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Disasters disproportionately affect people with disabilities, Stanford researcher writes

Reposted from Standford Medicine Original Post  By: Holly MacCormick Taking shelter from a storm is an ordeal for everyone, but for people with physical or mental disabilities, natural disasters add an additional layer of logistical and legal challenges. In a recent Stanford Law School blog post, Rabia Belt, JD, PhD, a legal historian, discusses how people with disabilities are disproportionately… Read more »

The Internet Is The Next Frontier In Making The World Accessible To All

Reposted from Fast Company Orignal Post By Eillie Anzilotti Passed 27 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act mandates equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities. Title III of the ADA specifically mandates that all public and private institutions and spaces render themselves accessible to those with sensory, cognitive, and physical limitations–think of Braille on store signs,… Read more »

Just Ask: Lateef Brown And Todd Corthell Talk Recovery

Reposted from WYSO Original Post By Anna Lurie Lateef Brown and Todd Corthell both suffered a traumatic brain injury in their twenties, and both are still grappling with recovery, decades later. In this audio story from our series, Just Ask: Talking About Disability, Lateef and Todd share their personal recovery journeys, and talk about how their lives have… Read more »

Report finds sex assaults, neglect, abuse at state disabled facilities

Reposted from KOMONews Original Post  By Martha Bellisle, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) – Disabled people living in four Washington-state run communities have choked to death, been sexually assaulted, denied basic treatment and given the wrong medication, according to a report released Wednesday by Disability Rights Washington. “These institutions have a track record of seriously harming… Read more »

Crime Twice As Common Among People With Disabilities

Reposted from Disability Scoop Original Post By: Shaun Heasley People with disabilities are more than twice as likely to be victims of violent crime, according to new federal data. A report released this month by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics finds that between 2011 and 2015, people with disabilities ages 12 and older… Read more »

Campus Rape Policies Get a New Look as the Accused Get DeVos’s Ear

Reposted from The New York Times Original Post By: Erica L. Green and Sheryl Gay Stolberg WASHINGTON — The letters have come in to her office by the hundreds, heartfelt missives from college students, mostly men, who had been accused of rape or sexual assault. Some had lost scholarships. Some had been expelled. A mother… Read more »

Florida agrees to make prisons more accessible for inmates with disabilities

Reposted from The Miami Herald Original Post by Elizabeth Koh For years, inmates with disabilities in Florida have doubly struggled to navigate its prison system, lawyers say. Inmates with hearing problems have said they were denied interpreters or hearing aids that would help them understand orders or announcements in their facilities. Inmates who are blind… Read more »