The Advocacy Center of Louisiana recently represented a former Marine who suffered a life-altering brain injury three years ago at Orleans Parish Prison. A settlement was announced on Monday, July 27, 2015, the day the lawsuit had been set for trial.
The Advocacy Center of Louisiana today launched Access LA, its new mobile application for people with mobility impairments. This mobile app, the first of its kind in Louisiana, will help people with mobility impairments find out the accessibility of restaurants, retail, and public venues across the state.
Meet AC Board Members Amy Lee Wilson!
July 26, 2015 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.
Each summer, the National Disability Rights Network's annual conference brings together staff of P&A agencies across the country to learn more about the issues people with disabilities face every day. AC staff members David Gallegos, Stephanie Patrick, and Ron Lospennato were invited to present at this year's conference, held on June 1-5 in Indianapolis, IN.
During the recent legislative session, the Louisiana Senate and House of Representatives passed Resolution No. 8, honoring lifelong disability rights activist and long-time AC Program Director Charles Tubre, who died in December 2014.