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‘Tis the Season for Inclusive Holiday Festivities

‘Tis the season for parties, from office holiday parties, to those hosted by friends and families, to charity galas. And we all know what comes with large public shindigs: Inevitable accessibility problems. When events designed to make people feel like…
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VIDEO: Why Describe?

Remember, if your videos don't have audio description, they probably aren't accessible. If you aren't familiar with audio descriptions, watch and share our video on why audio descriptions matter.

VIDEO: All Signs Point to Change

The International Symbol of Access is suppose to indicate barrier-free areas for all disabled people.  However, the symbol itself seems to be the biggest obstacle for many of us. How can disability be better represented to broaden what accessibility truly…

VIDEO: Still Segregated

Blind students shouldn’t have to choose between knowledge and independence – but they are often forced to.  Does this sound like an equal education to you?  Courtney Cole calls out the inequality that blind students face in Washington State and…

VIDEO: Like the Mic

Like the Mic outlines the need for facilitators and organizers to prioritize accessibility at their public events and meetings.  The use of microphones benefits everyone, and allows attendees to feel fully included.…
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Unshoveled College Campuses Leave Disabled Students in the Cold

Have you ever wondered why the song is titled “Walking in a Winter Wonderland”? The answer is quite simple: the Winter Wonderland is completely inaccessible, leaving thousands of people with physical disabilities and mobility impairments unable to traverse through the…
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True Activists Don’t Just “Drive-by”

Here’s an unpopular opinion: Anderson Cooper’s recent coverage of “drive-by lawsuits” on 60 Minutes wasn’t nearly as egregious as many disabled people seem to believe. Such lawsuits, named for the speed and lack of warning with which they are…

VIDEO: Keep Building Jackson

Dr. Scott Crawford of Jackson, Mississippi, is on a mission to fix the #CrappyCurb ramps in his city.…
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Calling All Towns: Shovel Your Crappy Snow-Covered Curbs

I am lucky to have lived in Colorado my entire life, enjoying the 300 days of sunshine, outdoor adventures, laid-back vibe, and genuinely kind community members. But Colorado winters can be brutal, especially for people with mobility disabilities. When homeowners…