disabilities

April Dunn, Louisiana Fighter for Disability Rights, Dies at 33

April Dunn, Louisiana Fighter for Disability Rights, Dies at 33

Ms. Dunn, who succumbed to the coronavirus, successfully pushed for legislation that provided alternative ways to gain a high school degree.
Parents and Schools Are Struggling to Care for Kids With Special Needs

Parents and Schools Are Struggling to Care for Kids With Special Needs

Coronavirus has meant rethinking education as we know it, and it’s OK to take it slow.
People With Intellectual Disabilities May Be Denied Lifesaving Care Under These State Disaster Plans

People With Intellectual Disabilities May Be Denied Lifesaving Care Under These State Disaster Plans

by Amy Silverman, Arizona Daily Star ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Advocates for
Protecting women is missing from pandemic management measures in India

Protecting women is missing from pandemic management measures in India

The spread of the virus gives a fillip to all kinds of discrimination.
God Doesn’t Want Us to Sacrifice the Old to Coronavirus

God Doesn’t Want Us to Sacrifice the Old to Coronavirus

Christianity teaches that every single human life is valuable, even during a pandemic.

The terrible, fantastic life of AbleGamers COO Steven Spohn

When Twitch streamer DrDisrespect won the Trending Gamer prize at the 2017 Game Awards, there was a tiny riot on Twitter. There's always a buzz of hashtag activity after a winner is announced as

The terrible, fantastic life of AbleGamers COO Steven Spohn

When Twitch streamer DrDisrespect won the Trending Gamer prize at the 2017 Game Awards, there was a tiny riot on Twitter. There's always a buzz of hashtag activity after a winner is announced as
The Activist Star of ‘Crip Camp’ Looks Back at a Life on the Barricades

The Activist Star of ‘Crip Camp’ Looks Back at a Life on the Barricades

Judy Heumann, a galvanizing force for disability rights in the new Netflix documentary, explains how summer camp set her path.

‘Crip Camp’ Review: After Those Summers, Nothing Was the Same

This feel-good documentary recounts the ties of a Catskills summer camp to American disability rights activism in the 1970s.
Will Disabled People Be at a Disadvantage for Scarce Coronavirus Treatment?

Will Disabled People Be at a Disadvantage for Scarce Coronavirus Treatment?

Advocates in Washington State fear that people who are disabled could be at higher risk of death when doctors and hospitals make end-of-life triage decisions.
Disabled in the Coronavirus Crisis: 'I Will Not Apologize for My Needs.'

Disabled in the Coronavirus Crisis: 'I Will Not Apologize for My Needs.'

Even in a crisis, doctors should not abandon the principle of nondiscrimination.
My Life Is More ‘Disposable’ During This Pandemic

My Life Is More ‘Disposable’ During This Pandemic

The ableism and ageism being unleashed is its own sort of pestilence.
She Went Blind. Then She Danced.

She Went Blind. Then She Danced.

“We’re alive! As long as we’re alive, we have to keep moving.”
A Second Life for Flowers

A Second Life for Flowers

As a form of therapy, arranging gently used blooms is enriching the lives of older and marginalized people.
Afraid of Coronavirus? I Know What That Fear Is Like

Afraid of Coronavirus? I Know What That Fear Is Like

I live with chronic illness. Here is my advice for keeping calm in a health crisis.
In Coronavirus Fight, China’s Vulnerable Fall Through the Cracks

In Coronavirus Fight, China’s Vulnerable Fall Through the Cracks

In locked-down cities like Wuhan, isolated seniors and disabled people have largely had to fend for themselves.
In Coronavirus Fight, China’s Vulnerable Fall Through the Cracks

In Coronavirus Fight, China’s Vulnerable Fall Through the Cracks

In locked-down cities like Wuhan, isolated seniors and disabled people have largely had to fend for themselves.
With No Braille Option, a Blind Man Failed His Citizenship Exam

With No Braille Option, a Blind Man Failed His Citizenship Exam

Lucio Delgado said U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services did not deliver the Braille reading test he had requested. He may get another chance next week.
With No Braille Option, a Blind Man Failed His Citizenship Exam

With No Braille Option, a Blind Man Failed His Citizenship Exam

Lucio Delgado said U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services did not deliver the Braille reading test he had requested. He may get another chance next week.
How to Make Accommodations That Attract and Motivate Workers With Disabilities

How to Make Accommodations That Attract and Motivate Workers With Disabilities

Five simple, cost-effective ways to make your company a place all people want to work.