Accessibility

Citing Threat To Property Value, Neighbors Want Ramp Removed

A Colorado family says their neighbors have threatened them with legal action over the ramp they installed for their daughter with cerebral palsy to access their home.

Woman With Cerebral Palsy May Be Forced To Give Up Service Dog

A service dog provider is suing a New York woman with cerebral palsy in an effort to take back the assistance animal they placed with her six years ago.

Thousands Offered For Disability Innovations

With $25,000 in prize money on the line, inventors are being challenged to tackle real-world barriers facing people with disabilities.

Nike Responds To Plea For Accessible Shoes

After a letter to Nike from a 17-year-old with cerebral palsy went viral this past summer, the company connected with the teen to create special shoes he can manage independently.

Nike Asked To Make Special Needs Shoes

An open letter asking the CEO of Nike to create shoes that are better suited for people with disabilities is going viral.

School Says No To Walker For Girl With Disability

After two years using a walker, a Texas school district is ordering a 5-year-old girl with cerebral palsy back into her wheelchair. Now, the girl’s mother is fighting back.

Oprah Pick With Cerebral Palsy Debuts New Show

Ahead of the premiere of his new travel show, Zach Anner opens up about his adventures coast to coast and what he hopes viewers will take away from seeing a TV host with a disability.

Student-Designed Device Helps Kids Gain Independence

A group of college students is lending a hand to kids with physical disabilities by designing a special tray that allows those who use walkers to carry their belongings unassisted.

Record-Breaking Climber With Cerebral Palsy To Be Honored

A man with cerebral palsy who last year became the first person with the condition to scale Yosemite’s El Capitan will be honored Tuesday for his contributions to the disability community.

Oprah Network Winner Opens Up About Cerebral Palsy

Fresh off of landing his own show, Zach Anner talks about living with cerebral palsy, working with Oprah and what’s coming next.

PlayStation Game To Offer Special Mode For Those With Disabilities

Cerebral palsy keeps Hans Smith from pitching on a real field, but he embraces baseball through video games and now Smith is helping to ensure others with disabilities can do the same.

Inclusive Child Care Offers New Option For Kids With Disabilities

Rather than rely on child care centers specifically designed for youngsters with special needs, one hospital is helping to include such children within local programs.

Man With ‘Sexiest Of The Palsies’ Closer To Oprah Stardom

Internet sensation Zach Anner, who has cerebral palsy, is one step closer to winning his own television show on Oprah Winfrey’s new network.

Preparation Key For Travelers With Special Needs

After an airline recently told one man that he was “too disabled to fly,” advocates advise those with disabilities to know their rights ahead of the holiday travel season.

Airline Tells Self-Advocate He’s ‘Too Disabled To Fly’

A man with cerebral palsy missed his own speaking engagement last month at a national self-advocacy conference after US Airways removed him from a flight calling him “too disabled to fly.”

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