When Sidley Austin partner Mike Hatcher was 23 years old, he was a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with dreams of becoming the first astronaut to land on Mars until a disability changed both his life and his career. If it weren’t for a serious injury, Hatcher would have likely never become a lawyer. And now he’s started an initiative at his firm that helps other attorneys like him.
Despite widespread availability, the online resource goes unused by many older Americans. And adaptation varies by age, income and education level. Only about half of people age 50 to 80 have set up an account on a secure online access site, or “patient portal,” offered by their health care provider, according to new findings from the National Poll on Healthy Aging.
Shakespeare’s Globe may have had a spring cleaning, but don’t for a second think that the deservedly popular playhouse is playing it safe.You could be forgiven for expecting a conservative, back-to-basics approach following the controversial artistic tenure of Emma Rice, who parted company with the theater in 2017 after only two years. But if “As You Like It” and “Hamlet,” the opening productions by the new artistic director, Michelle Terry, are any gauge, the Globe looks poised to continue provoking — albeit in new ways. Already, Ms. Terry’s tenure promises to throw norms to the wind by casting without regard to gender, race or ethnicity. Eyebrows have been raised, but there has been hefty applause as well.
Disability-rights advocates are still working to improve access to transport in New York City.
The city’s transit system has one of the lowest rates of wheelchair accessibility in the United States. Advocate groups are using protests and lawsuits to win improvements to the system, such as the ongoing process to make 50 percent of city cabs accessible by 2020.
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