discriminate against the students, it did not break federal laws that protect people with disabilities. Disability rights advocates are concerned that if the Supreme Court were to take up the issue and side with LACCD, disability rights protections could be weakened.

For more information, read the article, “Protests intensify as disability rights case nears deadline for Supreme Court petition”.