Americans with Disabilities Act Injunction Allows Trained Dog To Stay In OSU Sorority House By Jim Letizia • Nov 18, 2017 Facebook An Ohio State University student's therapy dog has been allowed to stay in a sorority house until the courts sort out whether it needs to move because of another student's allergies. Appeals Court Allows To Proceed Lawsuit Claiming Blind Ohioans Lack Full Access To Absentee Voting By Associated Press • Nov 14, 2017 The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has revived a lawsuit alleging blind Ohioans have been denied "meaningful access" to the absentee voting system. Judge Deciding Whether Trained Dog May Stay At OSU Sorority By Associated Press • Nov 14, 2017 Facebook A federal judge is deciding whether a dog trained to help an Ohio State University student during panic attacks may stay at a sorority house despite another student's allergy. Consent Decree Would Settle Blind Miami University Student's Discrimination Lawsuit By Associated Press • Oct 18, 2016 miamioh.edu The Justice Department has completed an agreement with Miami University to resolve allegations in a blind student's lawsuit that it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Judge Says Blind Ohioans Do Not Have Full Access To Absentee Voting System By Associated Press • May 13, 2016 A federal district judge has ruled blind Ohio residents have been denied "meaningful access" to the absentee voting system, but implementing changes would fundamentally alter the entire system. Disability Rights Group Alleges Ohio Violating ADA By Associated Press & Jim Letizia • Apr 1, 2016 A disability rights group is suing the state, claiming it forces people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to receive services in institutional settings due to a lack of community options. Columbus Company Among Defendants In Dayton Disabilities Lawsuit By Ohio Public Radio • Dec 17, 2015 bizjournals.com Two Dayton-area advocacy organizations have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the location of the Dayton Mall's public bus stop discriminates against people with disabilities. Advocacy Group Sues Elections Chief Over Ballot Access For Blind People By Associated Press • Dec 7, 2015 Several blind voters and an advocacy group for the blind are suing Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted over the accessibility of paper absentee ballots in the swing state. Feds To Join Miami University Student's Discrimination Lawsuit By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • May 14, 2015 The U.S. Department of Justice wants to join a visually-challenged Miami University student's federal lawsuit accusing the school of using technology that is a barrier to her education. Ohio Senate Approves Voting Access Bill By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Mar 1, 2013 The Ohio House is now considering a Senate-passed measure aimed at improving access to the polls for disabled voters.