Disability Rights

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The subway station nearest my house is as inaccessible to me today as it was three decades ago. Read more


Only one place uses these devices, and it uses them to control the behavior of people with autism and other disabilities. Read more



Mike & Mckenzie

I wouldn’t describe my childhood as Santa-deprived, because I was pushy. Read more



White House

Bush deserves credit for what he did to make the ADA happen. But federal civil rights laws are just empty symbolic gestures unless the executive branch vigorously enforces them and judges take them seriously. Read more

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Not every public protest will entice change, but that doesn't mean our efforts are futile. Read more


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The way we look at caregiving plays into propaganda that austerity vultures use to justify cutting social programs. Make mine a double. Read more

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Claire VanValkenburg

Now Trump will be able to say maybe he didn’t build that wall, but he did build a bureaucratic barbed wire fence that keeps out the lazy “public charges.” Read more


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I’m supposed to be writing about how hiring disabled people is the right thing to do and makes good business sense. But I’m not comfortable carrying that message. Read more


A collection that defies oversimplification and stereotypes. Read more


A 2007 decision completely disrespects people’s rights and their freedom of choice because of their disability. Read more


Arbitration agreements with medical facilities are all the rage these days. We’ve probably all signed them, whether we know it or not. Read more


I drink martinis through a straw—which isn’t easy. Read more


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Rita Gaither

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has revoked Abigail Hernandez’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, paving the way for deportation to Mexico. “She would be taken advantage of. She would not survive,” her teacher says. Read more

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Max Pixel

“I’m searching in vain for an antonym for the word ‘refugee.’ I need that word to characterize people, myself included, who feel compelled to stay in their states.” Read more

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Kenneth Lu

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law July 26, 1990. Today, some outfits still act like it doesn’t apply to them. Read more

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Paul Sableman

‘I’m excited to be clogging the door, for whatever reason.’ Read more


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I wish just once I could see a real story of hope, where somebody makes a grand entrance in a colorful new wheelchair and maybe pops a wheelie or two. Read more

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I didn’t know that I have been contributing to the crumbling infrastructure of our national parks. Read more