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  • AC Launches Access LA Mobile App for People with Mobility Impairments

    Here is a tool to help people find accessible facilities and services. Read More

    By:
    Advocacy Center (Lafayette Office)
  • A Guide to Disability Rights Laws

    Federal civil rights laws that enforce equal opportunity for people with disabilities. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section
  • Employment Rights of the Disabled

    Protections on the job for people with disabilities, under federal and Louisiana law. Read More

    By:
    Advocacy Center
  • Louisiana Fair Housing

    See this brochure to learn some basic things about fair housing laws and housing discrimination. Content Detail

    By:
    Acadiana Legal Service Corporation
  • National Library Service for the Blind and Print Handicapped -- That All May Read

    Find our about free talking books and other services available for free from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Handicapped. Use the link to go to a question-and-answer page. Content Detail

    By:
    Library of Congress
  • ADA Questions and Answers

    This question and answer document from the U.S. Department of Justice's web site explains how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives persons with disabilities certain rights to non-discrimination in state and local government programs, activities and services, and in public accommodations. Content Detail

  • How to Get Legal Help/Como Obtener Ayuda Legal

    Information in English and Spanish about how to get help from programs that offer free help to qualified people. Lea aquí para aprender cómo obtener ayuda gratis con problemas legales, ayuda de los programas para las personas de ingresos bajos. Content Detail

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans

    From the organization's site: "Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (JFS) is a social service agency dedicated to preserving, strengthening and enhancing the well-being and self-sufficiency of individuals and families at every stage of life.... Jewish Family Service is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and a community impact partner of United Way of Southeast Louisiana." "JFS helps the community strengthen the family and the individual to reach their full potential through various programs and services including: providing individual and group counseling, educating our young people about depression and suicide prevention, promoting independence for the elderly, providing case management, and assisting in adoptions." Content Detail

  • The Olmstead Supreme Court Decision in a Nutshell

    Information and resources for people with disabilities and advocates. Content Detail

    By:
    OlmsteadRights.org
  • Voting Rights Institute

    See this site for information about voting -- there is an interactive map where you can get information for your state. Content Detail

    By:
    Voting Rights Institute
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