Women, LGBTQ folks, and people with disabilities are all underrepresented in public office. So what if you’re all three of those — is there a place in politics for you?
Carrie Wade discusses paths to success for nontraditional candidates in 2018 and beyond.
We all know about #MeToo. What we don’t talk about is the epidemic of sexual assault against people with disabilities. Rooted in Rights and the Disability Visibility Project collaborated to lift up the voices of disabled survivors so that their stories could be heard.
Happy Mother’s Day! Today is a day where we all celebrate our mothers. But did you know that parents with disabilities are far more at risk of losing custody of their children than non-disabled parents? Removal rates can be as high as 80%. So if you’re someone with a disability who is expecting or is thinking about having children, watch and share this video of our Storyteller, Ivanova, preparing to become a first time mother. They show that with the right supports, people with disabilities can be parents.
We all know that managing your money can be tricky and complicated at times. But what about if you are on Social Security benefits programs, such as Supplemental Security Income, or SSI? How do you ensure that you are receiving your money and benefits after you turn 18 and select the best option for your situation?
Watch as our latest Storyteller, Yolanda Vargas, explains the process of how she gained control of her money, gives tips on the different options available that may work for you, and how to approach the SSA.
We teamed up with Seattle Womxn’s March for the Womxn Act on Seattle event back in January.
The badass women of Rooted in RIghts – Courtney Cole, Emily Ladau, Vanessa Link, Rachel Miyazaki, and Cuquis Robledo – joined in real life and via video chat to talk about work they’re doing to advance the disability rights movement.
If you missed it, don’t worry! Here’s the video of the full presentation so that you can experience it firsthand.
Better yet, it’s like no video we’ve ever released before. This is our first #360video, which means you can view the whole venue using the controls in the video window. Enjoy!
Almost everyone knows how frustrating it is when a website won’t load, or when your internet connection suddenly cuts out. Now imagine that frustration when you know what you’re trying to see is right in front of you – but you just can’t get to it.
That’s just scratching the surface of the importance of internet accessibility.
I’m Maddie Bright, a high school senior here to share about how something so vital to everyday life isn’t required to be accessible. Yeah, learning that shocked me too. Thankfully, I’ve got a lot to tell you about how you can make your website accessible.
So join me in learning about our wonderful World Wide Web! Then, feel free to share this video to help get the word out about the need for an accessible internet for all.