National Federation of the Blind and Disability Rights North Carolina Sue UNC Health Care and Nash UNC Health Care

NFB Press Release

Today, the National Federation of the Blind and Disability Rights North Carolina, along with individual blind plaintiffs, filed suit against the UNC Health Care System, Nash UNC Health Care, and contractors for systematically discriminating against blind patients in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  The lawsuit alleges that blind patients do not receive critical communications in alternate formats – such as Braille, large print, or electronic documents – only standard print. This causes financial and personal hardships for blind patients and does not allow them to keep their medical information private.

Plaintiffs are represented by Jessie Weber and attorneys at Disability Rights North Carolina.

View filled complaint here.

View press release here.