The national director of the Easter Seals Society was in Iowa Wednesday amid the organization’s celebration of a recent victory in the U.S. Supreme Court. Jim Williams, the director of the Easter Seals Society, says the Court ruling upheld the rights of disabled people to gain access to courthouses across the country. Williams says a member of his organization led the lawsuit. The case involved a former Easter Seals board member who was a court reporter in Tennessee, but because she was in a wheelchair, she was unable to work in many Tennessee courtrooms because they weren’t accessible to the handicapped. Williams says the decision is a major victory for the disabled. Williams says not giving the disabled access to courtrooms “couldn’t be tolerated” Williams was in Iowa yesterday, visiting Camp Sunnyside near Des Moines. Camp Sunnyside gives disabled kids a chance to experience camping, and Williams says Easter Seals operates similar camps in other states.
You are here: / / Easter Seals director talks about court decision