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Haben Girma: Leading the way for people with disabilities

Reposted from Legal Rebels Original Post  By: Stephanie Francis Ward Haben Girma, a Harvard Law School graduate, has limited hearing and vision and refers to herself as “Deafblind.” “It should be one word, no hyphen, and I prefer to capitalize the D because it’s a cultural identity,” says Girma, 29, a former Skadden, Arps, Slate,… Read more »

Sexual Victimization of Men with Disabilities and Deaf Men: A National Snapshot

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines disability as any “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.”1 Major life activities include seeing, hearing, reading, walking, and eating. Based on this definition, approximately 20 percent of Americans have a disability.2 Unfortunately, research suggests that having a disability may increase a… Read more »

Access Jax

Learn more about Access Jax’s mission to transform services provided by the Collaboration to fully meets the needs of survivors of domestic violence who are Deaf or who have a disability.