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.

February 19, 2024

What is acceptable disability terminology?
Disability Horizons
Examining the complex debates around disability terminology and ableist language. Providing guidance on more respectful alternatives to outdated ...

10 Valuable Lessons I've Learned as a Disabled Traveler
Conde Nast Traveler
To celebrate my 20-year anniversary of traveling with a disability, I went on an epic cross-country adventure, riding a CanAm Spyder F3 (a type of ...

February 12, 2024

For the disability community, the future of AI is dire
The Verge
In December, the US Census proposed changes to how it categorizes disability. If implemented, the changes would have slashed the number of ...

Access to electric vehicle charging-points ‘is treated as inconvenient afterthought’
Disability News Service
Disabled campaigners are calling on the government to do more to ensure that public charging-points for electric vehicles are accessible to drivers with access needs.

February 5, 2024

The Census Bureau halts changing how it asks about disabilities following a backlash
Seattle Times
Facing growing backlash, the U.S. Census Bureau has paused plans to change how it asks people about disabilities in its most comprehensive survey

Promise to increase funds to adapt disabled people's homes shelved
BBC
The government has quietly dropped a commitment to increase the amount of money that disabled people in England can claim to adapt their homes.

January 29, 2024

Dick Traum, 83, Dies; Marathoner Championed Disabled Athletes
New York Times
The first to complete a marathon with a prosthetic leg — he did it in New York — he went on to found a track club for disabled runners, expanding it worldwide.

How People With Disabilities Make A Positive Impact In The Workplace
Forbes
The advantages that people with disabilities bring to their employers are many and varied – from higher revenue and enhanced ...

January 22, 2024

Internet Privacy Is A Disability Rights Issue
Tech Policy Press
Advocates for disability rights and disability justice should prioritize the protection of privacy as a central issue, writes Ariana Aboulafia.

The disabled traveller market represents billions in untapped revenue
BBC
Across the globe, some destinations are realising disabled tourists are a major, underserved segment.

January 15, 2024

Smart home shows how tech can help disabled people
BBC
A old caretaker's house has been turned into a smart home showcasing assistive technology.

A Journalist's Guide to Disability for Election 2024
The Arc
Journalists, did you know people with disabilities are the largest minority voting bloc in our country? To ensure accessible and inclusive ...

January 8, 2024

U.S. health care isn't ready for a surge of seniors with disabilities
The Washington Post
The number of older adults with disabilities — difficulty with walking, seeing, hearing, memory, cognition or performing daily tasks such as ...

The Pervasive Loneliness of Autism
The Brown Daily Herald
The student alleged that the University failed to promptly address a request for accommodations related to their disability status. The student also ...

January 1, 2024

Department of Education investigating University over former student's complaint of ...
Disability Scoop
Peterson, who has quadriplegia, is an enthusiastic participant in an unusual test of autonomous vehicles in this corner of northern Minnesota.

The Pervasive Loneliness of Autism
Time
Loneliness has long been a pervasive issue within the disability community, growing even more pronounced as individuals age.

December 25, 2023

What The Holidays Mean To People With Disabilities
Forbes
Some disabled people struggle to carve out “alone time” because of intense personal care needs. But many of us with disabilities find ourselves ...

Studying the past to challenge, change narratives about disability and the environment
New York Times
Members of Congress who have children with disabilities have bonded over that shared experience, despite vast political differences and broader polarization.

December 18, 2023

Census Bureau plan would change data on people with disabilities
NPR
A controversial Census Bureau proposal could shrink the U.S. disability rate by 40%

Studying the past to challenge, change narratives about disability and the environment
Western News - Western University
Kenny Reilly, a PhD student at Western University is studying blind interactions with nature in 20th century U.S. to challenge assumptions about ...

December 11, 2023

This 28-year-old from Nepal is telling COP28: Don't forget people with disabilities
NPR
Balal, who has dwarfism, has dedicated himself to making sure all kinds of marginalized voices are heard in discussions about climate change.

The Census Bureau wants to change how it asks about disabilities. Some advocates don’t like it
AP News
The U.S. Census Bureau wants to change how it asks people about disabilities, and some advocates are complaining that they were not consulted enough ...

December 4, 2023

A disability advocate preserves his voice with iPhone
Apple
For physician and disability advocate Tristram Ingham, Apple's new speech accessibility features provide reassurance amid an uncertain future.

Equestrian vaulting: Italy’s disabled riders competing in horseback gymnastics
BBC
They both attend La Fenice, just outside Verona - an association set up in 2001 which trains disabled people, as well as those who are non-disabled, in equestrian vaulting.

November 27, 2023

A life-changing injury transformed an expert’s view on disability services
The Washington Post
The Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire ran the numbers for me: About 19 million people age 65 and older in the United States — ...

UCLA has a new disability studies major — the first of its kind at any public university in California
Los Angeles Times
The state's universities, despite being leaders in the field, have struggled to institutionalize disability scholarship and to hire disabled ...

November 20, 2023

Disability Accelerator Initiative Targets ‘The Next Generation Of Radically Inclusive Technology’
Forbes
The Moonshot Disability Accelerator Initiative recently released a report, with accelerator pioneer Village Capital, about the state of the ...

Disability: Community raising money for skills hub for disabled people
BBC
A farm dedicated to providing a home and community hub for people with disabilities and mental health issues for 30 years is to be sold.

November 13, 2023

Netflix, Making Space Partner on Tutorial to Expand Graphic Design Education for Disabled Artists
The Hollywood Reporter
... the five-course program will teach disabled artists essential elements of key art creation, with the potential for temporary contract opportunities at the streamer.

Disability Advocates Call For End To Subminimum Wage Employment
Disability Scoop
Dozens of disability advocacy groups are urging the Biden administration to end a decades-old program allowing employers to pay workers with ...

November 6, 2023

Variety Inclusion Gathering Addresses Disabilities and Hollywood
Variety
...industry creatives and executives gathered for breakfast and a series of conversations centered around the topic of disabilities and inclusion in Hollywood.

Baltimore Improv helps disabled veterans improve self-expression
CBS
Baltimore Improv visited the Baltimore VA Medical Center Wednesday to conduct a workshop with disabled veterans.

October 30, 2023

The musicians with disabilities embracing virtual reality
BBC
The research, based in Northern Ireland, uses Virtual Reality (VR) to allow musicians with disabilities to play specially-designed virtual instruments.

People With Disabilities Want To Work — But It’s Complicated
Forbes
The most concrete goal of National Disability Employment Awareness Month each October is to increase employment rates and job opportunities for ...

October 23, 2023

BBC Young Reporter on why sport is crucial for the disabled
BBC
Matthew loves cricket. Playing it, watching it and also now coaching. Last year he started volunteering with the disability team...

Entrepreneurs With Disabilities Activate Allies, Rewrite the Narrative
Appalachian News-Express
Both immigrants, and both deaf, the Gitermans started Crepe Crazy in 2007. What began as a mom-and-pop shop at festivals has grown...

October 16, 2023

Sony’s Access controller for the PlayStation aims to make gaming easier for people with disabilities
AP News
Playing video games has long been a challenge for people with disabilities, chiefly because the standard controllers for the PlayStation...

Disability advocate shares her inspiration to help others
Spectrum News
This weekend on In Focus, we recognize Disability Employment Awareness Month and some of the advocates working to ensure New Yorkers of all ...

October 9, 2023

Justices Hear Civil Rights Dispute About Disability Activist
New York Times
The Supreme Court wrangled on Wednesday over the question of whether a disability rights activist could sue a hotel for violating a federal disability ...

How To Be More Inclusive Of People With Disabilities In The Workplace
Forbes
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Disability affects 26% of people and only 21% those with disabilities are employed.

October 2, 2023

Woman with Disability on Not Using Word 'Deadweight'
People
Woman with Disability Recalls Being 'Shocked' When Chair Lift Repairman Used the Word 'Deadweight' (Exclusive). “Disabled humans are humans beyond ...

Selma Blair helps White House salute landmark disability legislation
AP News
Actor and disability rights advocate Selma Blair on Monday helped President Joe Biden mark the legacy of the Americans with Disabilities Act...

September 25, 2023

Why Aren’t Disabled Astronauts Exploring Space?
Wired
Journeying into the future will require embracing disability—and recognizing its power in our changing world.

Disability groups win fight to be included in health equity research
The Washington Post
Disability advocates say the change reflects an ongoing shift in medicine from trying to “fix” or cure disabled people toward viewing them more ...

September 18, 2023

For Disabled Couples, a Plea for Marriage Equality
The New York Times
Twenty couples gathered in Washington to show their commitment to each other and the fight against laws that make it financially difficult for people with disabilities to marry.

Disability benefits cost could rocket, report says
BBC
The cost of some disability benefits could "soar" unless action is taken to improve the health of people about to retire, research suggests. The ...

September 11, 2023

How to teach kids to befriend a child with a disability
Disability Scoop
Most kids will meet other kids with disabilities. Here are a few ways parents can encourage their children to assimilate and befriend someone who ...

Biden Administration Proposes Rule To Curb Disability Discrimination In Health Care
Disability Scoop
Federal officials are proposing new regulations prohibiting medical providers from discriminating against people with disabilities and setting new ...

September 4, 2023

Disaster Relief Often Leaves Disabled People Behind. Disabled First Responders Are Changing That.
Next City
Disability inclusion in emergency preparedness and response doesn't just mean supporting disabled victims of extreme weather.

Former NFL players speak out against the league's handling of disability benefits
NPR
Former NFL player Jason "Jay" Alford is one of the 10 players listed on the lawsuit. He has been denied disability benefits twice. As a defensive ...

August 28, 2023

Characters With Disabilities 'Consistently Missing' From Movies
Disability Scoop
In an analysis of the 100 top-grossing films last year, researchers found that 54 did not include a single speaking character with a disability.

More than a 'disability person'. What finishing school is like for youth with intellectual disability
The Conversation
We spoke to young people with intellectual disability. They had the same goals for life after high school as most people their age.

August 21, 2023

What Do Disabled People Argue About Among Themselves?
Forbes
People with disabilities don't all think alike. Anyone with even the smallest experience with disability or connection to disability issues can ...

Disabled athletes push for more accessible trails
Mountain Xpress
The race will be a chance for athletes with disabilities and their volunteer support bikers to safely hit a trail together.

August 14, 2023

Eddie Ndopu on How Disability Helped Him Rethink Excellence
Time
So even as a kid, he had to fight for rights that people without disabilities don't have to think twice about. Now, at the age of 32, Ndopu is on ...

Disability Advocates Urge Supreme Court Not To Limit ADA Protections
Disability Scoop
More than a dozen advocacy groups are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the rights of people with disabilities to sue under the Americans ...

August 7, 2023

Down Syndrome advocate changes the narrative through public speaking skills rare to those ...
Fort Worth Report
“It used to be that when people had a disability, they were hidden. And Lauren's not. We are not ashamed of anything.

Why can't I be disabled and proud of it?
The National
Disability pride month is steeped in a notion that should be applicable any time of the year.

July 31, 2023

Colorado backcountry off-roading program puts disabled adventurers on the throttle
The Colorado Sun
Return to Dirt lets people with spinal cord injuries take the wheel in specially equipped off-road rigs that can be driven with adaptive controls.

U.S. Moves to Improve Airplane Bathrooms for People With Disabilities
New York Time
New regulations announced by the Transportation Department will mandate that more new planes have accessible lavatories, though the requirement ...

July 24, 2023

Disclosing a disability in the workplace, as employers focus on creating a culture of inclusion
CNBC
Getting an employment opportunity is often the first hurdle for people with disabilities. Some 25% of people say they have a disability or health ...

8 facts about Americans with disabilities
Pew Research Center
Overall, there are about 42.5 million Americans with disabilities, making up 13% of the civilian noninstitutionalized population.

July 17, 2023

Seeing disability differently
Penn Today
Scholars are trying to understand—and change—how the world works for people with disabilities. “Today, I have no pain,” says Sara Purinton, a doctoral ...

10-year-old amputee defying obstacles and breaking records
The Hill
A 10-year-old amputee in Colorado is defying odds as a track star, and now she’s about to compete at the national level.

Vice President Harris Convenes Disability Rights Leaders to Discuss Transportation Accessibility
The Hill
Vice President Harris will convene Tuesday with disability rights leaders at the White House to discuss the improvement of transportation accessibility.

July 3, 2023

Celebrating Disability Pride Month - What’s Your Role?
Forbes
My experience is not an isolated one, one in four people are Disabled, and 80% of disabilities are acquired between the ages of 18 and 64. Disability ...

Mental health treatment offered as part of changes to duty disability benefits, but some think ...
The Texas Tribune
This month, changes go into effect impacting first responders who leave the profession using something called duty disability.Students with disabilities can find success in college, live independently and get jobs with the right kind of help. Here are college programs ...

June 26, 2023

Why the 1932 Movie ‘Freaks’ Is a Touchstone for Disability Representation
The New York Times
Why the 1932 Movie 'Freaks' Is a Touchstone for Disability Representation. Though it has detractors, scholars and advocates have largely embraced this ...

Texas colleges provide job training for students with disabilities. Here's how to access it.
The Texas Tribune
Students with disabilities can find success in college, live independently and get jobs with the right kind of help. Here are college programs ...

June 19, 2023

Supreme Court turns away veterans who seek disability benefits over 1966 hydrogen bomb accident
AP News
The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal on behalf of some U.S. veterans who want disability benefits because they were exposed to radiation while ...

'I need a mental health day': How HR can both accommodate and appreciate disability at work
HR Dive
“Disability” as defined by the ADA deals not just with physical and mental health impairments, but also those that substantially limit workers' ...

June 12, 2023

Building up a Disability-Inclusive Democracy: Innovative parliamentary policies...
UN Web TV - the United Nations
The European Parliament, in cooperation with Greece, will convene a side event on Building up a Disability-Inclusive Democracy: Innovative ...

A quadriplegic mother on raising twins: "Having a disability is not the end of the world"
CBS News
A quadriplegic mother on raising twins: "Having a disability is not the end of the world" ... Dani Izzie and her husband, Rudy, insist there's nothing ...

June 5, 2023

Advancing Economic Justice for People with Disabilities
Yahoo Finance
The disability community is the largest American minority population. At least 41 million adults in the United States, almost 13 percent of the ...

Learn How Your Company Can Benefit From Providing Workplace Accommodations For Workers With Disabilities
Forbes
Companies that recognize and value the importance of hiring and retaining employees with disabilities know what is needed to provide a culture...

May 29, 2023

New Survey Shows Satisfaction Among People with Disability Insurance Remains High
AHIP
For millions of working Americans, disability income (DI) insurance protects them against the risk that a disabling illness or injury will prevent ...

What is long-term disability insurance and how does it work?
USA Today
Most employers offer short-term disability coverage but the length of coverage and type of disabilities covered will depend on the definition of ...

May 22, 2023

How blind football is opening up new horizons for visually-impaired Ugandans
CNN
All the players are visually impaired and reliant on unraveling all these sounds from one another to navigate their way around the pitch ...

People with disabilities aren't often seen in stock photos. The CPSC is changing that
NPR
The Consumer Product Safety Commission took photos of people with disabilities using home safety devices like flashlights and smoke alarms — then ...

May 15, 2023

The wait for government disability services can last years. Some states are trying to change that
PBS
More than half a million Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities are currently waiting for government funding for long-term ...

Apple Rolls Out Accessibility Features Aimed At Users With Developmental Disabilities
Disability Scoop
Apple is introducing a host of new features to make the iPhone and iPad easier to use for people with cognitive disabilities and those who are ...

May 8, 2023

Biden Administration Pushed To Address Disability Discrimination In Health Care
Disability Scoop
Disability advocates are warning that time is running short for the Biden administration to issue new Section 504 regulations.

What Is Presumptive Disability?
Forbes
The bill would insert the phrase “intellectual disability” to replace nearly 30 instances in statute where “mentally retarded” is currently used.

May 1, 2023

Disability groups claim California's assisted suicide law discriminates against them
NPR
A California law allows a terminally ill person to end their life, but some people with disabilities say they're at risk of being coerced into ...

Bipartisan bill would strike 'outdated and derogatory language' on intellectual disability from ...
The Hill
The bill would insert the phrase “intellectual disability” to replace nearly 30 instances in statute where “mentally retarded” is currently used.

April 24, 2023

How having a daughter with a disability changed one woman's relationship with her body
NPR
A woman's lifelong judgement of her own appearance changes after she gives birth to a daughter with disabilities.

Mindset Matters: Some Reflections Around The Influence Of Disability In A Changing World
Forbes
Since the recent passing of Judy Heumann, the iconic Disability Rights activist, I have spent much time contemplating the very notion of change ...

April 17, 2023

How cognitive diversity in AI can help close the disability inclusion gap
The World Economic Forum
Unemployment among those with disabilities can be as high as 80%, and this figure can be even higher among those with conditions such as autism.

This Volunteer doesn’t let a disability stop him, whether in sports or service
Peace Corps
Since the age of 7, Messner benefited from programs serving people with disabilities, primarily Arizona Disabled Sports (AzDS), an adaptive sports ...

April 10, 2023

The Intersection of Disability and Feminism: Why Disability Rights Matter to Feminists Today
National Organization for Women
Like many women today, women with disabilities are vulnerable to losing vital access to reproductive healthcare, face additional discrimination, and ...

Proposal on paying parent caregivers of children with highest disability needs advances
Oregon Capital Chronicle
Sara Gelser Blouin has long been an advocate for children with disabilities. Her bill that would pay parent caregivers passed the Senate Committee ...

April 3, 2023

Please touch the Art: Tactile Vision art exhibition at Graphite Arts Center in Edmonds
Shoreline Area News
Graphite Gallery at Graphite Arts Center opened a “touchable” art exhibition "Tactile Vision" on March 25, 2023.

A Tale of Stubbornness and Disability, in “Act of God”
The New Yorker
Cook, who lives in Austin, Texas, and is an artist and a disability activist in addition to being a filmmaker, told me in an e-mail that “caregiving ...

March 27, 2023

Supreme Court hands victory to public school students with disabilities
NPR
The Supreme Court took up a case that could curtail disability rights campaigner Deborah Laufer's lawsuit over hotel accessibility involving ...

Disability rights activist faces Supreme Court showdown over hotel accessibility lawsuits
NBC News
The Supreme Court took up a case that could curtail disability rights campaigner Deborah Laufer's lawsuit over hotel accessibility involving ...

March 20, 2023

Congress Could Make Waiting Lists For Disability Services A Thing Of The Past
Disability Scoop
A proposal in Congress would do away with Medicaid's institutional bias and guarantee people with developmental disabilities access to services in ...

Disability work tests to be scrapped in welfare shake-up
BBC
Currently, disability benefits can be reduced or withdrawn when a claimant returns to work. The plans are part of Mr Hunt's drive to get more people ...

March 13, 2023

Deaf health equity
Hear Me Now
If you take only one fact away from this podcast today, it should be this: more than 30 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act ...

Thousands with learning disabilities trapped in hospital, some for years
The Guardian
Thousands of people with learning disabilities are stuck in long-stay hospitals because of a lack of psychological support and overly complicated ...

March 6, 2023

Judy Heumann, disability rights activist, dies at age 75
AP News
Heumann has been called the “mother of the disability rights movement” for her longtime advocacy on behalf of disabled people through protests and ...

Elon Musk Mocks Twitter Employee With Disability That He Laid Off
VICE
In a new low for the billionaire, Musk insinuated a former employee's disability was exaggerated and said he "did no actual work."

February 27, 2023

Disability loans: What they are and how to apply
Yahoo Finance
Disability loans can be useful tools to help bridge the financial gap between applying for government disability benefits and getting approval ...

Employment rate for Americans with disabilities reached record high in 2022
Axios
Folks with disabilities face extraordinary obstacles when it comes to getting jobs. High levels of bias and discrimination have long kept unemployment ...

February 20, 2023

Disability Inclusion Means Action
Forbes
According to The Return on Disability Report the disability market is larger than China and growing ...

Long Covid Is a Disability. Here’s How to Ask for Workplace Accommodations.
The Wall Street Journal
Coming clean on limitations posed by symptoms such as fatigue and brain fog is difficult for many ...

February 13, 2023

How Educators Secretly Remove Students With Disabilities From School
The New York Times
How Educators Secretly Remove Students With Disabilities From School. Known as informal removals, the tactics are “off-the-book” suspensions often in ...
 
Former NFL players sue over disability claims, accuse league of systematic bias
CBS News
The plaintiffs said that the board's behavior was "motivated by financial considerations to limit the payment of benefits" from the disability ...

February 6, 2023

Disclo aims to inspire inclusive workplaces — starting with disability accommodations
TechCrunch
Chronically Capable helps people with disabilities and chronic illnesses find flexible jobs, and now, after scaling it for nearly five years, the ...

Living with a disability is expensive
Second Wave Media
... necessities cost more when they need to adapt to someone who uses a wheelchair. Lucia Rios explains the hidden costs of living with a disability.

A Collaborative Agenda for the Disability and Reproductive Justice Communities in 2023
Center for American Progress
The Center for American Progress recently hosted a roundtable of more than 20 advocates from the reproductive and disability rights and justice ...

Employment of “People with a Disability” Spiked to Record in Hot Labor Market
Wolf Street
Applications for Disability Benefits Fell to 20-Year Low. They added 1.6 million more workers to the ...

January 30, 2023

4 Ways People With Disabilities Can Have Privilege Too
Forbes
So within disability communities themselves, certain kinds of disabilities can be a kind of comparative privilege that people with other, less ...

3 Well-Meaning Habits That Frustrate People With Disabilities
Forbes
There can be no definitive list of "disability don'ts." But here are three of the most common things non-disabled people say and do, with the best ...

Invisible Disabilities: Prevalence and Consequences - TulsaKids Magazine
TulsaKids Magazine
Yet, hundreds of other causes of intellectual disabilities have no identifiable appearance. Potential Consequences of an Invisible Disability. Delayed ...

We need more inclusive reporting on disability. Here's why.
World Economic Forum
CEOs must balance financial performance with purpose-led values but many are overwhelmed by the complexity of disability inclusion.

Hitting the snow with a new course on accessibility and disability justice
UW News
Observing this winter activity through a lens of accessibility and disability justice is the point of a new class developed by UW Bothell associate teaching professor Jason Naranjo.

January 23, 2023

The Pros And Cons Of Identifying As Disabled
Forbes
How you cope with a disability is one thing. How you decide to present or reveal your disability to others is something else.

Savings Accounts for Disabled People Are Opened to More of Them
The New York Times
That means people can be eligible if their disability occurred after ... The accounts let people with disabilities save and invest for current ...

January 16, 2023

Why Businesses Must Stop Disregarding People With Disabilities
TIME
Yet one category is strikingly absent: disability inclusion. Perhaps this is because disability comes in many forms, and as a result necessitates ...

The role of the scientific community in strengthening disability-inclusive climate resilience
Nature
During climate emergencies, individuals with disabilities face two to four times higher mortality rates and are at disproportionate risk from slow- ...

How to: find the right language to talk about disability | The Social Enterprise Magazine
Pioneers Post
Talking about disability can be a very personal thing. But avoiding the topic entirely can leave disabled customers or employees feeling excluded ...

January 9, 2023

7 stories of barriers to reproductive care for those with disabilities
STAT News
For people with chronic conditions and other disabilities, the experience can be even more jarring, full of additional barriers, stigma, ...

Disasters are a disability issue
POLITICO
Advocates have been trying for years to draw attention to the harsh conditions that people with disabilities face after natural disasters.

'Disability is not a tragedy': the remarkable life of activist and rebel Hale Zukas
The Guardian
From student to disability rights champion. Hale Zukas' remarkable life began in a time when few rights for people with disabilities existed. He was ...

What exactly is 'neurodiversity?' Using accurate language about disability matters in ...
Phys.org
a lack of disability representation in K-12 curriculum; · a lack of disability community in K-12 schools; · a lack of school staff with disabilities.

January 2, 2023

Are Employers Required to Accommodate Employees with Disabilities?
SHRM
Zac Bradley, a disability-rights advocate, discussed whether companies are required by law to offer accommodations and offered simple ways to ...

2023 New Year's Resolutions For People With Disabilities
Forbes
Here are three broad guidelines for how people with disabilities can develop 2023 resolutions that actually mean something to them.

Why Disability Representation In Children's Books Is Key To An Equitable Future
Forbes
That is to say that, in films and TV, where characters with disabilities are present, their entire raison d'etre and defining characteristic tend to ...

Op-Ed: Climate change efforts won't work if they exclude people with disabilities
Los Angeles Times
At last month's United Nations climate negotiations in Egypt, disability activists urged governments to include people with disabilities in their ...

December 26, 2022

'Disability access isn't optional': the show that's ignited India's debate on inclusion
The Guardian
Paraplegic dancer Joel Brown and ballerina Eve Mutso's touring piece isn't about disability rights but has provoked discussion of India's ...

The Various 'Vibes' Of Disability Culture
Forbes
Without taking this particular buzzword too seriously or literally, the idea of different disability communities and viewpoints having their own ...

3 Ways To Make Your Holidays More Disability-Friendly
Forbes
Planning for holidays that are accessible and welcoming for people with disabilities isn't a “special” effort, or a niche concern .

December 19, 2022

Insights on disability help designers design for all
DesignWanted
Designing with disability in mind is key for industrial designers since most people will be affected at some stage in life.

Lessons on Disability Inclusion from Para-Athlete Noelle Lambert - ADP
ADP
In the keynote session for Inclusion Summit 2022, ADP's Giselle Mota interviewed para-athlete Noelle Lambert on disability inclusion in the ...

December 12, 2022

How Dehumanizing Administrative Burdens Harm Disabled People
Center for American Progress
Unnecessary barriers make accessing basic supports extremely difficult for disabled people across the country.
 
Here's why disability inclusion is vital in the workplace
The World Economic Forum
The Valuable 500 Founder Caroline Casey explains how to use business as a vehicle to address the inequity of people with disabilities across ...

Ford Foundation's Efforts to Elevate Disability Rights Holds Lessons for Other Grant Makers
Chronicle of Philanthropy
For years, disability rights and inclusion were too often an afterthought in philanthropy. Our own institution, the Ford Foundation, ...

December 5, 2022

International Day of Persons with Disabilities
World Health Organization (WHO)
International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is observed every year on 3 December. The theme for this year is “Transformative solutions ...

5 Things People With Disabilities Look For In Social Media
Forbes
Disability and Social Media. getty. The recent turmoil with Twitter has prompted many online disabled people to think more deeply about what they ...

How companies can support people with disabilities at work
The World Economic Forumdis
Over 1.3 billion people currently experience disability but only 4% of businesses are focused on making offerings inclusive of employees with ...

November 28, 2022

Paralympian John McFall joins ESA as first astronaut with a disability
The Washington Post
The bronze medal-winning British paralympian joins a European Space Agency program to test how people with disabilities can live and work in outer ...

How long Covid intersects with disability policy
Politico
The Social Security Administration told POLITICO that roughly 44000 disability claims have referenced a prior Covid infection, though it is not ...

How Disability Charities Are Working To Solve The U.S. Labor Shortage 
Forbes
With a labor shortage across key sectors – tapping into untapped talent pools that like individuals with disabilities would appear a no-brainer.

November 21, 2022

An Intimate Portrait of Parenting and Disability in “Holding Moses”
The New Yorker
In Rivkah Beth Medow's short documentary about a mother coming to terms with her son's disability, bodies give and receive many versions of care.

Tech jobs offering new opportunities for people with a disability
Transurban
People with a disability are getting a taste of a career in transport technology thanks to our new partnership with Multicap and Q-Free.

Disabled people fear Twitter changes under Elon Musk leave them behind
The Washington Post
People with disabilities consider Twitter a “lifeline” but fear changes ... by Elon Musk will disproportionately harm disability communities.

November 14, 2022

Americans with disabilities need an updated long-term care plan, say advocates
NPR
Johnson's situation isn't unique. 25% of U.S. adults live with a disability. Experts say many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities ...

Disability inclusive actions for a greener future
UN Web TV - the United Nations
Persons with disabilities are among the groups most impacted by climate change but have been largely invisible in climate action discussions. This ...

 Interacting with and Writing about Individuals with Disabilities
Town of Sudbury
United Spinal Association published and freely shares Disability Etiquette. Here is an example of the tips you will find in this great guide:.

November 7, 2022

Autism Takes Center Stage In 'SNL' Monologue
Disability Scoop
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Overcoming Disability, One Job at a Time
voanews.com
Several programs in the United States help people with disabilities enter the workforce. VOA reporter Arzouma Kompaore has this story of how one ...

Why Is The Employment Gap For People With Disabilities So Consistently Wide?
Forbes
Why is it still so difficult for individuals with disabilities to find paying work, and for disabled people in general to participate more in the ...

October 31, 2022

Students with disabilities innovate ways to use spaces, products not designed for them
PBS
Speaker: So, we are trying to find new avenues for that. Cat Wise: Every Friday, members of the University of California Berkeley Disability Lab meet ...

Mindset Matters: How Disability Is Propelling Innovation Around The Future Of Work
Forbes
This column explores the importance of the disability narrative as a central to the growth of the future of work and building a viable corporate ...

For Disabled Workers, a Tight Labor Market Opens New Doors
The New York Times
Mr. Patel, whose disability affects his speech and can make ... And even when they can find jobs, workers with disabilities frequently encounter ...

October 24, 2022

How did COVID-19 impact people living with disabilities? 
Public Health Insider
Disability is often a misunderstood term. It covers a spectrum, from being in a wheelchair to having chronic medical conditions, mental health, ...

4 Ways To Be an Ally to the Disability Community at Your Workplace, According to a DEI Consultant
Well+Good
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Its goal is to educate all folks about the vast ways people with disabilities ...

People with disabilities want to work, advocates want more people to hire them
WTKR
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. North Carolina's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services in Elizabeth City says ...

October 17, 2022

How to Live and Cope With an Invisible Disability
Prevention.com
Do you have a hidden disability, a condition no one can see? These are ways to handle some of the challenges you'll face while living with an ...

Common AI language models show bias against people with disabilities: study
The Hill
Researchers found models were generally more likely to rate content containing disability-related words as negative.

State Strategies to Foster Inclusive Apprenticeships for People with Disabilities
National Governors Association
Building inclusive apprenticeship programs for people with disabilities is a proven strategy that can lead to strong wages, a pathway to future ...

October 10, 2022

United States: October Is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Mondaq
NDEAM is led by the United States Department of Labor's (USDOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy, "but its true spirit lies in the many ...

Supporting children with learning disabilities
Hawaii News Now
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - October happens to be Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness ...

Why we should educate people about disability to create a more accessible world
Nation.Cymru
What if there were more education about disabilities, ableism and how you can actively support the disabled community instead of simply asking “What's ...

October 3, 2022

National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2022
The White House
Forty-five years later, in 1990, the Congress came together to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which helps to ensure our workforce is ...

Older Workers Are Struggling With A New Disability: Long Covid
Forbes
Working Through Virus Symptoms · Employers are Flying Blind · Defining Disability · A Link to Alzheimer's.

New campaign to boost employment rates of young adults with learning disabilities or autism in UK
IFA Magazine
Studies have revealed that people with a learning disability stay in their jobs 3.5 times longer than their non-disabled co-workers. They also show ...

September 26, 2022

Prisons Are Illegally Throwing People With Disabilities Into Solitary Confinement
New York Focus
Lawmakers banned solitary confinement for people with disabilities. But the state prison agency has crafted its own policies.

Politicians With Disabilities Are Rare Because of Structural Barriers, Discrimination
Teen Vogue
Many disabled people face significant hurdles that prevent them from mounting successful campaigns

A disability program promised to lift people from poverty. Instead, it left many homeless.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Supplemental Security Income program, a hard-to-get federal benefit, was created nearly 50 years ago to lift out of poverty Americans who are older, blind, or disabled.

September 19, 2022

11 Disability Rights Activists on Where the Fight for Justice Stands
Teen Vogue
We asked 11 disability rights advocates about their experiences during the various stages of the pandemic and what’s next in the fight for disability rights and inclusion.

Ways To Promote Disability Awareness In The Workplace
Forbes
Without a structured and intentional advocacy plan in place, full digital accessibility compliance efforts can derail.

How we can make academia more disability inclusive
Nature Human Behavior
The low representation of academics with disabilities is a longstanding problem on which progress has been slow.

September 12, 2022

People with disabilities sue over blocked Portland sidewalks
KEYT
The class action lawsuit filed this week in a federal court in Oregon accuses the city of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

New data system problems hindering aid to Louisiana students with disabilities, group says
KTBS
They spelled out 13 problems in a letter Friday to leaders of the state Department of Education, including accusations that state officials have been less than transparent about responding to the concerns.

National Autism Care Network Expands
Disability Scoop
The Autism Care Network is adding five new sites, bringing the Autism Speaks-backed collaboration to 25 locations in the U.S. and Canada.

September 5, 2022

Unfinish’d sympathy: can literature get over reading disability morally?
The Guardian
Are we ready to see disability without symbolism?

For ‘disabled oracle’ Alice Wong, rest is a radical act
Los Angeles Times
“She describes herself as a disabled oracle, and that’s a part of it. She foresees the future.”

Disability Rights Icon Judy Heumann to Deliver 2022 Reynolds Lecture
Davidson College
She took her place at the forefront of the grassroots disability rights movement at its inception in the 1960s, after decades of experiencing discrimination first-hand.

August 29, 2022

Bad News And Good News People With Disabilities Need To Hear Today
Forbes
What’s more important for disabled people to hear about — bad news or good?

Short-Term vs. Long-Term Disability: What’s the Difference?
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Learn the differences between short-term and long-term disability insurance, and find out what responsibilities employers have for providing coverage.

Report: Disability Community Suffered Disproportionately During COVID-19
The Arc of Pennsylvania
As difficult as the COVID-19 health-care crisis has been on everyone, the impact of this pandemic has been staggering on individuals with disabilities and their families

August 22, 2022

Disability rights groups battle Lyft for wheelchair accessible vehicles — again
NBC News
Lyft officials said the company is exempt from the Americans with Disabilities Act and doesn’t have to cater to people with nonfolding wheelchairs.

Federal appeals court says Americans with Disabilities Act protections cover ‘gender dysphoria,’ handing a win to trans people
CNN
Gender dysphoria describes an uncomfortable conflict between a person’s assigned gender and the gender with which the person identifies, according to the American Psychiatric Association.

Social Security Expands Compassionate Allowances List To Speed Up Disability Application Process
Yahoo Finance
The program is designed to quickly identify claims where the applicant’s condition or disease clearly meet Social Security’s statutory standard for disability.

August 15, 2022

'People will die waiting’: America’s system for the disabled is nearing collapse
Politico
Providers for intellectually and developmentally disabled struggle to recruit and retain staff amid soaring inflation, pandemic burnout.

Answers to Frequently Asked Social Security Disability Questions
Kiplinger
Social Security Disability Insurance is there to help those who can’t work, but getting the benefits you need can be confusing and difficult.

Congress Leaves Disability Community Priorities Out of Inflation Reduction Act
ASAN
While the bill contains some small investments that will tangentially benefit the disability community, almost every disability-related policy from the Build Back Better Act was stripped out.

August 8, 2022

How to talk about disability sensitively and avoid ableist tropes
NPR
Disability can be difficult to talk about sensitively because of how embedded ableism is in our language, biases and perceptions of disability.

Senate passes bill to expand death and disability benefits for public safety officers who suffer from PTSD and those who die by suicide
CNN Politics
The bipartisan legislation, called the Public Safety Officer Support Act, was approved by unanimous consent in the Senate on Monday.

Black Knight Earns a Top Score on the 2022 Disability Equality Index
PR Newswire
Black Knight's strong commitment to disability inclusion helped it earn a top score, and the company was named a "Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion"

August 1, 2022

The Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
U.S. Department of State
Today we celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)—the world’s first comprehensive civil rights law for persons with disabilities.

Disability Rights Impact Everyone
CNET
Disability rights aren't a niche issue, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made that impossible to ignore any longer.

Passengers with disabilities say they want to remain in wheelchairs on flights
CBC News
Federal regulations require wheelchair users to sit in seats and stow large mobility devices with luggage

July 25, 2022

A father's grief inspires a touching headstone for his disabled son
NPR
The resulting statue and the attention it has drawn have inspired Robison and his wife to launch a nonprofit that helps people obtain free or low-cost mobility equipment.

What Some Disabled People Want People With Disabilities To Know
Forbes
These more positive ideas of disability not only feel better, they work better, too.

Disability Equality Index shows uptick in CEOs with disabilities
HR Dive
Employers have recognized that wellness resources are a form of disability affirmation, the report noted.

July 18, 2022

Buttigieg Announces a Bill Of Rights for Passengers with Disabilities
The Washington Post
The 10-item list spells out existing policies for fliers under the Air Carrier Access Act

Uber Commits to Changes and Pays Millions to Resolve Justice Department Lawsuit for Overcharging People with Disabilities
Department of Justice
Through July, Grace Ridge Brewing shows “Art From the Heart,” a show increasing awareness for Disability Pride Month.

Mindset Matters: Disability Pride And The Language Of Joy
Forbes
Disability Pride Month has served as a reminder that there is a new vocabulary emerging that continues to transform the disability experience in a multitude of ways.

July 11, 2022

Disability and the Heatwave: Cooling Solutions and Disability as Weather Alert Goes Red
BBC
For disabled people and those with mental ill-health, the heat can add many more serious complications and frustrations.

Homer’s Independent Living Center Celebrates Disability Pride Month with Art Show
Peninsula Clarion
Through July, Grace Ridge Brewing shows “Art From the Heart,” a show increasing awareness for Disability Pride Month.

Many Try to Return to Normal From COVID, but Disabled People Face a Different Reality
NPR
The reality of disabled and immunocompromised people remains forgotten, causing them to feel left behind and further pushed out of society

July 5, 2022

Web3 Must Learn From The Past: People With Disabilities Are The Largest Untapped Demographic
VentureBeat
It all stems from the fact that the ability of people with disabilities to navigate and use the internet has historically been an afterthought.

HUD Reaffirms Its Commitment to Community Living for Individuals with Disabilities
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Supporting community living through affordable, integrated, and accessible housing is a top priority at HUD and pursued every day as a cross-departmental effort.

Paddleboarder Aims To Be First Person With Disabilities To Cross Great Lakes
FOX 5 Las Vegas
Mike Shoreman, a paddleboarder from Canada is attempting to be the first person with disabilities to cross each of the five Great Lakes.

June 23, 2022

National Education Data: More Students With Disabilities Served Over Past Decade In Public Schools
Iowa Capital Dispatch
The percentage of public school students with disabilities has increased over the past decade.

Disability Inclusion Tactics vs. Strategy: What's The Difference?
Forbes
“How does this event or activity advance your disability inclusion strategy?”

U.S. Department of Labor to Recognize Importance of Disability, Equity in Workforce
U.S. Department of Labor
“A strong workforce is the sum of many parts, and disability has always been a key part of the equation,”

June 14, 2022

College Students With Disabilities Deserve Accessible Campuses
The Washington Post
Student journalists at the University of Maryland spent months scrutinizing their campus and talking to people with disabilities. More college newspapers should.

Accessibility and the Intangibles: How 2 Students With Disabilities Chose a College
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Their decisions might come down to practical details. But also … a feeling.

VoxLens: Adding One Line of Code Can Make Some Interactive Visualizations Accessible to Screen-Reader Users
UW News
University of Washington researchers worked with screen-reader users to design VoxLens, a JavaScript plugin that allows people to interact with visualizations.

June 2, 2022

Another Way Of Mapping Disability Culture: Faith In Fundamentals
Forbes
How can outside observers ever get a grip on how disabled people really feel and think?

A human rights movement 'disguised as a coffee shop' employs and empowers people with disabilities
USA Today
Shift thinking 'from charity to prosperity'

Majority of federal departments fail to achieve disability hiring goal
Federal Times
Less than half of all federal departments achieved government-wide permanent hiring goals for people with disabilities and targeted disabilities

May 23, 2022

Changing the narrative on disability: is representation in books getting better?
The Guardian
As Amazon meets campaigners' demands for a 'disability fiction' section, adult literature still has much work to do.

What it's like returning to the office as a person with a disability: 'My biggest fear was physical survival'
CNBC
I'm always a bit nervous about who I can ask for help, because people naturally have unconscious biases about people with disabilities. However, the ...

How The Inevitable Foundation Is Fighting For Disability Inclusion In Hollywood
Deadline
Is disability tracked as a metric and we're tangible diversity report? I think most companies will answer no to these questions right now.

May 16, 2022

Feds Warn Employers Against Disability Discrimination
Disability Scoop
The federal government is offering new guidance to help businesses ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as they use ...

Inspired by daughter, architect approaches accessibility as a 'lifestyle'
CBC
Charles Olfert works with businesses and organizations to make their spaces more accessible for people with physical and intellectual disabilities ...

People With Disabilities Say New Bills Could Make it Impossible For Them to Vote
People
Activists say a new spate of laws aiming to ban ballot drop boxes would limit voting access for those with disabilities.

May 9, 2022

Unlock the Powerful Gifts Your Disability Taught You About Being a Better Leader
Entrepreneur
Empathy and active listening are two skills every effective leader should have. The experience of living with a disability provides an advantage ...

Supreme Court Decision Weakens Disability Rights, Advocates Say
Disability Scoop
A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision chips away at disability rights, advocates say, by making it harder to bring claims under some of the ...

Intersection of Disability & Race Explored at Free, DEI Virtual Conference
The Arc
As issues at the intersection of disability and race remain under-recognized due to a lack fluency or awareness, nonprofit agencies AHRC Nassau ...

May 2, 2022

End To Public Health Emergency Could Have Consequences For People With Disabilities
Disability Scoop
But, disability advocates are pushing for more time, arguing that states are ill-prepared. Beyond redeterminations for Medicaid beneficiaries, ...

Disability advocates: Don't drop COVID-19 safety measures
Inside Higher Ed
With the lethal threat of COVID-19 on the decline, many colleges are relaxing policies to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Disability ...

What's Next For Disability Policy?
Forbes
For people with disabilities, the last several years have been at once terrifying and exciting. Disabled people have on the one hand faced ...

Hiking guide offers a new way to find accessible trails
Herald Net
A trails advocacy organization’s hiking guide now helps users determine which paths are wheelchair-friendly.

Adapting national parks for wheelchair hiking
PBS
The trails through our public lands weren’t designed for wheelchairs, but new wheelchairs are designed for those trails. National Park Service accessibility specialist Quinn Brett wants parks to catch up with wheelchair technology, increasing access to American wilderness.

April 25, 2022

How To Look For Help If You Have A Disability
Forbes
Near the start of every journey with disability, there's a time when all the tests, treatments, and therapies end, and disabled people ask, ...

5 'Takes' On Disability For Parents Of Disabled Kids
Forbes
This negative, embattled take on disability is most readily recognized in language habits. Children and youth with disabilities are spoken of as “ ...

Are we in danger of rolling backwards on global disability inclusion progress?
Bond
Following the launch in February of the government's new Disability Inclusion and Rights Strategy, the Bond Disability and Development Group ...

April 18, 2022

How Disability Changed What Easter Means to My Family
TIME
Before our daughter Penny was diagnosed with Down syndrome at birth, I didn't know I was biased against people with disabilities.

What to Look for in a Disability Insurance Policy
Kiplinger
Income protection insurance will keep your paycheck working, even when you can't. Here are five key features of an individual disability insurance ...

Vaccinating Children with Disabilities Against COVID-19 
CDC
Vaccination strategies for healthcare providers, community organizations and partners to improve COVID-19 vaccine accessibility for children with ...

April 11, 2022

Ending the Two-Tier System of Disability Benefits
Brown Political Review
All people with disabilities deserve to live with dignity and financial security. To achieve this, the United States must move beyond arbitrary ...

Biden Administration Expanding Program That Helps People Leave Institutions
Disability Scoop
After years of uncertainty, a popular Medicaid program that helps people with disabilities leave institutions for community-based living is set to ...

Advocates say people with disability are increasingly 'forgotten' in emergency planning
The Guardian
According to advocacy groups, many people with disabilities are struggling to access appropriate support after flooding in northern NSW and Queensland ...

April 4, 2022

New York: What is the megacity like for people with disabilities?
Al Jazeera
A close look into the state of accessibility for people with disabilities in one of the world's largest cities.

What people with disabilities and their families wish fellow travelers would know and do
USA Today
More than 1 in 4 U.S. adults have some kind of disability. · Even when travel spaces meet ADA requirements, they aren't always accessible for all.

Disability inclusion at work: the many not the few
LSE Blogs - London School of Economics
Teresa Almeida examines how disability prejudice perpetuates workplace ableism and the disability unemployment gap. People with disabilities face ...

March 28, 2022

Hired for ability, not disability
Salem News
That person is Michael Reiner. His disability is cerebral palsy. He walks with forearm crutches. Reiner loves sports and early developed a sports ...

'A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF CREATIVITY': Music instructor thrives on teaching kids with disabilities
The Daily Reporter
But he's a big softie when teaching music to children with disabilities. On Wednesday, he gently guided 9-year-old Gabriel Ashley through a 15-minute ...

Disability influencer and mom of 4 fights stereotypes by sharing her parenting experiences online
Yahoo
Disability advocate TaLisha Gryzb is a mother of four living with muscular dystrophy who educates viewers about her experiences on her Youtube ...

March 21, 2022

Justice Department Secures Settlement to Resolve Disability Discrimination Against People ...
Department of Justice
It resolves a complaint under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that Ready to Work discriminated against an individual with ...

Top 5 Tips For Employers For Handling A Request For Disability-Related Accommodation
Forbes
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a reasonable accommodation as a modification to a job, work environment, or the hiring process.

Person First, Disability Second: The Road to Full Inclusion
Nonprofit Quarterly
The “invisibility” of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to typical citizens has long been a marker for potential abuse and ...

March 14, 2022

Covid long-haulers face grueling fights for disability benefits
The Washington Post
Patients are confronted with denials by both private insurance companies and the Social Security Administration as they fight for disability ...

Programs For People With Disabilities Still Not Seeing Federal Funds
Disability Scoop
— Matthew Southern, 35, who has intellectual and developmental disabilities, is able to stay out of an institution because health aides paid through a ...

Women With Disabilities Seek Justice
Arise News
There is a fresh call for the implementation of the People with Disabilities Act to stop discrimination based on disability and sanction those who ...

March 7, 2022

After Disability Awareness, What's Next?
Forbes
Disability awareness calls for businesses and other organizations to learn about and comply with accessibility standards, like those in the Americans ...

What is Non-Verbal Learning Disability? Family shares their experience
Today Show
Becca Halpin shares son's Non-Verbal Learning Disability (NVLD) diagnosis and the help they got from The Non-Verbal Learning Disability Project.

Why billions in Medicaid funds for people with disabilities are being held up
NPR
Matthew Southern, 35, who has intellectual and developmental disabilities, is able to stay out of an institution because health aides paid through ...

February 28, 2022

How to Report With Care on Disability
The New York Times
The Times's inaugural disability reporting fellow shares how one of the best ways to improve disability reporting is to talk to more disabled ...

Disability shouldn't be a taboo. Here's what to know and what to say
NPR
Do you find yourself avoiding conversations on disabilities? Worried you'll offend a disabled friend? A disability rights activist shares ways to ...

3 Disability Microaggressions And Why They Matter
Forbes
Exploring disability practices, policy, politics, and culture. ... itself over whether to say “person with a disability” or “disabled person.

February 21, 2022

Global Disability Summit demands health equity
Nature
This week's Global Disability Summit — organized by the governments of Norway and Ghana and the International Disability Alliance, with the support of ...

Social Security Disability Insurance: Who can apply for this benefit?
MARCA
The US government provides assistance to people with disabilities through their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) scheme, ...

Disability shouldn't be a taboo. Here's what to know and what to say
NPR
Do you find yourself avoiding conversations on disabilities? Worried you'll offend a disabled friend? A disability rights activist shares ways to ...

February 14, 2022

Disabilities are not binary. Why do we treat them that way?
AAMC
Too often, disability is thought of like a light bulb: on or off. In reality, most disabilities fall somewhere along a spectrum from mild to ...

New 'Sesame Street' Theme Park To Be Sensory Friendly
Disability Scoop
A new theme park designed to bring the iconic show "Sesame Street" to life will have a host of accommodations in place to welcome children with ...

People with disabilities get career boosts thanks to Moffitt Cancer Center and MacDonald ...
ABC Action News
This "eMerge Career Collaborative" gives students with special needs the chance to earn a living wage and gain more independence. It also works toward ...

February 7, 2022

When an Intellectual Disability Means Life or Death
Scientific American
When an Intellectual Disability Means Life or Death. This new guest podcast from Undark takes up the case of Pervis Payne, and why his death ...

A quadriplegic lawyer's 3 best tips for career success for others with disabilities 
CNBC
Basile, now a lawyer, philanthropist, disability rights advocate, and community relations manager for web accessibility company accessiBe, ...

Feds Warn Health Providers About Denying Care To Those With Disabilities
Disability Scoop
Federal officials are reminding the nation's health care professionals that withholding treatment because a person has a disability is often ...

January 31, 2022

Why technology accessibility is key for disability inclusion at work 
CNBC
For workers with disabilities, tools for accessibility, like screen readers and subtitles for video meetings, are extremely important and necessary ...

Government 'must tear up national disability strategy' after high court defeat
Disability News Service
Disabled campaigners have called on the government to tear up its “fundamentally broken” National Disability Strategy, after the high court ruled ...

New Guidance About COVID-19 and Disability Under the Americans with ...
Printing Impressions
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated its Guidance about when COVID-19 a considered a disability and would then qualify a person ...

January 24, 2022

Are We Equipped to Care for People With Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities?
Medpage Today
While this disability qualification is important for the fair protection of workers with COVID-induced disabilities, the link between COVID-19 and ...

Self-Employment Can Be A Vital Method For Returning To Work After Disability
Forbes
Self-employment offers an unparalleled level of autonomy for people with disabilities. PEXELS. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused considerable ...

MyDisabledLifeIsWorthy highlights disability community's pandemic frustrations
Yahoo
“When public officials bring the fight to people with disabilities, the community responds,” disability rights advocate Rebecca Cokley tells Yahoo ...

January 17, 2022

Amtrak paid $2 million to travelers with disabilities in discrimination settlement
NPR
The rail transportation company Amtrak has paid over $2 million to more than 1,500 people with disabilities who experienced discrimination while ...

Why disability bias is a particularly stubborn problem 
Harvard Gazette - Harvard University
Tessa Charlesworth, a Department of Psychology postdoc, says social reckoning is needed to deal with implicit disability bias.

New study to improve end of life care planning
Learning Disability Today
Improving end-of-life care planning for people with learning disabilities will be the focus of a new two-year study that aims to produce a toolkit ...

January 10, 2022

Massive Investment In Disability Services In Limbo
Disability Scoop
Even as lawmakers blow through deadlines, disability advocates say they remain optimistic that a deal will be reached to approve the largest-ever ...

Connectivity and assistive technology can equalize opportunity for people with disabilities ...
GeekWire
The Internet and assistive technology have the incredible power to level the playing field for people with disabilities. To advance digital equity ...

Mindset Matters: New Year, New Outlook On Mental Health And The Disability Economy As ...
Forbes
This column explores more deeply the protean nature of the Disability Economy as a central link towards dealing with issues around corporate ...

January 3, 2022

Employers better supported workers with disabilities in 2021, but still can improve 
CNBC
Regardless of disability status, 84% of those surveyed feel co-workers would benefit from workplace accessibility. According to EARN, the employer ...

2022 New Years Resolutions For The Disability Community
Forbes
As 2021 draws to a rather messy close, especially for people with disabilities, it's time for another round of disability-themed New Year's ...

'Unintentional discrimination' at the heart of disability lawsuit against California community ...
EdSource
Arguing that federal disability rights laws don't cover unintentional discrimination, the Los Angeles Community College District board of trustees ...

December 27, 2021

Disability: An Identity That All Can Share | THIRTEEN
Thirteen.org
Author, filmmaker, and disability policy strategist Day Al-Mohamed. International Day of Persons with Disabilities is December 3, and we have daily ...

Long-term disability? He said/she said fight leads to this result 
HR Morning
An employee's fight for long-term disability benefits went all the way up to a federal appeals court. Here's what the court said.

Disability action inadequate; must be strengthened by governor, lawmakers
Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Congress and the President have asked governors to rescue disability programs by increasing funding for the community system's Direct Support ...

December 20, 2021

Covid Can Be a Disability Under Federal Anti-Bias Law, EEOC Says
Bloomberg Law
Workers who contract Covid-19 can be protected from discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. Equal Employment ...

Mindset Matters: Reframing Entrepreneurship And Disability To Shape A New Business Culture
Forbes
This column further explores the Disability Economy by focusing on the thinking behind entrepreneurship and how the it is being redefined through ...

How to ensure your holiday celebrations welcome people with disabilities 
Texas Standard
Experts offer tips for creating online or in-person celebrations that include people with hearing impairments, blindness and physical disabilities ...

December 13, 2021

Disability should not mean invisibility
The Boston Globe
Mya Pol, a student disability activist, is fighting for equity and joy for disabled folks. Living with chronic pain, she has learned to navigate ...

Mindset Matters: The Responsibility Of Corporate Behavior In Magnifying The Disability Economy
Forbes
If companies are going to truly embrace disability inclusion as a key stakeholder within their leadership strategy and a central theme to their ...

Selma Blair, James Lebrecht on Growing Disability Rights Movement in Hollywood
The Hollywood Reporter
I was not used to seeing a collective, a group of people with disabilities in this able-bodied world. And I had such a crush on one of the characters ...

December 6, 2021

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021
WHO | World Health Organization
While disability correlates with disadvantage, not all people with disabilities are equally disadvantaged. Much depends on the context in which they ...

Fact Sheet: Advancing Disability Inclusive Democracy in the United States and Globally ...
The White House
When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed 31 years ago, it provided historic civil rights protections for disabled Americans.

How Bob Dole's Life and Legacy Was Shaped by Disability
Time Magazine
While Dole, once a three-sport athlete, was initially left despondent by his injuries, he went on to speak about his disabilities openly over the ...

November 29, 2021

First Person: 'Disability reminds us that there is no such thing as normal'
UN News - the United Nations
Eddie Ndopu, an award-winning disability activist from South Africa, and one of 17 United Nations advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals, ...

November - A Month Of Disability Inclusion Hitting The Headlines
Forbes
The question at the heart of the case, CVS Pharmacy, Inc. vs. Doe, was whether claims of unintentional discrimination against people with disabilities ...

4 Common Ways Companies Alienate People with Disabilities
Harvard Business Review
Executives and product team leaders need to stop excluding people with disabilities and understand that their decisions affect how users interact ...

November 22, 2021

How a 25-year-old with a disability lives on $33000 in Chicago
CNBC
Britt Dorton is preparing to go to law school to become an attorney who focuses on disability and prisoner's rights.

What Do You Know About Disability Cultural Competence?
SWHELPER
Recently, I had the opportunity to give a webinar on disability cultural competence to social service workers, but was met with many blank stares.

Apple's iPad Gets Assistive Technology Boost
Disability Scoop
Through a partnership with a venerable name in the world of assistive technology, people with disabilities can now control Apple's iPad using ...

November 15, 2021

Justice Department Sues Uber for Overcharging People with Disabilities
Department of Justice
(Uber) for charging “wait time” fees to passengers who, because of disability, need more time to enter a car. Uber's policies and practices of ...

Google Seeks Help From People With Speech Issues
Disability Scoop
Google wants to make it easier for people with disabilities that affect their speech to communicate with those around them and they're looking for ...

One in 10 children worldwide live with disabilities
UN News - the United Nations
Nearly 240 million children worldwide, or one in 10, live with disabilities and experience deprivation in indicators such as health, education and ...

November 8, 2021

The high cost of living in a disabling world
The Guardian
And the Americans With Disabilities Act, the UK's Disability Discrimination Act and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The ...

Nearly 3 in 10 US Adults Say They Have a Disability
USNews.com
THURSDAY, Nov. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of American adults say they have a physical or mental disability, a new study finds. Of ...

Rights Groups Urge Singapore Not to Execute Man With Mental Disability
The New York Times
“Nagaenthran's death sentence indicates that the Singapore judicial system is failing to protect the safety and welfare of those with disabilities,” ...

November 1, 2021

10 Things Everyone Should Know About People With Disabilities And Employment
Forbes
Before another disability employment month ends, it may help to review some of the things that disability employment experts and people with ...

Justice for Parents with Disabilities and Their Children | The Regulatory Review
The Regulatory Review
The child welfare system disproportionately harms families headed by parents with disabilities.

Debunking Disability Enforcement Myths | The Regulatory Review
The Regulatory Review
Misunderstandings about disability lawsuits subvert justice for people with disabilities.

October 25, 2021

Pandemic: People with disabilities among worst impacted
RTE
People with disabilities have been among the worst affected groups by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the National Advocacy Services for ...

Children With Disabilities Face Special Back-To-School Challenges
Disability Scoop
Children With Disabilities Face Special Back-To-School Challenges. by Heidi de Marco, California Healthline | October 20, 2021. Walking toward school.

Royal Commission report says police response to people with disability is 'deeply inadequate'
Bega District News
A person with a disability was charged for stealing a Freddo Frog, while many more have been charged with sleeping rough and stealing food, ...

October 18, 2021

Race and Disability: the Financial Impact of Systemic Inequality - LEAD Center
LEAD Center
People of color with disabilities face unique systemic challenges as a result of their intersecting identities. Centuries of exclusive practices ...

Disability Drives Innovation
The New York Times
Audiobooks are an example of a technology developed by or for people with disabilities that has helped all of us ...

Covid: Nurse Wins Award for Sensory-Friendly Jab Clinic
BBC News
A nurse who created a Covid-19 vaccine clinic for people with learning disabilities and autism has received national recognition ...

October 11, 2021

Including People with Disabilities - Public Health Workforce Competencies - AUCD
Association of University Centers on Disabilities
People with disabilities make up 19% of the adult U.S. population, however most public health training programs do not include curricula addressing the ...  

Provide Disability Equality Training to Staff
The National Disability Authority
Look for a trainer who developed their training course after consulting people with disabilities. Suggested curriculum for disability equality training.  

Disability Employment Awareness Month Shines Light on Practical Research, Outreach in School of Kinesiology
Office of Communications and Marketing
In their labs, the professors connect biomechanics and neuroscience to help those with disabilities and traumatic brain injuries find new function, ...

October 4, 2021

What Moves Some People With Disabilities To Be Disability Activists?
Forbes
Individual advocates sometimes win the services, benefits, or accommodations they were initially denied. And organized disability activism does shift ...

New Automatic Total and Permanent Disability Discharge Process
Federal Student Aid
New Automatic Total and Permanent Disability Discharge Process. Eligible borrowers identified as totally and permanently disabled based on data ...

The politics of creative access: Guidelines for a critical dis/ability curatorial practice
Amanda Cachia
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Disability (the companion volume to Manifestos for the Future of Critical Disability Studies) identifies both the practical and ...

Rasoi ke Rahasya Host Payal Kapoor from Hyderabad Wins NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards 2021
Sakshi English
Awards in this category are given to people with disabilities who have created an impact in Accessibility and Universal Design by designing consumer ...

Presentation of the Design Educates Awards at "architecture in foyer"
ArchDaily
This year, Walda Verbaenen was one of the Gold Prize winners in the Universal Design category. Her translation of visual emoticons into a grid of Braille ...

September 20, 2021

Parents of Students with Disabilities Try to Make Up for Lost Year
The New York Times
In New York City, hundred of thousands of students with disabilities didn't receive special education services during remote learning ...

'I've learnt to thrive with cerebral palsy': Welsh YouTube star nominated for diversity award
ITV News
A woman from Swansea who has cerebral palsy said she has learnt to "thrive" with her disability and hopes she can be the role model she was looking for, when she was growing up ...

Nutrition and exercise program shows promise in young adults with intellectual disabilities
News Medical
A pilot study at the University of Cincinnati found that young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disabilities (ID) were able to lose or maintain their weight with a system of education and support in place ...

September 13, 2021

‘Not Worth The Resources’: How The Pandemic Revealed Existing Biases Against The Disability Community
KALW Public Media
In early July, I visit Ingrid Tischer at the Berkeley apartment she’s shared with her husband, Ken, for the past 10 years ...

Disabled Afghans in special jeopardy, warns exiled campaigner
The Guardian
World leaders must act to protect disabled Afghans who are in immediate danger under Taliban rule, a prominent blind human rights activist has urged after being evacuated to the UK ...

School policing falls hardest on Black students and those with disabilities, study shows
USA Today
A Center for Public Integrity analysis of U.S. Department of Education data found that school policing disproportionately affects students with disabilities, Black children and, in some states, Native American and Latino children ...

September 6, 2021

'Inspiration Porn': Paralympians Know It When They See It
The New York Times
Athletes reject the idea that they should be admired just for coping with disabilities, and not also for what they’ve accomplished ...

Japanese disability advocates hope the Summer Paralympics showcase the pawsomeness of service dogs
The Washington Post
Service dogs made headlines in Japan last month when they strutted alongside visually impaired athletes on the Israeli team, tails wagging, during the Tokyo Paralympics opening ceremony ...

Cross-Disability Solidarity: Shannon Finnegan and Bojana Coklyat Interviewed by Amelia Rina
Bomb Magazine
After a year of mostly interacting with people through mediated digital encounters like video chat, social media, and email, companies of all sizes are failing to adequately consider their user’s needs and experiences ...

Technology increasingly used to 'victimise and control' women with intellectual disability
ABC News
Women with cognitive and intellectual disability are increasingly being abused through technology, with perpetrators monitoring their behaviour, tracking their movements and encouraging them to share naked images, a new Australian study has found ...

A call to action for international sport to embrace disability inclusion
Sport and Dev
Across international sport federations, disability is often missing from non-discrimination statements and policies – it is time to change that ...

30 Days of MD: Seeing Disability Through a Different Lens
Muscular Dystrophy News Today
This is Matt DeEmilio’s story ...

August 30, 2021

Disney Making Changes To Disability Access At Theme Parks
Disability Scoop
Big changes are coming once again to Disney’s system for providing accommodations to people with disabilities at its theme parks ...

WeThe15: Disabled Community Skeptical of New Disability Awareness Campaign
VeryWell News
To coincide with disabled people from around the world gathering for the Tokyo Paralympic Games this week, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and International Disability Alliance (IDA) have launched the biggest-ever human rights movement for disabled people ...

The pandemic's affect on students with disabilities
Fox43
Ella Gipe is a 10-year-old attending fifth grade at Shaull Elementary School in Cumberland County. She lives with down syndrome and mild autism ...

Schools Must Identify Students With Disabilities Despite Pandemic Hurdles, Ed. Dept. Says
EducationWeek
Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, schools must meet their obligations under federal law to identify and serve children with disabilities, the Education Department said ...

August 23, 2021

Is disability invisible in your newsroom? It’s beyond time to fix that
Reynolds Journalism Institute
For an industry that seeks to deliver factual information to communities while avoiding euphemism, journalists have a bad habit of falling back on imprecision when discussing topics that are unfamiliar or make us uncomfortable ...

'Biggest ever' disability rights campaign launched before Paralympics
France 24
A global campaign aimed at ending discrimination towards the world's 1.2 billion people with disabilities kicked off Thursday spearheaded by Paralympic chiefs and backed by a broad group of international organisations ...

Nasdaq’s Snub To Boardroom Disability Inclusion Initiative — A Missed Opportunity
Forbes
Last week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission placed its stamp of approval on a Nasdaq initiative that largely sidelines people with disabilities when it comes to boardroom diversity reporting ...

Swimming superstar Ellie Cole on diversity, accessibility and bringing people joy
The Guardian
The six-time gold medallist is campaigning for WeThe15 – a global human rights movement that will feature at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics ...

Activists with ADHD push for a world more friendly to those with the disorder
The Washington Post
In the past two decades, the world has become much kinder to the estimated 6.1 million children and approximately 10 million adults with ADHD, whose hallmark symptoms are distraction, forgetfulness and impulsivity ...

August 16, 2021

Google Launches Program To Hire More People With Autism
Disability Scoop
Google is teaming up with Stanford University in an effort to make its workforce more neurodiverse ...

BYU graduate writes, stars in film that explores disability
KSL News
A film written by and starring a Brigham Young University graduate will make its way to a streaming service and potentially film festivals in the coming months ...

The ADA at 31: Access to Housing and Health Care Must Meet the Rise of Disability in the U.S.
Center for American Progress
It has been nearly 50 years since disability activists in San Francisco took over a federal building for 28 days to force the signing of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act ...

10 Books on Disability Justice
Book Riot
In progressive circles, disabled folks are all too often left out of conversations around inclusion and intersectionality ...

New training, education urged for police interaction with students with disabilities
Nevada Today
... Across their lifespan, people with disabilities are more likely than those without disabilities to come into contact with police, either as a victim or as a perpetrator of a crime ...

August 9, 2021

Disability rights groups want funders to boost giving amid decline
Devex
New data showing a decline in funding for disability rights in recent years has some nonprofits worried about how funders will prioritize the area ...

Rising senior offers insight on virtual classes, dealing with disability
Albany Herald
As summer break comes to an end, students and teachers are preparing for the 2021-22 school year ...

Joint Faculty Hire Spotlights Disability
Inside Higher Ed
Florida State’s creative writing program wanted one professor but hired two. The fact that they were both disabled was something of an afterthought, but the professors say the move matters ...

Blind Oregonian competing in Paralympics works to bridge gap between mental health, disability
KTVZ News
What's more important: winning a gold medal, completing a master's degree, or helping grow an international sport? If your name is Eliana Mason, the answer is all of the above ...

August 2, 2021

Study Shows More Disability Stories Onscreen, but Few Disabled Actors
The New York Times
Let’s start with the good news: Significant depictions of disability on film and television shows have nearly tripled over the past decade compared with the previous 10 years ...

U.K. Government’s National Disability Strategy Receives Lukewarm Response
Forbes
The U.K. Government’s long-awaited National Disability Strategy, which was announced yesterday, has received a muted response from charities and other organizations ...

Critics give mixed response to ministers' £1.6bn disability strategy
BBC News
There has been a muted response from charities and campaigners to the government's £1.6bn strategy to improve the lives of disabled people ...

Disability rights activists speak out about the plan to return to ‘normal’ in the fall
The California Aggie
As the UC plans to fully re-open campuses in the fall, students with disabilities said they feel like the gains made during the pandemic in terms of accessibility are being undone ...

Across Federal Workforce, People With Disabilities See Need For More Representation
NPR
... people with disabilities — the largest minority group in the country — remain underrepresented in the workforce, particularly within the federal workforce ...

July 26, 2021

Disability advocates calling for reform as US Paralympian Becca Meyers drops out of Games citing lack of support
ABC News
Disability advocates and elected officials are calling on the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee to rethink its policies after a Paralympic gold medalist swimmer was denied a request to have a care assistant ...

Organization asks city to tackle disability issues, ETHRA service
Oak Ridger
A local organization is calling for the city of Oak Ridge to be more accessible to people who have mobility issues ...

The internet is far from being accessible for all people with disabilities, advocate says
CNBC
AccessiBe Chief Vision Officer Michael Hingson told CNBC on Monday there is significant need to make the internet more accessible for users ...

Tony Winner Ali Stroker Reframes Disability Representation and Identity
ACLU
... in 2015 that actress and singer Ali Stroker made history when she became the first person using a wheelchair to perform on a Broadway stage ...

Disability Discrimination: Innocent but Blatant
ACLU
Though early childhood polio left me with a conspicuous disability, I didn’t even hear the word, “discrimination,” until I was in my twenties ...

July 19, 2021

Persons with disabilities tell their stories
World Health Organization
Over one billion people live with some form of disability and this number is growing ...

Erin Gilmer, Disability Rights Activist, Dies at 38
The New York Times
She fought for a more compassionate health care system, bringing an extensive knowledge of policy and even more extensive firsthand experience as a patient ...

2021 Disability Equality Index Top-Scoring Companies Announced
Southeast ADA Center
Disability:IN, the global organization driving disability inclusion and equality in business ... today released the 2021 Disability Equality Index® (DEI) ...

Disability Futures Unveils Virtual Festival, New Funding
American Theatre
The Ford Foundation, in partnership with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and United States Artists, will present the Disability Futures Virtual Festival ...

Mindset Matters: Witnessing A New Relationship For Business And Disability
Forbes
... it is important to think about the notion that the lived experience of disability has a direct connection to many of the business trends of the day ...

July 12, 2021

Matt Simpson On Finding Refuge In Goalball And Not Letting His Disability Define Him
Team USA
I play a sport called Goalball. Many, even the most avid fans of Team USA, will have never heard of goalball ...

My daughter's hidden disability
The Washington Post
With bright blue eyes and a head full of blond ringlets, 5-year-old Camille elicits the attention of strangers on a regular basis ...

How the airline industry still refuses to accommodate disability
MSNBC
... Pretty much no one looks forward to airline travel. But if you're a wheelchair user, flying isn't just an inconvenience; it can be devastating ...

Minnesota to phase out unequal pay jobs for people with disabilities
StarTribune
... Halford is among thousands of Minnesotans who have been paid less than the minimum wage solely because they have a disability ...

Becoming a better ally during Disability Pride Month
KRON 4
Disability. It’s been called the silent “D” in diversity ...

July 5, 2021

Disability activists push for more inclusive Pride celebrations
CBS News
The coronavirus pandemic changed how the United States and countries around the world celebrate Pride month ...

A chance to 'amplify one another': What is Disability Pride Month?
USA Today
... Although Disability Pride Day isn't nationally recognized, parades are held in a number of places nationwide, such as Los Angeles, New York City ...

How Funders Can Make Disability Visible
Stanford Social Innovation Review
COVID-19 has laid bare what the disability community has been telling us all along: current systems have failed people with disabilities because they were not created with disabled people in mind ...

COVID-19, gender, and disability checklist: Preventing and addressing gender-based violence against women, girls, and gender non-conforming persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic
UN Women
This checklist is intended to guide a wide range of States ... on pandemic response and recovery efforts on how to prevent and respond to GBV against women, girls, and gender non-conforming persons with disabilities ...

When It Comes to People Like My Daughter, One Size Does Not Fit All
The New York Times
My daughter, Lauren, turned 40 last month. She is happy and healthy. And that is nothing short of a miracle ...

June 28, 2021

Amazon Studios Prioritizing Disability Inclusion
Disability Scoop
The Hollywood studio behind “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “One Night in Miami…” and “Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm” is committing to put more people with disabilities on screen ...

How to talk to children about disability
Happiful
From answering ‘awkward’ questions to encouraging curiosity and kindness, we explore how to approach conversations with children ...

The Disability Rights Movement
150 Years of Women at Berkeley
2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the admission of women to the University of California, as well as the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990 ...

Moms push back against transplant discrimination based on disability
WLNS
A West Michigan mom is rewriting the rules when it comes to the state’s organ donation process, inspiring legislation banning discrimination based on disability ...

Outdoor seating shouldn’t be unfettered greed with disability access issues
The Philadelphia Inquirer
I won’t oppose making these outdoor spaces permanent—but only if you can get a wheelchair through on any given night ...

June 21, 2021

‘Disability is possibility’: a mission to bust myths in India – photo essay
The Guardian
Roy has been travelling across the country – Covid permitting – for the past six months, photographing people with the 21 disabilities officially recognised in India ...

Inclusively — The Employment Platform Shouting Loudest On Disability At Work
Forbes
Organizations are strongly encouraged to explicitly demonstrate their efforts towards disability inclusion right from the very outset of the recruitment ...

Hear My Voice: A win for music artists with a disability
International Paralympic Committee
Rapper George Doman was part of group that helped ‘Rising Phoenix’ land a Sports Emmy award ...

When Disability Representation Falls Short
SMA News Today
I wanted to enjoy the disabled representation ...

June 14, 2021

Teen addresses Ohio bill as future of disability rights lies in oversight amendment
Spectrum News
An Ohio teen addressed legislators at the Ohio Statehouse on an amendment to a bill addressing services to those with disabilities ...

How Disability Law Impacts Voluntary and Involuntary Student Leaves Related to Harm-to-Self and Harm-to-Others
JD Supra
This Tip of the Week offers key understandings ... about how disability laws ... protect rights and set limitations with respect to students ...

'I am not ashamed': Disability advocates, experts implore you to stop saying 'special needs'
USA Today
Most experts and advocates vehemently oppose the term "special needs," and believe we need to eliminate it from our vernacular ...

Call for urgent action to prevent learning disability deaths
BBC
People with learning disabilities are still dying 25 years earlier than the rest of the population, a report has said ...

Feds Launch Hotline To Help People With Disabilities Access COVID-19 Vaccines
Disability Scoop
A new push is underway to help more people with disabilities get vaccinated against COVID-19 ...

June 7, 2021

Staff training key to shifting attitudes on accessibility for disability community
Roll Call
With historic buildings and slow adoption of technology, Congress still has a long way to go to make itself accessible not just in the physical space but also online ...

How To Find Your Disability Community
Forbes
There seems to be a wide gap between how we talk about “The Disability Community,” and the number of disabled people who actually feel like a part of it ...

The Pandemic Pushed KKR To Bet $55 Million On Improving Disability Access In The Digital World
Forbes
... KKR made a $55 million investment this week in Essential Accessibility, a Toronto-based software provider that helps other companies ensure that their digital offerings are accessible and usable for people with disabilities ...

Northeast Guilford High senior doesn't let disability define her
WFMY News
... Ansyln Wright suffers from a form of muscular dystrophy and lives by the motto, "trust the process" ...

May 31, 2021

Disability Advocacy Organization Opens Exclusive Spanish Intake Hours
Iowa Public Radio
Disability Rights Iowa (DRI) provides advocacy and legal assistance to people with disabilities. In an effort to reach all of Iowa's populations, they have ...

Count the cost of disability caused by COVID-19
Nature.com
They inform much health policy — from cancer screening and treatment to attempts to eradicate tuberculosis. Called DALYs and QALYs (disability- ...

College of Law Announces Inaugural National Disability Law Appellate Competition
Syracuse University News
It will enable students to develop their oral advocacy skills while simultaneously navigating a challenging important area of disability law,” says Professor ...

Disabled Scientists Are Often Excluded From The Lab
NPR
Emily Kwong speaks to disabled scientist Krystal Vasquez on how her disability changed her relationship to science, how scientific research can ...

May 24, 2021

500 CEOs Commit To Prioritizing Disability Inclusion
Disability
The chief executives of Apple, Google, Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Sony and hundreds of other international organizations are committing to advance disability...

5 Simple Ways To Support Disability Activism
Forbes
Disability activism is empowering. For some disabled people who get involved, it opens up avenues for friendship and “chosen family” among other ...

At disability parade, Montclair is proud to know everybody
Montclair Local
About 100 people marched from Heningburg Field to Rand Park on Sunday as part of Montclair's first annual Disability Pride parade. Organized by the ...

Center for Disability-Inclusive Community Development Launches Second Season of Keys to Financial Inclusion Podcast Series
PRNewswire
The podcasts feature interviews with leading voices in the disability, community development and financial communities who share their insights on ...

Biden Administration Gives States Flexibility To Expand Disability Services
Disability Scoop
States are being given wide latitude to spend an extra $12.67 billion for Medicaid home and community-based services on everything from getting people...

May 17, 2021

Disability and DEI: Overlooking a group that is everywhere
BenefitsPro
There has been progress, they say, but disabled workers—many of whom have no outward sign of disability—can still feel overlooked or undervalued ...

Employee with disability eager to work, has come a long way
AP News
He likes to play video games and watch sports on television, especially hockey and mixed martial arts. He likes a good laugh and enjoys his mom’s cooking, especially...

Toward Disability Justice
YES! Magazine
It might seem surprising to many that plastics have provided a measure of freedom for many disabled individuals. During the “great plastic straw....

Expert Advice for Traveling Abroad With a Disability
TravelPulse
Traveling abroad with a disability is not impossible; it simply presents challenges that, when combined with the knowledge of a seasoned travel ...

May 10, 2021

Conversation starters for Disability Insurance Awareness Month
BenefitsPro
Short-term disability insurance is usually offered through the workplace and pays benefits when someone is unable to work for several weeks or months ...

New three-year project will deepen knowledge on disability by facilitating virtual spaces and discussions
Minnesota Daily
Beginning in fall 2021, the Critical Studies Disability Collective will host the project that examines disability through the lenses of race, disposability and ...

The Mental Toll of Disability Is Inflating — We Have to Do Something
Healthline
We live in a society that presumes disability is intrinsically tragic. In reality, for me and many others, being disabled actually comes with many beautiful ...

Disability and domestic abuse: 'No-one knows what is happening behind those walls'
BBC News
I was beaten up and threatened, unlike my siblings, without disability, who were treated with respect." Aged seven, Ebere was sexually assaulted by a ...

Microsoft Takes Aim At The ‘Disability Divide’
Disability Scoop
Technology-giant Microsoft is promising big steps in the coming years to make its products and workplace even more accessible and inclusive to people with disabilities.

May 3, 2021

Microsoft Announces ‘Doubling Down’ On Prioritizing Accessibility And Narrowing The Disability Gap
Forbes
The overarching goal of Microsoft's plan is to bridge the “disability divide”—essentially, existing barriers—which are part of systemic ableism—that ...

‘Disability keeps getting left out’: A Google exec on boosting representation of people with disabilities — and bringing them into the C-suite
MarketWatch
Liu, who was diagnosed with severe hearing loss at age 2, became skilled at disguising her disability by lip reading and relying on technology to ...

Telling a potential employer about a disability in a remote-work environment
Washington Post
Karla: If a prospective employer thinks your skills are a fit for the job, and your disability doesn't interfere with your performance — which it shouldn't do ...

‘Best Summer Ever’ — A Magical Musical Movie Milestone For Disability Inclusion
Forbes
DeVido authentically portrays Sage, as an actress, comedian, singer and writer with a disability and has previous credits on NBCUniversal's Law ...

Disability Advocate Shares His Perspective on Degree’s 'Inclusive' Deodorant
Morning Brew
Deodorant brand Degree is rolling out (heh) a product that’s sure to shake up the deodorant category. What is it? “The world’s first inclusive deodorant for people with visual impairment and upper limb...

April 26, 2021

7 Core Arguments Of Disability Rights
Forbes
It's about what disability is, and what disabled people want –– and don't want. And as arguments, they are also responses to implied counter-arguments ...

Disability in children and adolescents must be integrated into the global health agenda
World Health Organization
Childhood disability is not a priority in health systems. A recently published article in the BMJ by Cieza and colleagues argues why this needs to ...

Disability rights documentary 'Crip Camp' by Oakland producers up for Oscar
WPVI-TV
An overlooked chapter in the history of the disability rights movement takes center stage at the Oscars on ABC this Sunday. Two producer-directors ...

Disability-Forward Policy Recommendations To Advance Accessible and Affordable Housing for All
Center For American Progress
This is because it views disability as being a core component of identity, much like race and gender. Some members of the community, such as people ...

When a Disability Becomes a Target
International Policy Digest
However, these practices are often routine regarding the treatment of persons with disabilities. Disability Rights International (DRI) has documented ...

April 19, 2021

3 Ways Disability Allyship Can Go Off Track
Forbes
Listening to disability awareness seminars instead of disabled people. Articles and training on disability issues and etiquette are certainly valuable. They ...

A Conversation With A Disability Rights Advocate On A Bill To Ban "Disability Abortions"
WFSU
Olivia Babis you're with Disability Rights Florida. Let's begin with how the bill defines disability. It says disability is any disease, ...

Long COVID Sufferers Are Seeking Disability Benefits. Will They Change the System?
U.S. News & World Report
People who are ill and unable to work long after a positive test for COVID-19 could help overhaul the delivery of disability benefits in the U.S.

'It's Mean-Spirited.' A Blind Disability Advocate on How Georgia's New Election Law Could Make Voting Even Harder
TIME
Gaylon Tootle, a Black and blind disability advocate in Augusta, Ga., has been fighting to make it easier for people in his state to vote for years.

SPS Educators Confront Issues of Race and Disability as Students Return to Schools
southseattleemerald.com
As many students receiving special education services in what Seattle Public Schools (SPS) calls “intensive pathways” returned to in-person learning in early April, some local educators find themselves questioning...

April 12, 2021

Is Disability the Last Bastion of the Representation Debate?
pharmaphorum
They tend to be portrayed as struggling with their disability, rather than dealing with all the same highs and lows of life as everyone else. “There are ...

Why Native American Children Have higher Rates of Disability
weisradio.com
(NEW YORK) — The rates of disability among U.S. children are increasing, with the highest rate of disability among Native American children, ...

COVID-19 Amplifies the Complexity of Disability and Race
The Conversation CA
He is now an assistant professor in Disability Studies at King's University College at Western University in London, Ont. He uses an electric wheelchair ...

Disability Rights Advocates Pushing for Proactive, Not Reactive Public Policy
Toledo Blade
Disability rights advocates on Tuesday asked Toledo City Council to adopt a disability-justice framework for city leaders to use whenever they develop ...

Chefs and Cooks in the Disability Community Share Recipes for Accessibility
Los Angeles Times
Chefs and cooks in the disability community share recipes for accessibility. Chef Regina Mitchell stands at the stove stirring a vegetable dish with her ...

Britney Spears's Conservatorship Is a Disability Rights Issue That Deserves More Attention
Teen Vogue
In this op-ed, Haley Moss, a lawyer, explores Britney Spears's conservatorship, and why it's a disability rights issue ...

April 5, 2021

Nike Accused Of 'Using Disability' To Hype New Hands-Free Sneaker
Public Radio Tulsa
Stephanie Thomas, founder of the disability fashion website Cur8able, understands the frustration that Lewis and his husband have with Nike's ...

Overlooked No More: Kitty Cone, Trailblazer of the Disability Rights Movement
The New York Times
Shunned in school because of her disability, she devoted her life to the cause, organizing a historic sit-in that led to landmark federal legislation.

The Intersection of Disability and Climate Change
Harvard Graduate School of Education
The Intersection of Disability and Climate Change. Master's student David Liebmann works to build awareness of the elevated threat level of climate ...

Disability Advocates Raise Concerns About Sweeping Voting Bill
Spectrum News
What You Need To Know. Senate Bill 7 would require disabled voters to show proof they are living with a disability to request an absentee ballot. The ...

Disability Must Stop Being Workplace D&I’s Poor Relation, Says Disabled Conservative Peer
Forbes
House of Lords in November 2015, is keen to see better outcomes for a population segment for which the disability employment gap currently stands at ...

March 29, 2021

The How and the What: Access, Justice, and Disability Aesthetic
American Theatre
Disability rights, disability justice, disability theatre, aesthetics, accessibility, segregation, and inclusion—these are some of the terms and concepts that ...

What Disability Leadership Looks Like
American Theatre
What Disability Leadership Looks Like. The theatre field is white-dominated, and disabled and D/deaf companies would seem to be no exception— ...

Some MI Disability Rights Advocates Call Vaccine Rollout Inadequate
WKAR
Breannah Alexander Oppenhuizen is with the Michigan Disability Rights Coalition. She said little has been done at the state level to ensure prompt ...

Practicing Disability Justice, Honoring Wholeness Onstage
American Theatre
Practicing Disability Justice, Honoring Wholeness Onstage. How disabled performing artists are challenging ableism, building access, and imagining ...

Disability and Theatre
American Theatre
Disability is everywhere around us, but most of us who are temporarily non-disabled find it all too easy to ignore, partly through the ableist systems and ...

Disability rights activist pushes bill for more diversity on ODOT committees
BikePortland.org
At its public hearing last month, lawmakers heard strong support from nonprofit Disability Rights Oregon. “Persons with disabilities will bring to light ...

March 22, 2021

Local providers advocate for state support of disability services
The Globe
March 9 marked Disability Services Day in St. Paul, an annual opportunity for disability service providers around the state to advocate for the needs of their clients...

How Germany violates conventions on disability rights
Deutsche Welle
But this month the European Union adopted a new disability strategy — which calls for the end of the workshops. The Berlin Workshop for People with ...

District 5 Candidate Releases Disability Justice Plan
TAPinto.net
New York, NY—Over 1 million New York City residents have a disability, and one New Yorker who is running for a City Council seat in District 5 and is ...

March 15, 2021

Disability Fashion Advocate Recreates Celebrity Magazine Covers Using Models with Disabilities
PRNewswire
Easterseals Ambassador Stephanie Thomas, a disability fashion stylist and creative director in Los Angeles, is leading an initiative to change how...

International Women’s Day Challenge: Choose To Be Disability Inclusive
Forbes
I am an organizational psychologist specializing in neurodiversity. Una Fonte, a disability and feminism advocate stands in the sunlight, smiling.

Column: We’re facing a tidal wave of COVID-related disability cases, and we’re not ready
Los Angeles Times
Many disability advocates share Weishaupt's uneasiness. The pandemic threatens to strike Social Security's disability program and its beneficiaries in ...

Bill aims to study state’s disability services, prevent people from “falling through the cracks”
KX NEWS
Sammantha says because her daughter doesn't have an intellectual disability, she's not eligible for certain developmental disability services that ...

March 8, 2021

5 Questions That Help Define The Outlines Of Disability Advocacy
Forbes
What is the shape of disability activism? There is a lot of natural variation in the large and diverse disabled population, and many different opinions ...

2020 marked 7-year high unemployment rate for people with disabilities
HR Dive
Persons with a disability were more likely to work in service occupations and occupations involving production, transportation and material moving in ...

A Disability Day of Mourning: Remembering the Murdered and the Vulnerable
The Nation
On March 1 every year, disability communities gather to mourn disabled people murdered by their caregivers. The first vigil was held in 2012, outside ...

'I am a woman who wants': on disability and desire
The Guardian
Cerebral palsy made my body a country of error and pain. It took me years to accept the part of me that craves intimacy.

March 1, 2021

It’s Time To Stop Even Casually Misusing Disability Words
Forbes
This should certainly include identifying and ending use of universally offensive disability slurs, like the word “retarded.” Few would seriously argue ...

When Does COVID-19 Become A Disability? 'Long-Haulers' Push For Answers And Benefits
NPR
Disability advocates and lawmakers are calling on the Social Security Administration (SSA) to study the issue, update their policies and offer guidance ...

Colorado lawmakers consider adding symbol to state IDs to indicate disability
9News.com KUSA
Not a physical disability. "Ultimately, starting the conversation with our law enforcement that approaching somebody with an invisible disability has to be ...

Despite risk of COVID-19, some fear people with disabilities are ignored in coronavirus response
Lansing State Journal
Laura Hall has done what she can to limit her exposure to the coronavirus. She rarely goes out, gets groceries delivered to her Okemos home, winnowed her close contacts to a small...

Disability Rights CT Files Federal Complaint Over Age-Based Vaccine Rollout
The CT Mirror
Ned Lamont's age-based vaccine distribution plan, Disability Rights Connecticut has filed a complaint with the U.S. Office for Civil Rights against the ...

For disability-rights advocate advising Missouri vaccine plan, the work is personal
Columbia Daily Tribune
Over two decades ago, Kasey Kittell opened Sara Hart Weir’s eyes to a population of people who are often overlooked. Kittell was born with Down syndrome, a condition in...

February 22, 2021

What To Look For In A Disability Organization
Forbes
Most disability organizations provide at least some personal and material assistance directly to disabled people and their families. For some, direct ...

Sexual Violence and the Disability Community
Center For American Progress
In 2018, with support from the Ford Foundation, the Disability Justice Initiative and the Women's Initiative at the Center for American Progress developed ...

Sexual Violence and the Disability Community Discussion Guide
Center For American Progress
This guide is part of the Center for American Progress’ “Courageous Conversations” work, designed to bring together reproductive justice and disability justice advocates to...

I put my life on hold Disability groups plead for vaccine
AP News
Though many people with disabilities are more vulnerable to COVID-19, in some U.S. states they're being left behind in a massive effort to get limited vaccines into...

Improving disability accessibility across Springfield College’s campus
SC Student Media
Before there were building codes, laws, and state legislation, it was not easy for people with a disability (PWD), or a person who uses a wheelchair to ...

After four years of planning, Duke Disability Cultural Center to open this semester
Duke Chronicle
Members of the Duke Disability Alliance began developing plans for the Center in 2017, wrote senior Maddie Fowler, DDA's former co-president and a ...

The Guardian view on disability and Covid: shine a light
The Guardian
Six out of 10 people who died from Covid until November last year had a disability, with disabled adults aged 18-34 dying at 30 times the rate of the ...

February 15, 2021

Disability appeals take months, sometimes years, just for a hearing
WBTV
Disability claimants who have their cases denied and have to go through the appeals process often have no idea when their case will finally be heard.

Unfavorable Attitudes To Disabled People Rife Amongst Medics, Says New Study
Forbes
It is naive to think that long-standing, long before the pandemic, ableist biases and negative attitudes towards disability amongst medical practitioners ...

5 steps to creating a disability inclusive workplace
Employee Benefit News
Growing up in a family where everyone has a disability was a normal part of life for Tova Sherman, CEO of Reachability, an organization that provides ...

We need beach access for everyone, and that includes people with a disability
The Conversation AU
Their disability arises not from their impairments but from having to live in world designed by people who think everyone is the same. It is society, not the ...

Prioritizing Equity video series: COVID-19 & disability
American Medical Association
Prioritizing Equity: COVID-19 & Disability. In this week's edition of our Prioritizing Equity series, join health justice leaders and advocates as they ...

February 8, 2021

Meet Warren "Wawa" Snipe, the man performing the national anthem in ASL at the Super Bowl
CBS News
Snipe, who is Deaf, is set to perform the national anthem and "America the Beautiful" in American Sign Language (ASL) during the event's pregame, the...

Do People Who Have Long-Term COVID-19 Symptoms Qualify For Disability Benefits?
NPR
... have debilitating symptoms many months later. As scientists try to understand, advocates are trying to figure out if they qualify for disability benefits.

'Filled With Fear': Disability Rights Advocates Say An Age-Based Vaccine Line Leaves Them Behind
LAist
Disability rights advocates in California are voicing their concerns about the state's decision last week to move to an age-based priority system for the ...

Doctors share views on patients with disability
Harvard Gazette
“That physicians have negative attitudes about patients with disability wasn't surprising,” said Lisa I. Iezzoni, lead author of the paper and a health care ...