After Starbucks announced on July 9 it would phase out plastic straws from its stores by 2020, disability rights activists were concerned the policy would exclude some people with disabilities.
By Molly Enking
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, the IMPACT:Ability training program is a self-defense class with a twist: It's specially designed to empower people with disabilities and teach them abuse prevention and safety skills. Special correspondent Tina Martin of…
By PBS NewsHour
“I have a choice everyday I wake up, I can look at myself as the poor guy with a disability or I can go out and inspire people,” Ryan Hudson-Peralta said.
By Lora Strum
Derrick Campana made the jump to animal prosthetics and orthotics 12 years ago -- when few, if anyone, created artificial limbs for dogs and other pets.
By Julia Griffin
By Sally Ho and Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press
For school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession, the Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health care overhaul are sounding familiar alarms.
By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News
The new rules are set to go into effect in July, but they may be delayed as President Donald Trump’s administration reviews regulations that have been drafted or finalized but not yet implemented.
Unlike in past presidential contests, disability is something both campaigns have addressed this cycle, if sometimes inadvertently. More than 35 million Americans with disabilities will be eligible to vote, making up almost one-sixth of the electorate. Judy Woodruff gets views…
By PBS NewsHour
According to a new report, more than 750,000 people with disabilities are currently imprisoned in the United States. Advocates say that children born with physical or intellectual disabilities are far more likely to end up in prison than their able-bodied…
By Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press
The Obama administration is taking steps to help people with disabilities who are struggling to repay their student loans.
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