Increase of Disability Discrimination Complaints to Education Department

From Disability Scoop - “Complaints To Education Department Largely Disability-Related.”

What You Need to Know

  • Half of civil rights complaints sent to the U.S. Department of Education had to do with disability discrimination.
    • 4,800 reports on violations of disability law out of the 10,392 total received (46% for FY 2015)
  • Office of Civil Rights ensures that there is equal access and prohibits discrimination based on disability.
    • Education Department reported that there was a rise of complaints were associated with web accessibility for students with disabilities.

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