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Let's Ask the Right Questions About Mental Illness and Workplace Safety

Lucy Wood | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Lucy Wood

The population of qualified pilots having experienced depression is thought to be at least 10 percent, and that number does not include all of those flying safely with other labels that are connected in the public's mind with risk of a crash.

The Biggest Disability No One Talks About & How We Can Address It with Mindfulness - An Open Letter to Google

Steven Crandell | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Steven Crandell

Mindfulness training, spread digitally, is a very cost-effective option to help people on a massive scale. It's sustainable. It offers a low cost of entry to populations most in-need. It can help all of us with disabilities -- recognized or not -- to find well-being every single day.

Why Leroy Moore, Jr. Has No Time for Small Talk

Kathleen Kiley | Posted 09.30.2015 | Education
Kathleen Kiley

When I first met Black activist and writer, Leroy Moore, Jr., I was working on a documentary. I soon came to realize he was not a man who engaged in small talk - he was too busy trying to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Subway Dreams: Disability, Inclusion and Identity in New York

Paras Shah | Posted 09.29.2015 | New York
Paras Shah

I hope to work with governments, and partner with other organizations and advocates for people with disabilities to remove barriers and promote equity.

Program Assists 42,000 Homeless and Counting

Jeff Woodward | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact
Jeff Woodward

Every person that has ever been homeless has a story to tell. A story of survival, a story of hitting rock bottom, a story of doing whatever it takes to survive just another day. Most face unimaginable suffering, loss, and depression as they fall from the precipice into the abyss of darkness that is homelessness.

Why Eight Students' Legal Case is Pivotal to Educational Reform

Paul Caccamo | Posted 09.09.2015 | Education
Paul Caccamo

America has an epidemic of youth violence that must be addressed. If we don't put some of the responsibility on our public schools to tackle the impact of this violence, then we have few alternatives for addressing it at the scope that is required.

No Service Dogs Allowed

Janice Celeste | Posted 08.31.2015 | 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.

6 Steps to Deleting the 'R' Word

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

The next time you see a middle-schooler or even a peer use derogatory terms, make faces or inappropriate impressions or gestures related to disability, take that opportunity to talk about it. It all starts with a conversation. A conversation many won't have, unless you bring it up.

10 Crucial Ways We Can Make Society More Inclusive for People With Disabilities

Kristin Duquette | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Kristin Duquette

It's easy to assume that because of the ADA, discrimination never occurs and full equality prevails for every person with a disability living in the United States. This wishful thinking is comparable to thinking that racism no longer exists because we have an African American president.

5 Steps Toward Disability Equality

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.17.2015 | 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.

An Employee Who Threatened to Kill Supervisors Prior to Psychological Treatment May Be Fired

Brad Reid | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

An employee who made multiple threats of violence against supervisors prior to psychological treatment is not protected from firing by the Americans W...

The Road to Make Changes is Never Smooth- 25th Anniversary of the ADA

Eric Lipp | Posted 08.06.2015 | Travel
Eric Lipp

This blog commends the US DOT, many different moving parts, for being smart but also because Secretary Fox made a handful of announcements that I feel were very progressive and futuristic.

Access, Equity and Education: The ADA at 25

Matt Kramer | Posted 08.04.2015 | Education
Matt Kramer

The ADA changed the game for our students and teachers with disabilities. It sought to give them -- and all Americans with disabilities -- access to public buildings, transportation systems, and sidewalks, and universally designed these spaces to be inclusive of all.

Here's How We Can Ensure People With Disabilities Have Equal Rights

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact

President Obama recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed by President Geo...

Hearing Loss, the Forgotten Disability

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology
Janice S. Lintz

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted 25 years ago, yet we are still discussing the same issues for people with hearing loss. The terms "disability" and "access" have morphed into just meaning physical disability and physical access.

The ADA at 25: A Commitment to Our Neighbors

Tammy Duckworth | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Tammy Duckworth

Our world changed for the better because of the ADA. As we look to the next 25 years of its implementation, it is time to take the next step and ensure that all Americans with disabilities have access to good jobs, accessible housing and reliable transportation.

The Intricate Web of Care

Angelle Albright | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Angelle Albright

Who could have ever predicted that the power of the world wide web would turn out to be a delicate roadway that can connect a villager in the Swedish ...

Bob Dole Scolds Republicans On The 25th Anniversary of The ADA

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates for people with disabilities, along with lawmakers who originally passed the Americans With Disabilities Act a quarter-centur...

25 Years After The ADA, Navigating New York City Is Still Daunting For The Disabled

The Huffington Post | Savannah OLeary | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living

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How the Americans With Disabilities Act Helps the Able-Bodied

Alexis Ander Kashar | Posted 07.27.2015 | Impact
Alexis Ander Kashar

Debbie and I had a normal childhood, except that, Debbie was the family's ears and voice. Since the age of four, Debbie interpreted for our parents, translating between spoken English and sign language. Due to the lack of telephone access for the deaf, Debbie often relayed conversations between hearing people and our parents on the telephone before she was old enough to understand what they were saying.

New Threats as Americans with Disabilities Act Marks 25th Anniversary

Lawrence J. Hanley | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics
Lawrence J. Hanley

The full participation of persons with disabilities in community life is being threatened by the outsourcing of paratransit systems to private, often multinational, discount operators who claim that they can deliver the service for less than it costs cities and states.

Disabilities Act Was 'Life-Changer' For Millions, But New Legislation Needed To Move Forward

AP | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.27.2015 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) -- Five days before he was to start college, Fred Maahs' world turned upside down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the last day of su...

People With Disabilities Are Twice As Likely To Be Poor. These Businesses Are Fighting That Stat

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact

The staggering unemployment and poverty rates among people with disabilities is a reminder of how much work still needs to be done to protect this und...

A Starting School Survival Guide for Parents of Children With Disabilities

Lee Lee | Posted 07.22.2015 | Parents
Lee Lee

Parents of kids with disabilities face all of the same anxieties that other parents face upon starting pre-school or kindergarten. There are also other concerns, many of which are more abstract and frightening. I've been there.

Hooray for ADA! 25 Years of Disability Rights

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Young people today might not remember that there was a time when disabled children were quietly forgotten in schools, and disabled adults only dreamed of basic access to jobs, medical care, and popular culture. One piece of landmark legislation changed all that.