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ABLE Act to Expand

ABLE Act to Expand

The expanded ABLE Act would further enable people with disabilities to reach their professional potential without sacrificing their financial entitlement.

New York City Subway Faces Two Lawsuits Over Access for People with Disabilities

New York City Subway Faces Two Lawsuits Over Access for People with Disabilities

While multiple lawsuits have targeted inaccessible subway stations, the plaintiffs said the state lawsuit is the first to challenge systemwide inaccessibility.

Brain Implant Lets Paralyzed Man Feed Himself Using His Thoughts

Brain Implant Lets Paralyzed Man Feed Himself Using His Thoughts

Bill Kochevar was paralyzed below his shoulders in a cycling accident eight years ago.

Public Transportation Not Accessible for Wheelchair Users

Public Transportation Not Accessible for Wheelchair Users

“New York’s subway is by far the least wheelchair-friendly public transit system of any major American city, with only 92 of the system’s 425 stations accessible.”

New York Park Named for Disabled FDR Sued By Wheelchair Users

New York Park Named for Disabled FDR Sued By Wheelchair Users

The suit contends that the design of Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park inhibits access by wheelchair users and violates laws that require public facilities to reasonably accommodate people with disabilities.

A Girl and her dog: Top U.S. Court Mulls Discrimination Claim

A Girl Named Ehlena and a Dog Named Wonder Win at U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday in favor of Ehlena Fry, 13, a disabled Michigan girl whose school refused to let her bring her service dog to class.

As Out of Pocket Costs Rise for Family Caregivers, Congress Introduces Tax Credit Remedy

As Out of Pocket Costs Rise for Family Caregivers, Congress Introduces Tax Credit Remedy

Families serving as caregivers for a child with a disability lose about $3,200 a year due to added responsibilities, study found.

Civil Rights, LGBT Pages Erased from White House Website

Civil Rights, LGBT Pages Erased from White House Website

Civil rights, LGBT, women, disabilities, criminal justice reform, equal pay and climate change have all been removed from the White House website.

Wyndham's Baymont, The Arc Use Breakfast to Open Doors for People with Disabilities

Wyndham’s Baymont, The Arc Use Breakfast to Open Doors for People with Disabilities

In a mission to boost breakfast experience for guests, Wyndham offers an innovative collaboration with a leading national advocate for people with disabilities.

Advocates Fear What Trump Presidency Will Mean for People with Disabilities

Advocates Fear What Trump Presidency Will Mean for People with Disabilities

President-elect Donald Trump has not been clear on his ideas regarding people with disabilities but notably mocked a reporter with a disability during his campaign.

A Girl and her dog: Top U.S. Court Mulls Discrimination Claim

A Girl and Her Dog: Top U.S. Court Mulls Discrimination Claim

A girl living with cerebral palsy and her family claimed discrimination after the young girl's school said her service dog could not attend school with her.

Potential Legislation Aims to Expand Savings Options for People with Disabilities

Potential Legislation Aims to Expand Savings Options for People with Disabilities

Expansion of ABLE Act to allow more financial opportunities and incentivize employment.

ABC Comedy 'Speechless' Starring Actor with Cerebral Palsy Signed to Full Season

ABC Comedy ‘Speechless’ Starring Actor with Cerebral Palsy Signed to Full Season

The show, which features a family's experiences with CP, will air post-show content to bring awareness to living with cerebral palsy.

Hillary Clinton, people with disabilities

Clinton Calls for More Employment for People with Disabilities

"Together we will make our economy and our country more welcoming to people with disabilities because we all win when everyone gets to share in the American dream."

U.S. Income Surges, but Women, Minorities Remain Behind

U.S. Income Surges, but Women, Minorities Remain Behind

2015 saw an increase in median household income for whites, Blacks, Asians and Hispanics, the newest report from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed, the highest increase being among Hispanic households. According to the report, 2015 saw an additional estimated 3.3 million people with earnings over 2014, regardless of work experience. All households saw a 5.2 …

Oscars all white

Hollywood — Not a Man? Not White? Don’t Bother.

A new study from the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative confirms that inequality is still alive and well in Hollywood.

Sheltered Workshops Still Pay Below Minimum Wage

Law Still Allows Many to Earn Well Below Minimum Wage

People with disabilities continue earning mere cents to an able-bodied person’s dollar as decades-old "sheltered workshops" linger around the country.

Smartphone Apps Change Lives for People With Disabilities

Developments include a hands-free smartphone and Bluetooth-powered sensor device.

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ESPN Airs First Nationally Televised Broadcast Featuring Sportscaster with Cerebral Palsy

Jason Benetti struggles with, among other things, his ability to look into the camera, but his career has flourished thanks to “great allies” at companies where “it just takes one person.”

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People with Disabilities Fight to be Seen as Full Human Beings in Hollywood

"If you're going to discuss diversity, it has to be completely inclusive of the groups that really define diversity."

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Viscardi Center Announces 4th Annual Achievement Awards

Official call for nominations for the 2016 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards, which recognize exemplary leaders with disabilities.

Disability Providers Exempt from Harmful Labor Law

The new rule, which has been temporarily delayed, could significantly hinder services provided to people with disabilities.

National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center

Hey Corporate America! Isn’t it time to embed ‘disability’ across the entire business enterprise?

For businesses to remain relevant and successful, they are constantly changing, modernizing and embracing new, innovative strategies.

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Disability Activists Arrested for Protesting Outside White House

Protesters chanted "disability rights are human rights" outside the White House last week.