BGL partners with CommunicationFIRST to advocate for communication access and rights for people with disabilities.

Brown, Goldstein & Levy is thrilled to help celebrate three years of CommunicationFIRST fighting for communication access and rights for people of all ages and disabilities who cannot depend on speech alone to be heard and understood. To mark the occasion, BGL is participating in CommunicationFIRST’s October 7th birthday blitz matching campaign, the funds from which will be used to advance this critical work.

CommunicationFIRST is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of the more than 5 million children and adults in the United States who, due to disability or other condition, cannot rely on speech alone to be heard and understood.

Brown, Goldstein & Levy is a national leader in breaking down barriers and fighting in court for the rights of people with disabilities. For decades, our attorneys have worked to ensure that programs and services offered by private companies and government alike are fully accessible to individuals with disabilities. Recently, BGL managing partner Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum obtained permission for the board chair of CommunicationFIRST to use accessible technology during an educator licensing exam – as mandated by the ADA – which was initially unlawfully denied.

“The battle for equality is not one we fight in isolation. To achieve meaningful change, we need to pursue justice, together,” said Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum, managing partner of Brown, Goldstein & Levy. “We are proud to partner with CommunicationFIRST as we work toward our shared goal of ending prejudice and discrimination against people with disabilities for good.”

Learn more about CommunicationFIRST here.