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Jury Trial Victory for Blind Business Owner

Yes, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if a blind business owner comes to a government office to file her paper form, staff do need to read and write on official forms under her direction. That’s the verdict a federal jury in California delivered against Alameda County on Tuesday, April 3, 2024.

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Innovative fraud whistleblower suit in website case produces multimillion-dollar damages settlement and remediation plan

We are pleased announce a precedential settlement of one of our impact cases involving the California Department of Parks and Recreation’s camping reservations website.

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Blind Leader Wins $2 Million Settlement Over Inaccessible California Parks Website

The $2 million settlement over an inaccessible California parks website ranks as one of the largest resolutions of web access litigation in the U.S.

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External Litigation

William Goren discusses the appellate decision in Orozco v. Garland

In “Is There a Private Cause of Action for Violations of § 508 of the Rehabilitation Act?,” William Goren discusses a D.C. Circuit appellate decision in a TRE Legal Practice case that went in our client’s favor. The decision established that, under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, 29 U.S.C. § 794d, “an employee of the federal government who runs into an issue with the technology being utilized by the federal government being inaccessible to them” can sue.

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Ensuring the Accessibility of California’s Online Examinations

TRE Legal Practice (TRE) and Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) filed a disability rights lawsuit in California State Court against the California Department of Insurance (CDI) for its failure to ensure the accessibility of its licensing exam for insurance agents to blind applicants. The lawsuit also includes claims against PSI Services, the private entity that CDI […]

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External Litigation

William Goren discusses Martinez v. County of Alameda

In his post “Fundamental Alteration, Undue Burden, Deliberate Indifference, Facially Neutral Policies, and the Title II entity,” attorney William Goren discusses the January 21, 2021 Order Denying [Defendants’] Motion to Dismiss in our case, Martinez v. County of Alameda et al., 512 F. Supp. 3d 978 (N.D. Cal. 2021): The case involves a blind individual […]

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Innovation & Accessibility at West Valley College

To address this, TRE Legal Practice worked on behalf of two blind college students to reach a settlement agreement with West Valley College, using an alternative to lawsuits called structured negotiations.

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Announcements

Update for Uber Riders Accompanied by Service Animals

The case of National Federation of the Blind v. Uber Technologies, Inc., 14-cv-04086 NC (N.D. Cal.), challenges discrimination experienced by riders with service animals who want to use the Uber ridesharing service. We are preparing to return to court to address ongoing discrimination and need your statement by April 17, 2020, in support of the effort.

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CSUN 2020 Update: Digital Accessibility Legal Update Canceled

In light of the evolving nature and uncertainty about the novel coronavirus COVID-19, Tim Elder, Principal Attorney at TRE Legal Practice, will not be attending the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference in Anaheim this year. Unfortunately, that means the “2020 Digital Accessibility Legal Update” he would have been presenting along with Lainey Feingold will also be […]

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Litigation

Crucial Decision Validates Fraud Whistleblower Suit

In a crucial decision upholding equal access to the Internet, on November 5, 2019, a state court in Alameda County validated the legal bases underlying a fraud whistleblower complaint against Conduent, Inc. and Conduent State & Local Solutions for developing a public website that is inaccessible to people with disabilities.