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Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Denver to Improve Accessibility

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Reposted from The Department of Justice: Office of Public Affairs Original Post The Department of Justice today announced an agreement with Denver, Colorado, to improve access to civic life for people with disabilities.  The agreement was reached under Project Civic Access (PCA), the Department’s initiative to ensure that cities, towns, and counties throughout the country comply with… Read more »


REPORT FINDS ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES FACE NUMEROUS FINANCIAL CHALLENGES

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Reposted from GlobeNewswire Original Post  New report highlights the prevalence and impact of financial stress on people with disabilities. December 11, 2017- Today, National Disability Institute (NDI) released the new report, Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities: Findings from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation National Financial Capability Study. The report finds that, in the 27 years since… Read more »


Ginnie Graham: Broken Arrow brothers honored for being pioneers in self-advocacy for people with disabilities

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Reposted from Tulsa World Original Post By Ginnie Graham News Columnist Going through high school, James Meadours was kept separate in special education classes from his Broken Arrow classmates, never really getting to know them. After graduating in 1986, he was put in a 10-bedroom group home and felt isolated from the world, being at… Read more »


Guardianship Reform on Tap in the North Carolina Legislature

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Reposted from North Carolina Health News Original Post By: Taylor Knopf Adults with disabilities are leading longer lives thanks to advances in medicine and technology and where once people with disabilities died young, now a good number will likely outlive their parents. But many of those parents have been the guardians for their children, providing guidance,… Read more »



Thousands share their invisible disabilities on Twitter

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Reposted from the BBC Original Post  By: Paul Harrison Using the hashtag #InvisiblyDisabledLooksLike, Twitter users across the world with hidden disabilities have been sharing pictures and stories to challenge society’s perceptions. Many people live with hidden disabilities – a physical, mental, sensory or neurological condition which don’t have physical signs but are painful, exhausting and isolating. They… Read more »


The NYPD is Testing Video Conferencing for the Deaf to Better Serve Communities

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Reposted from VC Daily Orignal Post By: Brianne S.   At times, it must feel like being a stranger in your own home. The 200,000 deaf and hard of hearing people living in New York and relying on sign language as their chief form of communication must often feel like their neighbors just don’t understand them…. Read more »


New congressional group pushes to expand job opportunities for people with disabilities

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Reposted from USA Today Orignal Post By Deborah Barfield Berry WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing for more job opportunities for people with disabilities and aiming to change laws they say discourage them from entering the workforce full time. “This is a way for us to help those that we think could… Read more »


Why the tech industry needs people with disabilities — and vice versa

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The first day at the Global Disability Innovation Hub’s first Disability Summit during the World Para Athletics Championships in London on July 13, 2017. (Creative Commons/GDI Hub) Reposted from The Ground Truth Project Original Post  By Tori Bedford ORLANDO, Florida — For the roughly one billion people with disabilities around the globe, new technology can… Read more »


ACLU lawsuit alleges Chicago police brutality ‘magnified for people with disabilities’

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Reposted from The Chicago Tribune Original Post By Jason Meisner and Jeremy Gorner The ACLU of Illinois filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday alleging that Chicago’s police reform efforts have neglected deep-seated issues on how officers are trained to handle people with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities. Sounding a familiar tone already alleged in other pending… Read more »