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Recently, the US Access Board released a set of proposed guidelines for the onboard wheelchairs that air carriers must provide to passengers who cannot use their personal wheelchairs in the cabin during flight. The guidelines are available to the public … Continue reading
Coanil is a foundation with a national presence in Chile that promotes the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities by providing support services that contribute to improving their quality of life. Founded in 1974, Coanil began by creating residences and … Continue reading
The National Council of the Elderly (CONAPAM, according to its initials in Spanish) (Spanish) is Costa Rica’s governing body on aging and older adults. As such, CONAPAM formulates national policies and plans and promotes, executes, evaluates, and coordinates the development … Continue reading
The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) is turning 50 this month, and still hard at work removing physical barriers for people with disabilities. Along with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws, the ABA is a key piece of … Continue reading
This month will mark the 27th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights legislation has changed lives and formed the basis for similar legislation in countries around the world. We’ve shared personal … Continue reading
National Council on Disability and Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation partner on the Parenting with a Disability Toolkit!
The National Council on Disability (NCD) and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation have partnered to create the Parenting with a Disability Toolkit! NCD and the Reeve Foundation released the “toolkit” at the White House Forum on the Civil Rights … Continue reading
Across the US, communities will celebrate Independence Day with parades, picnics, and fireworks displays. Since we’re also celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ADA and the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act, we’d like to take moment to reflect on … Continue reading
Disability Organizations to Host Free Webinar on July 9th on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
On Wednesday, July 9th the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), the U.S. International Council on Disability (USICD), and the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) are hosting a free informative webinar, “Convention on the Rights of … Continue reading