Disability

Disabled protesters block central Israeli highway

Disabled protestors blocked Tel Aviv's Ayalon Highway at Keren Kayemet LeYisrael junction as part of their ongoing campaign for higher stipends, …

Israel

The Quiet Attack on the ADA Making Its Way Through Congress

In the current political climate, the assault on Americans with disabilities is no longer limited to attempts to strip them of health care, take away …

Rights & Freedoms

Why is anyone shocked that Paralympians have been accused of cheating?

Scandal stalks the Paralympic movement, and it’s serious enough for the BBC to have elevated the subject of disability sport from the ghetto it …

Sport (UK)

Hertz discriminated against Colorado job candidate with mobility impairments, lawsuit claims

The Hertz Corp. unlawfully discriminated against a man with mobility impairments who applied for a car sales position at the company’s Englewood …

Denver

Neighbour advocates for double amputee in need of new wheels

Crystal Bastien lives in awe of John Woodhouse, a double-amputee with dystonia who lives down the street in Vanier.Woodhouse, 63, is a regular at …

Canadian News

'Our people matter': advocates demand services for adults with developmental disabilities

Protesters call for more affordable housing for adults with developmental disabilities<p>Protesters gathered outside the Ministry of Community and …

Developmental Disabilities

Disabled homeless people challenging San Diego's RV parking law

A group of disabled homeless people is threatening to sue San Diego for ticketing them for sleeping inside their recreational vehicles, contending …

San Diego

The Underrecognized Victims of Trafficking: Deaf Women

As a “form of modern-day slavery,” human trafficking occurs when a person or group uses force or coercion to control unwilling victim(s) for the …

Human Trafficking

Why I Am Supporting The International Week Of The Deaf

I am delighted to support the International Week of the Deaf and it is important that we use this week to promote positive change.<p>Many perhaps will …

Why can’t this woman vote?

Maybe you’re in the “no” camp.<p>Whatever the case, at least you actually get to vote.<p>That’s not the case for nearly 29,000 adult Australians with …

Australian News

Trump’s UN speech echoed the views of another Republican: Ted Cruz

Commentary on President Trump’s Tuesday United Nations speech ranged from astonishment at the tone — calling a foreign leader “Rocket Man” is not par for the course — to dismissive. “Trump’s gonna Trump,” as one observer described the Beltway reaction. As is often the case, both reactions overlook …

Ted Cruz

World’s strongest disabled man can’t go up stairs but he can pull a van

<b>A disabled man who struggles to get up the stairs has been crowned the World’s Strongest Disabled Man because of his incredible ability to pull a van</b> …

Inspiration

The NYC subway has an accessibility problem—can it be fixed?

Two class-action lawsuits have thrown the subway system’s lack of wheelchair accessibility into sharp relief<p>Every morning, like many New Yorkers, Chris Pangilinan checks his phone to see if there will be interruptions to his subway commute. There is a mixed bag of possibilities commuters have come …

MTA

Spain’s dangerous bid to block Catalan vote

A group of MPs and peers writes to denounce Spain’s attempts to block the referendum in Catalonia. And more than a hundred academics put their names to a letter condemning Madrid’s crackdown<p>We, the undersigned peers and MPs, have a range of opinions on whether Catalonia should be independent or …

King's College London

Disabled adults' superb Dead Bod garden sees them crowned Hull In Bloom winners

Green-fingered adults with learning disabilities have been left overjoyed after they were crowned as the overall winners of Hull In Bloom for their …

Learning

Access denied: disabled metro maps versus everyone else's

From Paris to New York, we’ve matched metro maps against versions that only include fully accessible stations. The results are discouraging – but are any cities doing it right?<p>Share your experience of accessing cities with a disability<p>The metro can be the quickest way to get around many big cities. …

Cities

Deaf Advocates Call Oklahoma Police Shooting ‘Tragic but Not Surprising’

The fatal police shooting of a deaf man in Oklahoma City has sparked outrage nationwide, particularly among disability rights advocates who say his death could have been prevented.<p>The man, Magdiel Sanchez, 35, was Tasered and shot dead on a porch Tuesday night after officers saw him holding up a …

Policing

We Are Being Governed by Fools

Even if your individual self-interest or the interest of your ethnic or religious tribe is the only thing you care about, that self-interest should …

George H. W. Bush

Video shows woman yelling about veteran's service dog in restaurant

A Delaware restaurant is speaking out after a profane-laced video shows a woman ranting about a veteran's service dog inside a restaurant

Some students with learning disabilities starting school late, lacking teachers

Shortage of on-call teachers means support teachers are covering class instead<p>Two weeks after classes started, B.C. is still facing a serious lack of …

British Columbia

How house sharing is helping Linda live life to the full

News Tameside Posted by Adam Higgins<p><b>Linda Shaw describes her housemate Cath Tynan as being just like a “big sister”.</b><p>They cook together, watch TV, go …

Manchester

Mobility scooter stolen from Richmond senior

Novella Armstrong relies on her scooter to get around. But the Richmond senior, who lives with a disability, had her mobility further impaired after …

Vancouver

Accessing cities with a disability: what have your experiences been?

Inaccessible venues and public spaces are a daily occurrence for most disabled people, whether at home or on holiday. We want to hear from Guardian readers with a disability about your experiences of accessing cities, good or bad<p>Last year Chester was named the most accessible city in Europe, …

Cities

Roman holiday: how Chester became the most accessible city in Europe

For disabled people, the difference between being able to visit a place and not often comes down to small details. Cities around the world are taking notes from the ancient centre of Chester. Frances Ryan experiences it for herself<p>A step up to a restaurant and no threshold ramp in sight. A pub with …

UK News

Tributes to popular Northumbria University lecturer who died after being hit by HGV

The family of a popular university lecturer have paid tribute to him after he was fatally injured in a crash.<p>Grandfather-of-three Terry Miskell was …

An Epic Adventure (On Horseback) Shows That Disability Is Everyone's Business

Caroline Casey at Mount Scippetts Wood Farm, Berkshire, UK, ahead of her 1000-mile horseback trek across South America to mark the launch of the world’s first campaign on disability to raise awareness for business inclusivity and disability in the workplace.<p>Social entrepreneur Caroline Casey has …

Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy champion disability rights in uplifting Breathe trailer

The magnetic chemistry between Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy draws the breath of life into the new trailer for Andy Serkis’ upcoming directorial …

Entertainment

Op-Ed: Charity begets charity – Time to enforce the human rights model on disability

The constitution of Zimbabwe recognises the rights of persons with disabilities but is limited as it states that government is mandated to act if …

Rights & Freedoms

Ofcom rule changes – six of the best to encourage better Providers.

Ofcom yesterday announced a raft of changes to their ‘General Conditions of Entitlement’ for all Comms Providers. These changes affect nuisance …

Net Neutrality

WATCH: Learnerships set to aid SA’s disabled workforce

CAPE TOWN - iLearn , A South African learning solutions company which offers a range of Learnerships, short courses and digital learning solutions …

Hearing Loss