Congress is about to vote on HR 620 – a bill designed to weaken the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 1 out of 5 people in the US has a disability, and the ADA provides us with the fundamental civil right to use public accommodations, go to stores, restaurants, hotels and other businesses just like our non-disabled friends, family members, colleagues and peers.
It’s the New Year, and that means we are just about six months away from graduation. Graduation is an exciting time to celebrate all of our accomplishments, but what if you can’t attend your own graduation because you have a disability?
Xavier Long recounts their experience as well as witnessing acts of abuse and violence while in the custody of Colorado Division of Youth Corrections (DYC).
The Thomas family shares their story of loss and police violence, and why this initiative matters to them.
A new bill in the Arizona State Legislature is designed to slow down access violation lawsuits.
Katrina Johnson shares her family’s story of loss and police violence, and why I-940 matters to her.
The International Symbol of Access is suppose to indicate barrier-free areas for all disabled people, but the symbol itself seems to be the biggest obstacle for many of us.
Tina Whiteface and Justin Nugpe, Sr. shares how the Medicaid waiver has allowed them to live in the community in Wyoming.
David Decker and Mel Leviton shares the important role self-advocates in Idaho played in passing the ABLE Act in their state.