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Ask to Vax!

COVID-19 Vaccines for Youth with Disabilities #AskToVax DREDF, YO! Disabled & Proud, and Rooted in Rights have joined together to help disabled California Youth learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children aged five and up. Children and youth with underlying health conditions may be more at risk for developing severe illness if they become infected … Continued

Ask to Vax!

COVID-19 Vaccines for Youth with Disabilities #AskToVax DREDF, YO! Disabled & Proud, and Rooted in Rights have joined together to help disabled California Youth learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children aged five and up. Children and youth with underlying health conditions may be more at risk for developing severe illness if they become infected … Continued
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A Life Worth Living: An Elegy For My Mother

CONTENT NOTE: discussion of systemic ableism, death, end-of-life care, and euthanasia   My mother and I were always a team. When my Girl Scout troop had a roller skating party, my mom strapped skates to my feet, took hold of my waist, and wheeled me while I twirled a glittery baton. When a dance class … Continued
Artwork. A gold plaque has the following written on it in black text: "This institution has failed to provide disabled individuals with an accessible evacuation plan. In the case of an emergency, this is where my people will die. Please remember us. Please remember me."

In the Stairwell, We Will Die

During my sophomore year of college, I wrote my will. That year was filled with trauma. I’d noticed a constant ache in my lower back that soon trickled down my legs and into my feet. They started to look like mountains with peaked arches and small toe pebbles that tucked beneath their surface. I skipped … Continued

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As we navigate responding to COVID-19, we cannot leave the disability community behind. The following pieces are part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19.   For Coronavirus resources for disabled Washingtonians, visit our resource page. You may also be interested in Disability Rights Washington’s work: AVID Jail and … Continued

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Want to learn how to ensure your content and virtual events are accessible to people with disabilities? Watch our videos or read our guides below: Digital Accessibility Basics Rooted in Rights Guide to Creating Accessible Videos “Accessibility as a Foundational Tool for Social Storytelling” Presentation Accessibility Basics Checklist Accessible Media Resources Best Practices for Zoom … Continued

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Vote for Access

If people with disabilities voted at the same rate as non-disabled voters, 2 million more votes would be cast. What is getting in the way of disabled voters exercising their rights? That’s what host Imani Barbarin uncovers in Vote for Access, a five part series addressing the problems with voting for people with disabilities, and some solutions that … Continued