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Posted on: 2019/11/26

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! From Kevin Williams, CCDC Civil Rights Legal Program Director I won’t be joining you, but thanks for the invitation. As we all know, there is “no place like home for the holidays.” So why is it that I and so many of my friends, colleagues, clients and CCDC members who use motorized or …

Posted on: 2019/11/15

                Nearly three decades after a landmark federal law mandated that public facilities be made equally accessible to those with disabilities, there are still thousands of public places in Colorado Springs and El Paso County that don’t comply and no clear plan to fix most of them. City …

Posted on: 2019/10/30

On Monday, the Transportation Legislative Review Committee heard about the Regional Transportation District’s proposed service cuts, as well as their effect on customers with disabilities. “Without RTD, our ability to really reap the promises of the Americans With Disabilities Act, which turns 30 next year, is gone,” said Julie Reiskin, executive director of the Colorado …

Posted on: 2019/10/30

“There is nothing more important than RTD.” That’s what Jule Reiskin, executive director of the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, said just a few moments after she testified before lawmakers Monday about a recent proposal from the Regional Transportation District that would significantly curtail service. Reiskin, who uses a wheelchair, told members of the Transportation Legislative Review Committee …

Posted on: 2019/10/28

Pueblo advocates among flyers who’ve experienced losing mobility far from home After a United Airlines flight three years ago, Isabelle Briar ripped open her thumb as she pushed her wheelchair away from the gate. The airline had cracked the metal grip ring, leaving a sharp, protruding shard. The same airline ignored Cindy Otis’ complaints about …

Posted on: 2018/11/27

As of November 26, 2018, until February 1, 2019, the CCDC Civil Rights Legal Program will not be taking any new cases or intakes. We do not receive funding to provide referrals. Therefore, if you have a legal problem that you think we can assist with, you will need to contact another attorney until January …

Posted on: 2018/11/01

If you haven’t voted yet, and you know who you are, you better do so and do it FAST! During each election, I get asked “Kevin, which of these judges should I vote to retain?” The truth is these questions don’t really affect what CCDC Civil Rights lawyers do. Here’s why: the judges on your …


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