Model with disability breaks barriers in the UK

Friday, April 15, 2016The modeling industry is constantly evolving and, some argue, in need of major change. We’ve talked before about the lack of accessibility in the modeling world and the work being done by several different individuals to initiate change. Katie Knowles…

Social Security Caregiver Credit Act reintroduced

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Social Security Caregiver Credit Act
A recently introduced bill in Congress aims to increase Social Security benefits for workers who take time off to serve as caregivers. Currently, Social Security benefits are calculated based on the number of credits that…

Lawsuit tackles Ohio residential and employment segregation

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Home-Based Services
Disability Rights Ohio, the Center for Public Representation, Sidley Austin LLP and attorney Samuel Bagenstos hit the state of Ohio with a class-action lawsuit [PDF] March 31, accusing it of unnecessarily institutionalizing thousands of people with…

Former NFL player sues league over disability benefits plan

Friday, April 1, 2016
Former NFL players struggle to obtain disability benefits
Former NFL cornerback Charles Dimry filed a federal lawsuit against the National Football League on March 23, accusing the league of violating federal law by failing to follow the terms of its…

Disability rights groups oppose proposed House budget

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Proposed Budget Will Harm People with Disabilities
The nation’s largest consortium of disability rights groups slammed the House of Representative’s proposed fiscal year 2016 budget [PDF] on March 15, over concerns about the impact of its proposed cuts to the…

Questions of Discrimination

Monday, March 28, 2016Today is Law Student Mental Health Day. Time to take a look at the barriers some law students face when they have sought mental health treatment during school. The first barrier is the very front door to the legal…

Employment in Northern Ireland – Katy’s story

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Chioma Iwelumo
Rooted in Rights welcomes contributions by guest authors from across the globe to enhance understanding about the rights of people with disabilities. This video is brought to you by Chioma Iwelumo, a senior student at Duke University in…

UK cuts future disability benefits for half a million people

Thursday, March 17, 2016
News from the UK
The United Kingdom House of Lords voted March 7 to cut Employment and Support Allowance for more than 500,000 people, from £103 to £73 per week, much to the dismay of disability advocates. “The cuts to…

UK policy changes lead to loss of mobility and independence for people with disabilities

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Cuts to UK Mobility Scheme
Recent changes in the UK’s government welfare system is having devastating results for people with disabilities. Under the previous policy, over 600,000 people with disabilities were able to use the ‘Mobility Scheme,’ which gave people…

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