News

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 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.

March 16, 2020

Make Media Briefings Accessible

As Tennessee continues to prepare for the COVID-19 outbreak, it is paramount that as many people as possible understand information shared in televised press conferences and media briefings. 

February 24, 2020

Setting the Bar for Web Accessibility

DRT has launched the Recite Me toolbar to make its website inclusive and accessible for all. Learn more about using the toolbar. 

February 18, 2020

Celebrate Brain Injury Month at the 31st Annual Brain Injury Conference

March is brain injury awareness month! Join others in celebrating this month by attending a free conference in Nashville!

January 28, 2020

Two Opportunities to Meet with Hamilton County Department of Education!

Join DRT and STEP, Inc. for two information exchange sessions with Hamilton County Department of Education about services for students with disabilities in Hamilton County. 

January 24, 2020

Disability Group Opposes Regulations on Service Animals on Flights

National Disability Rights Network shares their position on recent news regarding the U.S. Department of Transportation's proposal regarding service and emotional support animals in air travel. 

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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