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Senior Disability Rights Nebraska Attorney Dianne DeLair appointed to serve on Advisory Council for Nebraska's Office of Public Guardian. She will be representing the perspective of professionals who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

On November 16th, Disability Rights Advocates recognized Dr. Michael Argenyi and his legal team for their victory in Argenyi's case against Creighton University. Dianne DeLair, an attorney at Disability Rights Nebraska, was among the five members of Argenyi's legal team who were presented with Disability Rights Advocates' Eagle Award for their work on this groundbreaking case. As a deaf student at Creighton University School of Medicine, Argenyi was denied accommodations essential to his educational success. After a 5-year legal battle, Dr. Argenyi and his team won this case, which resulted in Argenyi's graduation from Creighton University and set a trailblazing precedent for future cases. To learn more about this year's Eagle Award recipients and Argenyi's case, visit the "Read More" link below.

Andrew R. Webb is an Equal Justice Works fellow at Equip for Equality sponsored by McDermott Will & Emery LLP in Chicago, IL. He provides educational materials and legal representation to Illinois residents with disabilities. He helps them access health care and services and appeals insurance providers’ denials when necessary. He just happens to be blind. Webb said most people in the general public know of so few blind people that he sometimes has to teach people how capable a blind person can be. He said he enjoys that role.