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No, I Am Not 'Too Pretty to Be in a Wheelchair'

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It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson  02. 9.2016
Oh, to have the genius of Picasso! What defines me to others? Where else do I want to go? What do I really need (as I reach for the...
Observations From Below: Could You Just

Observations From Below: Could You Just

Bryan Dooley   02. 5.2016
People with disabilities are often seen as being lazy and dependent on the government. Like most stereotypes, this is an inaccurate belief...

Lucky to Be Alive: Zika Coverage, Ableism, and the Terror of Disabled Bodies

Karrie Higgins  02. 5.2016
I am pro-choice. I am not talking about choice. I am talking about how it feels as a disabled person to witness panic about disabled bodies...

Observations From Below: If You're Not at the Table, You're On the Menu

Bryan Dooley   02. 5.2016
As a disability advocate, the best way to get a politician's attention is to vote for or against them. Come to the table by being an informed...
No Patient Should Be Judged Based on an

No Patient Should Be Judged Based on an "Algorithm"

Tony Coelho  02. 4.2016
Unfortunately, I am continually disappointed when I come across proposals from the halls of academia that seek to impose an "algorithm"...
Holding Health Systems Accountable for Patient Value

Holding Health Systems Accountable for Patient Value

Tony Coelho  02. 4.2016
Giving patients a range of treatment options and the ability to make an informed choice about the regimen that most directly aligns with...
It Is Time To Eliminate Offensive Terms about People With Disabilities

It Is Time To Eliminate Offensive Terms about People With Disabilities

Janice S. Lintz  02. 4.2016
Integrating people with disabilities requires not only strictly enforcing the ADA but also changing the perception of those with disabilities....
Kids With Disabilities Become Superheros By Designing Their Own Prosthetics

Kids With Disabilities Become Superheros By Designing Their Own Prosthetics

Elyse Wanshel  02. 4.2016
Move over, Daredevil. A new generation of crusaders is in town. Thanks to the kid-friendly design firm, KidMob -- which teaches kids to...
Man Indicted For Hate Crimes In Robbery Of Teen With No Arms

Man Indicted For Hate Crimes In Robbery Of Teen With No Arms

Sebastian Murdock  02. 3.2016
A New York man accused of robbing a disabled teen was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury on charges of robbery and assault, both as hate...
Artist Born Without Hands Draws Beautiful, Hyper-Realistic Portraits

Artist Born Without Hands Draws Beautiful, Hyper-Realistic Portraits

Elyse Wanshel  02. 2.2016
Polish artist Mariusz Kędzierski does things a bit differently. “I was just a kid who went to school and who was playing football...
How Hearing Aids Changed My Life at the Age of 27

How Hearing Aids Changed My Life at the Age of 27

Sarah Klegman  01.29.2016
As un-sexy as they may be at times, and even though my hearing loss isn't as bad as most, hearing aids have changed my life. I believe...
Poverty Awareness Month: Living With a Disability, Struggling to Get By and Making It in the 'Mainstream'

Poverty Awareness Month: Living With a Disability, Struggling to Get By and Making It in the 'Mainstream'

Michael Morris  01.25.2016
January is Poverty Awareness Month, a month-long initiative to raise awareness and call attention to the growth of poverty in America....
To the Person Parked in Between the Handicap Stalls

To the Person Parked in Between the Handicap Stalls

Chanel White  01.21.2016
Next time sir, please be respectful, and try to think of the implications your choices have on others, as well as the message you are sending...
'Outsider Art' Brings Artists With Disabilities Into The Gallery

'Outsider Art' Brings Artists With Disabilities Into The Gallery

Krithika Varagur  01.19.2016
The phrase "outsider art" does not, at first glance, seem inclusive. It's a broad term used in the art world to denote the work...