The petitioners sued the Texas Education Agency (TEA), which oversees the administration of driver’s education courses in the state, alleging violations of the Title II of the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Petitioners allege that TEA, which allows private entities to operate driver’s education courses, failed to ensure course accessibility to young adult deaf drivers. In August, 2016, the Epilepsy Foundation joined an amicus brief, which makes the legal argument about the circumstances under which state and local governments should be held accountable for discriminatory activities of private entities. Oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court were scheduled for November 7, 2016.
Ward v. Skinner, 943 F.2d 157 (1st Cir. 1991).
Is an individual who requests a waiver from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation that prohibits people with epilepsy from driving commercial vehicles in interstate commerce entitled to an individualized assessment of the risk of waiver? The Petitioner argues "yes" in these briefs, where he also explains that, before denial, reasonable accommodations that could alleviate the risk must be considered.
Ward v. Skinner Petitioner's Reply
Ward v. Skinner Decision
Should the Passive Restraint Standard be reinstated? The Epilepsy Foundation and another disability rights organization argue "yes" in this Amicus Brief.
State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Dep't of Transp. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Dep't of Transp., 680 F.2d 206 (D.C. Cir. 1982).
Should the Department of Transportation's Passive Restraint Standard be reinstated? The Epilepsy Foundation argues "yes" in this Amicus Brief, explaining that it will prevent head injury due to automobile accidents, one of the leading causes of new cases of epilepsy each year.