$2.25 Million Fund Available as a Result of US DOJ Settlement with Amtrak

Delawareans with disabilities who were unable to access Amtrak trains at the Newark, Delaware train station may be eligible for financial compensation for their injuries.  The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) recently resolved a long-standing investigation into accessibility of Amtrak stations and facilities. The Disabilities Law Program (DLP) of Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.…

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Information about the COVID-19 Vaccine in Plain Language

The Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) has released a COVID-19-Vaccine-Information-in-Plain-Language. If you think your rights are being violated in getting your COVID-19 vaccine, contact the Disabilities Law Program at the contact info at the bottom of this page. To find a disability rights organization for another state visit https://www.ndrn.org/about/ndrn-member-agencies/. For more information…

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DLP to Monitor Accessibility of Polling Sites

The Disabilities Law Program (“DLP”) of Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (“CLASI”) will be helping to enforce the Help America Vote Act (“HAVA”) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) during the General Election on November 3rd.  “We want to ensure that people with disabilities have full participation in the election process, including accessing polling…

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Make Your Vote Count!

Disabilities Law Program Project Director Laura Waterland and Michelle Bishop of the National Disability Rights Network are presenting a webinar on October 21 about your rights as a voter with a disability, the in-person and remote balloting options available to you, the resources to use if you encounter an accessibility barrier, and more. Register for…

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Voting in the 2020 General Election

The Disabilities Law Program (DLP) has produced an informational video about the voting rights of people with disabilities in the November 2020 election. The video is presented in English and Spanish. A copy of the script for those whose hearing is impaired is available on the Voting Rights page, as well as a copy of…

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Accessible Voting Restored for July 7 Primary

June 29, 2020 Accessible Voting Available for July 7th Presidential Primary The Delaware Department of Elections (“Department”) and Disabilities Law Program of Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (“DLP”) are pleased to announce the reactivation of Delaware’s pilot accessible absentee voting program through Democracy Live. This system offers electronic delivery of accessible ballots, a ballot marking…

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