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On Not Fixing What's Not Broken

Rachel Adams | Posted 04.04.2016 | Arts
Rachel Adams

What gets lost in our obsession with fixing bodies that appear different from the norm? One answer to this question can be found in the work of Mattias Buchinger, the Enlightenment-era artist whose drawings are on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through April 11.

When Your Sibling Has Special Needs, Your Needs Are Special Too

Heather C. Miller | Posted 04.01.2016 | Parents
Heather C. Miller

I know not everyone's story is the same. Some siblings may have better coping skills to deal with the ups and downs. Some people are naturally good at looking at the bright side, while others need some help finding the light... and that's OK too.

A Letter to Apple: You've Given My Brother Life

Heather C. Miller | Posted 03.31.2016 | Impact
Heather C. Miller

God gave him a body that doesn't quite work. A body that tries to fail him over and over again. Throughout every medical leave and hospital stay, Apple sticks by him. Anytime his health declines, he always has the same goal in mind; to get back to work at Apple.

Why You Should Hire People with Disabilities

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

There is a lesson for leaders in the viral video of Sam Forbes, a Starbucks employee from Toronto known as the "dancing barista." Sam has autism and experiences uncontrollable sudden movements, making it difficult for him to remain still.

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Maxine Sinda Napal | Posted 03.29.2016 | Parents
Maxine Sinda Napal

It all begins exactly the same, and I'm not sure whether that makes me want to laugh or to gnash my teeth to cracking point. To snicker or curse, thru...

Poverty and Disability in America Matter

Michael Morris | Posted 03.28.2016 | Impact
Michael Morris

People with disabilities face many barriers to economic success -- low expectations, discrimination and a complex public support system that often limit employment opportunities and upward mobility.

A Mother's Perspective: A Disabled Child Is a Disabled Family

Miriam Gwynne | Posted 03.25.2016 | Parents
Miriam Gwynne

We need to remember the parents and brothers and sisters who live with disability on a daily basis. They might look fine, but a disabled child is in fact a disabled family. They all need our prayers and support.

Perkins Access Makes Improving Digital Accessibility Easier than Ever

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 03.25.2016 | Technology
Sarah Blahovec

For most people who log onto the Internet every day, the accessibility of a webpage is one of the last things that enters their minds. If you aren't b...

Why It's Important My Wheelchair Is Part of How You See Me

Karin Hitselberger | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Karin Hitselberger

For so many years, I wanted people to see me without my disability, but now I realize that would mean they weren't really seeing me at all.

The Gender Disparity of Taxes: Toys, Tech and Tampons

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 03.23.2016 | Women
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

From the childhood tricycle to menstruating years, on to workplace gender pay differentials and ill-designed consumer technology, and finally in aging, women are taxed through their life cycle well beyond what Mark Twain had in mind when he wrote about those two sure things, death and taxes.

Arthur Miller's Lost Opportunity

Rachel Adams | Posted 03.22.2016 | Arts
Rachel Adams

Miller recognized the tragedy of wasted human lives. He made his audience understand the necessity of valuing those deemed insignificant by the history of great men and events. Far more important than Miller's personal shortcomings are what the secrecy surrounding Daniel's life says about a shameful episode in American history.

How Does It Feel? The Question I Wish You'd Ask Me as a Queer Man With Disabilities

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 03.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

There is a whole other level to sex and disability that you have missed by only focusing on the functionality of it all.


Rob J. Quinn | Posted 03.21.2016 | Impact
Rob J. Quinn

I never thought I would be so anxious to have my voice heard. If I could change only one thing about my cerebral palsy, it would be the affect it has...

How Senate Race Can Make Historic Mark for People With Disabilities

Carol Glazer | Posted 03.24.2016 | Business
Carol Glazer

So it is my sincere hope that both candidates use their bully pulpits to demonstrate the benefits of speaking openly about one's disability - and at the same time encourage employers to do what's necessary to create work environments that allow their employees to feel safe in making that disclosure.

When I Picture Myself Being Included, I Don't See Myself Without My Disabilities

Kim Sauder | Posted 03.17.2016 | Impact
Kim Sauder

I don't want to have to undergo drastic physical or neurological changes to be perceived as a normal part the world. When I imagine myself in an inclusive and accepting world, I see myself as me unchanged, still disabled but simply in a world where that does not matter.

The Powerful Lesson I Learned Speaking to FMCC Students about Mental Health

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 03.16.2016 | College
Amy Oestreicher

Last week, I was asked to present my mental health and disability advocacy program at Fulton Montgomery Community College by the student-run ABLE club...

Why I Grieve for a Child I Have Not Lost

Miriam Gwynne | Posted 03.16.2016 | Parents
Miriam Gwynne

have a son. He is my pride and joy. I am so proud of everything he does. But I still grieve for him, for the things he will never achieve and the experiences he will never have. And I grieve for myself as a parent when I see a world of parenting I can only ever dream about.

Cat Sense

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 03.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

The barn kitten must have crawled up in to the engine seeking warmth on the cool fall day. There were many wild cats that lived on the farm -- the kid...

Dear Pres. Obama: Appoint A Justice Who Understands Disability

Mark Riccobono | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Mark Riccobono

Those who have a disability themselves, or who have a family member with a disability, are in the best position to comprehend our full capacity, as well as the mostly artificial barriers that prevent us from reaching it. I hope that President Obama will duly consider this fact as he selects a nominee.

Walk in My Red (?) Pumps, Will You?

Joanna Malefaki | Posted 03.11.2016 | Women
Joanna Malefaki

According to the 1 out of 12 males and 1 out of 200 females are colour blind. I am one of them. Being colour blind does not mean you cannot see colours (seeing black and white is really rare), it just means you may not be able to see some colours and shades (usually red/green).

American Royalty: It's Not What You Think

Harriet Heydemann | Posted 03.11.2016 | Arts
Harriet Heydemann

For a moment in time, he takes his subjects out of the reality of their lives and elevates them from the ordinary to the majestic, from people with no power to people of nobility, from anonymous to celebrated.

WATCH: Amazing 8-Year-Old Excels Beyond Measure Despite Disability

HooplaHa | Posted 03.11.2016 | Good News

Nicki Alarie does not know the word 'can't.' Born with a hand deformity she doesn't have use of her second hand like we do. Her 'small' hand only allo...

How the Oscars Can Learn From the Young Artist Awards

Mardra Sikora | Posted 03.11.2016 | Entertainment
Mardra Sikora

How does change stick? Big change? Society-changing change? History-making change? Does it come down from the skies? Does it grow from seeds? or Does it whisper through the air like the wind?

'I Hear You Left a Blind Drunk Guy in a Bar'

Kirsten Brown | Posted 03.10.2016 | Impact
Kirsten Brown

'I hear you left a blind drunk guy in a bar' were some words said to me a couple of days ago by a good friend. Funny story right? Hilarious right? No, far from it, this was actually a comment that serves to reinforce discrimination against disability that is still encountered daily.

People Complaining About Whole Foods Oranges Need To Check Their Peeling Privilege

Kim Sauder | Posted 03.10.2016 | Impact
Kim Sauder

This discourse completely ignores how preprepared food impacts people with disabilities. As a person with limited hand dexterity, I look at this and see an easier way to eat healthy food.