Regarding Protecting the Civil Rights of Blind Parents in Kentucky


WHEREAS, protecting the rights of parents with disabilities is a notion that, incredibly, was rejected by the United States Supreme Court in the case of Buck v. Bell 274 U.S. 200 (1927), in which Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, "It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind"; and


Regarding the Dockless Electric Scooters

WHEREAS, dockless electric scooters are a new form of transportation that has become increasingly popular in the United States and the state of Kentucky; and

WHEREAS, the appeal of these scooters is that they may be retrieved from and left anywhere because they do not need to be parked at a docking station or rack; and

WHEREAS, as a result users are leaving these scooters in locations that block curb cuts, obstruct sidewalks, block bus stops and stoops, and generally disrupt the flow of pedestrian traffic; and


Recognition of LG&E and KU for Their Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunities for the Blind

WHEREAS Over 70% of the blind persons in the United States are unemployed or under employed; and

WHEREAS a contributing factor to this unacceptable statistic is a direct result of failure of employers to provide workplace accommodations, education, and equal opportunities for the blind; and

WHEREAS inaccessibility of employer proprietary software is a major obstacle for the blind when applying for and maintaining employment and modifications to screen readers can be cost prohibitive; and