January 2016

Timmons Tapped as Red Cross Disability Integration Coordinator

By | January 6th, 2016|

The Red Cross announced on Dec. 16 that Paul Timmons will serve as disability integration coordinator for the national provider of emergency assistance and disaster relief.

December 2015

Medicare Coverage for Wheelchair Components is Safe for a Year

By | December 18th, 2015|

Sen. Corker, R-Tenn., meets with Teal Sherer and Robbin Sinatra at a Roll on Capitol Hill. Legislative visits like this are crucial for elected [...]

Penalized for Working: Teacher Loses Appeal, Personal Assistance

By | December 17th, 2015|

Jenny Weast fears her 29-year-long teaching career may be over. On Nov. 27, Jenny Weast, a teacher from Oakmont High School in Roseville, [...]

Wheelchair-using Pedestrians More Likely to be Struck

By | December 10th, 2015|

Traveling on the road in your wheelchair may be even more dangerous than you think. Wheelchair-using pedestrians are over a third more likely to be [...]

Jay Ruckelshaus Named as Rhodes Scholar

By | December 9th, 2015|

The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and among the most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world, and Jay Ruckelshaus, a senior at Duke University [...]

Is Suicide an Option? Depends if You’re Disabled, says Study

By | December 8th, 2015|

The results of this study aren't surprising, says lead researcher Emily Lund. A joint Utah State University and Mississippi State University study finds [...]

Wheelchair Users Push Back Against Red Rocks Ticket Resellers

By | December 2nd, 2015|

Colorado advocates are pushing back against ticket reselling websites like StubHub and SeatGeek that they say are snapping up accessible seats at the Red Rocks [...]

Over 500 Amtrak Stations Still Inaccessible

By | December 2nd, 2015|

The Americans with Disabilities Act, passed 25 years ago, gave Amtrak 20 years to make its stations accessible. Now it’s five years past that deadline, [...]

November 2015

Seattle Sued Over Broken, Missing Curb Cuts

By | November 3rd, 2015|

Cuquis Robledo demonstrates one of Seattle's many "crappy curbs." Disability Rights Washington has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Seattle over [...]

Economic Self-Sufficiency the “Bone in My Throat,” says Sen. Harkin

By | November 2nd, 2015|

Despite the increased accessibility the ADA has brought for millions, Iowa’s recently-retired Sen. Tom Harkin says it has also failed many.

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