Cleveland residents who have vision and mobility disabilities may have to wait a long time before things get better, according to reporter Mandy Kraynak of The Land. Read her story here.
Paratransit riders cite delays, service issues as RTA pledges improvements
Mandy Kraynak of The Land reports on how people with disabilities are having trouble accessing paratransit services in Cleveland. Read her story here.
Activist Judy Heumann led a reimagining of what it means to be disabled
Joseph Shapiro of NPR details the incredible life of disability activist Judy Heumann, who helped change the way disability is seen. Read more.
‘Disability is not a tragedy’: the remarkable life of activist and rebel Hale Zukas
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
NJ Transit plans to fix five stations for disability compliance. Here’s where and why
Journalist Colleen Wilson reports on how New Jersey will make five transit stations more accessible after over 200 violations were found. Read more
Why is Uber charging disabled people more?
Jodi Hausen writes about how Uber is charging people with disabilities more because of a wait time. Read more
Live With the 19th: Securing Disability Rights
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.
Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act: July 26, 2021
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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In 1st, White House to provide American Sign Language interpretation for Biden address to Congress
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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The Importance And Impact Of The American With Disabilities Act
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.