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Case Argues “Unintentional Discrimination” Doesn’t Cover Federal Disability Rights Laws

A recent article discusses how the Los Angeles Community College District may 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 is arguing that federal disability rights laws don’t cover unintentional discrimination. Since discrimination is often unintentional, there is concern this case could have broad implications for people with disabilities and future disability litigation.

For more information, read the article, “ ‘Unintentional discrimination’ at the heart of disability lawsuit against California community college district”.