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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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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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Announcements Litigation

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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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.

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Agreements Announcements Press Releases

Bay Area Transit Agencies Agree to Make the RTC Clipper Card and Disability Verification Process More Accessible to Disabled Riders

SAN FRANCISCO, September 24, 2019 — TRE Legal Practice is pleased to announce a Settlement Agreement with the Bay Area’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) that will make regional transit more accessible to disabled riders. The Agreement is the result of collaborative structured negotiations between TRE Legal Practice and MTC, the transportation planning, financing, and coordinating […]

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Fraud Whistleblower Seeks Redress for Inaccessible Public Website that Cost California $66 Million

OAKLAND, May 20, 2019 (updated July 26, 2019) — TRE Legal Practice alleges that Conduent, Inc. defrauded taxpayers when the company built a $66 million state park reservation website that hundreds of thousands of Californians with disabilities cannot use. The suit seeks damages on behalf of the People of the State of California and injunctive […]

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Agreements

TRE Legal Helps Obtain Settlement For Inaccessible Federal Agency Website

      Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act is an often overlooked and underutilized law.  Basically, the law requires that the agencies of the federal executive branch ensure that tax dollars are only spent on electronic information technology (“EIT”) that can be used by disabled people.  Accessible EIT, such as software and websites, can open up […]