News

November 15, 2019

Transition Bill of Rights

Read Transition Tennessee's Transition Bill of Rights

November 6, 2019

Ruling in Lawsuit Challenging Tennessee Department of Corrections HCV Protocol

In 2016, Disability Rights Tennessee, the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, and Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC filed a lawsuit challenging the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) protocol for treating inmates with HCV. Read more about the recent ruling. 

October 31, 2019

DRT and Partner Investigating Communication in Tennessee Prisons

DRT and the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) are investigating Tennessee prisons for effective communication for deaf inmates. Read our public notice. 

August 7, 2019

2019 Disability Employment Awareness Luncheon

Join us at the 6th Annual Disability Employment Awareness Luncheon on October 24, 2019. It's a BIG DEAL!

August 1, 2019

Policy Watch

The Tennessee General Assembly reconvenes on January 14, 2020 . Learn more about DRT's state-level policy work and sign up for DRT’s Policy Watch to receive weekly legislative updates delivered directly to your email.

June 1, 2019

#HealthCareEquality Benefits Families

After getting a G-tube, a child's daycare refused to care for him. His father had to take 6 weeks off work. What would the family do?

April 1, 2019

Communication is Fundamental to #HealthCareEquality

James is a single dad who is deaf. When he went into cardiac arrest, the hospital did not provide him an interpreter. He was shut out and isolated, unsure of what would happen next.

February 20, 2019

Sarah and Hugo's Fight for #HealthCareEquality

Sarah has a unique bond with her service animal, Hugo. When an inpatient treatment center wouldn't allow Hugo in it looked like Sarah would be prevented from getting the care she needed.  

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