The suit alleges that Berkeley, long a center for the disability rights movement, is violating landmark federal disability laws.
Issues with mobility, hearing, vision, frailty and intellectual or developmental disabilities make emergency preparedness more challenging. Preparation can help and may save lives.
The North Berkeley station’s only elevator had been closed since March 12, meaning many riders with limited mobility had no access to the stop.
Fire damage to the station’s only elevator will keep BART riders who can’t navigate stairs from using the stop for over a month.
Heumann helped launch Berkeley’s Center for Independent Living, sued to become New York’s first teacher to use a wheelchair and held senior roles in the Clinton and Obama administrations.
Wry, tenacious and determined, Zukas designed Berkeley’s first curb cuts, brought wheelchair-accessible buttons to BART elevators and engineered accessibility improvements around the globe.
Joshua Miele won a MacArthur “genius” prize in 2021. Set up in a new workshop, he’s planning a listening party for the sounds of the aurora borealis and is learning to use his celebrity for good.
Famous for pushing Berkeley to install the country’s first curb cut, the center has also broken ground with its peer counseling program and now helps around 1,000 people per year.
The National Federation of the Blind hopes a settlement the mother reached with BUSD will become a blueprint for other school districts.
Marilyn Golden, a key figure in the drafting and passage of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, died at her home in Berkeley on Sept. 21.
Joshua A. Miele won a prestigious MacArthur Foundation fellowship for his pragmatic inventions that help blind people navigate the physical and digital world.
Berkeley Unified has agreed to settle a 2017 lawsuit alleging it failed to provide an appropriate education for students with dyslexia.