Disability

Loo sexism row in Witney as it emerges shopping centre charges women - but not men - to use toilets

A sexism row has erupted in Witney as it emerges a local shopping centre charges women - but not men - to use public toilets.<p>Marriott's Walk shopping centre also charges disabled people for the use of its facilities.<p>The shopping centre, in David Cameron's Oxfordshire constituency, means that while …

Gender

The failure of the health-care bill saved Republicans from themselves

As the vote loomed last week, President Trump told members of the House Republican Caucus that if they didn’t pass the American Health Care Act, “I believe many of you will lose in 2018.” And, indeed, since the Republican House leadership was forced to abandon the bill on Friday, it’s been …

Health Care

Hope for those stuck in mental health institutions

Among other weighty events on Wednesday, there is a chink of light that could transform the lives of thousands of people with learning disabilities, needlessly stuck in mental health institutions away from homes, families and communities. On Wednesday, the public affairs committee will hear from …

Mental Health

Supreme Court strikes down Texas mental disability standards for death-penalty eligibility

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Supreme Court strikes down Texas mental disability…<p>U.S. Supreme Court<p><b>Developing</b>: The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the standards …

Developmental Disabilities

Disabled Refugee Urges EU to Improve Conditions in Camps

Refugees in Greek camps are faced with many challenges, but those encountered by disabled refugees make an already difficult life even tougher.<p>Nujeen …

Refugees

'Catastrophic' failure in disability care (AAP)

Families of victims of sexual assault in disability care say their complaints about predators and assaults were ignored.

Autism

State orders investigation

THE NSW government will investigate allegations surrounding a Newcastle-based disability service provider after an ABC report revealed four people in …

Federal court rules NDIS must fully fund 'necessary' supports and services

Landmark decision comes as court rules transport to and from Victorian man’s disability support program is a ‘reasonable and necessary’ support<p>The national disability insurance scheme is required to fully fund any supports or services it has deemed “reasonable and necessary”, according to a …

Law

2017 USA Disabled Hockey Festival Coming to San Jose

"We're really trying to promote the accessibility of adaptive sports," said 2017 USA Disabled Hockey Festival Chair Kellie Hays. "There's no entry …

Festivals

America rose to defend healthcare. But Trump’s attack on the poor is not over

Despite the president’s efforts, Obamacare will remain for the ‘foreseeable future’. But the fight for other rights is about to intensify<p>Obamacare will be the law of the land for the “foreseeable future”, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, admitted in the aftermath of the …

Disability Rights

These Women are Bringing Disabilities Education to YouTube

YouTube continues to grown overtime as a platform where millions of creators upload thousands of videos each day. From Tag Videos to Short Films, YouTube provides a space for creators of all kinds to share their work with the world. However, it can become hard to find new creators with the …

You Tube

This Woman's Story Has Helped Change Eurostar's Policy For Disabled Passengers

In a statement to BuzzFeed News on Monday, Eurostar reiterated that Harding was given the wrong information by the staff she spoke to and that neither fee should have been charged.<p>"On this occasion, Ms Harding was not given the correct information and we are very sorry for the frustration this …

My learning disability doesn’t mean I should be paid less. I’m furious

The idea that people with learning disabilities should earn less than the minimum wage would be a huge step backwards in our fight for equality<p>Earlier this month, campaigner Rosa Monckton wrote in the Spectator that it should be possible for employers to pay people with learning disabilities less …

Autism

Individuals With Disabilities Get New Rights

« Parental Choice Isn't a 'False Road' | Main<p>Until the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on March 22 in <i>Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District</i>, schools …

Education

The Belko Experiment Review (Horror/Thriller) - Sci-Fi and Scary

<b>The Belko Experiment Synopsis:</b> In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and …

Thrillers

Learning Disability - Communication Disorder - The ACCESS Project - Colorado State University

Introduction<p>According to KidSource Online, “The term <i>communication disorders</i> encompasses a wide variety of problems in language, speech, and hearing. …

Learning

How many sick and disabled people have to be assessed as ‘fit for work’ before we admit the system is BROKEN?

[Image: Getty].<p><i>Vox Political</i> <b>recently received the following from commenter Stewart Bailey, regarding the assessment system for sickness and</b> …

A Quadriplegic Painter Created An Artist Paradise For Artists With Disabilities | #50StatesofArt - Creators

William Flewellen Heard discovered his passion in painting. So he founded an arts center to share the joy of creative expression. Our Artworks is a community arts center in Tupelo, Mississippi, where people with disabilities can create and practice art. Founded by Heard in 2006 and funded by a …

Painting

Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability scheme

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A flamboyant Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as "Mr. Social Security" pleaded guilty Friday for his role in what …

Kentucky

Changing the Face of Beauty celebrates diversity in Edmonton

Parents of children with disabilities worked to help the public recognize the beauty in diversity with a special photo shoot on Saturday.

Canadian News

Following South Dakota’s example: How states are trying to end the disability unemployment crisis

This is not just a disparity of disabled and non-disabled — it is also one determined by state of residence<p>Data in the newly released 2016 Disability Statistics Compendium are highlighting a pernicious, and complex, disparity for the disability community: unemployment. In 2015, less than 35 percent …

Lifestyle

Capitol Cops Order Arrested Disability Rights Activists To Return To Washington To Pay Fines

Most of those arrested have serious disabilities and are scattered across the country.<p>WASHINGTON ― Disability rights activists from across the country who were arrested this week at a Capitol building protest of the Republican health care bill will have to return to Washington to pay $50 fines.<p>The …

Disability Rights

Food startup Eatsa sued for not making kiosks accessible to blind

(Reuters) - Fast food startup Eatsa is being sued by disability rights advocates for not including accessibility features for the blind.<p>Eatsa lets customers order from tablets and pick up their food minutes later from cubicles, eliminating the need for front-of-the-restaurant staff.<p>The suit claims …

Disability Rights

For Students With Disabilities, Supreme Court’s Decision Means We Can No Longer Be Ignored

Too often, kids with disabilities are left behind.<p>As a legally blind student, the first day of school holds special meaning for me. Along with excitement and nerves over new teachers and new classes, that day each August also affirms my sense of belonging—a sense that I am claiming a right just as …

Education

I had to come out twice — as queer and as disabled

Coming out is rarely a one-step process, but it was even more complicated for me because I came out twice — as queer <i>and</i> as disabled.<p>As a kid, my …

Autism

8 things you only know about dating if you have a disability

Emma, 32, has cerebral palsy, a condition which affects parts of the brain responsible for the control and movement of muscles. In Emma’s case, this …

Relationships

PIP investigation: Council probes ‘shockingly poor and dishonest’ assessments

A local authority is to hear evidence from up to a dozen disabled people later this month as part of an inquiry into serious concerns about the …

Budgeting

Manitobans with disabilities who have 'aged out' demand action on human rights complaints

Tyson Sylvester filed complaint in July 2016, says he has been stonewalled by bureaucrats<p>Two Manitobans living with disabilities say they are …

Human Rights

Is Stuttering A Reason Not To Hire Someone?

Is stuttering a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act?

Law

Increasing Lifespans: Will 90 Eventually Become The New 60?

It’s a comforting message, in a sour-grapes sort of way. It sounds wise and mature, suggesting that we put aside childish dreams and accept once and …

Longevity