Tag Archives: ADA. Americans with Disabilities Act

ADA: Celebrate 26 Years on the 26th! (Part 2)

July 26th marks the 26th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the historic civil rights law that prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public … Continue reading

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ADA: Celebrate 26 Years on the 26th! (Part 1)

July 26th marks the 26th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the historic civil rights law that prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 2 to Friday, May 6

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Accessible Travel: Airline accessibility remains an issue (Disability Scoop) While most people assume the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) governs accessibility on airplanes, this is not the case. Accessible lavatories are required only … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Accessibility: Woman in wheelchair who fought for Disabilities Act can’t use tour bus (The Washington Post) Even before she arrives in the nation’s capital this weekend to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Advocacy: Independence Day for Americans with disabilities (NPR) On July 26th, the United States will celebrate the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law that guarantees certain rights, and increased independence, … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 20 to Friday, April 24

Aqui puede leer este artículo en español Human Interest: The Catastrophe (The New Yorker) In July of 2003, neurologist Oliver Sacks and his colleague Orrin Devinsky were consulted by Spalding Gray, the actor and writer famous for his autobiographical monologues, … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, February 9 – Friday, February 13

Human Interest: Meet the first model with Down syndrome to walk the runway at Fashion Week (NBC TODAY) Jamie Brewer, an actress with Down syndrome, is modeling designs by Carrie Hammer during New York Fashion Week. She is part of … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, December 1 –Friday, December 5

Human Interest: Navigating the stage with a disability (The Wall Street Journal) At a New York Festival of Song concert in November, the organization’s co-founder, pianist Steven Blier, zoomed onto the stage in his battery-operated wheelchair. “This takes a minute, … Continue reading

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What are Reasonable Job Accommodations for People with Disabilities?

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). NDEAM raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The theme for 2014 is “Expect. Employ. Empower.” The Americans with Disabilities Act … Continue reading

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Scholarship Opportunity for Families with Living Disabilities

Bonnie Brown is a single mother with an intellectual disability. Myra is her 15-year-old daughter, a gifted-and-talented student who aspires to attend the University of Cambridge when she graduates. Both were featured on StoryCorps to talk about their lives and … Continue reading

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