Journalist and NCDJ board member Jason Strother talks with Carole Tonks, executive director for the Alliance Center for Independence in Edison, New Jersey, about food insecurity within the disabled community, a result of rising food prices. Read more.
Journalist and NCDJ Board Member Jason Strother writes about how rising food prices are affecting people with disabilities, who are more likely to face food insecurity. Read More
Dessa Cosma, the executive director of Detroit Disability Power, says that if you are working on economic justice but aren’t including a focus on disability, you are leaving out the most marginalized people. Watch the full video here.
For many people who are deaf or hard of hearing, lip reading, facial expressions and body language are vital to communication, but protective face masks and remote work and school meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 have made it more difficult.
More than 1.1 million people in Arizona are hard of hearing, and more than 20,000 are deaf, according to the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Under a law that took effect today, the state of Arizona can charge the city Flagstaff for added costs to state contracts that will occur as a result of the city’s newly-implemented minimum wage increase. Many care providers cannot shoulder this added cost, however, as they already struggle to pay their employees due to insufficient state funding for their services. Unable to pay more than minimum wage, many companies cannot keep a steady workforce of caregivers. And with fewer providers, there will be fewer opportunities for people with disabilities.
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