Federal judge rules against the city of Los Angeles

A Federal District Court in California ruled that the city of Los Angeles failed to adequately prepare to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities in the event of a disaster in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  The court said that the city violated the rights of people with disabilities by failing to plan for accessible emergency shelters, transportation, and communications.  The court ordered city officials to meet with representatives of the disability community to prepare a proposal to remedy the problems.  For more information, see http://disabilityrightslegalcenter.org/documents/PressRelease-CourtFindsCityofLADiscriminatesAgainstPeopleWithDisabilitiesinEmergencyPlans.pdf

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