Laws in 39 states and Washington, D.C., allow judges to strip voting rights from people with mental disorders ranging from schizophrenia to Down syndrome who are deemed “incapacitated” or “incompetent.”
Santa Cruz County has taken steps to improve internet accessibility in its rural parts but wants local government to have more of a say in federal and state broadband policy discussions.
In light of security concerns, states moved to paper ballots. Now voters with disabilities are losing access.
In many jurisdictions, cops’ noncompliance with the law has led to strain and miscommunication with the deaf community.
As Washington moved to reduce federal funding for women’s health, the battle over affordable birth control and other women’s health services shifted to state capitals.
Good-quality, affordable broadband is the difference between inclusion or exclusion from society.
“Transportation agencies know surprisingly little about the people and places that they serve…” said MassDOT’s secretary at a Brookings Institution event in Washington, D.C.
EveryoneOn has already brought affordable, reliable internet to 405,000 homes in 48 states, and the nonprofit is about to embark on a nine-month effort to expand its work.
Landlords of multi-unit dwellings who attempt to offer only one internet service provider to residents will have to open their doors to resident-requested alternatives, if first-of-its-kind legislation passes.
Are inaccessible features on government websites making it harder for people with disabilities to vote?
The sidewalk extensions trade parking for public spaces promoting walking, biking, community and economic development.
Procurement reforms, innovation teams and testing policies are a few recommendations from experts at NASCIO’s midyear conference in Baltimore.
89 percent of local government leaders recently surveyed had little or no knowledge of the requirements for digital accessibility.
The Knight Cities Challenge awards 'Give a Park, Get a Park' proposal a major grant to better manage city resources and work with local property owners.
A light rail extension and bus fleet replacement are the biggest investment, but Muni also has smaller adjustments in the works.
“We all have a fundamental right to be exactly who we are, regardless of gender identity or expression,” says Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Around 500 sidewalk kiosks will replace payphones by mid-summer, creating a network of high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots across the city.
There are still about 47 million people in the United States who don't have an Internet connection.
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