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Rooted in Rights Reviews – Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

In her memoir Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law, Haben Girma welcomes readers into her world. “I like my deafblind world. It’s comfortable, familiar. It doesn’t feel small or limited,” she writes, and the memoir illustrates that.
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If You Don’t Make Your Content Accessible, You’re Leaving Me Out

Imagine being left out of millions of conversations all across the internet. This is what happens to blind and low vision people when content on social media isn’t described. Cindy shared her experience with inaccessible content with us, and her
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Why Describe? Audio Describing Your Video Content Makes a World of Difference.

Why Describe? Check out our video on audio description, and then read on below. Audio Description is an accessibility feature that’s not very well known, but very important to its users. Audio described movies and videos include spoken description…
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Ali Stroker’s Tony Nomination Puts Disability Center Stage

Disability representation is taking center stage. Literally. And as a woman with a disability, I’m here for it. This year’s Tony nominations were recently announced, and they signaled a historic moment: Actress Ali Stroker became the first performer in…
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Tyrion Lannister, Dwarf Identity, and the Struggle for Agency

*Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers from Season 8 of Game of Thrones* Paul Steven Miller was an icon in the dwarf community. After graduating with two Ivy League degrees and fashioning a career in public service as a Commissioner…
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When Real Life for Disabled People Seems a Lot Like Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, is there Hope for the Future?

Ever since I was a little kid, I looked to books and other media as a way to escape my everyday life. Whether it was sci-fi films like Star Wars, uneasy space bounty hunter tales in video games like
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Kayla Cromer is an Autistic Actress. Autistic Girls and Women Have Been Waiting for This.

For the longest time, I’ve been disappointed that I have never seen myself on television. I mean this figuratively, of course, but based on the way autism is portrayed in mainstream media, you may be convinced I only understand and…
Selma Blair at the 2019 Oscars. She is glamorously dressed in a white, pink & white striped gown and holds a black cane.

What the Media Got Wrong About Selma Blair

If you follow pop culture at all, you’ve probably seen recent coverage about Selma Blair, an actress diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) who attended the Oscars with her cane. While Blair has said some important things, much of the media…
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Video Games and Madness: A World of Harmful Tropes

Having just recovered from another one of many depressive episodes I’ve had throughout my life, I’ve had time to reflect on my relationship to madness and reality. Being of a philosophical bent, I ruminate on these things out of habit.