Conrad views an image of snow filled walkway beside a house.

Seattle’s Snow Planning Freezes Out People With Disabilities

As our city faces a more uncertain climate future it is important that we establish emergency response protocols that include disabled people and other vulnerable users.

VIDEO: A Disaster Waiting to Happen

Disasters do occur all the time, from hurricanes, earthquakes, shootings, and many more.  Whenever there is a disaster, we hardly hear disabled individuals mentioned as to whether they were injured or safely escaped.
A row of red emergency alarms mounted to a brick wall.

In Case of Emergency, What Happens to Disabled Students?

One of my most vivid third grade memories involves a fire drill. While the bells clamored overhead, we dutifully streamed out the door of our ground-level classroom, proceeding down the ramp to our required assembly point on the playground, near…
An image of a city skyline. One half is brown with dry brittle ground. The other half has a blue sky and lush green grass.

It’s Time to Recognize Climate Change as a Disability Rights Issue

“What are you doing here?” I’ve been thinking about my answer to this question over the past few weeks. I’m the founder of a social enterprise focused on disability inclusion who was one of the 50 World Economic Forum Global
Emergency supplies including flashlight, radio, and waterbottle. A person is writing on an emergency preparedness checklist attached to a clipboard

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
Photo of flooded street surrounded by trees.

Ensuring Disabled People Return to Community Living After Natural Disasters

As Texans continue to experience the fallout of flooding of historical proportions from Hurricane Harvey, safety is paramount, especially for disabled people, who are particularly vulnerable during natural disasters. The United Nations recognizes this vulnerability in Article 11 of the…
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People with disabilities excluded from UK nightclubs

We all have pastimes we like to do to have fun and relax with friends. Often, these pastimes include engagement with our town or city in a way that is enjoyable and often essential to feeling like we ‘belong’ in…

Settlement reached to improve ADA compliance in Alabama prisons

The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Alabama Disability Advocacy Program announced a settlement with the Alabama Department of Corrections on March 16 to settle a range of disability accessibility complaints in the state’s prison system, partially resolving a class-action