Hundreds of thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in America are living and receiving care at home. But their aging caregivers, many of whom are parents or siblings, are worried about who will continue to care for their loved ones when they are gone. Christopher Booker reports on some steps being taken to support families as part of our series, ‘Rethinking Lifespan.’
Getting old is inevitable, but scientists at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) may be one step closer to being able to delay the aging process. A team of scientists studied aging in yeast — chosen because its cells are easily manipulated — to try to understand if different cells age at the same rate, and for the same reason.
The coronavirus pandemic has shed light on the reality of aging in place, or the concept of choosing to remain at home for your later years of life.
Age-Friendly Health Systems on Target to Impact 1,000 Health Care Organizations In 2020 \ Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Halfway through 2020, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is pleased to announce that by the end of the year, Age-Friendly Health Systems is on track to achieve its goal of recognizing the work of 1,000 hospitals, office practices, retail clinics, and post-acute care facilities for improving care of older Americans. Age-Friendly Health Systems is an initiative of
Cisneros, who is 34 and Hispanic, is part of the first wave of an expected 1.5 million volunteers willing to get the shots to help determine whether leading vaccine candidates can thwart the virus that sparked a deadly pandemic.
30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (https://declarationforindependence.org/celebrating-the-…rsary-of-the-ada) /
NAB Convener Lex Frieden speaks the 30th Anniversary of the ADA with Bob Kafka and recall the importance and development.
As we mark #ADA30 and fix our eyes on the continued struggle for disability justice, we uplift CBC Chairman Major Owens. Told that the ADA was too ‘radical’, he fought to make it law & built a powerful coalition affirming that disability rights are civil rights.
This year marks a significant milestone in the fight for the rights of all Americans with disabilities. The disability community has seen modifications to the built environment, increased access to affordable healthcare and an uptick in political participation in the last 30 years. The AAPD portal includes all of the tools you need to celebrate, engage your community and a calendar of events and virtual celebrations.
Disabled activist Alice Wong reflects on the Americans with Disabilities Act: ‘A law does not change the world overnight’ | Yahoo! Life
When Alice Wong was a baby newly diagnosed with spinal muscular dystrophy, a doctor told her parents — Chinese immigrants who’d settled in Indianapolis in the 1970s — that she may not live past the age of 30. She’s now 46, and one of the country’s top trailblazers for disability rights.
One in four adults in the U.S. are living with a disability, but you wouldn’t know it given the lack of representation in the workforce, Hollywood, and media coverage. On the 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Voices of Disability celebrates the real stories — not the stigmas or stereotypes — of this dynamic and vibrant community of individuals.
In remembering disabled activists who were instrumental in the creation of America’s disability rights movement and imagining what a more inclusive movement for social justice and full civil rights for the future could look like, we keep coming back to the partnership during the late 1970s between the Black Panther Party and the 504 activists, disability rights advocates who were pushing for implementation of a long-delayed section (section 504) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Thirty years ago this weekend, the Americans with Disabilities Act broke down barriers for people with all types of disabilities, opening access to transportation, education, recreation, business and employment.
‘Crip Camp’: Where disability rights stand 30 years after these kids fought for recognition and changed the world | KVIA
Today it would be unthinkable to nickname a summer getaway for children with disabilities “Crip Camp.” Yet that was the nickname given to Camp Jened, a summer camp for children, teens and adults with disabilities that operated in the Catskill Mountains of New York from 1951 to 1977. The camp is the subject of a documentary on the origins of the disability rights movement released earlier this year.
July 26, 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Signed into law in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, this landmark civil rights legislation increases access and opportunity for people with disabilities across community life, including employment. By ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity to work, the ADA is an affirmation of our nation’s founding ideals and a cornerstone of our efforts to ensure a fully inclusive American workforce and economy.
July 26, 2020, commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, arguably the most broad-reaching civil rights legislation since the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For decades before the ADA, people with disabilities — all 61 million of us, who exist in one-third of households — were institutionalized, kept hidden out of shame, and isolated from society because of a lack of access. The legislation protected us from discrimination and increased our participation in public life.
My name is Lindsay Adams, I am a disabled, Black woman, artist, strategist, champion, and friend. I can lead with that now that in my nearly 30 years, I’ve become comfortable with this skin I’m in — embracing its challenges and peculiarities, while leaning into its preciousness.
Stephanie Thomas has what she calls a “non-severe disability,” which she says allows her to see the world from two perspectives: one from the vantage point of a person without a disability and one of a person who has one. It’s those two concurrent viewpoints that have allowed Thomas, the founder of Disability Fashion Styling platform Cur8able, to successfully provide the one in four people who have a disability with clothing that both looks and feels like it was made specifically for them.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) – both at U.S. Health & Human Services (HHS) – partnered to create a website that tells the story of how the ADA came to be, showcases some of the progress we have made as a country toward achieving the ADA’s promise of true inclusion, and illustrates some of the work being done within HHS and across government, to continue to remove the barriers to inclusion people with disabilities often face. Most important, through short video interviews, you can hear from people with disabilities about how the expectations for access and inclusion created by the ADA have affected their lives.
How a Landmark Law To Protect the Rights of Disabled People Is Being Twisted To Oppress Others. From voter suppression efforts exploiting the ADA to close polling stations to so-called anti-maskers, the ADA is increasingly being twisted to oppress others.
Thirty years after the passage of the A.D.A., a Times project featuring more than two dozen articles looks at the many facets of the law’s impact and the work that still lies ahead.
Apple, creatives, and disability rights activists reflect on 30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act | Apple Newsroom
Since its founding, Apple has been a pioneer in democratizing powerful technology through products and services designed for everyone. From VoiceOver and Text to Speech to Voice Control, Switch Control, and even Siri, every product and service in the Apple ecosystem is designed with accessibility built in.
As ADA anniversary nears, lawmakers express concern about changes to captioned telephone service | The Hill
Recently, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) conditionally approved providers of Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS) that use only automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology. This approval could put veterans, older adults, and other people with hearing loss who use this service to communicate at risk due to the potential for significant captioning errors. In response to these approvals, two bipartisan letters were submitted to the FCC: one from Reps. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) and Don Young (R-Alaska), co-chairs of the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, and one from Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) asking the FCC to establish service quality standards that address the unique aspects of ASR-only services.