Current Events and Policy: Making a Difference in the Community
When the groundbreaking Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law in 1991, civil rights activist Justin Dart, Jr. said, "It is the world's first declaration of equality for people with disabilities by any nation. It will proclaim to America and to the world that people with disabilities are fully human; that paternalistic, discriminatory, segregationist attitudes are no longer acceptable; and that henceforth people with disabilities must be accorded the same personal respect and the same social and economic opportunities as other people." more
Amidst one of the most divisive elections in American history, an initiative has been set into motion which calls the disability community to unite and pledge to #VoteWithHeart.
Against a big band musical score performed only by musicians with disabilities, this fun video trailer features Rio’s Paralympic athletes doing what they do best…racing, swimming, jumping, shooting, competing and striving to exceed even their own expectations.
The old adage, "Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst," is not paranoia, especially not for the disability community. Take your first precautionary steps with this article; then meet with emergency experts at any Abilities Expo.
Dad to a child with disabilities marvels at the unbelievable 'phenomenon' taking place in our friendly skies. People who require a wheelchair to board his flights miraculously DO NOT NEED IT to deplane!
At Abilities Expo Chicago, attendees and experts from our vibrant disability community can connect, share experiences and learn from each other in this fun, informal meeting space.
Despite protections, the job market for grads with disabilities can be problematic. Forward-thinking colleges have established programs to help pave the way to gainful employment.
In response to an overwhelming demand from the disability community and the industry and serves them, Abilities Expo Toronto will launch January 20-22, 2017!
The top 150 largest cities in America have been judged for disability friendliness! Spoiler alert, Toto! If you are not living in the #1 city, you’re not in Kansas anymore.
This Hollywood A-lister plays the alter ego of a young women with Down Syndrome in the compelling online film, 'How Do You See Me?'
Could we learn a few things from the rest of the world in treating those with disabilities, diseases and disorders?
Though he acknowledges overall improvements in accessibility, this wheeler takes a hard look at his own home turf for what has fallen through the cracks.
“The Grumpy Cripple” weighs in on free expression and questions the importance of labels. Do they get in the way of what is really important?
Whether you know her as Ms. Wheelchair California or Ms. Hotwheels, Margarita Elizondo has launched a new forum to include, inform and inspire wheelchair users.
The nation's #1 event for the disability community is coming to the DC Metro Area! We can't wait to see you there!
Do employers still have lower expectations of the disability community, providing jobs out of a sense of altruism instead of for their acumen?
Abilities Expo has been selected as the 2015 Top Public Event! And we owe it all to you!
Activist Mark Johnson shares his view on why nonviolent confrontation works to create lasting change.
Reimbursement rates for complex rehab wheelchair accessories and seating systems are about to be on the Medicare chopping block. Sign this petition to stop it!
One prosthetic per lifetime? It's no wonder lower limb amputees have taken to Washington to put a stop to this proposal before it becomes law.
The Miami Project's clinical trials currently in progress are moving science toward a cure for paralysis.
After being trapped for years in a vegetative state, she rejoined the world with a vengeance and went on to take the Paralympic gold in swimming. Meet the unstoppable Victoria Arlen.
This forward-thinking legislation combined with impressive leaps in assistive technology has gone a long way in levelling the playing field for people with disabilities. And though no one denies that significant progress has been made for and by the Community, the general consensus is that we still have a ways to go.
Our hats are off to the courageous men, women and children out there who, thumbing their collective noses at complacency, continue to strive and make a difference for people with disabilities.