Celebrating the 31st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
It is ADA Day! Today on July 26th, we celebrate the 31st Anniversary of the Signing of Americans with Disabilities Act. We join all Americans in rededicating ourselves to the values of access and inclusion and invite you to revisit that historic summer day 31 years ago!
Recognizing the ADA
- Biden Administration Marks Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act and Announces Resources to Support Individuals with Long COVID:
- Autistic Women & Nonbinanary Network
- World Institute on Disability
- Northeast ADA Center
- Alice Wong
- FDR Memorial Legacy Committee – Join the wreath-laying ceremony in honor of the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
I really thought I was done with new coming-out experiences. I’ve done my fair share of working my way slowly through the LGBTQ acronym across my life—having lived for a time as a femme lesbian, as a bi femme, and now as a queer trans man. But this Pride Month, I’m coming out again: I’m disabled and proud of it.
Social media creators are helping women and people of color identify possible symptoms of ADHD
Electric buses are coming to Houston, as Metro takes first step toward letting up on the gas | Houston Chronicle
Transit officials in the self-proclaimed energy capital of the world are recharging their attempts to wean Metro off fossil fuels. Metropolitan Transit Authority officials, sensing both the technology and federal interest in funding are ripe, are preparing to buy up to 20 all-electric buses that would operate along two routes.
The advertising industry currently finds itself beset by challenges on all sides as it grapples with the immediate economic repercussions of Covid-19 and several longer-term changes in viewing habits. These include customers spending more time on streaming services like Netflix, YOUTUBE and social media sites and watching more personalized pre-recorded content, where technologies like TiVo make skipping the ad break a familiar viewing habit.
Does having a disability affect your experience with TSA screening at the airport? If so, NPR is doing stories about this and we’d like to hear from you. Airports are crowded again. People are traveling. Which made us wonder what it’s been like—now and in the past–for people with disabilities when they go through those TSA screenings.
A new study finds that health care has become the country’s largest source of debt in collections. Those debts are largest where Medicaid wasn’t expanded.
Aging-in-Place Market Valued at $151B, But Still Overshadowed by Other Care Settings | Home Helath Care News
Aging in place — which includes daily essential activities, health and safety awareness, care coordination, transition support and home-based care — is a $151 billion market. That’s according to a new report from The Holding Co. and Pivotal Ventures.
Model and actress Leyna Bloom has become the first trans person to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue, the magazine’s most famous and perennially bestselling edition. “I dedicate this cover to all ballroom femme queens past, present and future,” Bloom wrote on Instagram. “Many girls like us don’t have the chance to live our dreams, or to live long at all. I hope my cover empowers those, who are struggling to be seen, feel valued.”
“So… how does the winter weather affect you?” I sat across from the person interviewing me for a job I really wanted, totally unsure of how to respond. It was the spring of 2016, and I had applied for more than 100 jobs in my chosen field of journalism. I was about to finish graduate school, and I knew that I needed to be as open and flexible as possible given the dearth of opportunities in media. I’m also physically disabled and wear a tracheostomy tube around my neck, which helps me breathe. My disability is visible; it’s usually one of the first things a person notices when they meet me.
At the Trimble County Library on Thursday, books were not the only draw. Five months after COVID-19 vaccinations became readily available, people were still eagerly rolling up their sleeves. Vanessa Reagan was determined, despite her crutches, not to miss her chance to get vaccinated after witnessing the virus firsthand.
I’ve just become a modern elder. I graduated from the Modern Elder Academy’s program ‘Your Roadmap for Navigating Midlife Transitions’ and am now one of the 1500 global alumni to be unleashed on the world as part of founder Chip Conley’s vision. The goal was to repurpose and empower the accumulated wisdom, energy and experience of humans living longer lives than ever before.
A major standardized test maker is taking steps to make it easier for students with disabilities to access accommodations. The nonprofit ACT, which makes the test of the same name, said it will automatically grant allowable accommodations that are included in students’ existing individualized education programs or 504 plans.
The health and well neing of the African-American/Black Community starts with me! I’m ready to take action.
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