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United Airlines: Another Nightmarish Passenger Story Emerges

United Airlines: Another Nightmarish Passenger Story Emerges

An impaired tech worker claims he wasn't allowed to fly with a TSA-approved mobility device.
United Airlines: Another Nightmarish Passenger Story Emerges

United Airlines: Another Nightmarish Passenger Story Emerges

An impaired tech worker claims he wasn't allowed to fly with a TSA-approved mobility device.
United Airlines: Here Are All the Ways Twitter Mauled Them Last Week

United Airlines: Here Are All the Ways Twitter Mauled Them Last Week

Comedy, not outrage, has dominated the social media conversation.
United Airlines: Here Are All the Ways Twitter Mauled Them Last Week

United Airlines: Here Are All the Ways Twitter Mauled Them Last Week

Comedy, not outrage, has dominated the social media conversation.
Google Maps Wants to Improve Its Wheelchair-Accessible Routes with Crowdsourced Data

Google Maps Wants to Improve Its Wheelchair-Accessible Routes with Crowdsourced Data

Campaigners are pressuring Google to improve the information.
Google Maps Wants to Improve Its Wheelchair-Accessible Routes with Crowdsourced Data

Google Maps Wants to Improve Its Wheelchair-Accessible Routes with Crowdsourced Data

Campaigners are pressuring Google to improve the information.
ADAPT Is Fighting for You, Whether You Know It or Not

ADAPT Is Fighting for You, Whether You Know It or Not

WASHINGTON—Arranging something like 100 wheelchairs and mobility scooters in spaces that were not built to accommodate 100 wheelchairs and mobility scooters, which is to say most sidewalks and
Betsy DeVos pulls 72 guidance documents for students with disabilities

Betsy DeVos pulls 72 guidance documents for students with disabilities

The Education Department says the policies were ineffective. The post Betsy DeVos pulls 72 guidance documents for students with disabilities appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Education Secretary didn’t know disability rights law, ends guidance for students with disabilities

Education Secretary didn’t know disability rights law, ends guidance for students with disabilities

The Department of Education has rescinded 72 documents on the rights of students with disabilities, calling them “outdated” and indicating that they are no longer necessary. Officials rolled back the
This man was denied a job as a sheriff’s deputy just because he has HIV. Now he’s suing.

This man was denied a job as a sheriff’s deputy just because he has HIV. Now he’s suing.

A Louisiana man has filed a federal lawsuit against the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office (IPSO) for allegedly discriminating against him in 2012. According to the complaint, filed last week by Lambda
8 arguments against the anti-gay baker you may not have considered

8 arguments against the anti-gay baker you may not have considered

This week was the deadline for amicus briefs to be filed in the Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court case on behalf of the same-sex couple that was refused a wedding cake by Denver baker Jack Phillips.

Florida high school segregates kids at lunch and grants special privileges based on grades

A Florida high school has decided to separate students by their academic performance and absences during lunch, upsetting many students and their parents. The program was introduced in the beginning
College campuses are ignoring sexual assault survivors with disabilities, report says

College campuses are ignoring sexual assault survivors with disabilities, report says

Female undergraduate students with disabilities suffer from sexual violence involving physical force or incapacitation at almost double the rate of female undergrads without disabilities, but few
House Republicans want to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act

House Republicans want to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act

This week, Congress is expected to vote on a bill that would significantly weaken the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act and let businesses off the hook for failing to provide accommodations for
Happy Presidents’ Day! Meet the five most underrated American presidents

Happy Presidents’ Day! Meet the five most underrated American presidents

The institution of the presidency’s had a bad year. With a few exceptions, Donald Trump makes all of his predecessors look good. There was a time when the President of the United States did not spend
Alaska will no longer allow workers with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage

Alaska will no longer allow workers with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage

As of Friday, Alaskan businesses will no longer be allowed to pay disabled workers less than the minimum wage, which is currently $9.84 an hour. “Workers who experience disabilities are valued members
How Stephen Hawking became an accidental ambassador for assistive technology

How Stephen Hawking became an accidental ambassador for assistive technology

Imagine you've contemplated the great scientific theories of the past and arrived at new insights based on your own observations. Imagine you've organized these thoughts into compelling arguments.
How a deaf, blind Harvard graduate is influencing Apple

How a deaf, blind Harvard graduate is influencing Apple

Texting a friend when you're in the same room isn't that unusual. But interviewing someone over text when you're staring them in the eyes doesn't feel right. For Haben Girma, communicating with
Black students with disabilities lose 77 more days of instructional time, researchers say

Black students with disabilities lose 77 more days of instructional time, researchers say

Students of color and students with disabilities face serious inequities in their school systems. Black students with disabilities in particular face many obstacles to getting access to a quality