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Justice Department gets agreement with Arizona prisons to stop discriminating against people with vision disabilities

Posted on November 17, 2023

  • The Arizona prisons are changing how they treat people who are blind or have low vision.

  • They weren’t giving them aids or services like Braille, audio materials, or screen reading software so they could communicate well.

  • It was also hard for people with vision disabilities to ask for help or complain about the problems.

  • The Justice Department and Arizona prisons made a deal to fix these problems and make things better for people with vision disabilities.

  • Now, the prisons will get help from an expert to change their rules, train their staff, and provide what’s needed for people who are blind or who have low vision.

  • The prisons will keep the Justice Department updated and create better ways to make sure people with vision problems get the help they need.

  • Each prison will have someone in charge to make sure they follow the agreement.

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