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Experts Told This Artist Her Dream Was Impossible. It's A Good Thing She Didn't Listen

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.31.2014 | Good News

British artist Sue Austin continues to push forward in ways even top experts never thought possible. Austin, who has been using a wheelchair for n...

Veteran Who Lost His Legs Brought To Tears By Treatment At Six Flags

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.21.2014 | Impact

A veteran with disabilities was brought to tears by the treatment he received -- in front of his teenage daughter -- at a Six Flags in Texas. Sgt. ...

Joseph Erbentraut

How One Woman's Quest To Change The Face Of Beauty Might Actually Be Working | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.11.2014 | Good News

CHICAGO -- For Palos Park, Ill., mother Katie Driscoll, it all started with one photograph. When Driscoll's sixth child was born, the mother of fiv...

A Matter of Worth

Janet Froetscher | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Janet Froetscher

One of the most dramatic findings of this research is that only 44 percent of adults with intellectual disability aged 21-64 are in the labor force. This compares to 83 percent of working-age adults without disabilities who are in the labor force.

5 Things I Would Say to My Younger Self About Having a Disability

Rob J. Quinn | Posted 02.20.2014 | Impact
Rob J. Quinn

When the rare invitation comes along to do something else, you might be reluctant to skip what you had planned for something that may or may not work out well. Do it.

Out of the Shadows

John Bridgeland | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Those with intellectual and developmental disabilities number in the hundreds of millions, yet they too often live in the shadows of society. Subject to stigma, prejudice, shame, and abuse, they are often denied access to food, school, health care, and social integration.

5 Things I've Learned From Having a Disability

Alyssa Silva | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Silva

You get to decide how you want to handle those hardships because you are the pilot on this journey. You can either feel sorry for yourself and all of your troubles, or you can learn to move on and lead a life of happiness. The choice is up to you, and only you.

Wheelchair Wisdom: The Power of Limits

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Linda Noble Topf

It has always fascinated me that creativity and positive thinking are often born out of limitation. When there is adversity, it seems, we humans have all the greater incentive to work out ingenious ways to overcome obstacles, protect ourselves from harm, and chart new territory.

Stop Saying 'Wheelchair-Bound' And Other Outdated, Offensive Terms

Posted 11.01.2013 | Impact

By Zachary Fenell, the Mobility Resource Discussing disabilities may feel like trying to avoid metaphorical tripwires. One innocent misstep and ...

The Disability Vote

Kristin Duquette | Posted 12.25.2013 | Politics
Kristin Duquette

In a democratic society, voting is a fundamental right for everyone; however, people with disabilities are often overlooked when it comes to the polling place.

ACA: More Than Just Healthcare for People With Disabilities

Barbara Otto | Posted 12.01.2013 | Impact
Barbara Otto

For people with disabilities finding a job has always been a one-two punch. It's not just the salary and financial independence they're looking for; they also are in greater need of health benefits than say, a nondisabled 30-year old.

UN Holds First Major Meeting On Helping People With Disabilities...And It's About Time

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened a historic U.N. meeting of world leaders Monday "to break barriers and open doors" for the...

Hey Employers: If You Build It, Job Seekers With Disabilities Will Come

Barbara Otto | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact
Barbara Otto

People with disabilities are really the last frontier for workplace equality. They represent millions of working-age Americans who just happen to have a disability. And they're ready, willing and qualified to work.

12 Ways To Maintain An Awesome Attitude Living With A Disability

Posted 08.27.2013 | Impact

By Jon Bateman, The Mobility Resource I was born with Spina Bifida and one of the biggest challenges of having been born with a disability is that ...

Wheelchair User Sues Smithsonian

ARTINFO | Posted 10.19.2013 | Arts

The Smithsonian is facing legal action from two brothers who filed a discrimination lawsuit against the institution in federal court last Thursday, th...

At the Delacorte

Mona R. Washington | Posted 10.19.2013 | New York
Mona R. Washington

Avid theatre goers form two lines outside Central Park's Delacorte Theatre. One line is very short, and the other is very long. MAN ONE and WOMAN stand in the middle of the short line, chatting. MAN ONE drains a water bottle, as WOMAN sips a jumbo coffee.

8 Things To Never Say To A Spouse Of A Person With A Disability

Posted 06.04.2013 | Impact

By Jeff D. Gorman, The Mobility Resource Strangers come up to me and say, “God bless you.” I didn’t even sneeze. I know what they mean: Go...

Goodwill Minimum Wage Loophole Will Shock You

John Hrabe | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
John Hrabe

A majority of Goodwill entities in the United States pay people with disabilities less than the federal minimum wage, while these same Goodwills simultaneously spend tens of millions of dollars per year on executive compensation and travel-related expenses.

Shocking Way D.C. Taxis Treat People With Disabilities

Posted 05.14.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's a video that's hard to watch. WUSA9 went undercover to see how D.C. cabs treated people with disabilities. The results are shock...

Accessible New York?

John Robinson | Posted 06.09.2013 | New York
John Robinson

Mayor Bloomberg, while I applaud your efforts to make New York a better city. I ask you to take a look at a new area -- accessibility.

The Facts About the Social Security Disability Programs

Donna Meltzer | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Donna Meltzer

A recent series that aired on NPR stations across the U.S. ("Unfit for Work: The Startling Rise of Disability in America" and "Trends With Benefits") paints a misleading and often inaccurate picture of the Social Security programs that serve as a vital lifeline for millions of Americans with severe disabilities.

Hot Sex and Disability at the Movies

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson

Three major releases prominently featured sexually active disabled people. The explicit erotic scenes offered this year between nondisabled and disabled people mark a welcome step forward in how disability and sexuality are portrayed in popular culture

Disability Rights and the Interational Symbol of Accessibility

Lisa Wade | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Lisa Wade

Justin J.W. Powell and Liat Ben-Moshe have written a great short history of the icon signifying accessibility for people who use wheelchairs for the magazine Stimulus Respond. The story, they argue, is one of "exclusion to inclusion."

Our Future Needs Everyone

Jennah Bedrosian | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Jennah Bedrosian

Meet Max. He disclosed that he had a disability and asked his employer to leave work for an hour a week so that he could receive his medication that could only be administered by a professional. He was promptly fired. For a variety of reasons, situations like Max's happen all the time.

Sex Lessons

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson | Posted 03.19.2013 | Impact
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson

Oscars aside, The Sessions has already done great things by challenging our commonly held assumptions that disabled people don't or shouldn't have sex lives.