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Congress: Ensure Disabled People Don’t Lose Access to Our Communities

We must ensure that transit and paratransit services receive the support they need, so that for those of us who cannot drive or cannot afford to drive can still access school, jobs, doctor’s appointments, grocery stores, and everything else we need to get to in order to participate fully in our communities.

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Congress: Ensure Disabled People Don’t Lose Access to Our Communities

We must ensure that transit and paratransit services receive the support they need, so that for those of us who cannot drive or cannot afford to drive can still access school, jobs, doctor’s appointments, grocery stores, and everything else we need to get to in order to participate fully in our communities.
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The COVID-19 Pandemic Makes it Clear: It’s Time to Permanently Close Institutions

The following post is part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19. Content note: institutionalization I was born into what is called the “ADA Generation.” For my entire life, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been the law of the land, protecting the rights of people with disabilities. … Continued
Computer keyboard with a big green key that says "accessibility" and has a small access symbol. There's a spotlight shining on the accessibility key.

How to Make Your Virtual Meetings and Events Accessible to the Disability Community

As meetings and events continue to take place in virtual spaces as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, accessibility is too often an afterthought. Even event organizers and activists who normally work to make sure their in-person events are accessible seem to forget that virtual events need to be accessible for the disability community, too. … Continued

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COVID-19

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

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

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We believe social media should be accessible – which is why we use captions, audio description and transcripts for our videos, and image descriptions and alt text on social media images.   Want to learn how to ensure your content is accessible to people with sensory disabilities? Watch our videos or read our guides below: … Continued
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