Disability in the News

Most of the following references come from Google Alerts. They cover news on disability that may be of interest to visitors to DO-IT.

November 20

Disability Services Center and Affirmative Action Office Refine Their Missions
Rhode Island College News
The goal of the Disability Services Center and Affirmative Action Office at RIC is to transcend mandatory compliance and achieve inclusive excellence ...

‘Frank Steins’ and Staging Disability
Harvard Crimson
How might a cast and crew stage different forms of disability for contemporary theater audiences? How might those theatergoers respond to the ...

Airbnb buys startup to help you find disability-friendly rentals
The company just bought Accomable, a startup that helps you embark on disability-friendly travel. While Accomable is winding down over the months ...

What is life really like for disabled people? The Disability Diaries reveal all
The Guardian
The Guardian asked seven people to document their everyday experiences of disability throughout September – including Cobb, 19, who has the ...

November 13

Evanston runner with disability’s IHSA lawsuit to be heard in court as he seeks to compete in track meet
Chicago Tribune
... meet is highly selective — 90 percent of athletes don't make it — and said Holzmueller failed to prove he would have qualified if not for his disability.

Jeremy the Dud: the new short film that flips disability on its head
The Guardian
He wears a lanyard that announces to the rest of the world that he is in the minority – “not special” – in an alternate universe in which disability is the ...

Woman who applied for 100 jobs finally got interview after hiding her disability
The Independent
Many people are worried about telling their employer about a disability, research has revealed, and one woman who applied for hundreds of jobs only ...

Sensations of Sound: On Deafness and Music
New York Times
Rachel Kolb is a Rhodes scholar and a doctoral student at Emory University focusing on American literature, deaf and disability studies, and bioethics.

Disability and Distress in the Trump Era
Erie Reader
The Pew Research Center recently estimated that 40 million U.S. citizens were living with a disability in 2015, including nearly half of those 75 or older ...

November 6

Disability Awareness & Services On Campus
The Occidental Weekly
Tucked down a few hallways to the left in Berkus Hall is the Dean of Students' office where Luci Masredjian, coordinator of Disability Services, ...

When disability is just another marker
The Hindu
Sometime ago, a 15-year-old paid me the biggest compliment I had received in a while. You are a cool teacher, she told me, even as she enveloped ...

Superfest: disability culture in all of its complexity
SF State Campus Headlines
San Francisco State University has teamed up again with the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired to portray disability culture in all its ...

The need for first ever national ICT for disability policy
New Vision
Disability is an umbrella condition, covering impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions; it denies a person a normal economic and ...

Report: Many 2016 voting sites lacked full disability access
ABC News
Fewer than one in five polling places were fully accessible to voters with disabilities during the 2016 general election, a government report shows — a ...

Meet the Berkeley Man Who Helped Lead the Disability Rights Movement
Hale Zukas was a founder of the disability rights movement at UC Berkeley, and was involved in building a national civil rights movement for people ...

October 30

Pacific Standard
Generally speaking, the documents—listed here—clarify how existing federal disability rights law applies to school districts around the country.

Disability tech goes mainstream
Financial Times
Google has its own Impact Challenge around disability, and the RNIB is organising a conference next month with the International Association of ...

Making Disability Less Abstract
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Allan Goldstein, a senior lecturer in NYU's engineering school, invites people with disabilities into the classroom to consult with students. By Ben Gose ...

Students say ‘disability-friendly’varsity is anything but
Mail & Guardian
Last month, a group of disabled students led by the Disability Student Organisation at the university held a protest to highlight the difficulties they ...

Why disability hate crimes are woefully under-reported
The Conversation UK
In 2016-17 the police recorded 5,558 criminal offences “motivated by hostility or prejudice” against someone with a disability – an increase of 53% ...

October 23

The films that are telling the truth about disability
The Guardian
'Nothing about us, without us!” – a powerful statement of engagement, created during the disability riots that led to the creation of the Disability ...

Students talk disability and sexuality
Iowa State Daily
"So Like, Can You Do It?", the first event for Disability Awareness Week, took place in the Campanile Room Monday. The hour-and-a-half long ...

Human Rights Commission complaint lodged over disability access to MP offices
ABC Online
The disability activist, from Toodyay in WA's wheatbelt, named the Federal and WA Governments as the primary respondents, but also requested the ...

The hidden cost of disability discrimination
CBS News
How many people in your office have a disability? If you're in the US, about 30 percent of college-educated employees working full time in white-collar ...

Disability rights organisations ‘welcome’ Tommy Hilfiger’s new clothing collection for disabled adults
“I welcome this collection and think it makes absolute sense,” Philip Connolly, the Policy and Development Manager at Disability Rights UK, tells The ...

October 16

Will Trump’s Justice Department Pay Attention to Disability Rights?
Mother Jones
When Kellan Powell was in the first grade in 2011, he and his family moved from Ohio to Georgia. Kellan is on the autism spectrum and being ...

Why A Long-Term-Disability Policy Is More Important Than Pet Insurance
"It won't happen to me." Maybe that sentiment explains the attitude of many employees toward long-term disability insurance, which pays a portion of ...

Nonprofits host bowling fundraiser in College Park for disability employment
The Diamondback
Participants of the Disability Employment Awareness Costume Bowl-A-Thon bowled Monday night at the AMF College Park Lanes (Photo by Brooks ...

Speaker series educates on disability awareness on campus
UT The Daily Texan
College is a difficult time in any student's life, but for those struggling with a physical or learning disability, it can be that much more challenging.

October 6

Solutions Marketing Group
Industry standard-bearer, JPMorgan Chase & Co., has further cemented its commitment to diversity and inclusion with the hire of James (Jim) Sinocchi, Head of the Office of Disability Inclusion...

Celebrating talent in all forms: County Council declares October Disability Awareness Month
King County (press release)
In proclaiming October Disability Awareness month, we recognize the unique contributions and talents that those with physical, developmental or ...

'Disability is the one discrimination we all seem to ignore and we must stop'
I consider myself a person who embraces diversity in all its forms but I realise now that disability is one key part of the picture I'd completely overlooked ...

Oakland woman sues Job Corps operator in disability discrimination claim
An Oakland woman sued her former employer, a federal contractor that operates Job Corps centers nationwide, for disability discrimination Thursday, ...

Disability services fraternity notices decrease in membership
Daily Illini
Established in 1949 at the University, Delta Sigma Omicron is the first disability services fraternity that welcomes any person with a disability. However ...

September 29

Disability Awareness Month Schedule Features Poetry Slam Champion, Highlights Accommodation and Action
Ferris State Torch
Ferris State University A schedule of six events will be offered on the Ferris State University campus, this October, during Disability Awareness Month, ...

Erin Henderson suing Jets for wrongful termination, disability discrimination
Erin Henderson is suing the Jets in New Jersey Superior Court for wrongful termination and disability discrimination, stemming from his placement on ...

2.5 Years of Protests End With Israel Reaching Agreement to Raise Disability Benefits
The disability stipend, which was 2,239 shekels in 2000, had risen only slightly, to 2,342 shekels, in 17 years. There are 880,000 people registered as ...

Disability research gets grant
The Daily Evergreen
Wth a liack of representation in health sciences, a new grant will expand opportunities for researchers with disabilities. WSU received a federal grant ...

"Corrie made me proud of my disability": Actress Melissa Johns on role as one-armed lesbian
Melissa, 27, was born with the disability and would go to any lengths to disguise it. But now she said: “I love that I play a blonde, I have one arm, I'm ...

September 22

Accessing cities with a disability: what have your experiences been?
The Guardian
“People with a disability should be able to participate in all aspects of life without limitations: social, cultural, economic, touristic, and more,” said ...

Tom Archdeacon: Disability never slowed star athlete turned doctor
It was the customary familial question that comes after a birth, but it didn't bring the answer quite expected. “It was one of those deals where you call ...

September 15

Disability Solutions marks 5 years of helping companies hire disabled employees
Danbury News Times
Ability Beyond has expanded its roots beyond Connecticut and New York with Disability Solutions, a consulting service that helps companies navigate ...

I’m Not the “Perfect” Disability Activist You Wanted
About three years ago, I found the disability advocacy community. As someone who identifies as both chronically ill and disabled, it has always been ...

Thousands of children living with disability receive major lifeline
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
Thousands of children living with disability from across the country received a major lifeline Wednesday when an outreach project was rolled out to ...

September 8

What journalists can do better to cover the disability beat
Columbia Journalism Review
We've all read headlines like this before: “This Student With Cerebral Palsy Went To Prom With Her Best Friend And It Was Magical.” For decades, the ...

Opting for Long-term Disability
Fibromyalgia News Today
Several doctors cautioned me against opting for long-term disability. Their concern was that I would become bored and depressed. I won't say I didn't ...

Protesters for disability rights block 2 highways at rush hour
The Times of Israel
Disability activists temporarily blocked traffic on two major highways near Tel Aviv on Monday as part of a campaign to match government benefits to ...

September 1

‘Reluctant Writers’ May Have A Learning Disability Called Dysgraphia
I soon learned that my daughter, who has an autism spectrum disorder, also has a disability called dysgraphia ― or, essentially, “disabled handwriting ...

Self-identifying as disabled and developing pride in disability aid overall well-being
Medical Xpress
Experiencing stigma, the severity of a disability and a person's age and income level help determine whether someone with an impairment considers ...

August 28, 2017

Walgreens earns best place to work for disability equality index
Chicago Daily Herald
DEERFIELD -- Walgreens received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Disability Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on ...

Blind activist targets 'disability champion' to drive new campaign forward
The Irish Sun
Irish social entrepreneur Caroline Casey, who is registered blind, has launched a new campaign calling on global businesses to tackle disability ...

Wait time for federal disability benefits appeal hits a record
San Francisco Chronicle
People who have applied for Social Security Disability Insurance and been turned down twice are having to wait a record number of days to get a ...

August 21, 2017

'Disability is uncomfortable. Let's have an open conversation'
The Guardian
Caroline Casey is riding a horse 1,000km across Colombia to launch her campaign to put disability on the global business agenda. Photograph: ...

I accompany people to disability assessments. The lack of empathy is heartbreaking
The Guardian
Downing Street claimed that “no disability applicant will lose out as a result of the changes to personal independence payment (Pip)” but, in my ...

How to Make Your Cannabis Dispensary More Disability-Friendly
For someone who suffers from a disability, this endeavor could be next to impossible. Medical marijuana is now legal in a majority of states, and most ...

The Highs and Lows of Clubbing With a Physical Disability
Inga's disability means that she's not very firm on her feet and needs to use a wheelchair to travel long distances. In a club, she can get up and dance if ...

August 14, 2017

Columnist James B. Winston: Trump administration targets Social Security disability
Thank you for the July 24 coverage of changes to the Social Security disability program, including the proposed budget cuts (“Changing rules on ...

Australian volunteers making a difference for people living with disabilities in Fiji
ABC Online
Living in a remote village of Fiji might seem like paradise, but for someone with a disability it can mean a life of isolation. While much has been done to ...

Sport beats disability
Herald live
As an avid sport lover who was involved in many different sporting codes such as soccer, netball and volleyball, prior to her disability, Malindi did not ...

Australian volunteers making a difference for people living with disabilities in Fiji
ABC Online
Living in a remote village of Fiji might seem like paradise, but for someone with a disability it can mean a life of isolation. While much has been done to ...

August 7, 2017

Disability Advocates Stage Capitol Hill Summit on Hollywood Inclusion
Hollywood Reporter
'Empire' casting pro Leah Daniels-Butler was among those on hand to discuss low representation of disabilities on the screen and how to effect ...

How Many Americans Have A Disability? A New Survey Indicates The Number Is Higher Than You Think
More than one in eight Americans have a disability, according to Pew's most recent information from 2015. That works out to be roughly 40 million ...

5 important ways to talk about disability during a job search
The ADA provides some strong protections that require only two things from job-seekers: the candidate has to disclose his or her disability to the ...

Coming face-to-face with disability could end supernatural myth-making in Africa
Medical Xpress
"We found that disability is often explained by things like extra marital affairs invoking a curse, witchcraft, supernatural forces such as demons or ...

July 31, 2017

The hidden extra costs of living with a disability
San Francisco Chronicle
(THE CONVERSATION) Disability is often incorrectly assumed to be rare. However, global estimates suggest than one in seven adults has some form ...

Disability: 'Are one in four people that I meet uncomfortable talking to me?'
As a man with a disability, it might be easy to be hurt by this statistic, to think that one in four people that I meet are uncomfortable talking to me, ...

How to succeed in college with a disability
The Conversation US
Whether you have a physical disability, mental illness or learning challenge, there are strategies to help you earn your degree. Stocksnap ...

July 24, 2017

Uber is being sued by NY disability advocates for not having accessible cars
Non-profit group Disability Rights Advocates is suing the company for discrimination against passengers with wheelchairs, alleging that 99.9 percent ...

Disability coaching: Unsung heroes changing attitudes and lives
BBC Sport
You may be surprised to learn that as many as 6.9 million people of working age in the UK have a disability. That's 19% - nearly one in five. But when ...

Study: In 2016 election, 'disability gap' remained
Albany Times Union
Facing persistent barriers, the percentage of New York voters with a disability who cast ballots in the 2016 presidential election dropped off slightly ...

Mayor declares National Disability Voter Registration Week in the city
Huntington Herald Dispatch
Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch Mayor Steve Williams signs an official proclamation recognizing National Disability Voter Registration Week on ...

July 17, 2017

Nebraska's first Disability Pride Day is Thursday
Omaha World-Herald
LINCOLN — Nebraskans with disabilities, along with family, friends and supporters, will gather here Thursday for the state's first Disability Pride Day.

'Game Of Thrones' Finds Fans Among Disability Rights Activists, too
Isaac Hempstead Wright plays Bran Stark in the HBO adaptation of George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones books. Some disability activists are ...

The protest and power of disability activism 'It's not as sexy as gay rights or climate change'
The Guardian
“When you talk about disability rights with people, they just look at you like they didn't think such a thing existed,” says Dr George Taleporos. “People ...

With 11,000 people with disability trained, Youth4Jobs is changing weakness into strength/a>
“When you talk about disability rights with people, they just look at you like they didn't think such a thing existed,” says Dr George Taleporos. “People ...

July 10, 2017

'A human right, not a bonus': readers on campaigning for disability rights
The Guardian
We asked asked readers from around the world to tell us about disability rights where they live. From campaigning on social media to successfully ...

Disability organization condemns 'Blind' film for casting Alec Baldwin in lead role
Los Angeles Times
"Alec Baldwin in 'Blind' is just the latest example of treating disability as a costume, "Jay Rudemena, the foundation's president, said in a statement.

City's Disability Pride Parade Marches Through Health Care Concerns
Thousands took part in the third annual Disability Pride Parade in Manhattan on Sunday, where participants expressed concerns about health care ...

July 3, 2017

Disability housing complex PhilHaven celebrates opening in Wheeling
Chicago Daily Herald
Monday was a day of celebration for a Wheeling housing complex for people with disabilities and others that has faced mixed reaction from the ...

After Obamacare: Disability Services At Risk In Medicaid Changes
The young man with dimples and an easy smile Jake Parsons stood in front of an audience of folks in folding shares, and talked a little about his life, ...

Firefighter with Learning Disability turns Author
KRIS Corpus Christi News
Santos Vallejo is a South Texas man that grew up with a learning disability. He was told that he would only become a janitor and that he would not ...

June 26, 2017

Stories About Disability Don’t Have to Be Sad
New York Times
Like any middle schooler, I usually start my day with cereal. Every morning, after brushing my teeth, I have a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch...

Why Disability Rights Activists Stormed Mitch McConnell's Office
Sixty disability rights activists from grassroots group ADAPT, many of whom were using wheelchairs, staged a "die-in" to protest steep Medicaid cuts in ...

Stories About Disability Don't Have to Be Sad
New York Times
In 2013, I started a Change.org petition asking American Girl, my favorite doll company, to make a doll with a disability. As a longtime fan of the ...

Dispelling myths about hiring persons with disability
Watertown Public Opinion
Myths about hiring or employing persons with a disability interfere with the ability to have equality in employment. As with any other myths, these myths ...

How Social Media is Promoting Disability Awareness
The Chicago Lighthouse
People of all ages have embraced technology and social media. This has created a great opportunity to spread disability awareness among the ...

June 19, 2017

Long Waits And Long Odds For Those Who Need Social Security Disability
She finally had to leave her job about six years ago, but when she applied to the Social Security Administration for disability benefits, she was denied.

This is a Pip disability assessment: intrusive, humiliating and completely pointless
The Guardian
At the age of 38, I've been claiming disability living allowance since I was a teenager. It works out at £5.73 a day, which goes towards paying for taxis, ...

Ghana: Disability Is Not a Curse - Gender Minister
The Ghana government has intensified public education to eliminate the negative perception that disability is a curse and an evil affliction.

The Myth of Disability 'Sob Stories'
New York Times
Of course, the idea that disability begets preternatural abilities is nothing new. The Greek seer Tiresias' blindness gave him access to the spiritual ...

'Silent disability' is changing people's lives and few know about it
The Daily Advertiser
Aphasia has touched every part of Rose Shuff's life — her profession, her purpose, her passion for karate and how she interacts with the world around ...

June 12, 2017

Labour aims to confront the 'scrounger' stigma around disability
The Guardian
Guardian writers give their view on the main parties' public service manifesto pledges. Our disability expert looks at access, inequality and workplace ...

Disability advocates rally for signing of bill impacting in-home care
Columbia Missourian
Missouri House Rep. Nate Walker, R-Kirksville, shows his support for House Conference Bill 3 as William Stork listens from the back of the stage on ...

I Am Not My Disability
I don't think of myself as a “sick person.” I think of myself as someone strong and healthy, someone who can get by with very little sleep. I think of ...

June 5, 2017

Generations, disabled
Washington Post
Disabled America: Between 1996 and 2015, the number of working-age adults receiving federal disability payments increased dramatically across the ...

Disability complaints to airlines doubled in a decade, GAO finds
WASHINGTON – The number of complaints against airlines from disabled travelers doubled in a decade to more than 30,000 in a year, according to a ...

Are Disability Rights and Animal Rights Connected?
The New Yorker
Without explaining themselves, they lay claim to a territory that disabled people usually try to avoid: the space where disability and animality meet.

May 29, 2017

Why We Dread Disability Myths
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Disability activists and theorists such as Simi Linton and Margaret Price have been working for years to combat and dispel calcified and problematic ...

What would it be like to have a disability? Students showed us.
PCC Courier
Jessica Pierce was standing on the southeast corner of the campus quad last week asking passersby to race her in a very singular kind of competition.

Labor pledges royal commission on abuse of people with disabilities
The Sydney Morning Herald
The National Disability Insurance Scheme will be fully funded with tops ups ... Disability advocates have rejected claims frameworks in the NDIS will ...

May 22, 2017

Disability on Campus: the challenges faced and change needed
Times Higher Education
This is possibly due to the relatively low numbers of staff declaring or disclosing disability, in either job applications or staff surveys. According to the ...

England appoint first ever full-time disability coaches
BBC Sport
The England and Wales Cricket Board has named Ross Hunter and Ian Salisbury as England's first ever full-time disability cricket coaches.

Disability inclusive park to open Friday
Weatherford Democrat
A park designed to include children with varying disabilities will open next to the Patsy Hooks Dog Park. prev. next. Long requested by Weatherford ...

May 15, 2017

People with autism among most likely to fall victim to disability hate crime, figures show
The Independent
Analysis by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows people whose disability impacts them “socially and behaviourally” were four times more likely ...

A Life Story: Alexia Pickering, disability activist, dies aged 86
Alexia Helen Jean Rae Pickering, disability campaigner, b May 20, 1930, Petone; m Neville (dec) 3d, 1s, m George Matthewson (diss); d. April 27 ...

May 8, 2017

Former Fairfield resident produces movie for Disability Film Challenge
Hamilton Journal News
John Lawson, a former Butler County resident, hopes to add one more accolade to his growing lists of acting, producing and writing credits: ...

Share your experiences of being a disability rights campaigner
The Guardian
People with disabilities are among the most discriminated against in Bolivia. Fed up of being ignored, a group of them marched across the Andes to La ...

Autistic Teen Denied Trip Due to Disability
Meet Niko Boskovic, a high school sophomore who is funny, smart, interested in world politics — and autistic. Through this letterboard, he shares his ...

How robots can help us embrace a more human view of disability
When dealing with the otherness of disability, the Victorians in their shame built huge out-of-sight asylums, and their legacy of "them" and "us" ...

How My Privilege As A Disabled Person Motivates Me As A Disability Activist
"Don't smile too much. Act serious. Otherwise, they won't believe that you're sick," my parents would say right before meetings with disability services.

May 1, 2017

New York City's Subway System Violates Local and Federal Laws, Disability Groups Say
New York Times
The plaintiffs, a group of disability organizations and disabled residents who brought the lawsuits as a class action in state and federal court, say that ...

The government must not force me and other disabled people out of our homes
The Guardian
I was very proud to be taking such a big step for people with a learning disability, especially as I know these changes could mean that thousands of ...

European Parliament President Tajani strengthens the cooperation with the disability movement
European Disability Forum

April 24, 2017

Easterseals' Disability Film Challenge Aims to Help an Overlooked Industry Group
More than 56 million people in the U.S. live with some sort of disability. And while this demographic amounts to nearly 20 percent of the country's ...

Disability Fashion Exhibit Brings Industry's Newest Frontier to Cornell
Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun
“We really wanted people to see that disability is visible and non-visible on campus, but that there are different ways to accommodate people besides ...

More than 400 people register for UMD's second annual Disability Summit
The Diamondback
More than 400 students, staff and community members registered for the second annual Disability Summit, which took place in Stamp Student Union ...

Governor signs bill giving businesses time to fix disability access issues before lawsuits
ABC15 Arizona
PHOENIX - Governor Doug Ducey approved on Tuesday a new bill that will give businesses a cure period before disability-access lawsuits can be ...

Disability cuts: People with mental health problems left behind as benefit changes take effect
The Independent
She was reassessed as part of the nationwide transition from Disability Living Allowance to the new Personal Independence Payments (PIP) scheme.

April 17, 2017

Seeing Outside the Disability Box
New York Times
As someone blind in one eye, I qualify as a person with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act, but I can also drive and play sports, and ...

Disability Accommodation in Today's Schools
The Colgate Maroon-News
In a recent lecture, Professor Arlene S. Kanter discussed the importance of integrating disability into education. Kanter is a professor at Syracuse ...

'CinemAbility' Documentary Shines Light on Disability in Film
“CinemAbility” explores the portrayals of disability story lines in film and TV dating back to the silent film era and covering such landmark films as “The ...

April 10, 2017

Disability services transform students' lives--we must protect them
The Guardian
Back when I was a student, disability services changed my life. They gave me the tools to build on my inquisitive nature and expand my critical thinking ...

Normalize THIS: DisArt Symposium to deconstruct the "othering" of Disability in film, culture at large
Lawrence Carter-Long has worn many labels in his 35 years: advertising model, dancer, animal rights activist, disability advocate, and media ...

American Indian Disability Summit connects youth and unemployed with services, training
Cronkite News
He served as the keynote speaker at the American Indian Disability Summit in Phoenix last month. The conference had more than 200 attendees, ...

April 3, 2017

Supreme Court blocks execution over disability
"Adjudications of intellectual disability should be 'informed by the views of medical experts,' " Ginsburg wrote, quoting in part from an earlier decision.

Disability services sell-off in New South Wales being bungled, carers say
ABC Online
Carers of people with a disability have accused the NSW Government of bungling its sell-off of disability services. The State Government currently runs ...

March 27, 2017

Family movie night celebrates disability awareness
Greenfield Daily Reporter
HANCOCK COUNTY — A local organization serving people with developmental disabilities is funding a night out for special needs families in ...

Activities stress disability awareness, compassion
The Herald
Cedar Crest science teacher Jamie Giesler signed the answers to riddles for her class to figure out during the school's Disability Awareness Week on ...

My learning disability doesn't mean I should be paid less. I'm furious
The Guardian
People with a learning disability already struggle to be treated equally to everyone else. Surely the idea that we could earn less than the minimum ...

March 20, 2017

New Orleans disability pride fest part of a growing trend
U.S. News
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans' newest festival, the Disability Pride Festival , grew from a comment on the internet suggesting that it's easy to ...

'I no longer need to hide my disability from the boss'
The Sydney Morning Herald
As a housekeeper, Teremoana Tangata hid her disability from her boss to protect her job. Since starting a new job at a major bank in Sydney five ...

A Victory for Disability Rights and the Constitution
Cato Institute
Moreover, the rule is counterproductive even when applied to those who do suffer from a psychiatric disability, because those people are more likely to ...

Powwow matches culture with disability awareness
Houma Courier
"When we started our vocational rehabilitation program, we were looking for a way to really talk about disability awareness, but in a culturally ...

People with disability much less likely to get a job - ESRI
People with a disability are less likely than the rest of the working-age population to get a job and more likely to leave employment even when their ...

March 13, 2017

Encouragement, And Challenges, For 'Truly Independent' Disability-Rights Group
Hartford Courant
Cathy Ludlum of Manchester urges a new, non-profit disability-rights group to build on the effective work of the state protection & advocacy office.

Hundreds Attend Disability Awareness Day
The Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights held Disability Awareness Day at the State House on March 2, and it was a huge success. Almost 400 ...

The Shows Shaking Up Disability Representation on Television
Pacific Standard
Speechless and Switched at Birth deliver great jokes, soapy family drama, and a primer in contemporary issues facing the disability community.

It's Time To Change The Culture Of Living With A Disability In Canada
Huffington Post Canada
The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) uptake is at an all time high. Individuals are selecting their own supports instead of relying on supports ...

Researcher tuning into media representations of disability
Medical Xpress
The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) uptake is at an all time high. Individuals are selecting their own supports instead of relying on supports ...

March 6, 2017

Disability benefit change shows Tories are still 'nasty party', says Corbyn
The Guardian
Jeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of turning the Conservatives back into “the nasty party” by quietly announcing a change to rules on ...

We Have Sex Lives Too: People With A Disability Want To Be More Included This Mardi Gras
BuzzFeed News
Jeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of turning the Conservatives back into “the nasty party” by quietly announcing a change to rules on ...

Disability--a neglected issue in Greece's refugee camps
The Lancet
Disability—a neglected issue in Greece's refugee camps. Jules Morgan. x. Jules Morgan. Search for articles by this author. Published: 04 March 2017.

February 27, 2017

Making My Invisible Disability More Visible this Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month
My Jewish Learning
I grew up in a family that knows well how a disability can impact everyday life. My father has retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a degenerative eye disorder ...

'Glamour and disability can mix'
BBC News
Hulya Arif is a business entrepreneur who started her Pro Beauty Clinic in Dulwich, south London, two years ago. She specialises in treatments that ...

Killacky: Evolving Disability Discourse
Vermont Public Radio
His latest book, 'Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure,” is revelatory, a clarion call for changing the medicalized disability narrative of defective ...

Living with a disability: what's it really like?
The Early Hour
A wheelchair user tells Helen White-Knight how she and her husband have adapted their lives around both disability and becoming parents.

Church of Uganda makes inroads on disability inclusion in development
World Council of Churches
At the initiative of the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network, the Church of Uganda is now including persons with ...

February 20, 2017

Disabled, Shunned and Silenced in Trump's America
New York Times
As we know, the president has not merely shown a total lack of awareness of disability rights issues and of the crucial role that people with disabilities ...

Students with a disability face massive funding shortfall, Education Council figures suggest
ABC Online
Students with a disability face an enormous funding gap in Australian schools, new figures from the Productivity Commission and the Education ...

February 13, 2017

Tackling disability: The impact of assistive technology in Israel
The Times of Israel
There are over one billion people, or 15% of the world's population, who experience some form of disability, according to World Bank data. A recent ...

Disability and the culture of violence
The Hindu
Disability has been one the end results of violence historically. Since ancient times, numerous wars have been fought and entire civilisations have ...

The needless deaths of people with intellectual disability must be urgently addressed
ABC Online
This is the situation that the NSW Ombudsman's office has identified in its reviews of the deaths of people with disability in residential care, and has ...

February 6, 2017

NGOs warn against diluted disability law
Advocacy groups including the European Disability Forum (EDF) and AGE Platform Europe, which promotes the interests of 190 million Europeans ...

Disability groups protest 11,000-person waiting list for services in Virginia
Roanoke Times
Advocates have urged the state to spend more money on disability waivers, or slots, which provide a variety of services to families in need, such as ...

Disability activists, amplified: Social media gets the job done
This is part of CNET's "Tech Enabled" series about the role technology plays in helping the disability community. Mia Ives-Rublee is getting used to ...

Premier League clubs criticised over disability access
Daily Mail
The Premier League has been urged to stop making 'excuses' by the Equality and Human Rights Commission after publishing its interim report on ...

Disability Intersects Muslim Identity for Chicagoans
Medill Reports: Chicago
According to the 2015 American Community Survey, approximately 10.7 percent of people in the state are living with a disability. That means an ...

January 30, 2017

Disability service fears grow in regional South Australia
ABC Online
There is a growing concern that people in regional South Australia will miss out on the support they need despite the roll out of the National Disability ...

State fails to support disability services, report finds
Jacksonville Journal Courier
A federal court monitor is criticizing Illinois for failing to ensure that people with developmental disabilities receive adequate support within their ...

Addressing Poverty Among The Disability Community - One Policy At A Time
Huffington Post
Michael Morris Executive Director of National Disability Institute, working to improve the financial health of people with disabilities.

Disability activists honor life, legacy of Ed Roberts
Daily Californian
Judith Heumann, a founder of the Center for Independent Living, presented the Ed Roberts Award, which honors the disability activist Roberts, ...

The disability employment gap
Full Fact
The 'disability employment gap' refers to the difference between the employment rate of non-disabled people and the same for disabled people.

Disability Rights Activists Seek Protocol for Playing National Anthem
The Wire
However, among activists fighting for disability rights, the opinion is divided on whether a strict classification is required or whether showing respect ...

January 23, 2017

Disability campaigner claims victory in bid for wheelchair users to have priority over buggies on buses
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled it was not enough for drivers to "simply request" a non-wheelchair user to vacate the space without taking any ...

Roll with it: why more people with disability are not employed by retailers
The Guardian
People with disability can find that retail premises, like other workplaces, are not accessible which can be a barrier to employment. Photograph: Sigrid ...

Denouncing Trump Won't Help Disability Rights
New York Times
That a statement on disability garnered sympathy from across the political spectrum was unsurprising, at least to me. I've grown used to my wheelchair ...

Prosecutors: Preschool violated federal disability law
WYFF Greenville
Federal prosecutors say a company that runs a New Jersey preschool violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it expelled a child with Down ...

People with disabilities have launched a virtual march--so they can participate too
The Daily Dot
Disability March asks participants to upload photos of themselves and descriptions of why they are marching to the site, which will create a digital ...

Mainstreaming disability
Many disability-related supports in the conventional welfare approach are centered on providing basic support without considering the specific ...

January 16, 2017

'Speechless' Just Schooled Everyone On Disability 'Inspiration Porn'
Huffington Post
ABC's “Speechless,” a sitcom about a family with a son who has a disability, tackled why it's often offensive to call people with disabilities “inspirational ...

Disability Activists In Hollywood On Meryl Streep's Speech
BuzzFeed News
8 at the Golden Globes, acclaimed actor Meryl Streep sharply criticized President-elect Donald Trump for ridiculing a journalist's disability. “The person ...

A Conversation On Gender Equality And Disability Rights With Silvia Quan
Huffington Post
As one of the most tenacious leaders in her generation of disability rights advocates, Silvia Quan has faced down the forces of discrimination and ...

Advocate hits out at continued abuse of disability car parks
The Southland Times
Sonia Thursby, chief executive of Yes Disability Resource Centre in Albany, is annoyed with people who abuse the accessible car parks outside her ...

January 9, 2017

The Beautiful Side Of Disability
In fact, after reading this interview, you may come to the conclusion that the term “disability” is misplaced. Parts of this interview have been edited for ...

No respite for mothers caring for children with a disability
The Sydney Morning Herald
But for mothers who care for children with a disability, the job is unrelenting. In Australia, one in 12 children have a disability and in 95 per cent of ...

'I have a disability but I'm not disabled': Bodybuilder with Cerebral Palsy is hailed as 'inspiration' as ...
Daily Mail
He lives by his motto: 'I may have a disability, but I am not disabled.' When he was younger, doctors predicted he would not be able to walk.

January 2, 2017

Knowledge is key in changing attitudes to learning disability
Belfast Telegraph
New research by Mencap has found 63% of parents of children with a learning disability have had to miss social engagements in the last year due to ...

December 26, 2016

Intimate Coming-Of-Age Documentary Breaks Boundaries About Disability And Sex
As she comes of age on screen, the young woman also breaks boundaries about disability and sex in ways the filmmakers never expected. Michelle ...

Why Did India's Media Ignore the Disability Bill?
The Diplomat
December 16, 2016 will go down in history as one of the landmarks in the history of the Disability Rights Movement in India. After years of discussions, ...

'I Feel Like I'm a Normal Teen': South Bay Sophomore Joins Tennis Team Despite Disability
NBC Bay Area
“She has a very visible disability and I was very concerned about how the other kids at school were going to look at her and how she would be ...

Editorial: A million-man waiting list for disability benefits
It's the stuff of nightmares: Permanently injured in an auto accident, you lose your ability to work and must apply for disability benefits. Faced with ...

JK: Disabled-community seeks extension of disability law to state
The Indian Express
J-K: Disabled-community seeks extension of disability law to state ... immediately extension of the disability law, passed by Parliament last week, to the ...

School student disability durvey 'fails credibility test'
The Australian
The first ever collection of “nationally consistent” data on school students with disability shows some 18 per cent have an impairment but the survey ...

Church shines spotlight on issue of disability with statement
Vatican Radio
The Church too shone the spotlight on the issue of disability when the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture along with the Kairos Forum sponsored ...

December 19, 2016

Students with learning disabilities feel well accommodated at TCU
The creators of Super d! Show note that 20% of kids have a learning disability, yet the subject seems too niche for mainstream; they want to change ...

Getting Students With Autism Through High School, To College And Beyond
TCU 360
He appreciates the adage, "It's a difference, not a disability." But he disagrees with it when it comes to himself. "I don't think I would be at this place that ...

Uber's New Autonomous Fleets Could Change How People With Disabilities Travel
The Americans with Disabilities Act promotes accessibility to the 31 million people with mobility-related disabilities. Based on the Act, Uber's new ...

December 12, 2016

Disability and the Trump administration--what's next?
The Hill
In that vein, Trump has made little mention of disability-related social policy. Rather, Trump's association with disability in the campaign came by way ...

Disability campaigners calling for abuse safeguards
Disability campaigners have called on the Government to urgently enact legislation to protect children and adults with intellectual disabilities from ...

Dinsmore refuses to let disability slow him down
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“But as far as my hands, I don't really look at it as a disability or a defect because I never got treated that way. ... I've never stopped. I've always been ...

High street disability access 'needs more progress'
BBC News
Not enough progress has been made to improve disabled access to Welsh high streets, a charity has said. Disability Wales told Good Morning Wales ...

One in 10 jobs in learning disability services at risk - report
The Guardian
About 150,000 adults receive learning disability support, but staff could be cut as providers struggle to pay increases to the 'national living wage'.

December 5, 2016

Students with learning disabilities feel well accommodated at TCU
TCU 360
Common learning disabilities include dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, auditory processing deficit, visual processing deficit and ADD/ADHD...

Dyslexia: The Learning Disability That Must Not Be Named
As the most common learning disability in the U.S., dyslexia affects somewhere between 5 and 17 percent of the population. That means millions of ...

Legal aid, disability rights group sue health officials over alleged failure to provide treatment
KSAT San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO - Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and Disability Rights Texas have filed a lawsuit against Texas Health and Human Services Executive ...

November 28, 2016

Budget cuts destroying disability "equality agenda"
published by Disability Agenda Scotland (DAS) says while the Paralympics help challenge negative stereotypes, public spending cuts to services ...

Disability discrimination: Is stigma to blame for employment drop?
STV News
Having a disability can be a barrier for many people who want to get a job or continue in education. Nearly a fifth (19%) of people of working age in ...

November 21, 2016

SWAG on 6: High School Senior Uses Disability to Educate Classmates on Acceptence
NBC 6 South Florida
A wheelchair and cerebral palsy can't prevent Michael Hadler from being a big man on campus at Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines.

Questions you need answered if traveling with a disability
AOL News
Kennedy sat on the Disability Advisory Travel Board for multiple airlines. He trained airline workers on how to treat customers with disabilities and how ...

Disability Advocates Ask Feds To Continue To Investigate, Monitor Special Ed In Texas
Houston Public Media
Disability Rights Texas has complained formally and informally in different ways about the cap on special ed, starting more than two years ago.

November 14, 2016

Damian Green dismisses 'offensive' UN report on UK disability rights
The Guardian
Green said the report was “patronising and offensive” and presented an outdated view of disability in the UK. He said Britain was “a world leader in ...

Bill to restrict disability-selective abortion progresses in House of Lords
A bill that would end disability-selective abortion up-to-birth has passed its Second Reading in the UK House of Lords and proceeded to the ...

Trump Win Brings Uncertainty On Disability Policy
Disability Scoop
Notoriously short on specifics, Trump barely touched on disability issues on the campaign trail. However, now that he has won the White House and ...

People with disability underrepresented in politics advocate
The Canberra Times
But Disability Leadership Institute founder Christina Ryan says one group – Australia's largest minority – is consistently missing from the conversation.

November 7, 2016

New Era for Disability Rights
Inside Higher Ed
Disability studies scholars and legal experts say lawsuits like Dudley's ... Lainey Feingold, a disability rights lawyer, has worked on web accessibility ...

Government aims to halve disability employment gap in UK
The Guardian
The work and pensions secretary, Damian Green, said the government would confront 'prejudices and misunderstandings' about disabled people.

Emory University Professor Humanizes Disability Through Guided Reading
The Heights
In a talk titled “Disability Bioethics: Toward Theory and Practice,” Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, an English professor and the co-director of the ...

October 31, 2016

Agencies beat five-year goal on disability hiring
Government is hiring more people with disabilities now than at any other time within the past 35 years. Federal employees with disabilities made up ...

Why the latest disability lawsuit against Uber is a big deal
Fast Company
Uber is being sued in Chicago by a disability-rights group alleging that its lack of wheelchair-accessible vehicles violates the Americans with ...

October 24, 2016

For the disability community, tech is the great equalizer
These stories highlight and chronicle the role that tech plays in meeting the particular needs of the disability community or ensuring that something ...

UK lawmaker with a disability proposes bill banning abortions on babies with disabilities
October 19, 2016 (LiveActionNews) -- This Friday, the United Kingdom's House of Lords is set to debate a bill that would prevent preborn babies from ...

Disability concern with NDIS board
They're concerned about changes to the board of the agency overseeing the National Disability Insurance Scheme, principally that very few of the new ...

NDIS: WA disability service providers prepare for future care system
ABC Local
Disability service providers in Western Australia are re-modelling themselves to be more competitive and offer greater choice, ahead of a final decision ...

October 17, 2016

Buzz About You: Disability employment awareness
Elmira Star-Gazette
Capabilities in Elmira, a not-for-profit agency that helps people with disabilities find gainful employment, is participating in National Disability ...

MU Students Petition for a Disability Studies Program
If approved by administration, students who complete the program would earn a certificate which is similar to earning a minor in disability studies.

Dayton Relaunches 2 Programs To Increase Disability Worker Hiring
CBS Local
ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Governor Mark Dayton announced two state programs will be re-launching to help people with disabilities. The goal is to ...

October 10, 2016

Disability is a hidden side of the police violence epidemic
Often, disabilities go unidentified or undiscussed, which obscures the extent of disability involvement in the police killing epidemic. Whether killed on ...

How An Introverted Australian With A Disability Built Huge Momentum For US Small Businesses
Matthew's personal story, including overcoming his disability, leveraging his introversion, and generating success against all odds, has a great deal to ...

Joliet Junior College students help promote disability awareness through event
The Herald-News
The event was held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday – the same day the JJC Disability Awareness Club was chartered at the college, said Mindy Diaz ...

Exhibit shows disability history
UTA The Shorthorn
“Building a Barrier-Free Campus: The History of Accessibility at UT Arlington” chronicles contributions faculty and alumni like Joseph Rowe, John ...

October 3, 2016

Disability program's closure troubles UC Berkeley students
San Francisco Chronicle
She had faith in UC Berkeley — which touts itself as the birthplace of the disability rights movement — in large part because of a campus program that ...

Disability groups question ethics of Wisconsin teen's death
Washington Times
APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Disability rights organizations said the death of a Wisconsin teenager who was allowed to end treatment of her incurable ...

September 26, 2016

Employers Still Lag Behind When It Comes To Disability
Over the past decade, there has been a lot of focus on gender and race among FTSE100 firms. One area of diversity that is often neglected is disability ...

Disability and the 'new normal': why Australia needs to ramp up access to stage and screen
The Guardian
Most of the actors would be perceived by the general community to have an intellectual disability. They write the scripts in part by drawing on ...

How Did Disabilities Become a Partisan Issue?
The Atlantic
Disability politics used to be bipartisan. The Americans with Disabilities Act was primarily authored by Senator Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat.

Disability rights advocates praise "Speechless"
The series is being heralded by disability groups across the country. Stephanie Woodward, the director of advocacy at the Center for Disability Rights ...

Pakistan: Stop execution of death row prisoner with mental disability
Amnesty International
In 2015, the Pakistani Supreme Court rejected his appeal, ruling that there was no evidence of his mental disability. However, the Supreme Court's ...

University May Remove Online Content to Avoid Disability Law
Inside Higher Ed
University May Remove Online Content to Avoid Disability Law. U.S. Justice Department finds that Berkeley MOOCs and YouTube content don't meet ...

September 21, 2016

Benetech Delivers 10 Million Accessible Ebooks
Yahoo Finance
Bookshare is the world's largest online library for people who are blind, visually impaired or have a physical disability that interferes with reading, such ...

Outside Rio's Paralympics, Brazil's disabled battle to be seen
Washington Post
Like the others, he faces prejudice when it comes to getting anything from jobs to buses in a country ill-equipped to deal with his disability. He hopes ...

New ABC Sitcom Highlights Disability Issues
Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State
New ABC Sitcom Highlights Disability Issues. Posted on September 20, ... one of its kind on the air. It follows a family with a child who has a disability...

Worldwide, People With Disabilities Struggle to Find Jobs
U.S. News & World Report
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — It's not always easy for West Virginians with disabilities to make their way to Jennifer Tenney's office, a generic, ...

September 14, 2016

New Student Organization spreads awareness about living with disabilities
The Journal
AREA, which stands for Awareness, Respect, Education, and Ability, works to better incorporate the reality of disability into the lives of able-bodied ...

Swimmers, Parents And CEOs - Why We Need To Normalise Disability Representation
Huffington Post UK
Over the last few days, I have been dissuaded from ever taking heroin, I have witnessed the pitfalls of dating a celebrity and been even more in awe of ...

EEOC Sues MedStar Harbor Hospital For Disability Discrimination
JD Supra
In November 2013, however, when Alston requested such a work-around, MedStar refused and abruptly terminated him because of his disability, ...

Life is extremely difficult for persons with disabilities in Rio
Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments
From the excessively steep access ramps at the football stadium to disability parking spaces that had been reserved for official cars at the beach ...

September 5, 2016

Las Vegas Paralympian's disability was no match for her dream
Las Vegas Sun
“Cortney caught my attention with her work to really minimize the impact of her disability,” Loeffler said. “She has done a great job to be the best she ...

Queensland to review disability education
Brisbane Times
Queensland will review its policies for students with a disability to ensure all students are receiving the same standard of education. Deloitte Access ...

Having a disability means I'm a victim of segregation
The Sydney Morning Herald
A few years ago, I was out in the city with some friends having the time of my life and the night only got better when someone suggested we get ...

Kazakhstan cafe uses employment to fight disability stigma
She has a learning disability, and has spent her adult life in a local mental institution. Like her fellow workers with either learning disabilities or mental ...

August 29, 2016

What Disability Means
New York Times
Last week, The Times opened a series about disability, broadly considered, with an essay about disability, pride, and identity by Rosemarie ...

Donald Trump Put Disability In The Spotlight, But Not In The Way These Advocates Had Hoped
Hartford Courant
It's the kind of political spotlight that disability rights advocates have craved for years - but the particular dynamics have left them feeling conflicted.

Living With Disability
New York Times
I thought disability was something to be ashamed of, or a weakness — that everyone with a disability wanted to be fixed, and that wasn't me at all.

Advocates say police need disability training
Advocates say police need disability training. A local deaf man was laid to rest after being shot dead by a State Trooper, and tonight, advocates are ...

These Are The Hidden Costs Of Living With A Disability
Huffington Post Canada
Having a disability in Canada can be expensive. While big-ticket items can make you stop in your tracks (or put the brakes on your wheelchair), ...

August 22, 2016

Denver auditor finds the city's disability parking system to be subpar
The Denver Post
Disability parking in Denver is inadequate, according to a recent audit, with an insufficient number of disability spaces and subpar enforcement against ...

UAS students using disability services quintuples from 2008
Juneau Empire
JUNEAU — The number of students using disability services at the University of Alaska Southeast is more than five times what it was in 2008.

Want social justice, Theresa May? Break the link between disability and poverty
New Statesman
Our latest research for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation explores the links between disability and poverty - disabled people and their households face ...

August 15, 2016

Paralyzed college senior gets new disability van from community
Fox 2 Detroit
He was paralyzed in a theatre accident at the age of 15 years old. Now a senior in college -- he's overcome nearly every challenge life has thrown at ...

For aging blacks, 'golden years' often marred by disability
Chicago Tribune
"In 2011, at age 65, whites could expect to be free of disability for 15 out of their nearly 20 remaining years of life — about three-fourths of the time," ...

August 8, 2016

Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Seniors has some form of disability
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2016 -- A new U.S. government report on aging finds that close to a quarter of Americans over 65 have some form of disability.

How obesity became the new face of disability in America
In December 2015, the number of Supplemental Security Income/disability recipients in Pueblo County was nearly 6,000, according to the Colorado ...

Disability is no barrier for these high fliers
They suffer from severe disabilities, including motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis, but that has not stopped them taking to the skies.

Disability is no barrier for these high fliers
They suffer from severe disabilities, including motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis, but that has not stopped them taking to the skies.

August 1, 2016

National Disability Institute Launches DISABLE POVERTY Campaign
Huffington Post
Today, on the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), National Disability Institute (NDI) launches DISABLE POVERTY, ...

Disability Rights Are At The Center Of The DNC. That Didn't Happen By Accident.
Anastasia Somoza speaks on disability rights during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016.

Disability advocates pushing 'people first' conversation
One of the big things Disability Advocates of Kent County pushes is “ask first.” For example, if you have a question you want to ask someone with a ...

Disabled lives matter. We need to toughen the law on disability hate crime
The Guardian
Two attacks recently have targeted people with disabilities. Yet the hate crime laws in Britain don't apply equally to them – this needs to change.

President Obama honors Sacramento disability advocate
KCRA Sacramento
Laurie Hoirup published two books about her disability: a memoir titled, “I Can Dance, My Life With A Disability,” and a children's book, “Being Different ...

Betty Siegel: Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The next year they came back with a young woman with a disability who was now on their staff – they took the employment aspect of it, too, not just ...

July 26, 2016

Minnesota man with disability wins round in fight for job promotion
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Legal experts said the decision is among the first of its kind and highlights the conflicts that many disability service providers face when they provide ...

Disability sector struggling to attract young people, Tasmanian providers say
ABC Online
Attracting young workers is one of the biggest challenges facing the disability sector ahead of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout, ...

Inclusion matters at Disability Pride Parade
The 13th Annual Disability Pride Parade marches through downtown Chicago on July 23, 2016. The parade steps off at Plymouth Court at Van Buren ...

A wheelchair comes out of storage to help disability advocate see new view of world
A narrow gangway barely fits her wheelchair as Colleen Starkloff arrives home in the Central West End after using MetroLink to travel from her ...

Young man with disability isa a natural on the water
Thanks to the 26th annual Three Rivers Adaptive Water Sports Clinic, people with any type of disability are getting the opportunity to go out and water ...

July 18, 2016

Wearing my disability with pride
Science Advances
Snap, cluck, snap! The noises rang out in the conference hall. Several people turned toward me to see what was causing the disturbance. As I walked ...

Disability challenge: Bridging the north-south divide is the first step
The Indian Express
Disability challenge: Bridging the north-south divide is the first step. We need aggressive action focused on improving the HDIs in the global south.

What Happens When You Tell A Person With A Disability They 'Can't' Do Something
Huffington Post
Here's what happens when you tell someone with disabilities they can't do something they feel passionate about pursuing: They'll pretty much say ...

July 11, 2016

Disability advocate drowns in wheelchair after fireworks
CBS News
SACRAMENTO -- A Northern California man desperately tried to rescue his wife on the Fourth of July after her wheelchair plunged into the ...

Phoenix woman with disability inspires with spirit
PHOENIX - In the state of Arizona, at the age of 15 years and six months, you are allowed to get your driving permit after passing physical and written ...

Disability doesn't mean entrepreneurial inability
The Sydney Morning Herald
Entrepreneurship might seem an unlikely pursuit for Australians with disability. But greater focus on self-employment can transform disability into ...

My Disability Does Not Define Me
Uloop News
According to the Office of Disability Employment Policy, “The term 'disability' is defined as someone who displays a mental or physical impairment that ...

Why are we OK with disability drag in Hollywood?
Los Angeles Times
It's no secret that television programming offers a skewed image of our diverse society—one that's whiter, straighter and more male. For example, 43% ...

July 4, 2016

Disability Activist Challenges Media Misconceptions with 'Visibility Project'
Disability activist Alice Wong, who was born with spinal muscular atrophy, talks about the misconceptions about disabilities in the mainstream media, ...

Pushing Limits: Disability as an Unexpected Gift
Ironically, Paul K. Longmore's, Telethons: Spectacle, Disability, and the Business of Charity exposes the problematic history of fundraising and ...

Dow High student donates graduation money to Disability Network
Midland Daily News
Sunny Kim, center, chats with members of the Disability Network Summer STAGES program during their picnic after biking on the rail trail on Tuesday ...

June 27, 2016

Disability-inclusive development isn't cheap, but exclusion has a higher price
The Guardian
Blind people read braille Qur'ans at a disability rehabilitation centre in Indonesia. The centre cares for around 40 Muslim patients. Photograph: Y T ...

Taxi medallion owners, disability activists protest Uber at City Hall
Crain's New York Business
About 200 taxi medallion owners and some two dozen disability activists gathered in the hot sun outside City Hall Wednesday in what they said was a ...

Value revealed in disability talent
The Mercury
A growing body of research is showing that people with a disability are ideal workers who raise the morale and standards of an entire workplace.

'Suck it, Bipeds': Finding Dory's Disability Narratives
Huffington Post
The film celebrates disability culture and admonishes ignorance and meanness. Importantly, it privileges the perspectives of individuals with ...

June 20, 2016

New UN Committee Member First With Learning Disability
ABC News
One of nine new members elected to the United Nations' persons with disabilities committee has become the first person with an intellectual disability ...

'Disability is not inability,' says Ban calling for equal rights for persons with disabilities to achieve ...
UN News Centre
“Through the power of music and the arts, these talented women and men are living examples of our core message: disability is not inability,” said UN ...

'Finding Dory' and 'Finding Nemo' change the way we see disability
Washington Post
One of the more poignant threads running through “Finding Dory” is the idea that while Marlin has learned that Nemo's disability doesn't make his son ...

'Finding Dory' and 'Finding Nemo' change the way we see disability
Washington Post
One of the more poignant threads running through “Finding Dory” is the idea that while Marlin has learned that Nemo's disability doesn't make his son ...

Sisters Create 'The Disabled Life' Comics Highlighting Life With a Disability
The Mighty
Illustrators and sisters Jessica and Lianna Oddi have a lot to say about living with a disability – but have decided to draw their thoughts instead.

Ohio Gets Green Light For Disability Rules
WOSU Public Media
Federal officials are pushing to get people who are on waiver programs out of institutional-style settings and into treatment in the community. Pixabay.

Christian puts human face on disability debate as election turns to health
The Age
17-year-old Christian Cedergren who has autism, embraces Opposition Leader Bill Shorten after they discuss disability funding. Photo: Alex ...

June 13, 2016

Smartphones, hearing gear for students with disability
Hindustan Times
Delhi University will provide accessible smart phones, smart canes, hearing gear and wheelchairs to students with disability from this year. In a move ...

Leominster man refuses to use his disability as a crutch
Sentinel & Enterprise
Patten, who has cerebral palsy, was appointed last month to the Leominster Disability Commission. SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE / JOHN LOVE

June 6, 2016

Me Before You director defends film against disability campaigners
The Guardian
The Me Before You director, Thea Sharrock, has defended her film – which stars Game of Thrones's Emilia Clarke as a woman who dates a disabled ...

Disability rights have long been bipartisan. Will Trump end that?
Twenty-six years ago, a Republican president signed the bipartisan Americans with Disability Act, or the ADA. That was then. In the past year, the ...

Germanna coordinator takes the 'dis' out of disability
The Daily Progress
Stevens overcame his own disability - dyslexia - to find a career for himself working with students with disabilities, helping them make the transition ...

Disability no obstacle to Syrian refugee weightlifter
Disability no obstacle to Syrian refugee weightlifter. He was born without legs, but Syrian refugee Belind teaches weightlifting and break dancing to ...

Doctor, lawyer, wheelchair user: It's the same person. And he's filing disability lawsuits by the bundle.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Some attorneys have formed disability groups specifically for the purpose of filing lawsuits, Windler said, calling such groups “blunt objects” to exploit ...

May 31, 2016

The Secret Tax That Targets Families Affected By Death or Disability
The U.S. Department of Education forgives student loans for individuals because of death or total and permanent disability. This is a sensible, ...

Disability rights campaigners protest at premiere of Me Before You
The Guardian
A group of activists unfurled a banner castigating it as a “disability snuff movie”, as cast members including Emilia Clarke, Jenna Coleman and Joanna ...

Kiwis worried over Aus disability insurance overhaul
Radio New Zealand
Disabled New Zealanders and their families in Australia fear they will lose out under a huge overhaul of disability services across the Tasman.

Riding school celebrates 40 years of helping people with disabilities to saddle up
Maldon and Burnham Standard
A RIDING school has celebrated 40 years of helping people with disabilities or special needs get in the saddle. Barrow Farm, which is located in ...

May 23, 2016

Disability discrimination still rife in Australian workplaces: Australian Network on Disability ...
The Sydney Morning Herald
Articulate, well-qualified and experienced in her field of marketing, Zoe Brissett​ would appear to be an ideal candidate for an employer. Yet the ...

EEOC sues Chattanooga transportation company for disability discrimination
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is filing a lawsuit against Chattanooga-based Covenant Transport, Inc., after it says the ...

The things musicians do to disguise disability
Slipped Disc
Heather O'Donnell has written a thoughtful and disturbing piece for Van magazine on the strategies that musicians employ to mask a physical or ...

Diversity on screen: Sofya Gollan and Bridie McKim tackle disability, the last hurdle
The Sydney Morning Herald
"Disability affects you socially much more than it does as a person," she says. "I know how to live my life with CP but it's tough when people don't know ...

May 16, 2016

U.S. judge rules ex-dockworker's disability is permanent
The former worker, Robert Carrion, is entitled to permanent disability benefits until he's able to work again, if that ever occurs, said the Ninth U.S. ...

May 10, 2016

EEOC Issues New Resource Document Addressing Issues Related to Leave and Disability
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The document is entitled Employer-Provided Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Disability charges filed with the EEOC reached a new high ...

Ireland will ratify UN convention on disability rights
Irish Legal News
Ireland will ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities within six months, The Irish Times reports. Finian McGrath, the ...

Unclear language prevented $750,000 for disability program, director says
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
DES MOINES — Three-quarters of a million dollars for a program that helps mentally and physically handicapped individuals find employment was not allocated as intended ...

Media show Kumamoto was woefully ill-prepared for disabled evacuees
The Japan Times
As someone who scours the media in Japan for mentions of issues surrounding disability, I have been impressed by the reporting of the Kumamoto ...

Book explores how disability, race intersect in pushing kids to prison
KU Today
LAWRENCE — Disability and race weigh heavily on the school experience of millions of young people, yet disability studies and critical race theory ...

April 25, 2016

Channel 4 offers £1m in free TV ad space to back disability
The Guardian
“As part of Channel 4's year of disability we want to ensure that our commitment to better reflecting disabled people goes beyond just our editorial ...

Living Longer, With More Disability
The Atlantic
Life expectancy with disability increased by 4.7 years for men and 3.9 for women; life expectancy without disability increased by 4.5 years for men and ...

'Diversity includes disability'
University of Pittsburgh The Pitt News
'Diversity includes disability'. Monica Silny, in the elevator she uses to get to her dorm from the Petersen Events Center. Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff ...

Blind woman says disability reveals myths underlying abortion
University of Pittsburgh The Pitt News
'Diversity includes disability'. Monica Silny, in the elevator she uses to get to her dorm from the Petersen Events Center. Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff ...

April 18, 2016

Onsite disability management targets faster recovery, smoother return to work
Business Insurance
Unum Group said on Wednesday that it will offer onsite disability management for customers who want their employees to benefit from one-to-one ...

April 11, 2016

Planned Parenthood Sues Indiana: Law Banning Abortion Based on Disability Diagnosis ...
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court on behalf of Planned ...

Disability Rights Activists Protest at White House
ABC News
Disability rights activists are protesting at the White House to urge President Barack Obama to support legislation to help disabled people who require ...

Man with a disability angry at people abusing mobility parks
The store, however, says the signs refer to old opening hours and removed them after a disability group pointed out how they could be interpreted.

Teen water skiing champ doesn't let disability define him
KCRA Sacramento
Teen Connor Poggetto is a champion water skier. He's looking to make the U.S. Disabled Water Ski Team for 4th time in a row.

April 4, 2016

Disability definition to be widened
Times of India
NEW DELHI: The government is set to widen the definition of "disability" to bring the count of physically challenged persons in sync with the ground ...

Australian tech accelerator to kickstart disability-focused startups
The Australian government's National Disability Insurance Scheme, a new program aimed at supporting the disabilities community, is beginning its roll ...

Disability activist Doug Paulley: 'I'm tackling injustice'
The Guardian
Doug Paulley has won almost all the 40 disability discrimination cases he has launched over the last decade. Paulley, who lives in a care home and ...

March 31, 2016

Uber Assist, a ride service for people with disabilities, launches in Ottawa
Ottawa Citizen
Uber has launched a new service in Ottawa called Uber Assist, which will provide door-to-door pickup and drop off services for people with disabilities ...

Students With Disabilities Suspended More Often At Charters
Disability Scoop
According to a new analysis of federal data, black students and those with disabilities ...

Disability Rights of Ohio files suit against state
Toledo Blade
A federal lawsuit filed today seeking class action status claims the State of Ohio is violating the rights of people with developmental disabilities by ...

March 23, 2016

UCF disability inclusion program draws out-of-state interest
Education Advisory Board
A new inclusion program at University of Central Florida (UCF) aims to expand access to higher education for students with learning disabilities--and ...

BBC reporter forced off air amid disability rally in parliament
The Guardian
Dozens of people protesting against disability benefit cuts have occupied central lobby in parliament, chanting "Cameron killer" and "no more deaths ...

Judge: Disability oversight group can access New York school
Washington Times
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that the legal services group that oversees the welfare of disabled and mentally ill New Yorkers has the ...

Budget 2016: Cuts to disability benefits are 'breaking human rights laws'
International Business Times UK
Kate Walsh has claimed Personal Independence Payments (PIP), and their various predecessors, for over 20 years now. She has had a foot ...

March 17, 2016

Disability advocates to protest Uber
ALBANY -- Disability advocates are set to protest Uber on Tuesday at the state Capitol, calling on upstate mayors to stop supporting the company for ...

Government backs 'fairer' disability payments after charity's criticism
Daily Mail
Hundreds of thousands of people will be affected by changes to disability benefits payments in the next five years, the Government has admitted.

Disability rights topic of talk at WSU
Dayton Daily News
Laura Osseck, an attorney specializing in disability rights, will give Wright State University's 2016 Honors Institute luncheon address at 12:30 p.m. ...

'Pretty Cripples' and the people turned on by disability
BBC News
After an angry Facebook rant, I found myself being introduced to a community of people who are sexually aroused, and attracted to, disability as ...

March 7, 2016

Disability Rights Activists Want to #CripTheVote
Deborah Muldrow, who could not enter the polling place due to a physical disability, receives assistance as she votes for the South Carolina ...

Play puts life with a learning disability centre stage
The Guardian
He says: “Up Down Boy made some people – even some parents of children with Down's syndrome – reassess their attitude to learning disability and ...

World Bank partners with Leonard Cheshire Disability to promote and protect inclusion for persons
World Bank Group
WASHINGTON, March 1, 2016 - The World Bank and Leonard Cheshire Disability are joining forces to put persons with disabilities at the heart of ...

February 29, 2016

Disability omitted from debates on lack of diversity among Oscar nominees
The Guardian
It was disappointing that a study into the lack of diversity of Oscar nominees didn't include disability in its analysis (Report, 23 February). One can only ...

Abuse of disability parking placards found in Boston
The Boston Globe
State officials should toughen penalties for misusing disability parking placards and take additional steps to curb the costly practice, according to a ...

'Divyang' tag disappoints persons with disability
The Hindu
Persons with disability feel the Railway budget has let them down, as it has not shown any vision to ensure a barrier-free environment. Railways ...

Awards kick off Disability Awareness Month
Terre Haute Tribune Star
Tribune-Star/Jim Avelis Honored: The Disability Awareness Work Group (DAWG) kicked off Disability Awareness Month with an awards ceremony ...

February 23, 2016

Man claims discrimination based on learning disability
Laconia Citizen
In response to the suit, Attorney Alexandra Geiger of Manchester, who represents NBME, denies that Densmore suffers from a disability as defined by ...

Workplace Disability Discrimination Claims At Record High
Disability Scoop
Complaints of disability-based job discrimination are on the rise, hitting an all-time high, federal officials say. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity ...

New White Sox announcer is first in MLB with physical disability
And he's believed to be the first person with a physical disability to hold that spot in major league ... He says his disability has never been an issue.

Grammys 2016: Stevie Wonder calls for disability rights
CBS News
The blind soul singer is well-known for his advocacy of disability rights; in 2009, he was appointed as a United Nations Messenger of Peace with a ...

Ontario simplifies medical reviews for people on disability support
Toronto Star
Queen's Park is scrapping its “difficult and intimidating” medical review process for people receiving income support from the Ontario Disability ...

Blind Ambition: One Woman's Journey to Fitness Despite Disability
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Bettina Dolinsek is guided by her vision. Without the sense of sight, her abilities surprise a lot of people. "When I first wanted to ...

February 16, 2016

How the disability voting bloc could swing the 2016 election
The Guardian
At last census, roughly 20% of the US population identified with some degree of disability, spanning a huge range of impairments across race, gender, ...

Dating With a Disability
U.S. News & World Report
Living with a disability often means facing inaccurate assumptions; dating with one is no different. People sometimes assume those with disabilities ...

Target rolls out new shopping carts designed with disability in mind
If you think maneuvering a shopping cart around a packed store is hard, imagine trying to navigate tiny aisles and impatient shoppers while pushing ...

Grappling with Intellectual Disability Michael Bérubé’s The Secret Life of Stories
Michael Bérubé's The Secret Life of Stories: From Don Quixote to Harry Potter How Understanding Intellectual Disability Transforms the Way We Read ...

Obituary: Gloria Steinbring, a pioneering leader in Minnesota's disability rights movement
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Gloria Steinbring, a charismatic and fiery leader of Minnesota's disability rights movement for four decades, died last month in Minneapolis. She was ...

A life: Rosemarie Kasper's disabilit didn't stop advocate for change
Alma and John Kasper's only child entered the world with broken legs and scant hope. The newborn was hurriedly named for her grandmothers, Rose ...

February 8, 2016

Zika Virus Threat Puts Abortion Rights And Disability Rights On Collision Course
Huffington Post
While abortion rights advocates might well point to Zika-linked microcephaly as evidence that the U.S. needs to liberalize abortion laws, disability ...

Junior finds empowerment, helps others at the Office of Disability Services
The Daily Orange
While abortion rights advocates might well point to Zika-linked microcephaly as evidence that the U.S. needs to liberalize abortion laws, disability ...

Local disability advocates will help Uber figure out how to get everyone from A to B
The company announced Thursday that it has formed the Uber Boston Disability Coalition, an initiative that aims to improve the transportation options ...

Minnesota man's fight for a promotion spurs disability rights debate, galvanizes coworkers
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The case underscores the precarious position of hundreds of ​Minnesotans with disabilities who rely on disability agencies for on-the-job training and ...

Indiana bill would halt all abortions requested due to race, gender, disability
Fox 59
The bill looks to prohibit an abortion at any time, based on the fetus' gender, race, or a potential disability. Taylor fears for families that are unable to ...

February 1, 2016

See the new Lego set that has disability advocates cheering
AOL News
Lego Will Release Its First Mini-Figure That Uses a Wheelchair From mythical characters such as a werewolf or vampire, to more realistic ones, such ...

The 2016 Candidates Need to Stop Ignoring the Disability Vote
New Republic
Historically, though, presidential candidates rarely focus on disability rights—save for the 1996 presidential campaign of former Senator Bob Dole, ...

The tech giving people power to rise above disability
BBC News
If a million more disabled people could work, the UK economy alone would grow 1.7%, or £45bn ($64bn), says disability charity Scope.

January 26, 2016

Disability is not a disqualification
Science Advances
I have a physical disability, and stairs are a particular source of difficulty. Unfortunately, they lie in front of every entrance to the building where I take ...

Disability-related cases were most common discrimination in 2015
Out of those cases, disability-related complaints were seen to be the most common, making up 31 percent of all cases. Race and gender-related ...

New York City Disability Advocates Pressure Uber and Lyft for Accessibility
The Mighty
Disabilty activists are continuing the decades-old fight to make New York City car services accessible. Advocates from the Taxis For All Campaign, ...

Wheelchair-Bound Iraq War Vet Won't Let Disability Dampen His Efforts to Serve Neighbors ...
Justin Anderson, an Iraq War veteran from Omaha, Nebraska, is not finished serving his fellow citizens. The amputee has found a way to alleviate his ...

UM's Disability Services to launch new online system
NBC Montana
Disability Services for students at the University of Montana will launch a new online system this spring. It's called Accommodate.

January 20, 2016

Why keep mental disability a secret? Mallick
Toronto Star
But now they don't have to say what the disability is because that would “label” them and create “stigma.” I disagree. As people — millennials in ...

Arcadia senior overcomes loss, learning disability
La Crosse Tribune
Not only has William had to deal with the struggles of a learning disability, but he also had to overcome the death of his mother when he was in first ...

Boys' basketball: Hearing disability not stopping Copper Hills' Preston Sanchez
Salt Lake Tribune
They've since been married 25 years, and when the idea of expanding their family arose, Mario feared he'd pass his hereditary hearing disability to ...

DisAbility Sports Festival returning to Palm Desert
The Desert Sun
Professional athletic coaches, many with disabilities, will be participating in the fourth annual DisAbility Sports Festival in Palm Desert later this month.

January 11, 2016

DOT fines United $2.75 million for delays and disability-related complaints
On Tuesday the Department of Transportation announced fines totaling $2.75 million against United Airlines for violations related to disability-related ...

What's An Invisible Disability? 7 Things You Need To Know
Think of the word "disability". What do you see? The people of the Special Olympics, swimming and running and jumping in wheelchairs or without ...

WXXI, Al Sigl start 'Dialogue on Disability'
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Since 2003, WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies have partnered on weeklong programming for a “Dialogue on Disability” initiative. Designed to ...

Disability groups fear Uber will kill off wheelchair cabs
The Age
Uber's rise and future regulation will make it more difficult for people with a disability to get around, advocacy groups have warned, unless safeguards ...

January 8, 2016

Not-so-rapid transit: CTA says disability access will take 20 years to complete
Two months after the I-Team exposed dozens of CTA stations in violation of federal access laws, transit authority officials have new plans to comply ...

Young Emirati woman overcomes disability, rides horses
Emirates 24|7
A young Emirati woman with special needs has overcome the disability she was born with and has become a role model for other physically ...

DOT fines United $2.75 million for delays and disability-related complaints
On Tuesday the Department of Transportation announced fines totaling $2.75 million against United Airlines for violations related to disability-related ...

Malloy: Closure of Southbury facility more complicated
CT Post
A coalition of disability rights groups, led by the Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities, has called for closing the facility by 2020...

December 28, 2015

The 'golden age' of disability arts
BBC News
A group of experts from the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive (NDACA) has been photographing examples of work from the "golden age" ...

Understanding Disability: Population of people with disabilities grows in NM, data shows
Santa Fe New Mexican
A person with a disability, according to the ADA definition, may have a physical or mental impairment that affects one or more major life activities, such ...

Institute for Disability Studies self-advocate recognized nationally
Mississippi's self-advocate and disability networks were well represented ... community education director at the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS).

Undaunted by disability, SMU student walks across finish line
On Sunday, undaunted by her disability, Self did something else. Surrounded by supporters, she walked the last 300 yards of the MetroPCS Dallas ...

Free 'Disability Cinema' series
UD Daily
The films in the “Disability Cinema” series will be shown at Room 127 in Memorial Hall on Thursday evenings. Each showing will begin with a ...

Free 'Disability Cinema' series
UD Daily
The films in the “Disability Cinema” series will be shown at Room 127 in Memorial Hall on Thursday evenings. Each showing will begin with a ...

Why do you never see a Lego mini-figure with a disability?
The Guardian
Thanks to the Disability Discrimination Act, disabled children can no longer be refused entry to toy shops, schools or soft play centres on the grounds ...

Man with disability helps others in Greater New Hven learn through his past struggles
New Haven Register
It was February 1983, and Luby was born in the Hospital of Saint Raphael with cerebral palsy. CP is a neurological disorder that permanently affects ...

Hands-free cosmetics: Amazing makeup artist beats disability to follow dream
However, Ruiz does not let her disability be the most remarkable thing about her. “She was amazing from day one,” her grandmother told the ...

Going to work a struggle for man with spina bifida who needs wheelchair lift
Toronto Star
For Ryan Leworthy, going to work each morning starts with dragging himself into a van. Reaching up with one arm to grab the door handle, he hoists ...

Guest Commentary: Listen to disability rights community
The Denver Post
For years, activists in the disability rights community have been questioning how Colorado's community-centered boards have operated. These 20 ...

December 15, 2015

'Softness in the struggle': Living with a disability
CNN International
(CNN) Photographer Claudia Gori watched as Camilla, a young mother with muscular dystrophy, got on her knees and prepared to lower herself to the ...

Disability 'apartheid' exists in Australia as community 'looks for the wheelchair', Dignity for Disability ...
ABC Online
Australia has created a type of apartheid in its treatment of people with a disability, the country's first Dignity for Disability MP says. Kelly Vincent, who ...

Two UK studies reveal apparent increase in healthy ageing, less sever disability
Two studies conducted 20 years apart in England reveal an apparent increase in healthy ageing, or years lived healthily, reflecting less cognitive ...

A Smartwatch for the Visually Impaired
Huffington Post
When a group of students at the University of Washington saw a fellow classmate struggling with big heavy Braille books to study, it sparked an ...

December 9, 2015

Physical Disability And Engineering Of Environments
On PBS's Newshour last week, Jon Schull, a research scientist at the Rochester Institute of Technology, made some points about disability. He said ...

Disability advocates rip Kylie Jenner wheelchair photo shoot
While the sexualized nature of the images of Kylie Jenner generated some commentary, it's the wheelchair shots that have provoked the most intense ...

Disability advocates rip Kylie Jenner wheelchair photo shoot
"When you consider that 20 percent of the population reports having a disability of some sort, for businesses to be seen as providing these ...

Dispatches: Straight Talk About Disability
Human Rights Watch
“What is a disability?” she asked me. As I began to explain, her father politely intervened: “Please don't talk about disability with her. She's too young ...

Dispatches: Straight Talk About Disability
Human Rights Watch
“What is a disability?” she asked me. As I began to explain, her father politely intervened: “Please don't talk about disability with her. She's too young ...

Disability sensitivity training urged by area health department director
Martinsville Bulletin
Dr. Jody Hershey, director of the West Piedmont Health District, has taken disability sensitivity/awareness training that focuses on common respect, ...

Shining a light on mental illness: An "invisible disability"
World Bank Group (blog)
This year's International Day of Disabled Persons, observed December 3, takes as its theme: “Inclusion matters: Access and Empowerment for People ...

December 2, 2015

Appleton North hosts disability exhibit
Appleton Post Crescent
“Allies for Inclusion: the Ability Exhibit” includes 10 interactive stations that encourage respect and build awareness of disability issues. The national ...

Dad dances at daughter's wedding despite wheelchair disability
... 'Able Thrive,' a website that collects and presents articles and videos from around the world to show how people can live well with a disability.

November 24, 2015

This Sex-Themed Alphabet Illustrates Dating With A Disability
The team in charge of Scope's advertising approached Pâté with an idea: to create an illustrative alphabet to normalize sex and disability, with each ...

Superstar Stevie Wonder inspired a super fan to overcome his disability
Jason Smith has been inspired by the Soul Legend's ability to overcome being blind and to live out his dreams. “He taught me it's not the disability.

State lawmakers prepare far-reaching reforms to disability services
Minneapolis Star Tribune
State officials already are looking at changes in reimbursement rates for disability employment programs, said Jennifer DeCubellis, assistant ...

November 17, 2015

Pioneer in disability access dies
He's the former director at the Division of Disability Resources, a job Nugent used to hold too. He founded the Division of Disability Resources and ...

Iconic sportscaster accuses golf course of discriminating against his disability
Bob Lobel, a sports media icon for over 30 years in Massachusetts, is suing a Boston golf club, claiming the course barred him from playing due to his ...

New disability studies minor will come to UO in fall 2016
Oregon Daily Emerald
New disability studies minor will come to UO in fall 2016 .... years of work, the University of Oregon is getting a new disability studies minor in fall 2016.

Chinese dance troupe overcomes disability
Chinese dance troupe overcomes disability. HOUSTON – In the shadow of downtown Houston, there was an unexpected sight – a group of young ...

Fire safety and lack of privacy in disability homes criticised
Irish Times
Staffing levels, bedroom layout, fire safety and respect for privacy and dignity have been criticised in a number of Hiqa reports into disability care ...

Forget your wheelchair? What no one with a disability should ever be asked
it said (and was placed directly above her disability parking permit on the dashboard). Van Den Borne, who has multiple sclerosis, was distraught.

Corrie star suffers disability abuse
Digital Spy
Coronation Street star Cherylee Houston has spoken out to raise awareness of disability hate crime, after she was wrongly accused of faking her need ...

November 9, 2015

Disability no barrier for young volunteers
Vina del Mar born and bred, Ricardo, 16, and Ignacio, 24, have become firm friends thanks to FIFA's Youth Programme for the FIFA U-17 World Cup ...

Disability no barrier for young volunteers
From his town in West Yorkshire, England, Stephen "Ste" Walker is changing the way people perceive disability. Walker suffers from Crohn's disease ...

IITs asked to stop using disability photos in applications
Hindustan Times
The court of the chief commissioner of persons with disability (CCPD) has asked IITs to stop making physically-challenged applicants of Indian Institute ...

November 3, 2015

Illinois Student Senate to fund 3-D printer for disability resources
Daily Illini
The Illinois Student Senate, ISS, passed a resolution to allocate funds for a new 3-D printer for the Division of Disability Resources and Educational ...

Celebration aims to increase disability awareness
OSU - The Lantern
Andrew Sydlik is blind. In order to attend classes, the Ph. D. student studying disability studies and 19th-century American literature must order special ...

Learning disability care hospital beds reduced
BBC News
The NHS admits people with a learning disability or autism have been failed for decades and Jane Cummings, chief nursing officer for England, said: ...

Estate Planning: Tax free savings for the college and disability needs of the blind and disabled
Lake County News
ABLE accounts extend the benefits of 529 college savings plans to disabled persons to include their disability-related expenses. Let us discuss.

Post-polio syndrome: Australia's forgotten disability
ABC Online
Post-polio syndrome: Australia's forgotten disability ... Polio Australia says this makes them the single-largest physical disability group in the country.

October 27, 2015

Disability Acceptance Week strives to establish new norms
University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily
Last week was Disability Acceptance Week at the University, and students worked to spread as much knowledge as possible about disability ...

What John Belluso Taught Me About Disability, Generosity, and Life
American Theatre
Much of what I came to understand was theoretical: John's grasp of disability theory, and critical theory in general, was extraordinary, and he spoke of ...

Jefferson Elementary learns disability awareness
Daily Journal Online
As part of Disability Awareness day, students rotated to six different stations that demonstrated what it would be like to have to live with some sort of ...

October 19, 2015

MU's Celebrate Ability Week closes with presentation on disability language
Columbia Missourian
COLUMBIA — At the conclusion of the MU Disability Center's annual Celebrate Ability Week, Erin Andrews, a rehabilitation psychologist and an ...

Voices: What it's like to live with an invisible disability
Fibromyalgia is just one example of such an invisible disability. While you likely wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a student with ...

October recognized in Missouri as 'Disability History and Awareness Month'
Houston Herald
Texas County Presiding Commissioner Fred Stenger signs a proclamation last week recognizing October as Disability History and Awareness Month.

October 12, 2015

Cleveland Browns DL Xavier Cooper opens up about his learning disability
In ninth grade, Cooper was diagnosed with a learning disability. “It was frustrating but football kind of brought me along and once I became so talented ...

Pittsburg: Screening of 'Fixed' a preview of disability film festival
Contra Costa Times
The screening comes both in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Disability Awareness Month, and as a ...

Local Boy with Rare Disability Makes Strides
RJ Cervantes is just like any other soon to be four-year-old running around and singing along with his friends at daycare. You wouldn't know he has a ...

October 7, 2015

Blind activist arrested at Capitol disability event
Detroit Free Press
LANSING — A blind activist for disability rights is to be arraigned in district court in Lansing on Friday after he was arrested at an Americans with ...

Ferris Disability Awareness Month Events Offer Speakers, Sport and Support
Ferris State Torch
Disability Awareness Month activities will begin Monday, Oct. 5 with a resource fair in the Williams Auditorium lobby from 3 to 5 p.m., according to ...

Viewpoint: Is it time to stop using the word "disability"?
BBC News
By the 1980s and 90s "handicapped" was gradually replaced with "disabled" as a new way of thinking about disability emerged - called the social ...

September 29, 2015

Leading Disability Charity Welcomes U.N. Decision to Make Disabled Top Priority
A major U.K.-based charity for the disabled has welcomed the U.N.'s decision to make disability a top priority as part of their 2030 agenda for ...

World Disability Billiards and Snooker launches new event
BBC Sport
The first tournament staged by the new World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) body will take place in Gloucester in November. The WDBS ...

World Disability Billiards and Snooker launches new event
BBC Sport
The first tournament staged by the new World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) body will take place in Gloucester in November. The WDBS ...

September 21, 2015

City: Rehab Hospital renovations don't meet disability requirements
Hawaii News Now
The Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific is in trouble with the city which said recent renovations there do not meet disability access requirements, ...

St. Augustine company aims to expand diversity to include disability
Florida Times-Union
“Disability has often been left out of diversity programs,” said Meg O'Connell, a founder of Global Disability Inclusion. “It used to be illegal to even ask ...

HSE accused of ignoring failings in disability homes
Irish Times
A State watchdog has accused the HSE of turning a blind eye to failings in disability homes, including degrading and inhumane treatment of residents.

Parents with a disability face greater chance of losing children: report
The Age
When Ms Arthur, who has a mild intellectual disability, was pregnant, a pre-birth report done for Victorian Child Protection raised concerns about her ...

September 14, 2015

Future Transhumanist Tech May Soon Change The Definition of Disability
Radical technologies around the world may soon overhaul the field of disability and immobility, which affects in some way more than a billion people ...

Disability and the Politics of Abortion
Seven Days
So far, North Dakota has the only disability-related abortion restriction on the books; eight states ban sex-selective abortions. None of these laws has ...

Disability sports participation in Wales up 30%
BBC News
There has been a 30% increase in people taking part in disability sports activities over the last year. In 2014, people with disabilities took part in ...

British Paralympian hopeful canoeist dropped from competition because disability is 'psychological'
A British Paralympian hopeful canoeist who has been in a wheelchair for four years has been told that she can no longer compete because her ...

Why My Disability Doesn't Make Me Your Inspiration
The Mighty
I really do appreciate the kindness, and I know that people often lack a deep understanding of disability, so they use the words they know as best they ...

September 8, 2015

WSU announces Presidential Lecture Series for 2015-2016
WSU Guardian
Wright State's annual Presidential Lecture Series will feature the theme: “Redefining the Face of Disability” with speakers that will offer various insights ...

UN: EU is not doing enough on disability rights
New Europe
Yannis Vardakastanis, of Greece, President of the European Disability Forum, addresses a high-level meeting on the Realization of the Millennium ...

Disability Sport Programme a success
Mearns Leaderr
Disability sports officer Caitlin Dudley said: “A big thank you to all of the coaches at Aberdeen Sports Village and Westburn Tennis Centre and to all of ...

Disability arts: the challenge of ensuring creative momentum
The Guardian
There’s a lot to celebrate in the work of disabled artists right now. Ramps on the Moon, for example...

Column: Invisible disabilities have visible fall out
Arizona Daily Wildcat
The plaintiffs argue that trauma should be viewed as a disability as it impedes students' ability to focus in school, and therefore teachers should have ...

August 31, 2015

Miloscia honored by developmental disability advocates
Federal Way Mirror
Sen. Mark Miloscia was recognized this week for his efforts to support services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families...

Disability Achievement Award nominations open
Fraser Coast Chronicle
The 2015 Disability Achievement Awards are an opportunity for the Fraser Coast to highlight the achievements of local people who are working hard ...

Sharks of Silicon Valley unite on disability
West - Welfare Society Territory
Microsoft, Facebook, Dropbox, Yahoo and LinkedIn are some of the leading companies in Silicon Valley that have decided to work together to make ...

Army veteran sues Home Depot, alleging disability discrimination
West Virginia Record
WINFIELD—An Army veteran from Putnam County is suing Home Depot, alleging employment law infringement. Christopher J. Scalf of Hurricane filed ...

Thousands DIE after being told they're fit to work in 'disturbing' benefits crackdown
Disability campaigners are calling for an investigation after "disturbing" figures revealed 2,380 died within two weeks of Employment Support ...

Disney battles request to question executive in disabled access lawsuit
Orlando Sentinel
Staggs already filed a declaration for the court, which states that “from time to time Mr. Staggs received information about DAS [Disability Access ...

Plan for cuts in disability benefits, but hope for the best
The future for Medicare and Social Security might not look bright at the moment, but it's particularly bleak for the government's disability insurance ...

August 24, 2015

Less than half of New South Wales train stations have disability access, records show
ABC Online
Less than half of the train stations across New South Wales have disability access, information obtained by the ABC through the Government ...

Disability campaigners plea to stop drivers parking in blue badge spaces
Get Surrey
A group of disability campaigners has staged a protest at Dorking railway station in a bid to stop the misuse of blue badge parking spaces...

ADA gives business access to customers
Knoxville News Sentinel
"About 20 percent of our population has a disability, at minimum," she said. "That is $1 in $5 that a business owner is either welcoming in or not, ...

Meet the Woman Petitioning J.Crew to Help Fight Disability Stigma
AI tried working for a time and realized I couldn't, so I went on disability. I started my website because I'd fallen out of contact with my friends and family...

Has The ADA Broken Its Economic Promises To People With Disabilities?
Jessica Delarosa, center, and others take part in the inaugural Disability Pride Parade in New York on July 12, 2015. Seth Wenig / AP ...

LSAT Disability Accommodation Plans Under Way
The National Law Journal (registration)
Meanwhile, the Justice Department reported that $6.73 million has been distributed to 2,695 people who applied for disability accommodations on the ...

August 17, 2015

5 Steps Toward Disability Equality
Huffington Post
At one point in life, every man (or woman) will face disability-related issues. Disability is the one diversity or minority group that could affect you any ...

Federal agency sues Amtrak, claims disability discrimination
Washington Times
SEATTLE (AP) - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a federal lawsuit against Amtrak that claims it discriminated against a ...

Inspectors find failings in every HSE disability care home
Irish Times
More than 93 per cent of inspections of disability homes carried out by the State's health watchdog found the facilities failed to comply with national ...

Teen with disability fights for right to communicate
My wheelchair and disability become irrelevant; I am a person, a human being. And for the first time, I feel that is what they see first. I can tell my mom, ...

August 10, 2015

Disability activists blast Lego for ‘stereotypical’ elderly man in wheelchair toy
Washington Times
Lego's diverse “Community People Set” has sparked the ire of disability activists who believe the figurine depicting an elderly man in a wheelchair ...

UT to add degree in disability studies Program will be first of its kind
The Blade
Jim Ferris is heading up an effort to launch a new under-graduate degree in disability studies, which begins this fall at the Univer-sity of Toledo ...

Accessibility Barriers Stall the $17-Billion Disability Travel Market, Survey Says
“This new data, shows that the disability travel market has a greater impact than ever on the industry and the broader economy,” says Eric Lipp, ...

No One Wants to Be Normal: So Why Are We Awkward Around Those Who Are Different?
Huffington Post UK Blog
I have a learning disability and sadly some people view this as having a problem, or being incapable. It's true that I may be different to some people, ...

August 3, 2015

She Owes Her Activism To A Brave Mom, The ADA And Chocolate Cake
But no school would teach a child who was deaf-blind (that's the preferred terminology in the disability community). Girma describes that brother as ...

The ADA at 25: What’s next for disability rights?
“If you have a physical disability, it does not mean that you're weak,” he said. “You're not fragile.” Maynard spreads that message as an advocate for ...

CDC: 1 in 5 American adults live with a disability
USA Today
One in five American adults have at least one kind of disability, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released ...

Disability rights activists protest at Uber's NYC offices for failing to put accessible cars in its fleet
New York Daily News
Disability rights activists protested Thursday outside Uber's west side offices for failing to put any accessible cars in its massive fleet of more than ...

July 27, 2015

25 years after the ADA became law, the disabled continue to be absent from workforce
STL Today
His résumé might have tipped off prospective employers to his disability. He included under work experience that he was an intern with the U.S. ...

Disability Confident - Thank You for Making a Positive Change
Huffington Post UK
It is two years since the Prime Minister stood up in July 2013 and launched the Disability Confident campaign. While we still have much more to do, ...

Disability Bill: Activists demand separate section for women, children
The Indian Express
While the latest census data suggests 2.2 per cent of the population is suffering from disability in India, the UNCRPD claims the percentage might be is ...

July 20, 2015

Why disability rights is everyone's business
Disability is, unsurprisingly, age related. For the non-institutionalized population in the United States, just 5.5% of people aged 16-20 reported a ...

Uber, Lyft Face Questions From Massachusetts Over Disability Access
NBC News
The Massachusetts attorney general's office is examining how Uber and Lyft ensure equal access for people with disabilities ...

UT to offer disability studies degree beginning in the fall
“Disability has long been studied as a biomedical issue, but disability studies is dramatically different,” said Dr. Jim Ferris, the Ability Center of Greater ...

Remarks by the President on The Americans With Disabilities Act
The White House
THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody! (Applause.) Well, welcome to the White House. And thank you so much, Haben, for that amazing introduction ...

July 13, 2015

NYC's inaugural Disability Pride Parade fraws thousands
New York Post
Mayor Bill de Blasio kicked off the inaugural NYC Disability Pride Parade, saying he's proud his city is a national leader in supporting rights for ...

Disability Awareness Players spread awareness of disability interaction
They call themselves the Disability Awareness Players. They are all experts because they each have disabilities themselves. They are using their ...

July 6, 2015

Heartwarming video shows having a disability is no barrier to getting frisky
It may look like the start of a raunchy movie, but this video of couples getting it on has a serious message. Released by Scope, it aims to show being ...

Nigerian Group Provides Training for People with Disability
VOA Learning English
In Nigeria, an estimated 20 million people have some kind of physical disability. They have physical problems that make it difficult to find work and ...

'Crutch' documentary shares story of Pittsburgh man who turned disability into career
That's never really stopped him. When his grade school friends played soccer behind Fulton Elementary School in Highland Park, Shannon ...

'Disability Confident' employment accolade for Swansea
South Wales Evening Post
SWANSEA has become the first place in the UK to be recognised for its commitment to helping disabled people into work by being given official ...

Tasmanian disability service provider tripling workforce thanks to NDIS
ABC Online
Tasmania's largest disability services provider is set to triple its workforce over the next four years thanks to the National Disability Insurance Scheme ...

Report: Ohio must find ways to prevent disability among older residents
Columbus Dispatch
A new report says Ohio must find ways to help prevent or delay disability among older adults as people 65 and older are expected to account for ...

June 29, 2015

Jameela Jamil: 'Britain deals with disability by pretending it's not happening'
The Independent
Presenter Jameela Jamil has spoken out about the negative way disability is dealt with in the UK, claiming that the country's attempt to address ...

Motherlode | For a Child with a Learning Disability, There's Such a Thing As Too Much Help
New York Times
As a kindergartner in a large public school, my son, who has a language-based learning disability, was mainstreamed in a general education ...

New thinking required for national disability technology
CIO Australia
"The disability world is deep and diverse. I'm not your average disabled computer user by any stretch of the imagination." - Sean Fitzgerald.

Crash victim fought to change perceptions of disability
As a young man living with a disability, he had found his way to contribute to society and was working to change perceptions through blogging.

June 23, 2015

Kit Harington: Game of Thrones actor leads disability campaign with help of his cousin
The Independent
"Learning Disability Week is the perfect opportunity to challenge this. We need to give people a far greater awareness and understanding of what ...

Inner Strength: for Blake Leeper The Only True Disability in life is a Bad Attitude
Blake Leeper was born without legs, but he's never let that slow him down.

June 19, 2015

Developmental disability programs could see minor funding increases
LA Daily
Developmental disability programs could see minor funding increases. (l-r) Juan Perez shows Destry Walker how to package product for shipping.

Lee Irving's murder is a chilling reminder that disability hate crime is rising
The Guardian
Lee Irving, who had a learning disability that may have been a 'motivation' ... Lee Irving was 24 but, due to a learning disability, had what his mother ...

Disability Is No Obstacle for Aid Worker
Voice of America
She knows exactly what it is like to live with a disability. Aderemi was left unable to walk due to polio in her childhood. She said her mother carried her ...

June 4, 2015

Teacher shares lessons in love from son with rare disability
Jeff Wright stoops to lift his 92-pound son out of a wheelchair. "And up," he groans. "Oomph!" Adam dangles from his arms, dead weight. Wright plods ...

Winthrop gymnast overcomes disability with determination
WCVB Boston
Winthrop gymnast overcomes disability with determination ... to new heights with her determination to not let a disability from birth get in her way.

Graduate uses speech to surprise classmates, share her disability
Lewiston Sun Journal
Edward Little High School graduate Jordan Lau announced to her classmates that she is deaf during her graduation speech on Saturday evening.

Correctly Diagnosing a Child's Learning Disability
Huffington Post
Dr. Lydia Soifer and Lynn Rubin, experts in the field of childhood learning disabilities, stopped by Mondays with Marlo with some great advice for ...

May 27, 2015

Uber: Disability Laws Don't Apply to Us
Daily Beast
And mandatory driver training or other measures to prevent disability discrimination could imply its drivers are employees and undermine Uber's ability ...

Stella's Challenge disability awareness campaign announced at TEDxSydney
The Guardian
Stella Young AAP Stella Young: campaign named after the comedian will be launched on 3 December 2015. Photograph: SmartArtists PR.

'Failure' on disability hate crime changes
BBC News
Victims of disability hate crime are still being let down by the system, a report has concluded. The Criminal Justice Inspectorate said police, ...

Dennis Walters, disability and disrespect
Golf Channel
But it's hard, if not impossible, to keep a disability a secret when you're in a wheelchair, or on crutches or parking in handicapped spots.

May 18, 2015

5 Ways to Mitigate the Financial Downside of a Disability
U.S. News & World Report
While the word “disability” might conjure images of wheelchairs or missing limbs, most disabilities leading to the inability to work are more pedestrian: ...

Phoenix unveils new disability accessibility icon
Phoenix leaders and disability activists unveiled a new accessibility icon Wednesday, saying the action-oriented symbol shows a positive change in ...

Disability friendly events sponsored
Marshfield News-Herald
MARSHFIELD – Anger Me Not Foundation and the Marshfield YMCA sponsored a disability-friendly swim on April 1. During this time, persons with ...

May 11, 2015

Quadriplegic sailing instructor defying the odds of disability
Michael Strahle is a quadriplegic sailing instructor at Whiskeytown La but he isn't letting his disability define him or stop him from doing what he loves.

May 7, 2015

Disabled riders seek tougher rules for Uber, Lyft
Boston Globe
“All of these systems . . . are hardly paying any attention to accessibility,” said Christine Griffin, executive director of the Disability Law Center. “If these ...

Man with speech impediment hosts podcast, promotes disability awareness
Getting behind a microphone for a live broadcast can sometimes be a real challenge; but imagine hosting a show with a speech impediment.

App that helps people in wheelchairs plan travel routes wins first place at civic hackathon
For most people, using a tool like Google Maps is an adequate way to find walking or public transit directions. But for those who face mobility challenges...

April 29, 2015

Mom's Disney Photos Prove 'The Only Disability In Life Is Having A Bad Attitude'
Huffington Post
Ultimately, the mom hopes that when people see her Disney-fied photos of Giselle, they won't fixate on her disability but will simply see "a little girl ...

Beyond the label: WSU hosts celebration of disability culture
Winona Daily News
The show sprung out of a discussion in WSU professor Kelly Herold's disability communication and culture class at WSU. With his 24 students, Herold ...

Meet the New Disability Rights Defenders
Open Society Foundations
Open Society's Disability Rights Scholarship Program is cultivating a new generation of lawyers and advocates who can fight for disability rights for ...

April 20, 2015

Designing for Disability
The New Yorker
During New York Fashion Week in February, a number of models with disabilities appeared on the runways. Credit Photograph by Selcuk Acar ...

Exoskeletons vs. wheel chairs: Disability advocates clash with futurists over 'offensive' solution
International Business Times UK
Assist the disabled or eliminate disability? This is the question a recent lawsuit in Los Angeles has sparked following a landmark agreement to spend ...

Groups pledge to increase disability access at launch of ADA 25 Chicago
Chicago Sun-Times
“The ADA recognizes disability as a natural part of the human experience, as people with disabilities are our family, neighbors, teachers, lawyers and ...

April 13, 2015

Disability will be conquered this century, bionic limb pioneer tells West Michigan Design Week
Herr is living and creating the "biomechatronic" vision of a disability-free future as an associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of ...

We must tackle disability prejudice if all young people are to enjoy the arts
The Guardian
Disability is a complex arena of diverse behavioural, physical and emotional needs. To propose a one-size-fits-all solution is misguided, but there are ...

One man's experience of disability and anorexia
BBC News
Growing up was difficult because of my disability. People at school imitated my walking, called me "crip" and said hurtful things such as, "go and sit ...

Heidi Cullinan: Writing disability, visible and invisible
Heidi Cullinan, author of Carry the Ocean (out today!), book one in the Roosevelt series, finds inspiration in an autistic character on TV. Heidi: The ...

April 6, 2015

Labor calls for disability commissioner after cage built for special needs student
The Guardian
'Parents of children with disability are often made to feel like troublemakers because they demand support for their child at school and that's just not ...

Man says he lost job at Red Cross over disability
WSB Atlanta
He says he's worked hard to succeed with his disability and showed Viteri medals from his high school band in Kennesaw and certificates for ...

Excercising With a Disability
U.S. News & World Report
By contrast, under 4 percent of Americans without a disability fall into that “extreme” category.​ What's more, people with disabilities – no matter their ...

My Boyfriend Has A Disability. So What?
Yahoo Health
Being with someone who has a disability definitely shouldn't be awkward. Yes, it's something you might not encounter every day, but as far as dating ...

March 30, 2015

Supreme Court considers impact of disability law on police
LA Daily News
Supreme Court considers impact of disability law on police. Frances Sheehan, sister of Teresa Sheehan, speaks to the reporters outside the Supreme ...

disAbility Awareness Month
Kent State University
SAS celebrates disAbility Awareness Month- the "d" is intentionally lower case to emphasize people's ability rather than disability- every October in an ...

Looking Differently at Disability and Decision Making
Open Society Foundations
Many people with disabilities are not allowed to make the most basic decisions about how to lead their own lives. “Supported decision making” can ...

Man City duo help promote disability awareness programme
Premier League
Fernandinho takes part in a City in the Community disability awareness workshop. The midfielders played blind football and sitting volleyball with local ...

DEEP IMPACT - Truth or Dare: A Challenge to Disability Stereotypes
James Madison University
In partnership with JMU's Center for Multicultural Student Services (CMSS), the student led D.E.E.P Impact will lead a discussion on disability and ...

March 24, 2015

Statues around the world that show disability: share your photos
The Guardian
Have you seen these or know of any other statues around the world that show disability? We would like to see them. You can share your photos or ...

A Candid Discussion About Disability And Accessible Music Venues
WAMU 88.5
Today's Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU dedicated nearly an hour to an eye-opening discussion about disability and accessibility in D.C.'s music scene.

Disability and the arts: the best of times, the worst of times
The Guardian
Prometheus Awakes, presented by the Graeae Theatre Company and La Fura dels Baus in 2012, featured disabled and non-disabled performers.

SXSW 2015: How Extreme Bionics Will Rid The World Of Disability
Popular Science
At South by Southwest on Sunday, MIT professor and double amputee Hugh Herr shared his vision of a future without disability. In the field of bionics, ...

Comedian, actress with cerebral palsy headlines Disability Awareness Week
James Madison University
Comedian and actress Maysoon Zayid will be the keynote speaker 7 p.m. Monday, March 23 to help kickoff the sixth annual Disability Awareness ...

March 17, 2015

Why are young people scared of disclosing their disability to employers?
BBC News
A survey released to 5 live Breakfast has found that more than three-quarters of disabled students and graduates are afraid to let potential employers ...

Why are young people scared of disclosing their disability to employers?
Editor's note: This op-ed is by Matt Fisken, a freelance energy adviser, permaculturist and stay-at-home dad who lives in Hartford. Now that the show ...

gri and fundacion once release guide to disability reporting
Global Reporting Initiative
“Disability in Sustainability Reporting is designed to empower organizations' understanding of what activities can have an impact on the rights of ...

March 10, 2015

Brown's proposal for establishment of Disability Cultural Center gains momentum
The Georgetown Voice
GUSA Undersecretary for Disability Affairs Lydia Brown (COL '15) hosted a panel on Monday, Mar. 2, to discuss her proposal to create a Disability ...

NJ mom pushes for disability-friendly clothing for kids
Last year, 10-year-old Oliver Scheier came home from school with a simple request: he wanted to wear jeans like the other kids in his class instead of ...

Sex, Lives and Disability: What Disabled Bodies Can Teach Us About Sex
The internationally famed multi-disciplinary performer Mat Fraser has long explored the relationship between disability, entertainment and sexuality.

Disability must be portrayed honestly
The Guardian
We hope the new BBC disability executive will progress this even further so that seeing disabled people on TV in such roles will become the norm and ...

Disability Awareness Week
Oxford University Student Union
Disability affects many students at Oxford; it makes the student body rich and diverse, but it also poses challenges every day which so many of us ...

March 5, 2015

Jewish disability activists lobby Congress
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON (JTA) – Activists from across the country marked Jewish Disability Advocacy Day by lobbying members of Congress to preserve Social ...

Olive Garden hostess doesn't let disability hold her back
Journal Times
Because she is a part-time employee she still receives some Social Security disability assistance, but she hopes to eventually not have to receive any ...

Bridging the gap between disability and ability: BiOM
KSBY San Luis Obispo News
The latest technology in prosthetic limbs continues to help bridge the gap between disability and ability with bionic and robotic limbs. For the last few ...

Taking a Look at Disability Rights in Israel and Beyond
Reform Judaism
As we wrap up Jewish Disability Awareness Month, we think also of people with disabilities in other countries. Worldwide, 650 million people live with ...

IL Conversation March 5, 2015 - Promoting Disability Pride
Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living
CIL-NET Presents...an IL Conversation via Teleconference. Promoting Disability Pride: Exploring the Evolution of Disability Culture. Presented by.

Triple amputee wounded in Iraq attacks disability by competing in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
The Dallas Morning News
Joey Bozik competes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a martial art similar to wrestling but with submission attacks, despite being a triple amputee.

February 24, 2015

Bill banning abortion due to gender, disability advances
Evening News and Tribune
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana would prohibit abortions based on fetal disabilities such as Down syndrome under a bill endorsed Wednesday by an ...

'Our Curse': Parents of child with rare disability find hope in brutally honest film
Some of the worst news any new parents can receive is that their baby will face the challenge of a lifelong disability. It's the kind of thing that can make ...

Disability Connection Newsletter - February 2015
Get to Know Disability.gov, the federal government website for information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. Visitors can ...

Disability Services Expo
Disability Services Commission
People who want to know more about disability services and service providers can find out more at an expo being held by the Disability Services ...

What Maidstone Resource Centre means to me
Leonard Cheshire Disability
I have a rare degenerative disability which means I am gradually losing control of my body. At 14 years old I was diagnosed with a disease that causes ...

February 17, 2015

Seven more genes tied to brain disability affecting men
The Hindu
Scientists have identified seven more genes that can cause X-linked intellectual disability, which predominantly affects men. Defective genes on the X ...

Special report: Dyspraxia
The National
Dyspraxia is a lifelong learning disability that causes problems with coordination and movement. Despite affecting a child's ability to write, play sports ...

February 10, 2015

University of Michigan English professor, advocate for disability awareness dies
Siebers, who was diagnosed with polio when he was 2 years old, was well known for his advocacy and literary contributions in disability studies, ...

Adapt2Achieve Program
Disabled Sports USA
Since 2009, Adapt2Achieve has offered training in adaptive sports and nonprofit management to strengthen and develop community-based adaptive ...

February 4, 2015

Georgia executes man despite disability claim
CNN International
"The intellectual disability community, which has strongly supported Mr. Hill's case for many years, joined his legal team in the belief that the Supreme ...

Disability advocates note progress and push for more
The Daily Tar Heel
In four years, the Carolina Coalition for Disability Justice has accomplished more than most University groups can in a lifetime. The organization is ...

Disability sports programme becomes a permanent fixture
University of Cambridge
Thanks to the success in 2014 of a programme of disability multisport activities for adults at the University Sports Centre organisers have launched a ...

January 27, 2015

Rand Paul's claim that 'over half of the people on disability are either anxious or their back hurts'
Washington Post (blog)
“What I tell people is, if you look like me and you hop out of your truck, you shouldn't be getting a disability check. Over half of the people on disability ...

Stem cell transplantation shows potential for reducing disability in patients with multiple sclerosis
Medical Xpress
On a measure of disability (Expanded Disability Status Scale [EDSS] score), there was significant improvement in 41 patients (50 percent of patients ...

How to Enhance Your Disability Outreach Strategy
DirectEmployers Association
The beginning of a new year brings a lot of opportunities for organizations to examine their own disability outreach practices and evaluate their ...

Blogging on Disability
These bloggers regularly write about disability, often from a personal perspective: • Tim McGuire blogs about the invisible disabilities that people often ...

January 21, 2015

Let's up the ante on Disability hate crime
The Guardian
Prosecuting disability hate crime cases requires extra vigilance to ensure that evidence of hostility, such as contempt and the exploitative behaviour ...

Mobility with a disability
Mobility with a disability. DAAD/Lichtenscheidt. Students and researchers with disabilities or chronic illnesses often have many questions regarding ...

13-Year-Old Entrepreneur Gets Funding from Intel to Create Low-Cost Braille Printer
Yahoo Tech
Banerjee was 12 years old when he closed an early-stage funding round with Intel Capital, the company’s venture capital arm, last month for his ...

January 6, 2015

Parking lot vigilantes abuse woman with 'invisible' disability
After parking at a disabled parking space at the Margate Winn-Dixie, Debbie Mizrahi noticed a man staring at her and shaking his ...

Living with disability in North Korea
The Guardian
Defector Ji Seong-ho lost his left hand and foot during the famine of the 1990s. Here, he describes life after the accident and why he felt he had to ...

Living with disability in North Korea
For Berne, disability justice doesn't just mean advocating for people with disabilities – it also means fighting for social justice and for humanity as a ...

Double Amputee Girl Overcomes Disability To Lead Active Life
Sky's Lisa Dowd reports on seven-year-old Rosie Davies' remarkable recovery from having both legs amputated.

Oxford University Press to publish academic book on disability and international development
Leonard Cheshire Disability
We are delighted that Oxford University Press (OUP) has agreed to publish Disability and the Politics of International Development , a book written by ...

December 29, 2014

Blind couple barred from Seattle bus; told ADA seats were full
The Americans with Disabilities Act says that people who are blind and visually impaired ...

Persons with disability deprived of allowance
E Kantipur
DOTI, DEC 24 - Despite suffering from physical disability for years, many physically challenged people in the district have been deprived of the ...

December 22, 2014

Disability Services
Manhattanville College
Our Office of Disability Services helps students gain equal access to the Manhattanville experience by working with all corners of the college to ...

New scholarship funds Master's students with a disability
Wadham College - University of Oxford
Academically excellent students with a disability can apply for a new graduate scholarship to fund their Masters' studies at Wadham College.

December 15, 2014

Careers in the disability sector
National Disability Insurance Scheme
Joining the disability sector and advancing your career.

December 10, 2014

Disability rights activist, filmmaker: 'We're not inspirational. We're just us.'
On Saturday, two Portland women will debut a series of comedic shorts exploring disability identity and culture. "Very Special Episodes" is not ...

The Place of the 'Able' in Disability Activism
Huffington Post
Today, I had the pleasure of reading Julia Reinstein's article, "It Happened to Me: I Temporarily Had a Physical Disability." It was a very ...

Remembering 'fiercely funny' disability activist Stella Young
BBC News
Australian comedian Stella Young, who has died suddenly at 32, has campaigned for disability rights locally since her teens. But it was her ...

A Voice of Disability Lost
Huffington Post
While it always seems especially sad to hear of someone dying young, I felt a loss specifically as a member of the "disability community."

Get That Life: How I Became a NASA Engineer Despite My Disability
However, I saw an opportunity for Entry Point, an internship program for people with disabilities studying science-, technology-, engineering-, ...

Disability survey: Poor access venues 'losing business'
BBC News
Disability survey: Poor access venues 'losing business' ... disabled people are turning away up to £200bn in lost revenue, the disabilities minister has warned.

December 3, 2014

Advocates urge swift Senate vote on disability aid
Washington Post
Dec 3, 2014 WASHINGTON — Supporters of legislation that would allow Americans with disabilities to open tax-free savings accounts to pay for long-term ...

On world Day, Ban spotlights how technology can improve life for 1 billion persons with disabilities
UN News Centre
3 December 2014 – More than one billion people – or approximately 15 per cent of the world's population – live with some form of disability and have generally ...

Navigating the Stage With a Disability
Wall Street Journal
Violinist Itzhak Perlman, who contracted polio at age 4, discusses his and others' shifting attitudes toward his disability ahead of a solo recital ...

India: Women With Disabilities Locked Away and Abused
Human Rights Watch
Women and girls with disabilities are dumped in institutions by their family members or police in part because the government is failing to ...

November 28, 2014

Congress finds cause to agree on: Disability assistance
WASHINGTON — Congress is set to approve the first major piece of legislation affecting Americans with disabilities in nearly 25 years with ...

Showcase reveals breadth, depth of disability scholars' work
Emory University News and Events
Ben Reiss, professor of English and co-director of the Emory Disability Studies Initiative, praised the diversity of projects presented during ...

Disability system for veterans strays far from its official purpose
Los Angeles Times
Castillo had filed a claim with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs after learning that a disability rating would give his technology company ...

Possibility unbound: 25 years of progress for those with disability
Christian Science Monitor
Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities act – which turns 25 next year – and a demanding and aging baby boom generation, the nation has ...

November 21, 2014

Redefining Disability
Huffington Post
Disability. It is an interesting word and one that many of us feel we cannot relate to. For nearly 19 years of my life, I was never classified as ...

Disability accommodations need reassessment
NYU Washington Square News
Discussions and resources regarding the rights of students with disabilities in higher education are inadequate, particularly regarding ...

RTD light rail violates federal disability act, group says in lawsuit
The Denver Post
A disability advocacy group claims in a federal lawsuit that the Regional Transportation District's light rail system throws up barriers to those ...

November 14, 2014

Changing disability to ability through awareness
62nd Airlift Wing
11/10/2014 - DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. -- National Disability Employment Awareness Month was observed here during the month of ...

Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte talks overcoming disability
Kenyon Collegian
“A disability is not a disability. It's knowledge,” he went on. He elaborated that he fully realized his ability to grow through his disability.

Cayman Islands approves disability policy
Yahoo News
A statement from the British territory's government on Wednesday said the disability policy has been authorized by the Cabinet. Among other ...

Minorities Often Skipped In Autism Identification
Disability Scoop
... each state on children identified by their schools as having autism under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in 2000 and 2007.

November 7, 2014

For Russian Kids, A Disability Often Means Life In An Orphanage
Dasha Daunis is a lively 15-year-old who loves animals. She talks with her mother, Anastasia, about a recent trip to the circus, where they saw ...

TEDx Talks Have a Disability Problem but This Incredible Young Woman Is Working to Change That
Daily Beast
Meet the incredible young woman whose talk on disability rights was a hit at TEDx—and who had to fight to get that talk accessible to her fellow ...

October 31, 2014

With Disability Benefits Running on Fumes, What to Do?
Brookings Institution
If Congress were to do nothing, benefits for just over 11 million people eligible for disability benefits would have to be cut 20 percent. The fact ...

For people with disabilities, doctors are not always healers
Washington Post
I became a covert stutterer, hiding my disability by using such tricks as avoiding certain words and situations. I could never ask for “water,” only ...

October 24, 2014

Federal disability reaches 'end of the tracks' in 2016 if Congress ...
Oct 19, 2014 Alabama, more than most states, depends on federal disability payments to support an ailing workforce. But those federal checks stand to run ...

How tech advances are helping innovators do more for people with disabilities
Using technology to help people with disabilities isn't a new phenomenon, from the advent of speech recognition systems, to hearing aids, ...

October 13, 2014

Modernize Disability Benefits So People With Disabilities Can Work
So much of our society has changed over the past 60 years. We have made tremendous progress in technology, medicine, education -- and in the recognition that all people must be treated equally.

Labor Dept. announces $14M grant for Disability Employment Initiative
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor today announced $14,837,785 in grants to six states to improve employment opportunities for adults and youth with disabilities. The grants to California,...

Kanye West and proving your disabilities
(CNN) -- On Friday, Kanye West stopped a concert in Sydney to demand that everyone stand up. He looked around the crowd, pointing out those slow to rise. He said, "Unless you got a handicap pass...

Disability-Rights Advocates sue over DC's Emergency Plans
Washington-area disability-rights advocates this week filed a federal class action against the District of Colombia and its mayor, alleging the city's emergency plan discriminates against people with...

American Association of People with Disabilities to Kanye: Concert Incident 'Downright Offensive'
The president of the American Association of People with Disabilities on what the MC gets horribly wrong. Kanye West's recent demand that every member of the audience stand up during his show in...

September 8, 2014

Am I Obligated To Disclose My Invisible Disability?
I became suddenly disabled when I was 22 years old, right before I graduated from college. Being a young, outdoorsy, adventurous young person, you always heard about the statistics for the...

Alice Wong Sets Out to Chronicle Disability History
"The motto of the Disability Visibility Project is really simple," says founder and Project Coordinator Alice Wong. "Recording disability history, one story at a time" In celebration of next year's...

Disability Today and John Scalzi's Great, New Novel 'Lock In'
Lock In, a near-future murder-mystery by John Scalzi, may be the first major work of speculative fiction that is, fundamentally, about wheelchairs. If that doesn't excite you, what will? Technically...

W.Va. center gets disability education grant
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A center that helps educate West Virginia parents of children with disabilities is getting a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Rep. David McKinley...

August 8, 2014

Disability Is Not Just a Metaphor
The Kennedy Center's acclaimed production of Side Show, about conjoined sisters at the circus, is rumored to be mulling a move to Broadway. The next season of American Horror Story will...

Disability arts left hanging by a thread
Many people working in the arts, or who love going to the theatre, will know the work of the indefatigable Jenny Sealey, artistic director of the disabled theatre company Graeae, who...

The Global Disability Rights Movement: Winning Power, Participation, and Access
"Nothing about us without us" is the global slogan for the disability rights movement. It means that nothing should be decided about people with disabilities without their presence...

Disability community marks anniversary of the ADA
On Thursday, July 24, Boston's disability community met on City Hall Plaza to commemorate the Americans With Disabilities Act, signed on July 26, 1990. The gathering included people...

July 28, 2014

Disability Connections Will Offer Peer Support
WINTER HAVEN | When Larry Moss moved to Winter Haven from Seattle with his wife, Penny, he found a need and set about finding a way to fill it. Moss said he suffers from ataxic cerebral...

Events celebrate disability act anniversary
A poetry slam and performance art will showcase disability culture in a celebration of the 24th anniversary of the of the Americans with Disabilities Act. "A lot of people think of us as...

Disability didn't stop rocker Eric Leefe
He's just one of the musicians that Leefe, who performed for 20 years with various bands at venues like CBGB and Max's Kansas City, has continued to stay in touch with, even as conditions...

Disability Advocates Attack Malloy Over New Appointment
HARTFORD - Disability advocates and politicians from both sides of the aisle attacked Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday for what they said was inadequate consultation leading up...

Berkeley disability activists receive peace award in emotional ceremony
BERKELEY - A man called the father of the disability civil rights movement and a current federal advisor on international disability rights shared something special Wednesday - a peace award...

July 8, 2014

Disability Network receives $20,000 grant from Midland Area Community Foundation
The Midland Area Community Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to Disability Network of Mid-Michigan for an anti-stigma campaign entitled "How Do You See It?" David Emmel, executive...

Understanding Disability: ADA protects people who have disabilities
A couple of years ago, I responded to a call from a national health care recruiter seeking my opinion about a potential candidate. I easily expressed my enthusiasm for the candidate's...

Disability discrimination commissioner condemns 'lifters, not leaners' slogan
Australia's outgoing disability discrimination commissioner, Graeme Innes, has denounced the government's rhetoric about lifters and leaners as a "facile concept" and accused tabloid...

June 26, 2014

Starkloff Disability Institute Presents Work Ability Summit 2014 On Thursday June 26, 2014 In St. Louis
St. LOUIS, Missouri... Starkloff Disability Institute (SDI), a non-profit organization that helps people with disabilities participate fully and equally in all aspects of society

Broader disability access targeted at PUC conference
HAMMOND | Going beyond the letter of federal disability laws and striving for universal access at schools and other public facilities will be front and center Tuesday at a free Purdue...

Schneider disability reporting contest now open
The National Center on Disability and Journalism at Arizona State University is accepting entries for the second annual Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting...

June 5, 2014

How Disability Is Represented in Theater
At the end of my junior year I began doing work with a group on campus called Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights (WSDR). Although I had never considered myself an activist...

Disability Employment Initiative to Provide $15M in Grants from US Department of Labor
WASHINGTON, May 27 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of labor today announced...

May 29, 2014

Disability discrimination to end on June 30?
Does the axing of the dedicated Disability Discrimination Commissioner role mean that discrimination against people with disability will go with it? Craig Wallace is doubtful...

How My Disability Made Me a Better Person
Who would I be if I never had MS? I'd be a woman playing tennis with her husband every weekend, and running marathons to raise money for charity. I'd be working full-time at a...

May 22, 2014

Conference focuses on disability hiring
Northeastern University on Tuesday convened experts from industry and academia to discuss the challenges employers face and best practices for hiring people with...

Disability advocates call on party leaders to ensure barrier-free Ontario
Andrea Horwath's New Democrats are the most committed to upholding legislation aimed at making Ontario barrier-free by 2025, but are light on specifics, say accessibility...

How Misunderstanding Disability Leads to Police Violence
On April 29, the Senate Judiciary Committee met to discuss law-enforcement responses to disabled Americans. The committee, chaired by democratic Senator Dick Durbin...

National disability agency opened
People with disabilities should not be on the "margins of society", Prime Minister Tony Abbott says. Mr Abbott and Victorian Premier Denis Napthine have opened the...

Indian disability NGOs praised by Mauritius envoy
New Delhi : Indian NGOs are playing a significant role in uplifting the social and economic conditions of people with disability, and other countries can learn from India's...

Disability? I've got a DIFFability
I prefer not to see myself as having a DISability but rather a DIFF(erent)ability. Sure, I appear 'normal', but as an adult I have been diagnosed as having Asperger's Syndrome...

Disability Network workshop looks at new type of discrimination
Add ableism to the list of "isms" in regard to perspectives on disabilities. In a two-day training session, Michele McGowen and Joanne Johnson of the Disability Network...

April 22, 2014

Disability Doesn't Need Your Pity
As a writer and advocate for people with disabilities and mobile challenges, I have gotten a lot of feedback about my pieces. The positive comments, the relative individual sentiment...

Local business aims to show advantages of hiring disabled workers
As an advocate for disabled workers, Meg O'Connell was able to fight against discrimination. As a business owner, O'Connell is going much further, helping to completely alter the...

Disability did not stem the resolve of 'Tiger of Jelutong', Karpal Singh
A road accident in 2005 left Karpal Singh using a wheelchair and with neuromotor problems in his right arm. But the "fearless tiger" of Malaysian politics and the law kept up his...

April 15, 2014

disAbility Resource Center springs into action
Sunday afternoon was a perfect spring day to enjoy the Heritage Trail and Canal Path in Fredericksburg. Close to 100 people did just that by foot and by wheel to help raise money and...

Disability rights advocates celebrate inclusion of ADA in Civil Rights Summit
AUSTIN (KXAN) - Disability rights advocates who championed to be included as a a part of the Civil Rights Summit celebrated a victory Tuesday afternoon. The advocates said they're happy...

Uniting Disability. Let's Create Change
I have been having mounting difficulties with trying to handle the transportation issues that come with being in an electric wheelchair and being of low-income. Apparently the options...

Disability Rights Advocates Get Speaker At...
Organizers of the civil rights summit hosted at the LBJ Library added a speaker on disability rights just days leading up to the event. KEYE TV told you last Thursday about disability...

April 3, 2014

Disability Studies: Hot Topic on Campus
Disability, the subject of new federal hiring guidelines set to take effect this month, is already a hot topic on the campus of Cornell University's School of Industrial and...

Disability advocates seek funding increase
As lawmakers decide what to do with a projected $1.2 billion budget surplus, advocates for people with disabilities say it's time to help boost funding for those who take care of the...

Disability insurer launches fundraising campaign for U.S. Paralympics
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 5, 2014--U.S. Paralympic snowboarders Evan Strong and Amy Purdy take flight in The Hartford's new television commercials and...

Disability Insurance Reform: Ending Idleness As We Know It
There has been no lack of partisan disagreement this year about the costs and benefits of the U.S. "entitlement state." Congressional Republicans succeeded in limiting...

Disability Awareness Activist Uyanga Erdenebold, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
Most of us know the difficulty of learning a foreign language. Now, imagine the triumph of learning a foreign language, blind. Uyanga Erdenebold, has not only done that, but is...

Disability advocate will speak at Genesis
He played in a high school basketball game one night and awoke the next day with a numb toe. Then the numbness moved up both of the 15-year-old New Jersey boy's legs...

Disability is no barrier, says top academic
A PhD student from Hampshire diagnosed with a debilitating condition at the age of seven said "disability is no barrier" as he looks to inspire others to overcome adversity...

Learning disability students saddle-up for show premiere
Dark Horse theatre company artistic director Vanessa Brooks is a passionate believer that actors with learning disabilities can do their job as well as anyone else. The group is...

Kane County voters reject disability tax
Kane County residents voted against a 0.1 percent property tax that would have generated about $12 million annually to fund services for the developmentally disabled. With all...

Disability inclusion and disaster risk management
It has already been one week that I am in the Philippines now! Time goes fast but I've learned a lot about CBM's programmes in the region (more on that later), and hopefully...

Disability rights activists at UNC speak out against hurtful language
The words echoed in her head. "There goes the retard rocket!" a rowdy group of middle school students shouted in reference to the bus in front of theirs. Sierra was ecstatically...

New disability, vet employment rules go into effect today
New rules requiring federal contractors, including Boeing and AT&T, to target employing a minimum percentage of disabled workers and veterans take effect Monday. Federal...

Developmental disability advocates urge lawmakers to invest in Florida's communities
FORT PIERCE - The Arc of Florida, The Arc of St. Lucie County and Florida Developmental Disabilities Council unveiled a plan designed to ensure that Floridians with...

Disability expo highlights services
HUNTINGTON -- Misty Simms spent years struggling to find services and information that would help her properly take care of her disabled son Caelan, and five years ago...

State agency, Disability Rights Center at odds
A recent news conference led by prominent Topeka disability-rights advocate Rocky Nichols and the subsequent response by a state agency spokeswoman has highlighted...

Disability no handicap for this Rajasthan youth
Manoj Machra was born with no hands. In normal circumstances, someone with his disability would have accepted his fate and moved on, but not this 17-year-old: He hopes to...

VA Disability Claims Backlog Drops by 44 Percent
WASHINGTON, April 1, 2014 - One year after the backlog of pending disability compensation claims peaked at over 611,000 in March 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs...

April 1, 2014

Fine Print: Disability Rights NJ V. NJ Department of Education Finally Settled
Consent agreement reached after seven years aims to reduce NJ's high number of special-needs students in segregated settings gavel What it is: Filed in 2007, the federal...

Pioneering disability sports event hosted by Aspire Springers
Aspire Springers Trampoline Club is hosting a unique clinic for sports coaches throughout the county who are looking to work with disabled gymnasts. Aspire, which was...

Does Autism Make Moms Parent Differently?
A new study suggests that moms of kids with autism address their children's behavior differently than parents of kids without the developmental disorder. Researchers...

Disability rights: 'Disabled persons account for 15% of population'
FAISALABAD: "The government must legislate comprehensively to help people with disabilities," Association of Women for Awareness and Motivation (AWAM) Programme...

Living with a disability: a conversation with Stacey Milbern
It is my great honor to share my interview with Stacey Milbern, who will be presenting the Annual Shriver Lecture at UCSF's 13th Annual Developmental Disabilities: An Update...

A Day in the Life of a Disability Case Manager
Since 1966, PRIDE Industries' goal has been to create meaningful work for people with disabilities-and in the process, help individuals rise above them. PRIDE's founding...

The Cloak of Visible Disability
Now this is a concept I just cannot wrap my mind around. If you have a visible disability, especially if you happen to use any sort of adaptive equipment like a wheelchair...

Goodwill workers overcome disability and help others
Goodwill announced a new partnership with the Red Cross of Central PA. Now families in the area who lost their homes will be able to use local Goodwill stores to help replace...

University disability services underused
Learning disorders present major challenges to students achieving their goals, whether academic or professional. But many students with learning disabilities don't seek help...

Disability doesn't affect Hopkins swimmer's courage
What's it like to walk out of a high school sporting event feeling like everyone has won? Swimmers from Hopkins and Edina found out recently in the last Lake Conference dual...

Redefining Normal: Ways Museums Discuss Eugenics & Disability
Eugenics is a complicated topic. One of the most recognizable and horrifying examples of eugenics is the "racial cleansing" performed by the Nazis before and during WWII...

March 28, 2014

Big gaps in justice system for people with disabilities - new report
El Gibbs reports on the Human Rights Commission's latest findings on the problems people with disability face when dealing with Australia's criminal justice system...

BWho Should Speak For The Disability Community?
On any given day, the feeds of my social media accounts are brimming with resources, stories, and motivation about disabled people: parenting tips, educational advice...

National Trends in Disability Employment 2013 Review/2014 Preview
WEST ORANGE, NJ--(Marketwired - Feb 6, 2014) - Although there are reasons for optimism, the job picture for people with disabilities remains uncertain entering 2014...

New Bundaberg disability project unveiled by minister
Plans have ben unveiled today for a ground-breaking project in Bundaberg that will replace traditional disability-only housing, as part of the Newman Government's...

Disability and the Starfish
Did you know that roughly 20% of the U.S. population is disabled and on Disability? That's nearly 11 million people. If a population that size formed a state...

Receiving Testing Accommodations for Learning Disabilities
Many talented, bright high school students have diagnosed -- or undiagnosed -- learning disabilities. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately...

Job Report Finds More With Disabilities Unemployed
The jobless rate for Americans with disabilities trended sharply upward for the first month of 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday. Unemployment rose to...

Books for Explaining Disability to Children
One of the obstacles a family might face when bringing home a child with a disability is how to explain the disability to the children already at home. Whether they're...

Born Deaf, Overton's Disability Doesn't Affect Her Passion
When the pre-game music blares from the loudspeaker, or when Newnan Lady Cougar basketball coach Lavarrett Pearson yells instructions to his team, junior...

Learning disability youngsters advice in Keighley
Adults with learning disabilities in Keighley have been advising young people about services available to them. Members of People First Keighley and Craven visited...

Disability Recreation Unity Movement's new HQ to be unveiled in Southwold Road
The newly decorated headquarters of the charity DRUM (Disability Recreation Unity Movement) will be unveiled on Friday. The charity's base at Parkgate Community...

Disability no barrier to Sophie's swim success
Hundreds of children took part in the Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon in Hamilton yesterday, but the achievement was extra special for one young swimmer. Sophie Ridgway, 9...

Disability study shows flaws
The Australian justice system is failing people with disabilities, both victims and offenders, the Australian Human Rights Commission argues in a new report. The Equal...

Disability is no barrier for committed helper
Nichola McDonald-Bell is one of those kind-hearted souls who dedicates time every week to keeping company individuals who have been identified as feeling cut off...

New workplace disability research centre launched
A new research centre has been launched to develop evidence-based policy options that will allow Canada's current disability policy system to provide better income...

African leaders commit to the rights of people with disabilities
The rights of people living with disabilities, especially intellectual disabilities in Africa, received a boost today at the conclusion of the first ever African Leaders Forum...

8 Steps to Accepting Your Disability
Hi, my name is Darryl Partridge, and I am disabled. There, I said it, but what does it mean? Disabled is a generalization. Does it mean I am incapable of doing anything...

Disability and development: our voices must be heard
For many people with disabilities across the world, development through education programmes just isn't available or accessible to them. But this must change. We talk to...

Climbing to the stars
A young woman from York who was born with one arm is defying the odds to become world-class at para-climbing. Sianagh Gallagher, 16, who is a member of Team GB...

Global Disability Inclusion, LLC Named DirectEmployers Association's Newest Strategic Partner
SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla., Feb. 11, 2014 PRNewswire -- Recognizing the importance of empowering people with disabilities by developing and uncovering new employment...

Darlington Powerchair Football Club receive funding boost from Sport England
A NEW disability sport team has been awarded a funding boost by Sport England to help them increase the number of people who can take part. Darlington Powerchair...

Zimbabwe: 'Disability Forum a Success'
President Mugabe has described the just-ended African Leaders Forum on Disability in Lilongwe, Malawi as a success. He was speaking to journalists at Kamazu...

Equal Before the Law: Towards Disability Justice Strategies
The Australian Human Rights Commission Report, Equal before the law: Towards disability justice strategies, is now available on line at...

Disability charity welcomes learning disability storyline in Call the Midwife
This Sunday's episode of BBC series Call The Midwife, examines the discrimination faced by people with disabilities in the 1950s, with its tale of a love affair between...

National Disability Institute Applauds President Obama's Inclusion of Workers With Disabilties in Minimum Wage Hike for Federal Contractors
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - February 12, 2014) - National Disability Institute, the first national non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to building a better...

My Son's Disability Defines Him (and why I'm okay with that)
I'm sensitive to words. I think they're interesting. I think they're fun. I love that words have meanings behind their meanings. I love that definitions are so inadequate...

Autistic Self Advocacy Network applauds President Obama's inclusion of workers with disabilities in executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors.
Washington, DC - February 12th, 2014 - The Autistic Self Advocacy Network, the premier national advocacy organization run by and for Autistic Americans, issued...

Four of the Best Apps for People with Disabilities
One of the greatest parts about the prevalence of evolving personal technology is that it makes disabilities less obvious. The same applications that provide convenience...

DOJ accepting comments for revised definition of disability
The Department of Justice announced January 30 that it has opened a public comment period for a proposed rule implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments...

Tap the disability rights movement's untapped power
Modern corporate capitalism has given rise to much of what Karl Marx and Frederick Engels highlighted over 150 years ago. For example, the commodification of everything...

Baylor's Austin seeing success despite disability
WACO, Texas - Isaiah Austin came to the stark realization as a teenager that he'd never again see out of his right eye. Multiple operations couldn't fix the detached retina...

Disabilities: Living with poor sight has its challenges, and Lennox Allen is tired of doing 'pretty well'
Lennox Allen is a 43-year-old African-American Moscow resident who was born with a low-vision disability "with a long Latin name," ectopia pupillae. Essentially, the pupils...

Fourth Circuit becomes first court to apply expanded disability definition
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled January 23 that a "sufficiently severe temporary impairment" may constitute a disability, becoming the first appellate...

Look Past the Disability to the Ability
With the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games on the horizon, BBDO Toronto has released a TV spot that compels viewers to look past the disabilities of Paralympic...

'The Fonz' makes it a happy day at Batavia school
Students at a Batavia elementary school got a special treat this Valentine's Day when author and actor Henry Winkler stopped by to discuss his best-selling book series about...

Disability Sport in Weymouth and Portland is Set to Receive a Welcome Boost
Disability sport in Weymouth and Portland is set to receive a welcome boost after Chesil Sailability received an £8,820 award from Sport England to purchase new equipment...

Disability consultant: St. Paul Saints ballpark may be most accessible in the nation
When the St. Paul Saints throw out the first pitch at the new regional ballpark in Lowertown next year, they won't just be doing so at one of the more advanced baseball stadiums...

BHS student with blindness doesn't let disability hold her back
Katelyn Strangstalien doesn't remember what most things look like. But she can still picture her grandparent's farm house in Houston, Minn.; the fields she ran through...

Ayman Farghaly: Translating disability into ability
When optimism becomes the spark of a person's dreams anything turns out to be possible. Ayman Farghaly has succeeded in grabbing the media's attention in the last few...

Girl stays positive despite disability, looks online for financial help
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Imagine losing the ability to walk or move your arms, all at 8-years-old. It's a scary reality facing a Bloomington girl. She's staying positive and turning...

Boy With No Friends Scores Over A Million 'Likes'
When a Michigan boy with special needs said he didn't want a birthday party because he had no friends, his mom turned to Facebook and found him more than a million...

Events for people with disabilities
As part of its Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series, the Museum of disABILITY History, a project of People Inc. will host author and University of Toledo Professor Kim E. Nielsen...

Identify hearing disability at early stage, says US expert
The difficulty experienced by children in hearing should be identified at an early age to provide necessary care, according to Lois Heymann, Director of Auditory Processing...

Artists with a disability benefit from unique program
Local artists with a disability are currently enjoying a two week residency at Bankstown Arts Centre thanks to $9800 in funding from Bankstown Sports' ClubGRANTS...

Marin officials approve $15 million disability access settlement
In what some called a landmark legal settlement, Marin County officials have agreed to spend at least $15 million over 15 years to improve access for the disabled at county...

Americans with Disability Still Shut Out Of Workforce
Most Americans with intellectual or developmental disabilities remain shut out of the workforce despite changing attitudes and billions spent on government programmes to...

Survey Finds Just 1 In 3 With Intellectual Disabilities Employed
Adults with intellectual disabilities are struggling to find their place in the workforce, according to a new Gallup survey finding that two-thirds have no job. Of those who are...

Fourth Circuit Upholds ADAAA's Broad Definition of "Disability"
Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) over five years ago on Sept.17, 2008. The act's stated purpose was to reinstate "a broad...