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10 Ways to Think about How #InclusionWorks

October 21, 2016

10 Ways to Think about How #InclusionWorksCelebrating NDEAM. National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) takes place every October to celebrate the accomplishments of people with disabilities in the workplace. It’s also a time to reflect on ways that employers, workers, people with disabilities and others can build on that success and strengthen

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Hydrocephalus Does Not Mean Having No Brain

October 20, 2016

Shine’s response to the Channel 5 programme, ‘The Boy With No Brain’Channel 5’s documentary ‘The Boy with No Brain’ (C5, 11th October, 10pm) tells the story of a boy, Noah, whose brain appeared to have been severely compressed by hydrocephalus to 2% of its usual volume. (1)Shine considers that the programme

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Uber Sued by Access Living for Lack of Wheelchair Access

October 18, 2016

Prominent Chicago-based disability rights group, Access Living, filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday against Uber claiming the popular mobile ride-hailing company violated wheelchair accessibility laws.The lawsuit, filed by the Metropolitan Chicago disability activist group along with three individual plaintiffs who use wheelchairs and cannot access Uber vehicles, alleges that Uber

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Paraplegic Lenin Moreno Garcés May Become President of Ecuador

October 12, 2016

Lenin Moreno Garcés, a paraplegic who served as vice president of Ecuador from 2007 to 2013, may become his nation’s next president. Moreno has been selected by the nation’s ruling party, Alianza Pais, as its next leader following the announcement that Ecuador’s current president, Rafael Correa, will not seek a

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National Council on Disability Calls for a “Technology Bill of Rights” for 57 Million Americans

October 10, 2016

Posted on October 10, 2016The National Council on Disability (NCD) has released its annual report for 2016. “National Disability Policy: A Progress Report,” focuses on access to information and communications innovations for people with disabilities. It also calls on Congress to establish a “Technology Bill of Rights” for Americans with disabilities. Download the full report as a PDF file.

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Woman's death in Inverness 'could not be prevented'

October 5, 2016

Image: A police officer at the scene of the fire three years agoA sheriff has said "no reasonable" precautions could have prevented a disabled woman's death or the fire that contributed to it.Barbara Anderson, 51, died at her home in Inverness, in 2013, due to the combined effects of a

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Presidential Proclamation — National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2016

October 3, 2016

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAA PROCLAMATIONAmericans with disabilities are entitled to the same rights and freedoms as any other citizen -- including the right to dignity and respect in the workplace. Too often in our Nation's history, individuals with disabilities have been eager to work but

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Tammy Duckworth: Our Champion in Congress

October 3, 2016

If you haven’t heard U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth’s story, a quick YouTube search of her name will catch you up. You could easily start with one of her speeches from the last three Democratic National Conventions, where she eloquently and passionately describes how a rocket-propelled grenade blew up the Black

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United Spinal Celebrates 70 Years

October 3, 2016

This year marks United Spinal’s 70th Anniversary. What began in 1946 as a small, determined group of World War II veterans advocating for greater civil rights and independence in New York City has grown into the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of people living with

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Wheeling into Politics

October 3, 2016

By Linda MastandreaThere are myriad reasons why people, both disabled and nondisabled, don’t want to run for office. It’s expensive. It’s intrusive. It’s exhausting. And dealing with party politics can be a pain. But for those who are willing to stay the course and put up with the rubber chicken dinners, endless

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Girl who was slowly being crushed to death by the 170 degree curve in her back is saved by a TITANIUM spine

September 29, 2016

Source• Ellisha Hockham was diagnosed with neuromuscular scoliosis in the womb• Her parents were told she wouldn't live past 10 and offered her an abortion• They refused and she was given 18 months as her heart was being crushed• Now has two titanium rods, eight screws and four hooks holding

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Superfest International Disability Film Festival Celebrates 30 Years

September 27, 2016

On October 22-23 of this year, The Superfest International Disability Film Festival will appear in Berkeley and San Francisco, California, celebrating its 30th anniversary as the longest-running disability film festival in the world. The festival features 13 films about disability, with actors and characters with disabilities, and produced and directed

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81 year old woman climbs London's O2 Arena in memory of longtime friend

September 24, 2016

Shirley McCall at the top with staff A courageous 81-year-old charity campaigner, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, has climbed the O2 Arena in London in her wheelchair to raise funds for other disabled people. Shirley

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Birthday party for good causes

September 23, 2016

Sheikh Abid Gulzar of Eastbourne, East Sussex in the United Kingdom is planning his 71st birthday party and plans to use it as an opportunity to support his favorite local charities. We are curious, what other ideas are there to turn an event into a fundraiser for good causes? Submit your ideas

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