News

June 2, 2020

DRT's Statement on Racial Justice

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) supports those rejecting racism and demanding justice for another needless death.

April 27, 2020

Hospital Visitor Tip Sheet for Individuals with Disabilities Who Need a Support Person

Hospitals may now have “no-visitor” policies because of COVID-19. This tip sheet may help individuals with disabilities navigate these policies. 

April 17, 2020

TN Hospitals’ Policies on Visitors

Links to Tennessee Hospitals’ Policies on Visitors for People with Disabilities During COVID-19.

April 3, 2020

DRT Welcomes New Legal Director Jack Derrybery

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) is excited to welcome our new Legal Director Jack W. Derryberry, Jr. starting April 13th,, 2020. 

March 31, 2020

Lawsuit Filed Addressing TDOC Denial of Effective Communication

Deaf and hard of hearing individuals in TDOC Custody are regularly denied Effecive Communication Despite Legal requirments, so Disability Rights Tennessee and Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) filed a Complaint in the federal district court for the Middle District of Tennessee to rectify. 

March 28, 2020

TN COVID Treatment Rationing Plan Triggers Disability Discrimination Complaint

Disability discrimination complaint filed over COVID-19 treatment rationing plan in Tennessee.

March 20, 2020

COVID-19 Information & Resources

Information and resources about COVID-19 for people with disabilities. 

March 18, 2020

Make Fast-Food Drive Thru Services Accessible

Guidance from DRT on making fast-food drive-thru services accessible for customers who are deaf and hard of hearing.

March 16, 2020

DRT's COVID-19 Response & Guidance

DRT staff are working remotely due to COVID-19. In this piece we we share details of our internal response and our guidance to health departments, state and local agencies, and other entities disseminating information about and planning responses to this evolving public-health situation.

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) is a nonprofit legal services organization that provides free legal advocacy services to protect the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities.

Middle Tennessee (Admin Office)

2 International Plaza, Suite 825
Nashville, TN 37217

Phone: 615-298-1080
Fax: 615-298-2046

East Tennessee

9050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 101-B
Knoxville, TN 37923

Phone: 865-670-2944
Fax: 865-470-7028

West Tennessee

1407 Union Avenue, Suite 1015
Memphis, TN 38104

Phone: 901-458-6013
Fax: 901-249-2933