Zachary Duffly is an attorney
residing in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall),
Zack's work focuses on disability rights and discrimination. Prior to writing
for Nolo, Zack was the Initiative for Public Interest Law at Yale Fellow at
Disability Rights Advocates in Berkeley, California. Zack has also previously
worked as a health care provider, counselor, and administrator.
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Articles By Zachary Duffly
California law allows persons with disabilities to bring trained service dogs and psychiatric service dogs, but not emotional support animals, to all public places.
Many California employers need to allow service dogs and emotional support animals in the workplace unless it would create an undue hardship.
Psychiatric service dogs are allowed in most public places, while emotional support animals are not.
In California, tenants have the right to bring their service dogs and emotional support animals to live with them in many circumstances.
Federal laws promise children with learning disabilities access to special education services, including testing accommodations.
Federal law requires health care facilities to provide information and services in a way that deaf and hard of hearing individuals can access and understand.
Federal laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, prohibit health care providers from discriminating against people on the basis of disability. If you are blind or have low vision, this means that, among other things, you have a right to receive health care information in “alternative formats” that you can read.