The 31st Anniversary of the ADA – The Post COVID Connection
Last week on July 26th we recognized the 31st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While 31 is not one of the “big” anniversaries ending in five or zero, this year’s turn around the sun seems especially important as a significant number of our communities are hoping to re-open as we transition to another phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
10 books to celebrate disability pride all year long | USA Today
July is Disability Pride Month and although it may not be as mainstream as LGBTQ+ Pride Month, it’s just as essential for members of the disability community. Disabilities can also refer to mental illnesses and other “invisible disabilities,” like neurological disorders and intellectual or learning impairments, that aren’t as apparent upon meeting a person as a physical limitation.
Kitty O’Neil: Deaf racecar driver, daredevil and stunt legend | AD | ASL | American Masters | PBS
Our pal Day Al-Mohamed directs a new video Series for American Masters. In this new YouTube video series, musician and disability inclusion advocate Lachi explores the cultural contributions of people with disabilities and how they transformed America. This pilot episode for the series investigates the amazing life of racecar driver, stunt legend and daredevil Kitty O’Neil (1946-2018) and how her deafness impacted her career in Hollywood in the 1970s.
At the F.D.A.’s urging, Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are expanding their trials for children 5 to 11. | The New York Times
At the urging of federal regulators, two coronavirus vaccine makers are expanding the size of their clinical trials for children ages 5 to 11 — a precautionary measure designed to detect rare side effects including heart inflammation problems that turned up in vaccinated people younger than 30.
New insights into the relationship between how we feel and our views on aging |The Science Daily
A new study finds that the disconnect between how old we feel and how old we want to be can offer insights into the relationship between our views on aging and our health.
Study Shows More Disability Stories Onscreen, but Few Disabled Actors | The New York TImes
The study published Wednesday also showed that television is far behind film when it comes to representation of characters with disabilities.
COVID symptoms may qualify for disability resources |Axios
Americans experiencing long-term symptoms of COVID-19 may qualify for federal disability resources and must receive accommodations, the White House announced Monday.
The Past And Present Of Disability Activism | KALW
It’s been 31 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed. Today, we’ll hear how Berkeley protesters helped bring about the ADA. Then, San Francisco author activist Alice Wong brings readers personal stories from people with disabilities.
City of Detroit Unveils First Ever Strategic Plan to Significantly Improve Access and Service to Disability Community | City of Detroit
Three-Year Plan Focuses on Housing, Employment, Transportation, Digital Access Announcement to Coincide with City’s Celebration of 31st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
At the F.D.A.’s urging, Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are expanding their trials for children 5 to 11.
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