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Ensuring Equal Access to Legal Services for Clients with Disabilities

By Shawna L. Parks

Services available through legal aid offices must be accessible to all who qualify for assistance regardless of disability status. The Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act impose affirmative obligations on legal aid organizations to ensure that their facilities are accessible to clients with any form of disability. From accommodating disabilities to removing barriers, legal aid organizations can do much to ensure that their services are accessible to all.

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