The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is trying to GUT THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND SECTION 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
LACCD plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that our laws only prohibit “intentional” forms of disability discrimination.
In most cases, disability discrimination does not happen because of an intent to harm or exclude people with disabilities. Disability discrimination happens because of how society has been organized and built, and due to thoughtlessness in ensuring that disabled people are included. If LACCD is successful, more than 40 years of hard-fought-for civil rights of people with disabilities will disappear.
The requested ruling in Payan v. LACCD would harm the entire disability community across the country, including blind students who attend LACCD campuses and who face barriers in accessing classroom materials, textbooks, educational platforms, and websites.