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Medicare Counseling: A Lifeline We Must Sustain

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 07.12.2016 | New York
New York Legal Assistance Group

By Valerie Bogart, Director, Evelyn Frank Legal Resources, New York Legal Assistance Group Before the members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Co...

Observations from Below: A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words (Part 2)

Bryan Dooley | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Bryan Dooley

This past Sunday, like many other people, I watched the NBA Finals. I saw a special commercial for Father’s Day from Fitbit, featuring a father who...

Improving Human Rights and Welfare in India

Noam Schimmel | Posted 06.10.2016 | World
Noam Schimmel

Recent articles on bonded labor and human trafficking in India highlight the all too easily overlooked fact that democracies often sustain egregious human rights violations within their own borders.

What '​Me Before You'​ Gets Wrong About Disability

Teen Vogue | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

The movie is fictional and represents one story (and not all people with disabilities), but clearly it shows that Hollywood needs to provide more representation for people who live with disabilities.

From Hollywood Ableism to Employment

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Disability rights advocates around the world are protesting Me Before You, the latest Hollywood movie to end with the assisted suicide or euthanasia o...

The Inclusion Project: Ability Reveals Itself

Brad Hopton | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Brad Hopton

On Monday, June 6, PwC is hosting the first Inclusion Project, an innovative business gathering of senior executives and thought leaders committed to ...

Liberating Illegally Confined Nursing Home Patients

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 05.27.2016 | Fifty
Sherwin Sheik

I've readily admitted that I'm no political expert. Nevertheless, I've remained puzzled as to why elder care issues are not at the forefront of presi...

Does My Vote Count?

Yvonne B Garris | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Yvonne B Garris

Now that we are in the middle of election season there are so many television commercials trying to persuade us one way or the other.

The Search For Modern-Day Love As A Woman With A Disability

Stella Palikarova | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Stella Palikarova

I no longer hide the fact that I'm a disabled woman in my dating profiles -- it is there for the world to see and read about (in a cute, self-deprecating way), but it's not a solution to my dating woes.


Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

They were lined up in seats. One at a time they stood up, took a microphone, introduced themselves -- their name, their job--and then ended with "I am...

#Ableism, Unnoticed Mass Incarceration & The Need for Community Living

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 05.13.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

What is your definition of mass incarceration? It is likely much broader than you think, affecting more segments of our communities. We traditionall...

Is The World Disabled?

Tarita Karsanji Davenock | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Tarita Karsanji Davenock

A question that I frequently ponder and has long since remained on my mind; is the World 'disabled'? Does this in turn create an inequality for people...

Best and Worst States for People with Disabilities to Get Jobs

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Each year 300,000 young people with disabilities age into what should be the workforce. Sadly, despite the fact that most want to work, the majority d...

A Unique Solution To End Violence In The World

Jody B. Miller | Posted 04.11.2016 | Impact
Jody B. Miller

Jody B. Miller is CEO of C2C Executive Search & Strategic Management. She is the Author of HIRED! Expert Advice from A Leading Wall Street Recruiter a...

Transformation: Let the Children Teach Us

Therese Rowley, Ph.D. | Posted 03.28.2016 | Religion
Therese Rowley, Ph.D.

For Christians, the death and resurrection of Jesus demonstrates that through the choices and perspective of Christ, all things are made new. Despite ...

Is "Efficiencies" a Euphemism for Heathcare Cuts?

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.15.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The latest Republican to stand in front of a camera and complain about state spending on health care for the elderly, disabled, and other poor people,...

How "Disabled" Leaders Succeeded And You Can Too

Kare Anderson | Posted 03.10.2016 | Impact
Kare Anderson

See exactly how to turn one of the steepest downsides you face in your life into an opportunity to serve an underserved market, like these remarkably ...

To Those Who Believe I Use My Triad To 'Stand Out'

Brittni Wendling | Posted 03.09.2016 | College
Brittni Wendling

The moment I saw this video, my heart dropped, and I felt absolutely horrible. Embarrassment, shame, and utter sadness swept through me. I just couldn't understand why someone would take the time to make me feel bad about a machine that I need to help me get around.

How One Mom Is Empowering The Differently-Abled Community

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.07.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Runway of Dreams founder Mindy Scheier is making mainstream fashion accessible to the differently-abled. Apparel from her organization is made with d...

Diversity Isn't Black and White

Orlando Jones | Posted 02.26.2016 | Entertainment
Orlando Jones

As Hollywood celebrates its biggest night, I plan to lead the charge for inclusion and representation of all groups in the media. That way, in the very near future we can all look back and take pride in a banner year of diversity for everyone in our industry, regardless of race, creed, orientation, ability or gender.

To Rideshare Or Not To Rideshare

Eric Lipp | Posted 02.19.2016 | Technology
Eric Lipp

Rideshare car service has become so popular that it's slowly weaving its way into pop culture and even becoming a piece of Americana. So why do peopl...

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

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 02.18.2016 | 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.

That Commercial Was for What??

Yvonne B Garris | Posted 02.15.2016 | Business
Yvonne B Garris

I want to challenge all advertisers to make your commercials clear to all consumers not just those gifted with sight. Companies are losing business because one segment of the population cannot decipher what you are trying to promote.

A National Day To Honor Disabled American Veterans Is A Step Closer To Actuality

Lois Pope | Posted 02.15.2016 | Impact
Lois Pope

Greg Gadson and Leslie Smith, JR Martinez and Tammy Duckworth, Jason Pepper and Kirstie Ennis... Unless you are one of their family members or friend...

It Is Time To Eliminate Offensive Terms about People With Disabilities

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Janice S. Lintz

Integrating people with disabilities requires not only strictly enforcing the ADA but also changing the perception of those with disabilities. This begins with changing our language.