Disability Advocate Charles Tubre Dead at 73; Memorial To Be Held on January 18th

Photo of Charles Tubre Charles Tubre, long time advocate for people with disabilities, died on December 18, 2014, of heart failure at the age of 73. A memorial service will be held to honor Charlie's life at the Advocacy Center, 8325 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA, on Sunday, January 18, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

People of AC – Cindy Arceneaux

Photo of Cindy Arceneaux Meet AC Client Advocate Cindy Arceneaux!

Disability Discrimination in Food Stamp Application Process

Advocacy Center Lawsuit Alleges that Agency Fails to Accommodate People with Disabilities

AC Negotiates Clarifications to State Waiver Policies

The Advocacy Center, in collaboration with attorney David Williams, negotiated clarifications to Louisiana’s waiver eligibility policies to better explain that individuals with an income over 300% of the federal SSI benefit rate are still eligible for most waivers.

Notice to Class Members Who Are Blind Regarding Inaccessible ATMs

Cardtronics, one of the largest ATM providers in the world, has reached a $1.5 million settlement for allegedly failing to follow a previous court settlement in which the company said it would work to make its ATMs friendly to blind and visually-impaired users.

LA State Penitentiary Agrees to Accommodate Prisoner with Disabilities

Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP) has agreed to provide a number of accommodations to Mark Whitted, a man who is visually impaired and has significant disabilities, including a traumatic brain injury.