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“They Lost My Legs”: Disabled People Speak Out About Airline Troubles

Air travel while disabled is the worst. Despite the fact that disabled travelers have civil rights protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), issues with lost or broken wheelchairs and other mobility
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We Need to Stop Talking About Mental and Cognitive “Fitness” of Politcians

Who’s fit to be president? Historically, this question has revolved around issues like matters of experience, policy positions, and ability to collaborate sympathetically across national and party lines. In 2017, the conversation has taken on another element with speculations about
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Why Involving Disabled People in Disaster Planning Saves Lives

During Hurricane Harvey in August, a striking image went viral: Nursing home residents sitting in waist deep floodwaters, surrounded by floating debris, an angry cat in the background. The Harvey flooding victims (and the cat) were rescued, but scarcely
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Winn-Dixie Case Heralds New Era of Online Access

Should a website be considered a “public accommodation” just like a business’s physical location? A recent case in Florida explored just that question, as a blind consumer sued the popular Winn-Dixie grocery chain because their website was inaccessible — and
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Why Aren’t More Disabled People Online?

On my corner of the internet, disabled people are everywhere. If I pop on Twitter, chances are high that there’s at least one great disability-related conversation going on, while my inbox is filled with disabled people talking about issues from…
A group of people with both visible and hidden disabilities is gathered in the Light Court at City Hall. They are holding posters of people with disabilities who have been killed by the police. An ACLU Disability Rights attorney in glasses, Claudia Center, is speaking and gesturing with her hands. A sign language interpreter is to the left, and ACLU Disability Rights attorney, Susan Mizner is to the right, squatting on the floor and holding a sign of an African-American man with a disability killed by police. Other protestors are listening, standing, sitting in chairs and in wheelchairs.

Five Questions for ACLU Attorney Susan Mizner

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A group of people with both visible and hidden disabilities is gathered in the Light Court at City Hall.  They are holding posters of people with disabilities who have been killed by the police.  An ACLU Disability Rights
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Why Disability Advocacy on a Local Level Matters

With so many national political events rapidly unfolding, it can feel like what you’re doing on a local level in your community “doesn’t matter.” I’m here to tell you otherwise. It actually matters a LOT, especially for the disability community.