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Leave No Person With Disabilities Behind

Leave No One Behind | Posted 02.10.2017 | World
Leave No One Behind

I am one of many in Bangladesh and around the world who does not have equal access to a range of basic rights and resources. The social discrimination that surrounds disability excludes me from society and has left me isolated.

Traveling While Aging: 16 Tips

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 02.09.2017 | Travel
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Co-authored by Ellen Offner, Offner Consulting, LLC, Health care strategy and program development The two of us love to travel and we particularl...

Boys In Chairs: That Time I Couldn't Masturbate By Myself Anymore

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 02.07.2017 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

I wondered what my sex life would look like now? I was worried that people would see me as even less of a sexual being than they already did.

Four Oscar Nominations For Best Picture Go To Films With Disability Connections

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 01.27.2017 | Entertainment
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Of the nine films nominated for Best Picture, four have themes or sub-plots related to disability.

Addressing Poverty Among The Disability Community -- One Policy At A Time

Michael Morris | Posted 01.27.2017 | Impact
Michael Morris

These proposed policy reforms are just the beginning of a national dialogue about strategies to reduce poverty for working age adults with disabilities. There can be no meaningful conversation regarding poverty in America absent the voice of the disability community.

How The Virtual Disability March Gave Me A Voice

Alana Saltz | Posted 01.26.2017 | Healthy Living
Alana Saltz

On Jan. 21, while millions of protesters made history in the Women’s Marches across the country, an incredible movement was taking place online. Tho...

Understanding Equal Access In The Age Of The Sharing Economy

Eric Lipp | Posted 01.24.2017 | Business
Eric Lipp

Imagine that, rideshare companies working with the taxi industry to drive demand for the hundreds of wheelchair taxis required by Chicago's regulations.

The Real Women's March. Where Feminism Met Humanitarianism

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

Yesterday in DC, I had the honor of marching and protesting with hundreds of thousands of sisters and brothers from all over the country. Without a doubt, the event was feminist-centric, but as the people who attended knew, it carried an even broader theme: humanitarianism.

People With Disabilities Are Virtually Joining The Women’s March

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 01.20.2017 | Healthy Living

The Women’s March on Washington Saturday is poised to be the largest gathering of people with disabilities in U.S. history, but that doesn’t mean ...

I Don't Want This Gift, Veronica. Where Do I Return It?

Jenny Trout | Posted 01.17.2017 | Books
Jenny Trout

For months now, readers have talked about the problematic racial elements present in Divergent author Veronica Roth's latest novel, Carve The Mark. ...

Here's What People With Disabilities Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.12.2017 | Healthy Living

This is one powerful PSA. SoulPancake, a feel-good website dedicated to sharing inspirational stories, created a video that shines a light on what it ...

Meryl Streep Leads by Example on Dignity for People with Disabilities

Shantha Rau Barriga | Posted 01.11.2017 | HuffPost Home
Shantha Rau Barriga

It was one of Meryl Streep's most poignant monologues. But she wasn't acting. As she accepted her lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes on...

Meryl Streep's Golden Globes Speech Revealed An Inconvenient Truth About Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.22.2017 | Healthy Living

When beloved actress Meryl Streep used her lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes Sunday as an opportunity to denounce the president-elect, h...

A Letter To My Son Before His Eighteenth Birthday

Joanne De Simone | Posted 01.10.2017 | Parents
Joanne De Simone

Dear Benjamin,Today Daddy and I will pick you up early from school and take you to a neurology appointment. We need the doctor to sign some legal pape...

The Inaccessibility of Public Sex as a Queer Cripple

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 12.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

The sudden passing of pop singer George Michael last night has taken the world by surprise. Those of us in the LGBTQ+ community were hit particularly ...

Understanding Disability, Starting At Home

Dulcie Leimbach | Posted 12.16.2016 | Women
Dulcie Leimbach

"Understanding," a sculpture by Martin Creed, a British artist, displayed at Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York. ISABELLA PENNEY Our daughter, Isabella...

How The Fast-Growing 'Sharing Economy' Can Benefit Those With Disabilities

Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.21.2016 | Fifty
Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D.

The fast-growing 'sharing economy,' which enables buyers and sellers to connect through digital platforms, can perform a great service by increasing choice and independence for Americans with disabilities, including many who wish to travel during the holiday season.

Can Mainstream Schools Meet the Diverse Needs of Students?

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 12.14.2016 | Education
Lydia L. Callis

In the year 2016, one might assume that education for those who are d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing has advanced to the point where deaf young people in Am...

Happy Second Birthday ABLE

Michael Morris | Posted 12.08.2016 | Impact
Michael Morris

December 19 will mark two years since President Obama signed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act into law. Last year, ABLE took its firs...

Meet the High-Level Trainer Who Quit Everything to Start a Gym for People With Disabilities

NationSwell | Posted 12.06.2016 | Impact
NationSwell

Over the past 28 years, Ned Norton has helped hundreds of people living with disabilities become stronger and more independent by providing them with ...

Grieving For The America I Thought I Knew

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 11.28.2016 | Queer Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

I was feeling the kind of grief that has been far too familiar to me. I learned a lot about grief in all the years of losing friends to AIDS, starting in my twenties, and my father and other dear friends to cancer. I had written about it over the years, too.

The Problem With Paternalizing Disabled People To Protest Donald Trump

Kim Sauder | Posted 11.28.2016 | Politics
Kim Sauder

More than a week after the 2016 U.S. election, many people are still in shock at the result. People are still trying to piece together how Donald Trum...

Intersectional Politics and Accessibility

Diane R. Wiener, Ph.D., L.M.S.W. | Posted 11.21.2016 | Impact
Diane R. Wiener, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.

"Intersectionality" is not just a buzzword. I often think to myself how much it would mean if, when folks talked about marginalized and oppressed peo...

As A Disabled Woman, I Am Terrified By A Trump Presidency

The Establishment | Posted 11.18.2016 | Women
The Establishment

This piece by Robyn Powell originally appeared on The Establishment, a new multimedia site funded and run by women. Last week, we experienced the unim...

Beyond #GivingTuesday: Start a Relationship of Impact

Jeff Meer | Posted 11.18.2016 | Impact
Jeff Meer

In 2013, just after super Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, I attended a benefit reception to support an NGO that had been working in the Philipp...