Charles Tubre, long time advocate for people with disabilities, died on December 18, 2014, of heart failure at the age of 73. A memorial service will be held to honor Charlie's life at the Advocacy Center, 8325 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA, on Sunday, January 18, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
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Advocacy Center Lawsuit Alleges that Agency Fails to Accommodate People with Disabilities
The Advocacy Center, in collaboration with attorney David Williams, negotiated clarifications to Louisiana’s waiver eligibility policies to better explain that individuals with an income over 300% of the federal SSI benefit rate are still eligible for most waivers.
Cardtronics, one of the largest ATM providers in the world, has reached a $1.5 million settlement for allegedly failing to follow a previous court settlement in which the company said it would work to make its ATMs friendly to blind and visually-impaired users.
Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP) has agreed to provide a number of accommodations to Mark Whitted, a man who is visually impaired and has significant disabilities, including a traumatic brain injury.