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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Arts: How to make a musical for the Deaf (BuzzFeed) Deaf West, a premiere Deaf theater company based in Los Angeles, will be taking the musical Spring Awakening to Broadway this fall. In … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, June 8 – Friday, June 12

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Human Interest: Tracy Morgan: My daughter was afraid of me after the crash (People) It has been almost a year since the bus accident that left comedian Tracy Morgan temporarily in a wheelchair. … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community – May 2015

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 4 – Friday, May 8

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Human Interest: Since recovery, TV meteorologist helps others forecast, prevent strokes (American Heart Association News) Bri Winkler, a TV meteorologist and news reporter in Los Angeles, is an ambassador with the American Stroke … 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, January 12 – Friday, January 16

Human Interest: Heart problems, deafness influenced Beethoven’s music, study says (The Hearing Review) According to researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Washington, Ludwig van Beethoven’s musical compositions might have been affected by both his deafness and … 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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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, September 15 – Friday, September 19

Human Interest: Overcoming disabilities, pilot impresses his peers (MSN) A corporate pilot in Missouri is proving that with perseverance, anyone can fly – even without hands or feet. The pilot operates a Cessna 421 using a few thick rubber bands … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, June 2 – Friday, June 6

Policy: In shift, Supreme Court moves away from ‘mental retardation’ (Disability Scoop) A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling clarifying what constitutes intellectual disability also marked a major milestone in efforts to put an end to use of the term “mental … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 17 – Friday, March 21

Disability Awareness: Friday marks World Down Syndrome Day (9News, Denver, CO) Down syndrome is a genetic disorder in which someone has three copies of chromosome 21 instead of two. As a play on numbers, March 21 is World Down Syndrome … Continue reading

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