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Americans With Disabilities

Student In Wheelchair Barred From Field Trip Because School Couldn't Drive Him

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents

A Tennessee elementary school student who uses a wheelchair was unable to attend a class trip because, the school said, no one could be found to drive...

No Special Treatment for Workers With Disabilities, Please

Joe Entwisle | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Joe Entwisle

There's an ignoble side to the Americans with Disabilities Act that I'd really like to see change in Corporate America and beyond. The ADA, the landmark law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in the workplace, can work for and against workers.

Happy Birthday, ADA!

Joan Williams | Posted 09.22.2013 | Parents
Joan Williams

Expectant mothers risk losing their jobs, their babies or both when employers deny them pregnancy accommodations at work.

Disabled Individuals Bring Innovation to the Workforce

Jay Ruderman | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Jay Ruderman

For the sake of U.S. competitiveness -- and above all, equality -- it is time to prove wrong the common misperception that individuals with disabilities are non-active members of society.

Republican Ironies

Kelly James Clark | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

I have just returned from watching Steven Spielberg's Lincoln and couldn't help reflect on the ironies of the Republican Party.

Christina Wilkie

Too Fat To Work? Advocates Debate Whether Obesity Is Disability

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.04.2012 | Business

"I've been a fat person all my life," said Peggy Howell, 65, of Las Vegas, Nevada. "I went from being a chubby kid to a fat teenager to a fat adult." ...

Hiring Disabled Workers Can Make Companies More Efficient: Report

Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

Across the country, disabled Americans are struggling with high unemployment. And companies might be suffering because of it. In 2007, when Walgre...

22 Years Later, Time to Get Serious About the Americans with Disabilities Act

Stephen E. Freeman | Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact
Stephen E. Freeman

Employment for people with disabilities is lower today than it was before the passage of the ADA. Despite the statistics, I am hopeful that we are finally ready to get serious about the power of people with disabilities to enrich the workplace.

Jason Linkins

Allen West Is Upset About Rule Allowing Handicapped Access To Commercial Swimming Pools

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

So, hey, what's Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) upset about today? Oh, you know, the nanny state and its terrible impositions, same-old, same-old. But more s...

Jewish Disability Awareness Month: Remembering The Invisible Minority

Rabbi David Saperstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Saperstein

We clearly need to change the way our policies address disability issues. But in order to change policies, we must also change attitudes.

The F Word: Americans With Disabilities Did the Impossible

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Events were held across the country Monday to mark the twentieth anniversary of the signing of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act. Disability rights activists made the point that passing the law was only the start.

Sam Stein

Jeb Bush's Rand Paul Fundraiser Awkwardly Takes Place On Anniversary Of Disability Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When former Florida Governor Jeb Bush hosts a fundraiser on behalf of Senate candidate Rand Paul on Monday it will symbolize, in more ways than one, t...

This Will be a Difficult Seat to Fill

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

For the first time since 1952, it is possible someone whose last name is other than Kennedy will hold that Senate seat from Massachusetts.