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'Give Kids a Smile Program' for New York CIty Kids, Uplifting Humanity

Jim Luce | Posted 01.11.2017 | New York
Jim Luce

My beat covers anything 'uplifting of humanity,' such as Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) - a national event organized by the American Dental Association (ADA...

Blind Man Says Popeyes Refused Him Service Because Of Guide Dog

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.18.2016 | Crime

A man is filing a formal complaint against a Popeyes restaurant in Brooklyn, New York, for refusing to serve him because of his guide dog, Yolette. Wi...

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

Sally Swanson | Posted 10.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Sally Swanson

Bravo, Rio! I was surprised that it would take me several weeks to talk about my Rio 2016 visit. When I returned from Rio I had a plethora of feeling...

3 Trump Properties Hit With New Disabilities Violations Complaints

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.09.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump’s new Washington, D.C., hotel violates the Americans with Disabilities Act, alleges a complaint filed on Sept. 29 with the Department o...

Donald Trump's Properties Were Sued At Least Eight Times For Disabilities Violations

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 09.25.2016 | Politics

At least eight times over the last 19 years, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s properties have been subject to lawsuits for violating the Amer...

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

Sally Swanson | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Sally Swanson

I have seen the future and it has everything to do with Universal Design and Wayfinding, or, in other words: accessibility for the masses. Coming bac...

Fulfilling the Promise of the ADA: Innovative Talent Strategies Are Driving Corporate Success

Carol Glazer | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Carol Glazer

Each year at this time, those of us who work in the disability space take a very serious look at our progress to fulfill the promise of the Americans ...

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

Sally Swanson | Posted 07.25.2016 | Hawaii
Sally Swanson

When one thinks of Hawaii one envisions the perfect blend of endless sunshine, the bluest ocean and nonstop fun. To my utter surprise and amazement, however, my experience in Waikiki, Honolulu would prove to be a challenging emotional experience.

Would You Ask For Accommodations At Work?

Katherine Bouton | Posted 06.13.2016 | Fifty
Katherine Bouton

The Americans with Disabilities Act protects the rights of workers to ask for accommodations at work to help them manage more easily. But research has found that older workers are less likely to ask for help, because they worry they'll be perceived as old instead, and that their disability is a result of their age.

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

Sally Swanson | Posted 05.25.2016 | Women
Sally Swanson

The level of stress and intense competition was at an all-time high. I was determined to become an architect no matter what -- not even being subjected to sexual harassment.

Observations From Below: Duke

Bryan Dooley | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Bryan Dooley

Duke and I are both survivors of adversity. He is a rescue, and we think he was abused by his previous owners. He exhibits strange behavior not typical for a Labrador

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

Sally Swanson | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Sally Swanson

I don't believe that the notion of giving in to one's needs is appreciated in our society's rush to do everything bigger, better, faster. Scheduling time for oneself is not only a fulfilling concept to me personally, but I believe it should be viewed as a measure of one's success.

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

Sally Swanson | Posted 04.08.2016 | Impact
Sally Swanson

At times I've wondered why I was drawn to an understanding of how individuals with disabilities function in our environment. Although my direction began in earnest and continues relentlessly to explore how one's environment can support and nourish one's outlook and daily perspective. This is a passion that has grown since I was very young.

A Lot More Needs To Be Done To Help Blind People Use The Internet

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 04.06.2016 | Technology

For the blind, navigating the digital world can be as tricky as moving through the physical one. Some companies have tried to make their sites easier...

Stop this Injustice: Save Adam Crapser

Mirah Riben | Posted 02.23.2017 | Impact
Mirah Riben

Adam Crapser is a loving father. He is also Korean-born American adoptee who has been subjected to and survived a failed adoption and extreme and sust...

Can Stevie Wonder's Call for Higher Ground in Accessibility Be a Catalyst for Faith-Based Communities?

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 02.18.2017 | Religion
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Most of us eventually develop disabling conditions related to age. I'm hoping with the influence of people like Stevie Wonder, disability will become our next equality discussion in all sorts of venues.

Building Disability Literacy, One Brick At a Time

Rachel Adams | Posted 02.10.2017 | Parents
Rachel Adams

Childhood provides a crucial window for changing cultural perceptions of disability. It is obviously beneficial to children who are disabled or have a disabled family member to be in an atmosphere where their differences are understood as a valued form of diversity, rather than a source of discomfort or fear.

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

Sally Swanson | Posted 02.09.2017 | Education
Sally Swanson

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 same well-loved i...

My Two Cents About 'Unseen' Disabilities

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 12.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Shayna A. Pitre

Disability is real. Unseen and unfelt by others, it still exists if it affects at least one person's life. The unseen disability fights fiction, how...

If Uber Kills Cabs, Cities Must Ensure Accessible Vehicles Live

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 12.01.2015 | Technology

Accessibility advocates have argued for years that on-demand car companies don't serve people with disabilities well. Now there's a figure to back the...

Handcuffing Little Kids May Not Be 'Reasonable,' Says Obama DOJ

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department on Friday got involved with a federal lawsuit against a Kentucky school resource officer who was seen keeping a t...

No Service Dogs Allowed

Janice Celeste | Posted 08.31.2016 | Impact
Janice Celeste

September is National Service Dog Month and these animals and their handlers are truly partners that have a unique bond. According to, it is estimated that there are approximately 100,000 to 200,000 service dogs in the U.S. and this number seems to be growing.

5 Steps Toward Disability Equality

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.17.2016 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Do what you can to learn more about disability-related issues and help start some discourse about disability equality, and then share that with other people. Disability is not just physical. There are plenty of hidden disabilities related to learning or emotion as well. Help stop stigmas and stereotypes.

What's the Harm in Faking a Service Dog?

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Lara Lillibridge

Photo courtesy of Dale McDonald Photographer LLC I have a friend who lost a leg ten years ago. No one has ever said how lucky he is to have su...

When Back-to-School Means Back to Being Scared for Kids With Disabilities

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.11.2016 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Going back to school is always going to be a little nerve wracking. Kids will always worry about classes, friendships, and keeping up with the latest fads. But they should never have to worry for their safety.