A gap analysis identified more than 200 sources of information about preventable healthcare inequities faced by people with disabilities. Medical guidelines are in development to make healthcare more equitable for all.
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December 2023 Update on ADA Supreme Court Case: The Supreme Court of the United States ruled the Acheson v. Laufer case moot. This case was in regards to the standing of ADA Testers. Below you will find a plain language explanation of the case and the decision of the Supreme Court. You can find more information and background on this specific case on our blog: Disability Law Spotlight: Acheson v. Laufer
ADA Supreme Court Case Update
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On September 8, 2023, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, added nationwide American Sign Language (ASL) services in an effort to make suicide prevention more accessible. In 2020, as directed by Congress through the enacted budget for Fiscal Year 2021, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), launched the 988 dialing code through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The creation of 988 expanded access for people experiencing mental health crisis through an easily remembered three-digit number.
Disability Law Spotlight: SCOTUS is expected to hear Acheson v. Laufer on October 4, 2023. Disability rights activists are watching this case closely, as it it may drastically reduce the ability of marginalized communities (including people with disabilities, people of color, and women) to use such laws to protect their communities from discrimination.
The National Center for Disability, Equity, and Intersectionality is funded by the Administration for Community Living through funding opportunity number 90NCDE0001-01-00. This website formerly included the work of the Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities.