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Call to Action: Contact your Congressional representatives to defend the ADA
The ADA is once again under attack by another "Notification" bill. The bill would erect major barriers to people enforcing their ADA rights gained 26 years ago. This bill is different than before: there is far more support for it, in both parties.
H.R. 3765 would, in effect, eliminate businesses' responsibility to address the ADA accessibility requirements.This bill would treat people with disabilities as second-class citizens. Please contact your House of Representative members. Tell them to oppose H.R. 3765, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2015. For letters, see talking points below.
To find your House of Representative Member: Go to ContactCongress.org and put in your zip code. Underneath your senators, see your House Representative with contact information. Click on his/her name to find the Fulltime District Office (it's underneath the D.C. office listing), because Congress is on recess until early September.
All Council members are activists. We are on the frontline, moving together and speaking with one clear voice to create legislative and regulatory changes that benefit people living with vision loss and their families. Below you will find useful resources. Fact sheets on hot issues will be posted on this page as they arise. If you have questions, please contact WCB's Legislative Chair Denise Colley at (360) 438-0072.
Legislative hotline in Olympia? TOLL-FREE HOTLINE: 1-800-562-6000
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Legislation passed with the help of the Council and NFB
- Layla's Law It is a violation of state law to interfere with a guide dog or service animal.
- White Cane Law of Washington State Under state law, people with vision impairment have the same rights as able-bodied people in transportation and public access.
- Braille Instruction Definitions State law defines who can receive braille instruction.
- Braille Instruction Assessment Provision in student curriculum
- State and Federal Laws Related to Guide Dogs