One disabled Champaign-Urbana bus rider complained to the DOJ. Now other riders get an accessible website and bus stop upgrades

Two women board a blue, low-floor bus at the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District headquarters.

URBANA – The U.S. Department of Justice combed through the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District website – and found a few things that needed to change to better serve low-vision riders. One rider’s Americans With Disabilities Act complaint about the website sparked the DOJ’s interest. Although the department couldn’t replicate her claim, they did find other […]

Law eases voting for disabled, broadens sex designations

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois governor has signed a law making voting easier for persons with disabilities and creating a group to study the removal of further barriers. The law Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed Monday makes necessary adjustments for a new primary election date. It was moved from March 15 to June 28 because late Census […]

How COVID-19 Affects Services For Adults With Disabilities

Agencies that provide services to adults with disabilities have had to change the way they operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of Illinois’ shelter-in-place order, the Developmental Services Center has had to cancel all in-person programs at their building in Champaign.  The agency has since relied on technology, whenever possible, to provide case management and […]

News Around Illinois – January 22, 2020

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Pritzker Says SIU-Carbondale Project Is Sample Of Higher Ed Improvements CARBONDALE – Illinois Governor JB Pritzker visited the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus Tuesday to highlight the state’s capital program funding for higher education. Pritzker touted over eight million dollars in funding to start planning the renovation and expansion of the campus’ Communications Building, built […]