October 2015

Is the American Red Cross Unsafe for Disabled People?

By | October 1st, 2015|

Photo courtesy of Portlight Strategies Portlight Strategies and the National Council on Independent Living are considering severing ties with the American Red Cross [...]

September 2015

No Rescue for Woman with MS who Perished in Valley Fire

By | September 30th, 2015|

This is all that is left of Barbara McWilliams' home after the fire that claimed her life swept through. Photo by Kent Porter/The Associated [...]

Cedar Rapids to Install, Repair or Replace Curb Cuts

By | September 22nd, 2015|

Wheelchair users in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will have an easier time getting around now that the city and U.S. Department of Justice reached a $15 [...]

#Prep4PWDs Twitter Chat about Emergency Prep on Sept. 15

By | September 14th, 2015|

There will be a Twitter chat about emergency preparedness and disability tomorrow at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern. This chat is being sponsored by the [...]

August 2015

DOL Home Care Rule Upheld in Court

By | August 26th, 2015|

In Texas, personal assistants and ADAPT activists march together to try to get the pay of all attendants raised to $10. Nationally, personal assistants [...]

Hands Off Our Legs! — Amputees to Protest New Medicare Rule

By | August 25th, 2015|

On Wednesday, Aug. 26, a rally protesting proposed Medicare cuts to the standard of care for 2 million amputees will take place at 2 [...]

Fashionista Jillian Mercado Signs on with IMG Models

By | August 21st, 2015|

This photo was posted on Instagram by Jillian Mercado (@jilly_peppa) on Aug. 19, 2015. Jillian Mercado, the New Yorker model with muscular dystrophy [...]

The Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act is Introduced

By | August 21st, 2015|

Look closely — this house's front door was designed with a no-step entrance. Eleanor Smith’ 30-plus years of advocacy for Visitability in new [...]

AbleThrive.com Launches to Curate Disability Content

By | August 19th, 2015|

Brittany Déjean and her father, Paul. After over a year of planning, prototyping, and relationship building with members of the disability community all [...]

Bronx Medical Center Sued Under ADA

By | August 11th, 2015|

A Bronx medical center is facing legal troubles after a federal lawsuit was filed against it on July 29 over complaints that it fails to [...]

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