108 results found for: subject:"People with disabilities--Legal status, laws, etc."

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National Citizens Alliance on Disability Issues, Inc.

1988 candidates survey

Columbus (Ohio) - Blank survey consisting of six questions regarding various legislation related to the status of citizens with disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Education of the Handicapped Act and the Medicaid Home and Community Quality Assurance act as well as topics such as subdized accessible housing, personal care attendants, and income maintenance programs.

Elmer C. Bartels Papers



An act establishing the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

Massachusetts - Describing changes to existing laws and the creation of new legislation regarding the rehabilitation of people with disabilities in the state of Massachusetts. Including handwritten notes.

Elmer C. Bartels Papers


Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933-

An act to rename the commission on employment of the handicapped to the governor's commission on the employment of people with disabilities, and to expand its membership

Boston (Mass.) - Proposal to change the name and expand the mission of the Commission on Employment of the Handicapped.

Elmer C. Bartels Papers

1970 Nov. 9

Boston (Mass.). City Council

An ordinance establishing in the city of Boston a commission on the physically handicapped

Boston (Mass.) - Announcing the establishment of a Commission on the Physically Handicapped, including the legal text amended by the insertion of Chapter 18B into the Revised Ordinances of 1961.

Elmer C. Bartels Papers


Bedridden, she 'lobbies' bill through legislature

Massachusetts - About a bill being signed into law which allows for absentee voting in primary elections after a campaign carried on by Helen W. Cummings. Cummings had hired an ambulance to take her the three blocks to the polls during the last primary election to demonstrate the difficulties faced by disabled voters. There is an image of Cummings, bedridden, holding a copy of the bill and surrounded by Lieutenant Go... more

Elmer C. Bartels Papers


Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration & Finance

Boards, councils, committees, commissions

Massachusetts - Listing organization purpose and appointments. Including the Commission on Employment of the Handicapped and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.

Elmer C. Bartels Papers


Chapter 812 'An act providing for public housing for handicapped persons of low income'

Massachusetts - Provides the definition for people with physical disabilities of low income, which the act is about, and contains suggestions as what criteria determines if a person is physically disability and describes the occupancy for a person or people with disabilities living in low income housing. There is information on different areas of the home which must be designed to fit the needs of people with physica... more

Elmer C. Bartels Papers

1994 Dec. 5

United States. District Court (Massachusetts)

Civil action lawsuit against the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Massachusetts - Regarding a suit against the MBTA to bring an injunction to require them to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act in making their stations and transportation accessible. Several plaintiffs who use wheelchairs or are visually impaired are listed along with their allegations against the MBTA.

Judi Chamberlin Papers


Collins witness at handicap hearing today

Boston (Mass.) - Describing a day-long hearing on people with disabilities at city hall in Boston during which various city department heads are expected to "come up with improvements," regarding employment and education.

Elmer C. Bartels Papers

1972 Nov. 1

National Congress of Organizations of the Physically Handicapped

Congress of organizations of the physically handicapped bulletin vol. 8 no. 4 issue 21

Minneapolis (Minn.) - Contains news, information, and resources for people with disabilities. This issue features an article on working towards progress in civil rights for people with disabilities, the Handicapped Expo in Florida, participation in the National Easter Seals convention, and more activity from people with physical disabilities in civic affairs. There are also articles on special programs for people with disa... more

Elmer C. Bartels Papers