disability rights http://kplu.org en Deaf Student Claims Medical School In Yakima Denied Him Access http://kplu.org/post/deaf-student-claims-medical-school-yakima-denied-him-access <p></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156345659&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 17460 at http://kplu.org Deaf Student Claims Medical School In Yakima Denied Him Access Disability Rights Groups Call for End to Sub-Minimum Wage http://kplu.org/post/disability-rights-groups-call-end-sub-minimum-wage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You may be surprised to know that under federal law, employers may not have to pay minimum wage if the worker is disabled. Now, disability rights activists in Seattle are joining a national movement to change that law, which dates back to 1938.</span></p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 10949 at http://kplu.org Disability Rights Groups Call for End to Sub-Minimum Wage Deaf student can sue medical school for discrimination http://kplu.org/post/deaf-student-can-sue-medical-school-discrimination <p></p><p>A Seattle man with profound hearing loss has won a key battle in his fight with Creighton University Medical School in Nebraska over accommodating his disability. The case could have ramifications for other institutions of higher education.</p><p>Michael Argenyi, who received his undergraduate degree from Seattle University, asked Creighton to pay for interpreters and a real time captioning service known as CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation). The medical school refused, offering other services instead. Argenyi sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:02:15 +0000 Paula Wissel 7570 at http://kplu.org Seattle expands definition of service animal http://kplu.org/post/seattle-expands-definition-service-animal <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-948090.mp3</p><p>When you think of a service animal, you probably think of a dog sitting next to someone who’s blind.&nbsp; But under <a href="http://clerk.ci.seattle.wa.us/%7Escripts/nph-brs.exe?s1=&amp;s3=117053&amp;s4=&amp;s2=&amp;s5=&amp;Sect4=AND&amp;l=20&amp;Sect2=THESON&amp;Sect3=PLURON&amp;Sect5=CBORY&amp;Sect6=HITOFF&amp;d=ORDF&amp;p=1&amp;u=%2F%7Epublic%2Fcbory.htm&amp;r=1&amp;f=G">new civil rights legislation </a>in Seattle,&nbsp; the city defines " service animal” as:</p> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 19:32:46 +0000 Paula Wissel 636 at http://kplu.org Seattle expands definition of service animal