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The Justice Department announced today it has published a new technical assistance publication about federal laws that protect the rights of voters with disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Voting Rights Act, the National Voter Registration Act and the Help America Vote Act. The publication, “
National Federation of the Blind Applauds Ruling
in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust
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The North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center is Expanding to 10 Additional Counties
The Social Security Administration is pleased to announce the creation of
the new Center for Section 504 Compliance. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities,
and requires the federal government to provide individuals with meaningful
access to government facilities, programs, and services.
Washington (CNN) -- The House of Representatives voted Tuesday night to approve a Senate bill to avert a feared fiscal cliff.
The measure that sought to maintain tax cuts for most Americans but increase rates on the wealthy passed the Democratic-led Senate overwhelmingly early in the day.
Office of the Governor Rick Perry
On December 6, 2012, the FCC announced that the four major wireless carriers – AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile – have agreed to accelerate the availability of text-to-911, with major deployments expected in 2013 and a commitment to nationwide availability by May 15, 2014.