South Carolina Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021 Governor’s Proclamation
Hurricane season is in full swing and added to the additional concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever that broadcast media professionals are keeping people with disabilities in mind…
Able South Carolina and ILRU at TIRR Memorial Hermann Announce the Disability Vaccine Access Opportunities Center (DVAO Center)
***UPDATE: The deadline has been extended to November 19, 2021. Please read our latest statement for details and updated RFA*** COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA and HOUSTON, TEXAS – September 23, 2021.…
Disability rights groups and parents of children with disabilities filed a federal lawsuit today challenging a South Carolina law that bans school districts from imposing mask mandates in schools. The parents and disability rights groups represent students whose disability, including underlying health conditions, makes them particularly susceptible to severe illness from COVID-19, and argue that the ban on mask mandates effectively excludes these students from public schools, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.
In honor of the 31st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act today (July 26), join us in urging our legislators to protect the rights of South Carolinians with disabilities.
In 1999, the US Supreme Court declared that the unjustified segregation of people with disabilities counts as discrimination, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
We are frustrated to hear of the use of handcuffs on a Black elementary school girl with a disability in South Carolina. While we understand that the administrators were concerned…
What would help you feel safer and more prepared during a natural disaster? If you are a person with a disability, please join us to share about any experiences or barriers you may have faced during a natural disaster. These could be issues such as communication, shelter, transportation, or others.
Recently, we announced a new SC Statehouse bill that would end subminimum wage for people with disabilities. Since a lot of people don’t even know that subminimum wage legally exists, we wanted to share some basic info about it on this FAQ page.
A joint resolution filed at the SC Statehouse on Tuesday aims to end subminimum wage for people with disabilities in South Carolina.