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Persons With Disabilities

No Longer Silent: Violence Against Persons With Disabilities Is An Issue Of Global Human Rights

Judith E. Heumann | Posted 08.19.2016 | Impact
Judith E. Heumann

Violence against persons with disabilities has been ignored by too many for far too long. Today, we are moving to end it. Governments and civil society now recognize that abuse on the basis of disability is a form of discrimination. It's time that we all recognize its harmful impacts.

Accessible Internet, Communication, and Technology (ICT) - Bottom-line, Accessibility Benefits Everyone

Debra Ruh | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Debra Ruh

Universal accessibility in the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector holds unparalleled promise and opportunity for people with disab...

Watch The Beautiful Moment People With Disabilities Finally Get To Touch The Ocean

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact

Fredrika Menezes loves the beach. But she has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, which makes reaching the waves a challenging task. "It's diffi...

Owning the Big "O": Persons With Disabilities and Sex Work, a "Deliciously Different" Kind of "Session"

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

By only focusing on the above mentioned models of sex and disability, and glorifying the sex worker as a saint of sorts for providing such an invaluable experience, we are again placing people with disabilities at a disadvantage.

Kids Remind Us Why All People Should Be Viewed Through The Eyes Of The Child

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact

Sometimes kids do the darndest things -- like prove that funny faces should be funny, regardless of who's making them. Parents and their children w...

Hockey Players With Disabilities Own NHL Stars, Prove Sports Can Be The Great Equalizer

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.13.2015 | Good News

These athletes on ice prove hockey is hockey -- no matter how it's played. Gatorade Canada surprised members of the Cruisers Sledge Hockey team in ...

This Man Ditched Wall Street To Start A Business That Hires People With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.30.2014 | Impact

Ben Wright began seeing the world differently when his two youngest children were born with Down syndrome. He realized educational and career oppo...

No Masks Allowed: Dating When Your Teen Is Transgender

Mary J. Moss | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mary J. Moss

Should I wait until I am in a serious relationship and absolutely sure the guy is right for me and will be supportive of my son? If I do wait and find that I have developed feelings for this man only to discover that he won't be supportive of my son, then I must end the relationship. So since I won't know how supportive he'll be until I take off my mask and test the waters, that's what I do.

All the Feels on Wheels: How Internalized Ableism Has Influenced My Relationship Endeavors

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Internalized ableism is something that has drastically affected how I have viewed my relationship potential, and I felt it necessary to talk about it so that people understand it a little better, and so that any persons with a disability who have experienced it will not feel so alone.

Woman Who Relied On Sister To Carry Her To School Wants More For Kids With Disabilities

The Better India | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact

At first glance Rekha Kumari seems to be just another young woman with special needs. But this 22-year-old possesses unique powers. She may have been ...

Boys in Chairs: Navigating Our Sex, Sexuality and Sex Appeal in Attendant Care Programs

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

To all those of us living somewhere between independence and an institutional structure: Let's talk about sex and remind those working with us that there is so much more to us than just our activities of daily living (ADL). We deserve the right to have awesome daily loving too!

Is United Nations Good for the US?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Whether one perceives the U.S. as a force for good or imperial power, the UN's agenda is inevitably shaped by its veto-wielding powers, either by action or inaction. The UN is frequently injected into issues that serve the interests of its most powerful members.

Would Your Relationship Survive A Disability?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

What makes for a good relationship and can we predict who will weather the storm of a disability and stay together?