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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.

2 Ways to be a positive change-maker: Reconciling conversations and peace-making

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 11.29.2016 | Politics
Robert V. Taylor

Beyond the post-election protests and celebrations lies a vital question. How do we move beyond the demonizing of one another that is a path to our m...

Not Going To Get Over It

Em Powers Hunter | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics
Em Powers Hunter

I can teach my students to think critically, question, participate, care, and create a better world. I can share inspiration and truth that will cut through rhetoric and deception. Words have power...in good and bad ways.

I may be different but...

Yvonne B Garris | Posted 11.07.2016 | Impact
Yvonne B Garris

You may think I'm different but, we are really just the same. If you can look past our differences, you may be able to see how similar we truly are. ...

Why I Call Myself a Disabled Diva

Healthline | Posted 10.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Healthline

If anyone would have told me in my 20's that I'd be writing about living with multiple chronic illnesses in my 40's I would have laughed.

Daring To Believe

Beth Whitley | Posted 09.29.2016 | Parents
Beth Whitley

There's been a lot of talk over the past few days about the 'legacy' of these athletes, of the social progress which comes from events like these and of the lessons they teach us all. It would be nice to think that their legacy is global and profound, that it challenges perspectives, shifts attitudes and redresses relationships.

Dave Hoppe, Hero for People with Disabilities

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

With the attention focused on the Presidential election, it is easy to forget that there are committed professionals working in public service in our ...

WATCH: Amputees Find Freedom on a Surfboard

HooplaHa | Posted 09.01.2016 | Good News
HooplaHa

AmpSurf is a non-profit organization that helps amputees find freedom on the water! It was established to promote, inspire, educate, and rehabilitate (PIER™) adaptive surfing and other outdoor activities.

Coming Out To Care: The Fear Of Coming Out As A Queer Cripple When You Need Care

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 09.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

I think that every queer person knows the feeling of the act of “coming out” all too well. We have all felt that tinge of anticipation mixed with...

Supermarket Introduces 'Slow Shopping' For Shoppers Who Need Help

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.30.2016 | Fifty

Thanks to crowded aisles and hard-to-reach items, grocery shopping can be a bit daunting for older shoppers and those with disabilities. To put the jo...

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 03.06.2017 | 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 | Home
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.

I AM J-CHAI

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 03.26.2017 | 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 ...