Disability

Hundreds of care homes close causing "huge distress" to elderly and disabled people forced to move on

Care homes for the elderly and disabled are closing at the rate of more than one a day.<p>Meagre funding by local authorities after seven years of Tory …

Housing

Jamie Foxx Criticized for Allegedly Making Fun of Sign Language

.@iamjamiefoxx, It is straight up disrespectful to make up sign language.<p>Everything is in gibberish. pic.twitter.com/X5AHkusq3o<p>— Nyle DiMarco …

Celebrity News

Deaf Poets Society

<b>London poet Raymond Antrobus was thought to be dyslexic with severe learning disabilities, until his deafness was discovered at the age of six.</b><p>At school, the hearing kids taunted him because he had to sit at the front to hear the teacher, and deaf kids called him a "baby signer" because he came to …

Should Gender Dysphoria be a Federally Protected Disability?

A lawsuit that aims to have gender dysphoria covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act could lend protection—and stigma—to the trans community.<p>I know firsthand what it's like to struggle with gender dysphoria at work, and how aggravating it can be. When I was a closeted transgender woman, …

LGBTQ

Voters with learning disabilities are being excluded from this election

There are more than 1m people with learning disabilities in the UK and the number is expected to increase. These are people who face exclusion from …

Autism

The experience of gaining tenure after being sexually assaulted (essay)

I came to my current institution as a sexual assault survivor. A newly minted Ph.D., I had undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. …

Sexually Assaulted

The ‘dementia tax’ mess shows how little May thinks of disabled people

The prime minister’s contortions over the last few days leave no room for doubt: retaining power is more important to her than helping those most in need<p>In a matter of days, Britain’s social care crisis became the Tories’ election crisis. As Theresa May took the fall out of a U-turn on the …

Social Work

A Landmark Victory for Trans Rights—Under the Americans With Disabilities Act

The Supreme Court’s historic decision establishing marriage equality for same-sex couples nationwide marked a major shift in the recognition of gay, …

LGBTQ

On Ableism and Animals

The ableism embedded in animal-rights discourse is evident in a common rallying cry used by animal advocates. To be a “voice for the voiceless” is a …

Culture

Author and anti-bullying advocate crowned Ms. Wheelchair Florida 2017

A disabled South Florida author who recently won statewide honors is using her victory to spread awareness, combat bullying and foster positive …

Wheelchairs

Trump budget cuts may stir backlash

US president Donald Trump's proposals to slash federal aid to the poor, the sick and people living in rural areas reflect conservatives' demands for …

Affordable Care Act

Despite its promise, modern technology often fails to help disabled users

At the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, professors Meryl Alper and Elizabeth Ellcessor explored how 'accessible' digital …

Tech Industry

Alberta MLAs vote in disability advocate: 'There’s a lot that isn’t working right right now'

The Alberta legislature voted unanimously Wednesday to create the new position of disability advocate within the government.

Canadian News

The Price of ‘Disability Denial’

It was 1989 and I was immersed in my first teaching job, a one-year gig at Barnard College, with the possibility of something long-term. During that time, I had become friendly with a senior colleague named Bill. On our many walks along Broadway to grab deli sandwiches, we’d talked about our grad …

Opinion

The UK's First Face Equality Day Raises Awareness Of Facial Diversity

Classic top American villains are more likely to have a dermatological problem when compared to their rival heroes, a recent study found. A team of researchers at the Department of Dermatology of the University of Texas, discovered that 60% of the all-time top 10 American film villains have skin …

Cross-sectional Studies

Mobility Roadshow preview

The Mobility Roadshow incorporating Get Going Live! returns to get more disabled drivers behind the wheel. Inspirational disabled racing driver Nicolas Hamilton, brother of F1 star Lewis Hamilton, will be officially opening the show at 10am on June 1. The show runs until June 3, with free …

Transportation

Talking Disability, Street Fighter, And Defying The Odds With Chun-Li Champ BrolyLegs

Mike Begum has made his name as one of the most notable Street Fighter players in the world, becoming the world's number-one ranked Chun-Li in Ultra …

Gaming

Donald Trump's budget proposal breaks his promise to not cut Social Security

Reports indicate he’s targeting benefits for disabled workers.<p>One of Donald Trump’s most consistent positions throughout the presidential election was that he would not, under any circumstances, cut Social Security. Let’s roll the tape:<p>He’s even challenged other Republicans on the issue, telling …

Social Security

Blind academic calls for Royal Commission into abuse of people with disabilities

A legally blind academic from The University of Queensland has thrown his full support behind a petition demanding Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull …

University of Queensland

Trump's budget plan continues his deceitful attack on the disabled

We pointed out back in March that Trump budget direct Mick Mulvaney displayed an alarming ignorance about Social Security disability benefits during an appearance on the CBS program Face the Nation.<p>Now it turns out that there was method to his muttering. In effect, Mulvaney was telegraphing that …

Social Security

WTF MSM!? Journalists have “below average” emotional stability

Posted May 22, 2017 12:33 PM by Rob Eno<p>RichVintage | Getty Images<p>Font Size<br>• A<br>• A<br>• A<p>Print Images<p>They just don’t get it …<p><b>Study confirms what some believe …</b> A …

Conservative POV

10 Tips for Serving Deaf Customers at Your Small Business

Marilyn Weber’s path to being the president and CEO of Deaf Interpreter Services, Inc. (DIS) in San Antonio, Texas, has a personal side. She began …

Small Business

Equity ARC 2017: Deaf actors to get greater support

Equity is to redouble efforts to support D/deaf and disabled actors and stage managers to increase their visibility within the industry.<p>The issue was …

Ian Salisbury ready to break down boundaries as he takes charge of England's Disability team

“It’s funny,” says Ian Salisbury. “We spent almost 20 years trying to make sure that England’s players weren’t getting legless, then it happened to …

Sport (UK)

Output Management As A Service? Yes, It's Here!

In today’s information-driven world, it can be a challenge to manage all of the content and data that is available from so many different sources, …

Value Propositions

Disabled man 'forced to wet himself' when train toilet was out of order

Christopher Stapleton tells of humiliating experience on Virgin Trains service months after rail minister pledged to take action<p>A 59-year-old wheelchair user has spoken out about how he was forced to wet himself on a Virgin train because the disabled toilet was out of order.<p>The incident has emerged …

Blind homeowner in Nebraska struggles to get tax relief

A blind man in eastern Nebraska hasn't received any aid from a state program that helps low-income homeowners with disabilities keep their homes, …

What the Fidget Spinners Fad Reveals About Disability Discrimination

<b>Aiyana Bailin</b> <br>restlesshands42.wordpress.com<p><b>Photo © Robert Couse-Baker / Creative Commons</b><br>[image: Hand holding a spinning fidget]<p>I'm angry about the …

Fidget Spinner

People Reveal The Shocking Reality Of Cuts To Disability Benefits

'It is unfair. It is unjust. It has to be stopped.'<p>It’s become one of the toughest encounters Theresa May has had to endure in the general election campaign so far.<p>“The fat cats keep the money and us lot get nothing,” an incensed Kathy Mohan told the Prime Minister last week. “I want my disability …

The Power of Digital-Comic Therapy in Schools

An uptick in special-needs diagnoses among students has led educators to turn to an unlikely source for solace.<p>NEW YORK—Every day, the teenagers Jeremiah Aponte, Jasherah Nalls, and Paula Rodriguez squeeze into a small four-story building housing three schools and close to 1,700 students in the …

Education