BGL honored with 2020 Outstanding Achievement Award

Washington Lawyers’ Committee is recognizing Brown Goldstein & Levy, Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient, for our hard work on behalf of people who are blind.
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Andrew D. Levy selected for the 2020 Lorraine Sheehan Lifetime Achievement Award

DRM announces Andy Levy as 2020 honoree of the Lorraine Sheehan Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his service to people with disabilities.
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New Hampshire Voters with Disabilities Demand Access to State’s Inaccessible Absentee Voting Process

A coalition of disability organizations has filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State William Gardner and the New Hampshire Department of State asserting discrimination against voters with disabilities who are unable to independently and privately mark an absentee paper ballot due to blindness, low vision, or physical disability.
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National Federation of the Blind Files Motion in Federal Court to Hold Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson in Contempt for Violating Agreement with the Blind

After preventing the blind from voting, Federal Court asked to hold Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson in contempt of Court.
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Accessible Voting Available for July 7th Presidential Primary in Delaware

The Delaware Department of Elections and Disabilities Law Program of Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. are pleased to announce the reactivation of Delaware’s pilot accessible absentee voting program through Democracy Live.
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Lawsuit Challenges Nonprofit’s Denial of Benefits to Employee’s Same-Sex Spouse

A gay employee challenges the Catholic Relief Service’s withdrawal of health benefits for his husband. The lawsuit was filed under Title VII.
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National Federation of the Blind Sues Duke University

The lawsuit filed alleges that Duke failed to ensure that blind students can interact with digital content and platforms and access course materials.
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Agreement Reached for New York’s June Accessible Absentee Voting Program

A federal court has approved an agreement between the NYS Board of Elections (NYS BOE) and disability groups that provides voters a more accessible absentee ballot for the upcoming June 23 Primary Election.
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Blind Students and Advocates Resolve Dispute with College Board over AP Exams

The College Board has agreed to allow certain students to re-take AP exams using hard-copy tactile graphics and to administer hard-copy Braille tests to students who were already approved for Braille and who request to take or re-take their exams with hard-copy Braille.
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Complaint Alleges Township Blocked Opening of Residential Care Home Because of Discrimination

Plaintiffs Monica and Richard Plack and Gram and Gramp’s House is Home, LLC, filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against Perry Township, Ohio, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
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