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Finding Sexual Health Care Shouldn’t Be So Difficult for Disabled People

The lives of people with disabilities are often medicalized, but our sexual health is mostly ignored. Doctors tend to be a big part of our lives, but they don’t ask about our sex life.  You would think something like getting
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Our Sidewalks Are an Access Nightmare – Let’s fix them, Seattle!

We are working with the Moving All Seattle Sustainably Coalition to pass the MASS Transportation Package, which includes legislation to improve maintenance and access of our sidewalks. For more stories about our sidewalks, read our report. We hav…
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I’m a Survivor of Sexual Violence That Caused My Disabilities. Here’s Why I’m Still Proud to Be Disabled.

When a 29-year-old woman initially reported to be comatose gave birth, the news broke widely. It should have. This story embodied the statistics of women with disabilities being far more vulnerable to sexual assault than the general population. Story…
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Program Director Anna Zivarts’ Statement On Washington’s Initiative 976

Nearly 13 percent of people in Washington State have mobility-limiting disabilities. Many of us don’t have driver’s licenses, or access to a car. It’s not just disabled folks who are transit dependent – it’s also our youth, our elders, immigrants
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Transcripts In A Snap

Hey fellow media makers! Transcripts make videos accessible for many people, and without them, lots of folks are unable to enjoy your content. Watch our quick tutorial on how to do a transcript so you can make media for everyone!
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Our region needs more wheelchair accessible taxis

September 13, 2019   Dear Mayor Durkan,    Currently there are only fifty wheelchair accessible taxis (WAT) to serve our 2.2 million residents of King County.    WATs are an essential piece of our transportation network, but customers often have
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Why Describe: Transcripts with Debra

Why should you describe? As part of our #WhyDescribe campaign, Debra talks transcripts and why they’re so important – especially to those who are D/deafblind.…
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Shopping for the Best Presidential Candidate? Here’s a List to Help.

It can be hard for any voter to figure out which presidential candidate to support. For disabled voters, it can be bewildering and downright painful. You find a good candidate — someone you’re really excited to vote for, who promotes…
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Who’s Missing From Conversations About School Accessibility? Disabled Parents.

“Mommy, you’re coming to my robotics presentation right?” my son asked. My son had been in an after-school robotics class for the last ten weeks and they were doing a “big presentation” on the last day of class. My son,…