Press Releases & Statements

Beloved Disability Rights Leader Marca Bristo Dies at 66

09.08.19

CHICAGO — September 8, 2019 —Internationally renowned disability rights leader Marca Bristo died this morning from cancer. Marca founded and...

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Reflecting on the Americans with Disabilities Act

07.26.19

Access Living today celebrates the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the landmark civil rights legislation that set the...

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Ford Foundation Appoints Marca Bristo to its Board of Trustees

06.20.19

NEW YORK — The Ford Foundation announced today that Marca Bristo has been elected to serve as members of its...

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Policy Positions & Legal Cases

Disability Organization Appeals Its Dismissal from Uber Lawsuit

06.12.19

CHICAGO – Chicago disability nonprofit Access Living today appealed its dismissal from a lawsuit against Uber Technologies, Inc. for violations...

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Independent Living History

05.31.19

This history of the independent living movement stems from the fundamental principle that people with disabilities are entitled to the...

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Press Releases & Statements

Access Living Supports Governor JB Pritzker’s Fair Tax Plan

05.08.19

Over the course of many years, Access Living has seen state funding for human services reduced to the point where...

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Press Releases & Statements

Lawsuit Alleging Decades of Housing Discrimination Against Disabled People in Chicago Can Proceed

04.02.19

CHICAGO – Following a federal judge’s ruling on Friday, March 29, the City of Chicago will be required to defend...

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Policy Positions & Legal Cases

Disability Rights Group Demands City of Chicago Make Homeless Shelters Accessible

03.12.19

CHICAGO – Members of Access Living’s Disability Rights Action Coalition for Housing (DRACH) will gather at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday,...

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