Heather Gilbert, an Attorney from Gilbert Law, is a Disability Rights Advocate for United Blind of Minnesota. Heather, having a background in disabilities, realized that Minnesota was under represented in the Disability Rights Lawyer field. She decided to take on a second career and got her license and went to work, forming her own firm, Gilbert Law.
The United Blind of Minnesota was in search of a Disabilities Rights Advocate and Heather came on board and now advocates for Minnesota residents who are Blind/Visually Impaired through the mission of the United Blind.
Heather joins Jeff Thompson from Blind Abilities and talks about discrimination and how she approaches cases to get to the bottom of the problem. Whether it be a violation of the ADA or it may be just a misunderstanding, Heather works with both parties to get a solution. Hopefully, it is a misunderstanding, and if it is more than that, Heather is there for you.
If you are a Minnesota resident and are Blind or Visually Impaired, you can contact the United Blind For Legal Advocacy at 651-528-8466.
Check out the United Blind Facebook page.
If you reside outside of Minnesota, here is a link to the Members of the Disability Rights Bar Association. This link will bring you to a state by state listing of Disability Rights Advocates near you.
If you find yourself in a situation and believe that you have been or are being discriminated against, be sure to find a Disability Rights Advocate, either by the links above or by contacting your State Services for the Blind, your s
State Services, your Vocational Rehab or a local blind Organization as they most certainly will have some solutions and experience in your rights and will be a great resource for you.