THE CITY Covers NYLPI Testimony Urging Accessible 911 for People with Disabilities

November 12, 2019

Criminal Justice, Deaf Justice Coalition, Disability Justice, Legislative, Media Coverage, News

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THE CITY quoted Senior Staff Attorney Maureen Belluscio in its article, City’s Delayed Response On 911 Overhaul Declared An Emergency, which covered a City Council hearing into the Administration’s abject failure to create an accessible 911 system, including text-to-911.

“Every single day that New York City delays implementing this service is another day that New Yorkers’ very lives hang in the balance,” said Maureen Belluscio, an attorney with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.


Belluscio, who at the hearing cited THE CITY’s coverage of the issue, accused the de Blasio administration of using “the bureaucratic quagmire as an excuse for not providing services.”

NYLPI Senior Staff Attorney Christopher Schuyler also provided compelling testimony about the critical need for Text-to-911 for those who stutter or have other communication impairments.

This story was originally published on November 12, 2019 by THE CITY.  Read the full text below.


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