Disability Issues Committee of the State Bar of Texas: Enhancing access to justice for Texans with disabilities

Welcome to the website of the
Disability Issues Committee of the State Bar of Texas

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Mission

The committee exists to provide support and resources for Texas attorneys and law students with disabilities, members of the public who are affected or know someone who is affected by a disability, and all who are interested in helping to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.

Videos

Disabilities Rights Video

The Rights of People with Disabilities in Shelters and Transitional Housing

This video provides an overview of laws that apply to and protect the rights of persons with disabilities in shelters and transitional housing. A panel of housing experts offers practical guidance to shelter and transitional staff, as well as to persons with disabilities, on how to comply with federal and state housing laws.

Disabilities Rights Video - Sign Language Version

The Rights of People with Disabilities in Shelters and Transitional Housing - Sign Language Version

This video provides an overview of laws that apply to and protect the rights of persons with disabilities in shelters and transitional housing. A panel of housing experts offers practical guidance to shelter and transitional staff, as well as to persons with disabilities, on how to comply with federal and state housing laws.

Veterans and Bootz's Law Video

Veterans and Bootz's Law: Service Animals and Persons with Disabilities in Texas

Panel discussion addresses Texas HB 489 "Bootz's Law," relating to the rights and responsibilities of persons with disabilities, including the use of service animals.

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