Investigations of MCI-Shirley and MCI-Norfolk

On April 27, 2020, DLC informed the Department of Correction that it had found probable cause to initiate investigations of MCI-Shirley and MCI-Norfolk based on reports of prisoners with disabilities within the facilities being denied appropriate treatment and services and living in unsanitary conditions.

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DLC & Partners Urge DPH to adopt a statewide hospital visitor policy to accommodate people with disabilities during COVID-19.

DLC and several partners submitted a letter to the Department of Public Health on April 17th urging the adoption of a statewide hospital visitor policy that includes reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities who require a support person to remain with them in the hospital.

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Letter regarding patients with lupus who cannot get their medication, because of COVID-19 issues

Joined by a lupus advocate, a medical school professor and a patient organization, the Disability Law Center sent this letter to state officials, urging them to protect lupus patients who are unable to get their medication because of prescribing practices related to the coronavirus.  The letter was signed by 38 rheumatologists and other medical professionals, as well as other disability rights advocates. Please read the attached letter to learn about this issue and our valued partners in this important work.

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Notice Of Proposed Settlement Of Class Action Lawsuit

MIT Web Captioning Settlement

NOTICE OF PROPOSED SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT ATTENTION: ALL PEOPLE WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING WHO WANT CAPTIONING OF MIT?S ONLINE CONTENT
If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have tried to access or would like to access online video content of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“MIT”) with captions or to access MIT’s online audio content with a transcript, you may be a member of the proposed Settlement Class affected by this lawsuit. The Settlement Class in this case does not include students of MIT.  This is a court-authorized notice.
PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY. YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE AFFECTED BY LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IN THIS CASE

 

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