Nearly one in four Americans lives with a disability. For some, that means a compromised immune system and greater risk for the coronavirus. Advocates are sounding the alarm that Congress needs to do more to help this population of society’s…
For more than 60 million Americans with disabilities, the rapid spread of COVID-19 is especially dangerous. Many live in long-term care facilities, and they are twice as likely to experience poverty as those without disability. But so far, legislation has…
By Stephanie Sy, Lena I. Jackson, Casey Kuhn
Recreational and competitive sports played by people with disabilities are growing in popularity, and the skill levels of the athletes are rising. One of the more established adaptive sports is wheelchair tennis. William Brangham went to the U.S. Open in…
By William Brangham, Anne Azzi Davenport
Marca Bristo may not have been a household name, but her influence permeated American society. At age 23, Bristo was paralyzed from the waist down in a diving accident. She became a disability rights activist, working to improve access, fight…
By Philip Moeller
Figuring out what benefits Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security each provide for a person with disabilities can be complicated.
By Associated Press
Stroker earned the trophy for her portrayal of Ado Annie in Daniel Fish's dark revisionist revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic "Oklahoma!"…
By Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
Those who advocate for students with learning disabilities say the scandal has the potential to undercut progress they have been making in gaining acceptance.
By Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press
Walmart plans to replace the greeter position with a "customer host" role that requires the employee be able to lift heavy weights, climb ladders and do other tasks.
In May, FEMA said it was reducing the number of disability advisors per disaster from 60 to 5.
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