News

  • November 29, 2022

    Celebrating the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: IDEA

    On November 29th, we celebrate the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the impact it has had in ensuring students with disabilities have the equal opportunity for an appropriate education. What is IDEA? The IDEA, or the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is a very important law that ensures children with disabilities are provided […]

  • November 10, 2022

    New assessment aims at accessibility in marketing

    View original article here. KATELYNN WHITE NOV 3, 2022 Nashville content marketing firm Crayons & Marketers has launched a diversity and inclusion marketing assessment helping brands target all audiences, including individuals with disabilities. According to founder and chief marketing strategist Jacqueline Hayes, the study asks a broad range of questions that touch on various types […]

  • November 2, 2022

    DIDD Launches MAPs Program in Middle Tennessee

    Program supports young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live, work and travel independently

  • October 20, 2022

    DEAL 2022 Sponsors

    Thank you to our 2022 Disability Employment Awareness Luncheon (DEAL) sponsors that make our event possible

  • October 15, 2022

    Celebrating Marlene Sallo, NDRN’s new Executive Director

    On October 16, 2022, Marlene Sallo will become the first woman, first Latina, and first person with a disability to be appointed as Executive Director of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN). In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) is delighted to honor Marlene and her lifelong commitment to advocacy.

  • June 14, 2022

    Keeping Disability Bias Protections Up to Date as Technologies Emerge

    In May, the Department of Justice and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission each issued new warnings against disability discrimination by employers’ use of artificial intelligence tools. DRT Attorney Nathan Walsh has authored a blog post for Tennessee Works.

  • April 27, 2022

    Complaint Brings Welcome Improvements to Tennessee’s Guidelines on Access to Healthcare during a Crisis

    As a result of a complaint brought by Disability Rights Tennessee and other disability rights advocate, Tennessee has improved its guidelines on healthcare allocation during a healthcare crisis.

  • April 27, 2022

    Investigative Report Highlights Dangerous Conditions at Wilder

    Investigative report, Designed to Fail, puts a spotlight on dangerous conditions at Wilder Youth Center Groups call for immediate reforms by the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services

  • March 1, 2022

    Erasing the Mark: Mental Health Stigma in the Legal Profession

    In collaboration with the Nashville School of Law Legal Aid Society, DRT reviews the stigma of mental health in the legal profession.