Update: As of March 4, 2021, the Los Angeles Community College District, also known as LACCD, withdrawed their intention to file with the U.S. Supreme Court. Please see this Press Release from the LACCD. (Link Is External)
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Advocacy Alert Summary
The Americans With Disabilities Act, (also known as ADA), is a law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. Unfortunately, this law is under attack this week as the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) tries to argue to the Supreme Court that unintentional harm is not prohibited under the law. This case is known as Payan Vs. LACCD.
Blind students who are currently attending LACCD can’t use classroom materials, textbooks, educational platforms, and even websites! This is because of access barriers that the students brought a case in federal court to fix the problems. However, instead of taking steps to remove the barriers to blind students, the college district plans to ask the United States Supreme Court to rule that people with disabilities cannot bring a case under a “disparate impact” theory of discrimination.
Unfortunately, the ruling that the college District wants from the Supreme Court would make it impossible for disabled people to challenge that kind of discrimination!
Below, you will find a link to one of the tweets from the @armandovias Twitter Account.