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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
Lisa Ferris in a graduation gown. Her mother is helping her adjust her cap. They are standing outside in front of a red vehicle.

How Do You Figure Out Who You Are When You’re the Only Disabled Person in Your Family?

Your glasses scare people,” said my mother, matter-of-factly. The comment stung, but I knew she was correct. We were discussing why, at 16 years-old, I could not get very many babysitting jobs in my suburban neighborhood. My sister had just…
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What I Wish People Knew About Sensory Processing Issues

I’ve had sensory processing disorder my entire life. As a kid, it meant that I sometimes went to occupational therapy to practice my cursive handwriting and speech. As an adult, it might take a few minutes for me to recognize…
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Disabled People are Missing from Conversations on Campus Sexual Assault

Last month, the National Council on Disability released “Not on the Radar,” a comprehensive report about campus sexual assault and the disability community. It reveals extensive failures on this issue, from accessibility barriers at rape crisis services to…
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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

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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Hulu reaches closed captioning settlement

One of the nation’s largest subscription video on-demand services will soon make all of its full-length English and Spanish content fully accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Hulu announced the agreement September 6 with the National
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Deaf artist fights stigma through photography

Accepting her disability has been a life-long struggle for Australian photographer Kate Disher-Quill. Born with mild to moderate hearing loss, Disher-Quill rejected her disability in her formative years, often refusing to discuss or acknowledge it. Now, she has created a…
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University of Maryland expands captioning services at sports stadiums, website

Building on negotiations stemming from a lawsuit filed by the National Association of the Deaf in 2013, the University of Maryland has announced new measures to make its sports events more accommodating to people whom are deaf and hard of…