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Have You Caused Me Grief?

Eric Lipp | Posted 11.24.2015 | World
Eric Lipp

We all want our lives to be easier. Unfortunately, when we act in ways that attempt to save time or money, we often fail to recognize the effect that our choices have on others. This is especially true in the area of accessibility which often falls prey to our fast paced lifestyles.

Hope in the Aftermath of Paris

Yvonne B Garris | Posted 11.20.2015 | Impact
Yvonne B Garris

Hope can be a double edge sword. On one hand, you want to hope things will get better. But on the other, if you hope too much, you are left with heartache.

My Step-Son Kill His Father and His Mom Cosigned His Student Loans

Steve Rhode | Posted 11.19.2015 | College
Steve Rhode

Unfortunately the Parent Plus loan is a bit complicated. According to the Department of Education a Parent Plus loan is a loan taken out by the parent and is the responsibility of the parent. There are some limited situations when a Parent Plus loan can be discharged.

Show Tackles Dating While Gay and Disabled

Christina Paschyn | Posted 11.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Christina Paschyn

How many able-bodied gay men would ask out a disabled gay man? That's the question actor Ryan J. Haddad, 23, has struggled with for most of his young adult life.

Woman Who Kept Captives In 'Basement Of Horrors' Gets Life Sentence

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.06.2015 | Crime

A Pennsylvania woman who held multiple people, some with mental disabilities, captive in "subhuman" conditions for a decade was sentenced t...

Not All Disabled Are Created Equal

Tarita Karsanji Davenock | Posted 10.27.2015 | World
Tarita Karsanji Davenock

The birth of a child is a time of celebration; families are excited about the newest edition to their family. Sadly, this is not the case if you are a disabled child born in Uganda.

No, I Am Not 'Too Pretty To Be In A Wheelchair'

Karin Hitselberger | Posted 10.22.2015 | Women
Karin Hitselberger

My disability has no impact on my intelligence. My wheelchair has no impact on my beauty. They are a part of me, but they do not take away from anything that I am; if anything, they only enhance it.

Can You See Me?

Yvonne B Garris | Posted 10.07.2015 | Impact
Yvonne B Garris

Granted the visually impaired population is small. But it is unfortunately growing, and companies need to start to open their eyes and find ways to include this population.

'Is Mommy Okay?'

Kristie Stumpf Rork | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristie Stumpf Rork

Luckily, there are vaccines that prevent these viruses, and many others, from destroying our children. Vaccines that keep our families safe and intact. So no parent has to worry about whether their child will die, or worse, be permanently disabled by a preventable disease.

Working From a Wheelchair

Felicia Souza | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Felicia Souza

"Oh... no, I actually didn't read that." These were the staggered words of a company recruiter during a phone interview with me a week ago. They called after a brief e-mail exchange about my résumé posted on Craigslist.

Airports Across the Globe Begin to Discuss Accessibility

Eric Lipp | Posted 10.01.2015 | Travel
Eric Lipp

My recent, short lived experience in Panama gave me long life lessons on global access in airports. I was invited by Airports Council International (...

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.

Invisible Illness or Chronic Illness? What's the Difference?

Lisa Copen | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Copen

When we say we have a "chronic illness," we are specifying the length of time this illness is likely going to stick around. But when we say we have an "invisible illness" we are describing a condition that is hidden to those who are around us.

Dear Able Friends, I Am Not Your Inspiration Porn

Karrie Higgins | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Karrie Higgins

This post originally appeared on A True Testimony. I woke up this morning after a fitful and sweaty non-sleep to a Facebook feed of inspiration porn....

Visions of a Female Paraplegic

Giselle Noelle Morgan | Posted 09.14.2015 | Women
Giselle Noelle Morgan

At 17, my high school friend Taylor broke her back. Without authorization she became a paraplegic poster child, reiterating her story to friends and entitled strangers alike again and again. Four years later, Taylor has a more intricate perspective of the female disabled experience.

WATCH: Wounded Warriors & First Responders Gather on the Gridiron

HooplaHa | Posted 09.11.2015 | Good News

The undefeated Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team, made up of veterans injured while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, took on 9/11 first responders from New Jersey and New York in a charity flag football game. The night was an amazing tribute to those who put their lives on the lines for their country.

An Access Revolution

Tarita Karsanji Davenock | Posted 09.08.2015 | Travel
Tarita Karsanji Davenock

Some of us are lucky enough to fall into careers that we love, where just coming to work is a joyful part of the day. Fewer have been purposeful, have...

Wheelchair Wisdom: To Thine Own Self Be True

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Noble Topf

If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to laugh at himself. -- Charles...

Regrets and What to Do With Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Approaching regret from a cognitive point of view, reframing our thoughts from the past to the future, and asking, "What's next?" can also help to process regrets.

Lesson in Accessibility at Amusement Parks

Eric Lipp | Posted 08.12.2015 | Travel
Eric Lipp

Have you ever noticed, while waiting in line for an attraction, peoples' public personas or how we perceive them because of their looks, are totally squashed as they sit onboard a roller coaster waiting to be scared to the point of pure exhilaration.

5 Things Not to Do to a Person With Deformity

Joel Peterson | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact
Joel Peterson

I fell into a pot of boiling-hot water, immersed in it for nearly an hour -- alone and unsupervised. This traumatic event, literally scarred me for life. Physically for sure, but also emotionally and psychologically.

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.

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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Why I'm Grateful to Bush 41

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 07.17.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Today many people think that "disability issues" are the domain of Democrats. But that was not the case back in 1990 when ADA was passed, and should not be that way now. President George H.W. Bush (Bush 41) cares deeply about disability issues.

Year of the Caregiver?

Dora Calott Wang, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2015 | DC
Dora Calott Wang, M.D.

At the AARP Forum on Family Caregiving in Washington, DC, on July 8, 2015, lawmakers recognized the hard work of caregiving. They spoke of bills that would provide funds to help millions across the nation in need of caregiving.