The Guardian writes about the life of disability activist Hale Zukas, who helped lead a revolution that opened up public spaces, transportation and services to people with disabilities. Read more
Journalist Colleen Wilson reports on how New Jersey will make five transit stations more accessible after over 200 violations were found. Read more
Jodi Hausen writes about how Uber is charging people with disabilities more because of a wait time. Read more
U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth and Maria Town, president and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities, discuss improving accessibility and delivering on the promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Watch the video here.
This Facts for Features provides a demographic snapshot of the U.S. population with a disability and examines various services available to them. The statistics come from various U.S. Census Bureau censuses and surveys, covering different periods of time.
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On Wednesday, April 27 White House will provide American Sign Language interpretation for Joe Biden’s address to Congress. According to ABC News this is the first time in history the White House has done so.
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This past July, we celebrated the Americans with Disabilities Act’s thirtieth year of existence. Nearly 40 million people in America have a disability of some kind (one in eight people, approximately) and this important Act has changed the lives of Americans with various forms of disability, both visible and invisible.
PHOENIX – April Reed remembers what it used to be like before the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed.
Reed remembers her father, who wears hearing aids, telling her how he was turned away from a job interview. She remembers a colleague hoping every day that the bus would be wheelchair-accessible when it came by, so she could go about her day. She remembers another colleague with a master’s degree but an obvious physical disability that cost him his job.
The ADA, signed 30 years ago Sunday, changed all that.
From first-person stories of living with a disability to a virtual forum on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their lives, public media is spotlighting the experiences of people with disabilities during July as the Americans with Disabilities Act turns 30.
By A.G. Gancarski, Florida Politics
The Florida Senate just unanimously passed a House bill that ensures people with disabilities can receive organ transplants without fear of discrimination.
Jacksonville Republican Rep. Jason Fischer proposed the bill, claiming that transplant facilitators don’t realize that protections against discrimination covered by The Americans with Disabilities Act also applies to them.
Read the full article about House Bill 1179 here: https://floridapolitics.com/archives/322916-organ-transplant-discrim