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Victory! Seattle City Council Passes Resolutions that Will Increase Access on Our Sidewalks and Intersections

On September 30, the Seattle City Council approved two resolutions to make our sidewalks and intersections safer and more accessible for disabled folks, and more usable for all pedestrians!

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Victory! Seattle City Council Passes Resolutions that Will Increase Access on Our Sidewalks and Intersections

On September 30, the Seattle City Council approved two resolutions to make our sidewalks and intersections safer and more accessible for disabled folks, and more usable for all pedestrians!
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5 Things Disabled People are Looking for in Healthcare Plans as the 2020 Elections Approach

A friend asks: “Do you support Medicare For All? Why not? Don’t you believe everyone has a right to health care?” Your coworker says: “I think everyone should have healthcare, but how do we pay for it? And even if we can pay for it, how could we ever hope to pass such a huge … Continued
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Mental Voices Africa and Rooted in Rights

Rooted in Rights has partnered with Mental Voices Africa to promote international advocacy for those of us with mental health disabilities. In October 2019, Noela Luka, Chairperson for Mental Voices Africa, and Allexa Laycock, Editor for Rooted in Rights,  led the first group of participants in an advocacy storytelling workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. This workshop … Continued

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Mobility Justice

In Washington State, 12.8 percent of our population has a disability that impacts our ability to access transportation. Of those of us with travel-limiting disabilities, only one-fifth of us who are working age report working full or part time. A big part of this is because of the barriers we face in transportation access.   … Continued

Parenting Without Pity

Parenting Without Pity is a storytelling project where disabled parents draw from our own experiences of disability to help parents be better allies for their disabled children.   In the series, we ask disabled parents about their own childhoods and what they wish their parents would have known. We also ask how they identify – … Continued

#Accessibility Is Cool!

We are committed to producing the most accessible digital media we can, and to training others to do the same.   A decade ago, most of what we were sharing online was text. That shifted to images, and now is video quickly becoming the most popular method of content creation. So, how can we ensure … Continued
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Be included in the 2020 US Census!

We need more people with disabilities to complete the 2020 Census! Find out more on the 2020 census website!