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 [...]

President Lauds Americans with Disabilities Act at July 20 Event

By | August 4th, 2015|

Photo by White House photographer Pete Souza President Obama invited hundreds of advocates from around the nation to the White House on July [...]

July 2015

Driving a Robot, Alice Wong Meets the POTUS

By | July 31st, 2015|

Alice Wong is the first person to meet the president using a telepresence robot. Photo by Pete Souza. Disability scholar and advocate Alice [...]

“Sorry We Said No Sex,” says Armstrong State

By | July 31st, 2015|

First Georgia’s Armstrong State University released a draft policy saying students with disabilities can’t consent to sex. When they responded, “Oh yes we can!” the [...]

Is KanCare Dumping PAS Recipients?

By | July 31st, 2015|

Advocates say KanCare's numbers aren't adding up. How can there be both a lower waiting list AND fewer people being served? Something is [...]

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