I worked within the disability community for several years after I left the military…As a Committee member on disability for President H.W. Bush, I helped draft the accessibility section of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Because a significant portion of our readers are retirees with service-related disabilities, we often carry stories about the status of people with disabilities in America. -hardy
from NY Daily News
by Jason Silverstein
The U.S. Department of Education has removed a webpage about a law for students with disabilities — one that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos did not seem to understand during a Senate confirmation hearing.
The page for the Individuals with Disabilities Act disappeared without explanation right before DeVos’ confirmation on Tuesday. As of Sunday, it has not been restored and the Education Department has made no comment about its mysterious absence.
Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, both Democrats from Washington State, demanded a “detailed explanation” of what happened to the page.
“The Department’s failure to keep this critical resource operational makes it harder for parents, educators, and administrators to find the resources they need to implement this federal law and protect the rights of children with disabilities,” the senators, who both opposed DeVos’ cabinet nomination, said in a joint statement on Friday.