Blanck provides expert insight into courthouse accessibility case


The Post-Standard (Syracuse) turned to the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University and its Chairman for expert insight on the issue of accessibility at courthouses. "Fair access to the courts is a fundamental right in any system of justice," University Professor and BBI Chairman Peter Blanck told the newspaper.

The story highlighted the Madison County (NY) Courthouse’s lack of accessibility for people with disabilities. Two county residents sued to force the county to make the building accessible. The county settled the suit last week.

The report also highlighted how BBI makes a positive impact on the lives of people with disabilities and their families

Read the story:
Madison County is last in the state to make courthouse handicapped accessible
February 21, 2012 -, News from the Post-Standard.

Read Blanck’s article about courthouse accessibility:
Disability Civil Rights Law and Policy: Accessible Courtroom Technology [PDF] (2004).