Liz Yoder

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We Played Apple’s New Game That Teaches Kids How To Code

One recent evening, I spent my 40-minute commute guiding a friendly cyclops around a maze in search of gems. After moving the creature with a series …

Washington, DC may be about to get the United States’ most generous maternity leave

A majority of local lawmakers in Washington, DC, are backing a new bill to give workers 16 weeks of annual paid leave to accommodate family needs such as welcoming a new baby or taking care of a sick relative. The measure, which crucially would include a huge number of federal employees based in …

Seniors Dump Long-Term Care Insurance Just When They Need It Most

One in three let their polices lapse through financial hardship or cognitive impairment.<p>Buying long-term care insurance has always been a dicey …

People With Disabilities Left Behind During Katrina Tell Their Stories

On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina striking the Gulf Coast, many familiar phrases will briefly re-enter our daily lexicon: levees, the Superdome, Lower Ninth, FEMA trailers. And lots of anger and sadness and pain will return to millions of Gulf Coast residents who have largely tried to …

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Feds Clarify Rights Of Parents With Disabilities

The Obama administration is warning state and local officials not to discriminate against people with disabilities who have children or would like to.<p>…

8 Tenets of Good Company Culture—Does Yours Have Them?

Dan Ratner and Jason Kunesh want to make positive change in the world. More, they want to <i>revolutionize</i> philanthropy—and their new online donation …

9/11 Survivor Captured In Iconic Photo Dies Of Cancer

Marcy Borders was working on the 81st floor of the World Trade Center's North Tower when the first plane hit.<p>Marcy Borders, a survivor of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks who was photographed covered in dust after fleeing the World Trade Center, has died of stomach cancer.<p>Borders' family announced …

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Teen boys with Down syndrome raise over $68,000 to film movie of their dreams

For at least a decade, Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt shared a close friendship. After meeting as competitors in the Special Olympics, the two became inseparable. When one started a hobby, say skateboarding or DJing, the other often became interested in it, too.<p>“Mattie has always inspired me to be …

Labor Department Scores Major Win For In-Home Caregivers

The U.S. Labor Department scored a major legal victory for in-home caregivers after an appeals court upheld the Department's rule requiring employment agencies meet minimum wage requirements and pay overtime to domestic workers providing in-home care for the elderly, sick, or disabled. It's a …

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This Video of an 8-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Finishing a Triathlon Is Everything

Eight-year-old Bailey Matthews from Nottinghamshire, northern England may have cerebral palsy but he wasn’t going to let a condition that affects …

How A Simple Apple Feature Called Switch Control Is Changing Lives

For years, Christopher Hills's cerebral palsy made it nearly impossible for him to use a computer. Now he's editing video on one.<p>On April 3, 2012, Christopher Hills posted a clip to his YouTube account. In the three-minute video, Hills squarely addresses his webcam from what looks like his …

How a simple Apple feature is changing lives – MacDailyNews - Welcome Home

“On April 3, 2012, Christopher Hills posted a clip to his YouTube account,” Charlie Warzel reports for BuzzFeed. “In the three-minute video, Hills …

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Disability Rights Advocates Call Out Uber Over Accessibility Issues

Uber still has a long way to go in order to make its transportation network fully accessible to New Yorkers in wheelchairs, a disability rights organization said ahead of Sunday's 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.<p>The United Spinal Association last week released a television …

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

In his fourth book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America," award-winning author Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US.<p>"The country has been arguing about a lot of fundamental things lately including state …

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USBLN and Wells Fargo Officially Launch America’s First Disability Rights Museum on Wheels

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) and Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced the launch of …

Call for Disability Rights to Be Mainstreamed in Post-2015 Development Agenda

A disabled but talented young artist at the Kome School in Tokyo. Credit: UN Photo/Jan CorashBy Nora Happel<br>UNITED NATIONS, Jun 6 2015 (IPS)“We should …

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