2016 Disability Civil Rights Law Series: Public Benefits
Date training recorded: Aug 17, 2016
Trainer(s): Antoinette Dozier, Greg Bass
Sponsoring Organization(s): Western Center on Law & Poverty (WCLP), National Center for Law and Economic Justice
Federal and California disability rights laws guarantee meaningful access to county government benefits, programs and services. Yet clients encounter architectural, transportation and communication barriers (e.g. lack of sign language interpreters and alternative-to-print formats). Counties also fail to adjust rigid timelines, assist with paperwork, or make other reasonable policy modifications. With staff cuts, services are increasingly migrated to inaccessible telephone systems and websites. This training will discuss the law and lessons learned from advocacy, and offer practical resources related to access.
Note: This is one webinar in a series of Disability Rights Law webinars that offer an overview of relevant legal authority, as well as advocacy tips and practical resources. Subsequent sessions will focus on disability rights issues arising within particular practice contexts. Be sure to check out previous webinars in the series here: https://www.laaconline.org/train/filter/
Antionette Dozier, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Greg Bass, National Center for Law and Economic Justice
1 Hour of general MCLE available.
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