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How everyday technology can be adapted to make independent living possible – the life and times of Richard Devylder

Ricahrd using a remote with his mouthThis month the community of people with disabilities lost a valued member and friend to many. Called “a long time disability advocate and former appointee at the U.S. Department of Transportation,” by the National Council on Disability, Richard Devylder…
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Mom adopts three-legged puppy to build daughter’s confidence

Toddler girl with her white dogIt is hard to know what to do or how to react when aspects of our lives do not fit into the boxes society tells us they should. One Australian mom, however, had the perfect reaction. When Brooke Hodgson’s daughter,…
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Feds seek comments on paratransit fares proposal until September 20

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Comment on Paratransit Fare Increase Proposal
The Department of Transportation announced August 20 that it is seeking public comments on a proposal to modify the maximum rates customers must pay for paratransit rides. Under the ADA, customers of paratransit services…
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North Dakota abortion, disability law may go to the Supreme Court

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit struck down North Dakota’s strictest-in-the-nation abortion law July 22, opening the door for potential review by the Supreme Court. Nationwide, almost all of the attention has focused…
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The Right to be Rescued

ocean and sky - Right To Be Rescued"The Right to be Rescued" is a short documentary that tells the stories of people with disabilities affected by Hurricane Katrina. Released days before the 10th anniversary of the storm, our goal is to make emergency planners aware of the specific needs of people with disabilities and push them to alter their disaster plans to make sure those needs are met. You can help! We will provide links or DVDs to anyone who would like to screen this film for emergency planners and others in their community. Contact us to find out how.
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