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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community – June 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What research is being done in employment, education, and technology to improve the lives of people who are Deaf … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, September 28 – Friday, October 2

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Human Interest: Pope blesses kids with special needs (Disability Scoop) During his recent visit to America, Pope Francis made several stops to bless children with special needs. The pope stopped the car that … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 11 – Friday, May 15

Human Interest: Audree Norton, who paved way for deaf actors, dies at 88 (The New York Times) Audree Norton, a Deaf actress whose fight to be cast on a television show in the late 1970s greatly helped the careers of … Continue reading

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Ticket to Work Program Announces New Video Series in ASL

Ticket to Work connects individuals age 18 through 64 who received Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits due to disability to free employment services that prepare individuals for work, and in locating a job and … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español Employment: New White House receptionist is a West Wing Pioneer: ‘Deaf people can do anything’ (TODAY News) Anyone wanting to speak to the President must stop by the desk of Leah Katz-Hernandez first. … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, December 15 –Friday, December 19

Human Interest: ‘El Deafo’: How a girl turned her disability into a superpower (NPR) Writer and illustrator Cece Bell tells her own story about growing up with a hearing impairment following meningitis at the age of 4. In her graphic … Continue reading

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Justice Department Proposes Movie Theater Accessibility Rules

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is proposing new accessibility requirements for movie theaters. Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act contains broad language prohibiting public businesses from discriminating against people with disabilities. In many cases, public businesses are … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 26 – Friday, May 30

Policy: Deal in Congress would discourage sheltered workshops (Disability Scoop) Many individuals in special education leave high school and are referred directly to sheltered workshops with less than minimum pay. Under Section 511 of the Workforce Investment Act, currently before … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 21 – Friday, April 25

Policy: UN: People with disabilities free to make own decisions (Disability Scoop) The United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has issued new guidelines urging countries to recognize the importance of supported decision-making for people with disabilities. … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 24 – Friday, March 28

Human Interest: Boston bombing survivor dances again (United Press International) A professional dancer who lost the lower part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing about a year ago is the recipient of a prosthetic limb specially designed … Continue reading

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