BBC spotlights Iran’s population of people with disabilities

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Opportunities for People with Disabilities Limited in Iran
In a recent extensive feature, the BBC highlighted the plight of people with disabilities in modern-day Iran. According to the government’s own numbers, about three million of the country’s approximately 75 million…

(Video) UK charity continues campaign to increase understanding and #EndTheAwkward

Monday, August 17, 2015We are pleased to share that Scope, a UK charity we have previously discussed, has been continuing their impressive work. Through short videos, Scope campaigns to #EndTheAwkward and raise awareness and education about people with disabilities. Due to a…

What are disabilities? | Rooted in Rights Explains

Thursday, May 21, 2015The word "disability" means different things to different people. In this new original video, Rooted in Rights breaks down the different definitions. And, sometimes the biggest limitation from a disability is how other people treat people with disabilities. View this new Rooted in Rights video and tell us what you think.

(Video) Artist captures the freedom and joy of using a wheelchair

Wednesday, April 29, 2015Artwork is constantly being utilized as a tool to change societal views. Sue Austin explains how her art form is reconstructing the connotations around wheelchairs and the people who use them. Following an illness, Austin began using a wheelchair in…

Portrait of the Whole Person: Biographies and Paintings, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015Bertschi School, in partnership with Disability Rights Washington, presents the 2015 Portrait of the Whole Person: Paintings and Biographies, to celebrate disability history and culture. Through the art show, we hope to heighten awareness of the disability rights movement and culture within the broader community.

Photographer explores anonymity and mental illness

Friday, April 3, 2015
Photography breaks through anonymity
A reality often associated with having a mental illness is that to avoid stigmatization, individuals choose anonymity over disclosure. French photographer, Anne Betton aims to discuss and debunk this reality. Betton began exploring her passion for…

Deaf receptionist adds diversity to the White House

Thursday, April 2, 2015NBC’s ‘Today’ show recently aired an interview with Leah Katz-Hernandez, the newly appointed White House receptionist. Katz-Hernandez interacts with senators, representatives, and anyone else who meets with the president, and manages the Roosevelt room and the White House guestbook, in…

Feds slam Massachusetts agency for removing child from mother with disabilities

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Parental Rights
A Massachusetts woman, identified by the pseudonym Sara Gordon, has a “mild intellectual disability” that sometimes makes it difficult for her to follow directions. During the first two days after giving birth to Dana in November 2012, Gordon,…

Man killed by LAPD: Another person with mental illness failed by the system

Friday, March 6, 2015
Police Response to People with Mental Illness
A homeless man was killed by police in Los Angeles on March 2, 2015. The man who was shot “had been living in a tent in skid row for a few months after…

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