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EEOC Seeks Public Input in Effort to Boost Employment

EEOC Seeks Public Input in Effort to Boost Employment

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced today that it is inviting public input on potential revisions to the regulations implementing Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a law that governs employment of individuals with disabilities by the federal government. Current Section 501 regulations prohibit employment discrimination based on disability […]

ACTION ALERT: Help Save the Wheelchair

ACTION ALERT: Help Save the Wheelchair

There are only two days left to team up with Kesha Pilot to raise $15,000 in support of United Spinal Association’s Roll on Capitol Hill. This event pours wheelchair users into lawmakers’ offices where they share real-life stories of what having access to a chair that fits right and works right does for them. Given […]

Voters with Disabilities Victory in NYC

Voters with Disabilities Victory in NYC

United Spinal Association and Disabled in Action, plaintiffs on behalf of all New Yorkers of voting age with mobility and vision disabilities, won a unanimous panel decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that found the Board of Elections in New York City discriminated against voters with disabilities by failing […]

Marilyn Saviola: Improving Access to Women's Health Care

Marilyn Saviola: Improving Access to Women’s Health Care

Getting routine medical screenings can be a stressful challenge for women with physical disabilities but it’s also a matter of life and death. Women with mobility impairments aren’t at a higher risk for breast cancer but they are one-third more likely to die from it. This sobering statistic has motivated Marilyn Saviola, who runs the […]

Big Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Win in NYC

Big Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Win in NYC

NEW YORK, N.Y.: United Spinal Association today acclaimed the unanimous vote by the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission to increase the number of wheelchair accessible taxis to 50 percent of the entire fleet by 2020. Beginning in January 2015 a 30 cent per ride surcharge will be applied to the 13,000-plus yellow cabs […]

New Medicare Beneficiary Wheelchair Repair Survey

New Medicare Beneficiary Wheelchair Repair Survey

All wheelchair users know that wheelchair repair is essential to mobility, independence, and the ability to contribute to, and participate in society. However, some Medicare policies may restrict access to wheelchair repair services. It is critical that wheelchair users on Medicare have access to a supplier with trained and experienced service technicians and the infrastructure […]

NM Turns 25: Identity and Inclusion, 1993-1996

NM Turns 25: Identity and Inclusion, 1993-1996

In the early post-ADA years, we faced a dilemma: how to advocate for inclusion while proving our individuality.

NSCIA Front Lines: Advocate of the Year; VA Benefit Assist

NSCIA Front Lines: Advocate of the Year; VA Benefit Assist

Advocate of the Year; VA Benefit Assist

Michael Collins

Everyday Advocacy: Parks Accessibility

There are accessibility guidelines available for virtually any feature to be found in a park, including parking, signage, walkways, playgrounds, parks programs and fishing piers.

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: ADA: Best and Worst Seats

When we initiated a lawsuit against the largest movie theater chain in the nation, Regal ignored our attorney’s letters.