How do you make writing accessible? We know how to replace steps with ramps. We know how to widen doorways and make restrooms larger for wheelchair users. We can accommodate Deaf people with Sign Language and captions on videos. Blind people can use large print, Braille, or audiobooks. But how do we make information, instructions, and ideas more cognitively accessible, particularly for people with intellectual, developmental, and learning disabilities?
In older couples, one spouse’s negative thoughts about aging can affect the other spouse’s health, a new study indicates. It also found that these effects differ by gender. A wife’s views about aging are linked with her husband’s physical health, while a husband’s view about aging are associated with his wife’s mental health.
The Affordable Care Act returns to the Supreme Court in the shadow of a pandemic | The Washington Post
When the Supreme Court hears a case Tuesday that could abolish the Affordable Care Act, the stakes will be higher than ever, coming amid a historic health and economic crisis that has deprived millions of Americans of insurance and cast a neon light on health care’s importance.
Tyler Stumpf wants to live in the community. He wants to work with animals. His mom says Arizona is not helping him do that.
Dogs go through stages in their life, just as people do, as is obvious to anyone who has watched their stiff-legged, white-muzzled companion rouse themselves to go for one more walk. Poets from Homer to Pablo Neruda have taken notice. As have folk singers and story tellers. Now science is taking a turn, in the hope that research on how dogs grow and age will help us understand how humans age. And, like the poets before them, scientists are finding parallels between the two species.
It’s 25 years since the Disability Discrimination Act became law, but the campaign for equality goes on. Here, six people close to the legislation – having fought for it, used it or worked with it – say what they think of the law as it stands and what they would like to see next.
Warner Bros. apologized after “The Witches” was criticized for its portrayal of physical disabilities in the new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic novel. The company said in a statement to NBC News that they were “deeply saddened to learn that our depiction of fictional characters in The Witches could upset people with disabilities” and “regret any offense caused.”
One teacher has decided to change her title and has a powerful message to go along with the switch. McAlister Greiner Huynh is a teacher in Raleigh, North Carolina. “I teach a self-contained adapted curriculum elementary classroom, serving disabled students K-5,” she told “Good Morning America.” “I am passionate about radical acceptance and disability pride.”
It’s election day! In case you are standing in line or just wast to stay abreast of what voting means for Older Americans and people with disabitiles, here is a round up of some of the latest artilcles we have read on elections and voting!
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