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Disability Rights Oregon – Accessible Voting Tablets

In Oregon, the use of mail-in ballots proved to be inaccessible for disabled residents and impeded their ability to vote without barriers.  Oregon has recently allowed the use of accessible tablets as a means to create the freedom residents needed to vote freely and confidently.  Making available various accessible voting methods allows disabled people to feel included in the voting process and have their vote count.

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The Protection & Advocacy (P&A) System

Did you know there is a federally funded network of advocacy agencies dedicated to disability rights issues?  Rooted in Rights explains.

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#ReformAbilityOne

The federal government’s AbilityOne program is supposed to create job opportunities for people with disabilities. Instead, it has funded segregated workplace and low wages, and been accused of corruption. Check out the #ReformAbilityOne campaign to learn about the issues and here responses from the disability rights community.
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#NotYourProp

Ever notice that online videos about people with disabilities don’t often feature people with disabilities? So did we. So we decided to re-edit some videos we found and include only the portions of the video where a person with a disability communicates on camera.
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AUCD – Growing Leaders, Driving Change

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) asked Rooted in Rights to explain their history, their mission and the vast diversity of students, faculty and others who make up their network – all in a three minute video.

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Tom Olin: Activist Photographer of the Disability Rights Movement

Many of the most significant moments in disability rights history were captured by one man, his camera and some black-and-white film. Rooted in Rights caught up with photographer, documentarian and activist Tom Olin during national launch of REVUP in Houston. He shares his thoughts on the power of photography to inspire new activists.

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Storytellers: Towards an Inclusive Tunisia with Arbi Chouikh

How can a democratic government become more accessible and accountable to citizens with disabilities? Great examples can be found in Tunisia where disability rights advocates have made strong progress since the revolution of 2011.

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On The Outs: Reentry for Inmates with Disabilities | AVID Prison Project

On The Outs follows three inmates with various disabilities, including vision impairment, brain injury, and mental illness, through all stages of the reentry process. The documentary depicts each person’s experience at three points: in prison prior to release, on their release date, and life on the “outs” after release.

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Storytellers: A Preflight Announcement with Noah Seidel

Like many of us gearing up for the holiday season, Storyteller Noah Seidel has been traveling a lot recently. Noah uses a wheelchair, and unfortunately, some airlines don’t know how to transport mobility devices. Noah, and others that have had mobility devices damaged or broken by airlines, want you to share your bad travel experiences using the #RightToFly and #DisabledAndFlying.

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Why Did Marc Moreno Die?

Marc Moreno was 18 years old when he died in the Benton County Jail in Washington State. Why didn’t Marc received proper treatment for his mental illness while in jail? How did the system fail him even before he was arrested?  Why did Marc Moreno die?

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