Disability

Giant photo of Trump mocking disabled reporter displayed in US Congress

Representative Maxine Waters has criticised Donald Trump on the House of Representatives with a picture of the President mocking a disabled …

Donald Trump

Marion Macleod obituary

My mother, Marion Macleod, who has died aged 86, was an academic microbiologist and medical sociologist. She was also a fine example of the benefits of the postwar policy of opening up higher education to bright students from all backgrounds.<p>Marion was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, the daughter of …

News (Scotland)

Americans with disabilities still can't land jobs

Before the Americans with Disabilities Act, the country was a very different place for people with disabilities, who had to navigate hurdles such as …

Social Justice

7 facts about Americans with disabilities

A Metro bus driver fastens a strap to secure a passenger’s wheelchair in Portland, Oregon. (Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)<p>There …

U.S. Census

Texans With Disabilities Physically Barred From Policymakers

Kenneth Semien Sr. stands on the Texas Capitol steps in early April. This is not the government building in which he was advised to spend his time. …

Greg Abbott

Amputee Model Shaholly Ayers Opens Up About Early Career Rejection: ‘It Gives You Thicker Skin’

Shaholly Ayers is breaking the mold.<p>Born without her right arm below the elbow, the model has posed for magazines and catalogs and became the first …

Ashley Graham

'Not acceptable': Minister blasts suggestion of assisted suicide for person with disability

Group advocating for persons with disabilities says more education needed. demands apology<p>The Minister responsible for persons with disabilities is …

Canada

On the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Trump’s words and actions don’t add up

Today’s the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the federal civil rights law that provides discrimination protections to …

ObamaCare

'I was never loved as a child' - report argues systemic abuse of intellectually disabled

Taken from their families as children, never hugged nor loved, living in fear - a new report argues the conditions endured by intellectually disabled …

Disability Rights

Shopping is hellish for disabled people – augmented reality could be the fix

Our towns and cities are much better set up for people who use wheelchairs than in the past. Dedicated parking spaces have become commonplace, while …

Augmented Reality

PROFILE: The woman tasked with improving life for those with learning disabilities

THE new director of services for people with learning disabilities is passionate about improving the health inequalities they suffer.

Autism

Let's talk about the fact that a doctor recommended murdering a patient

Liz Kessler | July 27, 2017<br>The huge amount of power that doctors have makes it likely that Canada's assisted dying laws will be abused.<br>Read More

Canadian News

City Violates Disabled Students’ Rights, Suit Claims

Two students with disabilities and their mothers, along with a Bronx nonprofit organization, sued the New York City Education Department in Federal District Court on Thursday, saying that it had violated their right to a “free appropriate public education.”<p>The children, students at city public …

Disability Rights

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Are an Overdue Solution

They’re a free-market answer to a problem with potentially harmful effects.<p>My patient sat in front of me, head down, with a growing expression of …

Medicine

Risk of people with Down Syndrome developing dementia 'significantly higher than general population'

A 20-year longitudinal TCD study on dementia in adults with Down syndrome in Ireland has found very high prevalence rates, significantly earlier …

News (Ireland)

Report reveals historical abuse of disabled in state care

The release of a new Human Rights Commission report into abuse of disabled people in state care over five decades documents thousands of stories of …

New Zealand News

Study finds 'systemic' abuse in New Zealand care homes

Children with learning difficulties were subjected to beatings, sexual assaults and periods of isolation, report states<p>An investigation has detailed “horrific and systemic” historical abuse of people with learning disabilities in state care facilities in New Zealand.<p>Between 1950 and the 1980s, …

New Zealand

Dems’ Russia problem, no majority without moderates & other comments

<b>Neoconservative: Can’t Take Dems Seriously On Russia</b><p>Democrats may be right about the lack of GOP outrage on Russia, but they’re also “wholly lacking …

Richard Dawkins

Apple Can’t Cure Learning Disabilities, but It Makes Them More Manageable

Plus, the best apps for people with ADHD<p>People with ADHD’s brains are wired differently. Figuring out how to get work done is often as difficult as …

ADHD

Learning disabilities do not define us

I am an educator of educators. I teach others how to be the best teachers. But, I’m also different.<p>I have learning challenges.<p>As we celebrate the …

Teaching

Why Is Our Existence as Humans Still Being Denied?

In Denver in 1978, just after the July 4 holiday, 19 men and women with disabilities positioned themselves in front of public buses at the busy intersection of Colfax Avenue and Broadway. They chanted “We will ride!” until city transportation officials were willing to hear their complaints: Namely, …

Republican Party

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims July 26, 2017, as a Day in Celebration of the 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2017 <br>- - - - - - - <br>BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA <br>A PROCLAMATION<p>On the …

Donald Trump

Who’s Responsible for Providing Disability-Related Workplace Accommodations to Temporary Employees?

Article ByJoanne Braddock LambertJackson Lewis P.C.Disability, Leave & Health Management BlogMany businesses use temporary workers placed by staffing …

Law

Dementia nurses provide a lifeline for carers that is all too rare

Although specialist Admiral nurses can prevent hospital admissions and save money, there are only 200 in the UK and many counties have none at all<p>Kate and Jon Henderson have devoted the past decade to looking after their 67-year-old mother, Sally, who has dementia. At first the siblings, who, until …

Dementia

Helping your student with disabilities prepare for the future

Summer is a busy time for high school juniors. They’re getting ready to say goodbye to school as they know it and they’re researching colleges, …

Education

Dave Finn: Assistive Technology Helps Him Talk about His Passion for Golf

Dave Finn and his dad enjoy time together at their favorite place, the golf course.<p>Dave Finn loves golf. However, because he has a form of muscular …

Assistive Technology

The hidden extra costs of living with a disability

Disability is often incorrectly assumed to be rare. However, global estimates suggest than one in seven adults has some form of disability.<p>The term …

Poverty

Boost for disabled cyclists project

An award-winning Wigan charity hopes members will pedal their way to a more independent life.<p>The go-ahead My Life Legacy - which operates from the …

Manchester

Disability rights activists are threatening indefinite sit-in if the GOP successfully repeals Obamacare

On Tuesday, just as Senate Republicans were meeting behind closed doors to make their final case for a motion to proceed on debate of the health care bill, hundreds of protesters with ADAPT, a grassroots organization that fights for the rights of Americans with disabilities, were planning a massive …

Disability Rights

Top Shelf owner feeling fenced in

After Daren Morgan got a permit from the city of Vancouver allowing him to build a brushed steel fence for a new outdoor seating area at Top Shelf, …