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  • Know Your Rights: A Guide for Young People with Disabilities in Washington State

    Knowing your rights as a person with a disability is an important part of being an effective self-advocate and making decisions about your own life. This guide is designed to provide young people with disabilities information and resources so that you can understand and exercise your legal rights. Read More

    By:
    Washington Leadership Institute
  • How to Ask for a Reasonable Accommodation of Your Disability from the Office of Administrative Hearings

    8406EN - The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) must make sure its services and its hearings are fully available to all persons with disabilities. This may mean OAH needs to make a change in the way it handles a hearing or communicates with you to make sure you have the same chance to take part in the hearings as a person without disabilities. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Disability Rights Washington

    Disability Rights Washington (DRW) is a private, non-profit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide. Content Detail

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    Disability Rights Washington
  • Video - 10 Tips for Attorneys Working with Deaf and Deaf-Blind Clients: A Video in ASL

    This video presents tips for advocates working with Deaf and Deaf-Blind clients. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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    American Sign Language
  • ADA Paratransit Eligibility: How to Make Your Case

    The purpose of this handout is to assist people with disabilities to obtain an accurate and fair ADA paratransit eligibility determination. Many people with disabilities who should be eligible for paratransit services according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are denied eligibility because transit agencies are not accurately assessing their capacities. Read More

    By:
    Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
  • Americans with Disabilities Act - Questions and Answers

    8402EN - The Americans with Disabilities Act gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications. Read More

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    EEOC
  • DSHS Help for People with Disabilities: Necessary Supplemental Accommodations

    7151EN - If you get DSHS benefits, such as TANF, SFA, Disability Lifeline, Medicaid, or food assistance, DSHS must accommodate your disabilities. This means that DSHS must try to make their services and benefits available to you to the same extent that they are available to people without a disability. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Protecting the Rights of Persons Living with HIV/Aids

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications.People with HIV, both symptomatic and asymptomatic, are protected by the ADA.The ADA also protects persons who are discriminated against because they have a record of or are regarded as having HIV, or they have a known association or relationship with an individual who has HIV. Read More

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    U.S. DoJ Civil Rights Division
  • Questions and Answers: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Persons with HIV/AIDS

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives federal civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications. People living with HIV or AIDS are protected by the ADA. Read More

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    U.S. DoJ Civil Rights Division
  • Reasonable Accommodations & Modifications: A Guide for Residents with Disabilities

    The Fair Housing Partners wrote this guidebook to help rental applicants and residents, and members of condominiums and homeowner associations understand the reasonable accommodation and modification process. 8408EN Content Detail

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    Fair Housing Partners of Washington State

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  • ADA Paratransit Eligibility: How to Make Your Case

    The purpose of this handout is to assist people with disabilities to obtain an accurate and fair ADA paratransit eligibility determination. Many people with disabilities who should be eligible for paratransit services according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are denied eligibility because transit agencies are not accurately assessing their capacities. Read More

    By:
    Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

State and Federal Nondiscrimination Laws (3)+

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

    The complete text of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Read More

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    ADA.gov
  • Guide to Disability and WA State Nondiscrimination Laws

    In Washington State, the Legislature has enacted a broad definition of disability that increases protections for persons with medical, psychological, and other impairments. The Washington definition is different than the definition found in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – it is broader, covers more medical conditions, and is not restricted to a condition that substantially limits a major life activity. Temporary conditions, including pregnancy related disabilities, can be included under the protections. Read More

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    WA State Human Rights Commission
  • Facts about the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which took effect July 26, 1992, prohibits private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies and labor unions from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. Read More

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    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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