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6 key areas where students have rights at school

Students in American schools have constitutional rights. It is true that there are areas where their rights are not as protected as those of adults, but the courts have laid out substantial, protectable rights in many areas. Students generally have the right to a safe, free, appropriate education.

TikTok policy discriminated against disabled video posters

The Chinese video-sharing app TikTok has roughly 800 million users every day. While it works to bolster an image as a hub for global self-expression, it works with the Chinese government to suppress dissent. Now, recent documents show that TikTok also suppressed images of people that it didn't feel gave the best impression of Chinese society, including people with disabilities.

What does California's Unruh Civil Rights Act do?

The Unruh Civil Rights Act, passed in 1959, is one of California's great civil rights laws. It protects people from business discrimination based on a number of characteristics, including race, color, national origin, ancestry, language, immigration status, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, or genetic information.

It's likely that the ADA requires websites to be accessible

Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the rights of people with disabilities to have access to the market. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a Ninth Circuit ruling that the ADA requires companies to make their websites and mobile apps accessible to people with disabilities. That means companies should assume that the ADA covers websites and mobile apps.

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