physical disability

Disabled Man Crawls Onto Plane After Airline Tries to Prevent Boarding

NY Times reports Hideto Kijima, a disabled rights activist who is partly paralyzed, said he was told by staff of a Japanese airline that he could not board because the small plane was not wheel-chair accessible. The episode has drawn significant public attention and the airline, Vanilla Air, has since apologized. Read more.

Washington Post

A powerful reddit thread reveals what it’s like to have a disability

Last week, one user on reddit posted a thread asking for comments from people with disabilities. Nearly 10,000 people responded to the thread, “Disabled people of reddit, what is something we do that we think helps, but it really doesn’t?” The Washington Post has compiled a round-up of the 14 most common suggestions. Read more on Wonkblog.