News

May 19, 2021

Trivette v. TDOC

Deaf and hard of hearing inmates in Tennessee are not being treated fairly. Disability Rights Tennessee and Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center filed a complaint. In May 2021, the court gave preliminary injunction because deaf inmates did not have equal access to prison phone use. 

May 19, 2021

Digital Accessibility

A look at the benefits of digital accessibility for companies and people with disabilities. 

May 17, 2021

Reflections on Lane v. Tennessee

A look back at Lane v. Tennessee and it's lasting impact on Tennesseans with disabiities. 

March 15, 2021

DEAL 2021 Sponsors

Thank you to our 2021 Disability Employment Awareness Luncheon (DEAL) sponsors that make our event possible

March 10, 2021

Disability Day on the Hill 2021

Disability Day on the Hill 2021 was virtual! Review the presentations and trainings and learn about ways you can continue to be involved.

March 2, 2021

Get to know Ernie Dianastasis, DEAL Keynote

Interview with Ernie Dianastasis, DRT's 2021 Disability Employment Awareness Luncheon (DEAL) Keynote Speaker to gain insight into how he began his work and gathered some inclusive employment tips for businesses.

March 1, 2021

Advocating During a Virtual Legislative Session

Tips and Tricks for Advocating During a Virtual Legislative Session.

February 1, 2021

Investigations of Safety in Jails and Juvenile Detention Centers During COVID-19

Information about DRT's recent work investigating conditions for Tennesseans with disabilities in jails and juvenile detention centers during COVID-19.

January 8, 2021

2021 Legislative Events

A list and links to the 2021 Legislative Session events.

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

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