A federal court issued a decision that will help protect the health and right to vote of medically vulnerable Alabamians. The ruling in People First of Alabama v. Merrill means Alabama voters will not need a witness or notary to vote by mail if they have an underlying medical condition and provide a statement.
In partnership with Alabama Arise, Accessible Alabama is a contributing author and principal signatory of statewide Medicaid policy recommendations for individuals with disabilities and other special health care needs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with many other Alabama organizations, Alabama Arise and Accessible Alabama addresses the letter to Governor Kay Ivey and Alabama
Accessible Alabama is thrilled to announce that its Executive Director Dr. Eric Peebles has recently been appointed to the State of Alabama Independent Living Council (SILC) by Gov. Kay Ivey. The appointment is effective immediately and will last through July 22, 2022.
Today we celebrate the anniversary of an important milestone – the Supreme Court’s ruling in Olmstead v L.C. that people with disabilities cannot be unnecessarily segregated into institutions (like nursing homes and other facilities) and must receive services in the most integrated setting possible.
Simple approaches — and thinking holistically — can make for a more accessible built environment. Click here to read more.
UAB employees and students came together this afternoon with Monique Dixon, her family and Habitat for Humanity to dedicate UAB’s 2015 Habitat House. The dedication was held at the house located at 4408 Winchester Hills Drive in Clay. CLICK HERE to read more