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Law Student With a Disability Secures Internship Thanks to NAAD Board Member

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National Association of Attorneys with Disabilities (NAAD) board member, Peter Lynch, helped law student with a disability, Michal Nowicki, secure a summer internship with the Law Department of the Chicago Transit Authority. The position is a 10-week, full-time, paid internship. Michal is completing his second year at the University of Illinois Law School. Last year, Mr. lynch helped… Continue Reading Law Student With a Disability Secures Internship Thanks to NAAD Board Member

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Reed Smith Launches Affinity Group for Attorneys with Disabilities

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REED SMITH LAUNCHES AFFINITY GROUP FOR ATTORNEYS WITH DISABILITIES LEADRS (Looking for Excellence and Advancement of Disabled Attorneys at Reed Smith) Aims to Attract, Support and Retain Attorneys with Disabilities of All Types PITTSBURGH, Pa (August 2, 2016) – Reed Smith LLP today announced the formation of a new affinity group focused on attracting, supporting… Continue Reading Reed Smith Launches Affinity Group for Attorneys with Disabilities

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Join us for Access Success – Live and Online Events

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Access Success is a live and online event that showcases attorneys and law students with disabilities and introduces them to law firms and law departments interested in expanding their own networks of able counsel. Access Success will help organizations comply with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by meeting attorneys and law students with… Continue Reading Join us for Access Success – Live and Online Events

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Speech-to-Text: Accessibility that Works for Everyone

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Above the Law just published a piece by Nicole Black about the usefulness of speech-to-text technology for small firms and solo practitioners. Speech-to-text also provides an accessibility solution to lawyers with disabilities. Do you have experience using speech-to-text technology in your legal work? Share your thoughts, experiences, and tips for others with us on Facebook or Twitter.… Continue Reading Speech-to-Text: Accessibility that Works for Everyone

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The NFB is Investigating Student Loan Communications

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From the National Federation of the Blind headquarters: If you have experienced accessibility issues with student loan communications, we need to hear from you. In October 2014, the National federation of the blind entered into an agreement with the US Department of Education to make all federal student loan information accessible to blind individuals. Under… Continue Reading The NFB is Investigating Student Loan Communications

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NYPLI is Investigating Accessibility at Courthouses

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From the Disabilities Network of NYC: NYLPI – Have you recently needed an Accommodation @ a Courthouse? Did you have difficulties finding / using an accessible entrance; did staff suggesting that you don’t need to or can’t serve on juries; inaccessible bathrooms, offices (clerk’s office, information center),courtrooms (lack of accessible seating, jury boxes, witness boxes,… Continue Reading NYPLI is Investigating Accessibility at Courthouses

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Call for Proposals/ Publication Opportunity

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From the DREAM (DREAM is part fo the AHEAD organisation) listserve: CFP: Literatures of Madness: Disability Studies and Mental Health (15 January 2017) We are seeking essay proposals for a peer-reviewed edited volume, Literatures of Madness: Disability Studies and Mental Health, which will be submitted to the Literary Disability Studies book series at Palgrave Macmillan.… Continue Reading Call for Proposals/ Publication Opportunity