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With Caregiver Pay Hike, States Warned About ADA Obligations

As new rules roll out mandating better pay for in-home care workers, federal officials say states must not compromise the rights of people with disabilities in the process.

Designer Focuses On Interiors For Those With Autism

After her son was diagnosed with autism, one interior designer schooled herself on how to create calming spaces for those on the spectrum. Now she’s sharing her expertise with others.

Disney Noncommittal On Adding Characters With Disabilities

Disney isn’t making any promises in response to a petition signed by more than 75,000 people calling for the company to include more characters with disabilities in its movies.

With Eye On Disabilities, TV Gaining New Features

A first-of-its-kind offering designed to make it easier for people with disabilities to access television is making its debut.

States Ranked On Court Accessibility

A new ranking finds that access to the courts for people with disabilities varies significantly from one state to the next.

Disney Facing More ADA Suits

A battle over disability access at Disney theme parks has been renewed, with more than two dozen separate claims filed against the entertainment company.

Seinfeld Now Says He Doesn’t Have Autism

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is backing off comments he made earlier this month suggesting that he may be on the autism spectrum.

Toymaker Wants Playtime To Be More Inclusive

The maker of childhood classics like Mr. Potato Head, Play-Doh and Connect 4 is looking to ensure that kids with developmental disabilities know how to engage with its toys too.

States Cracking Down On Accessible Parking Abuse

Stiffer penalties and stepped up enforcement are among the measures states are taking to help ensure that accessible parking spaces are available for those who truly need them.

Teen Lands Venture Capital For Accessibility Device

A 13-year-old has become the world’s youngest tech entrepreneur to receive venture capital, all for a device he designed to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.

Bath And Body Works Apologizes For Disability Snub

A field trip to the mall went south when teachers say an employee at Bath and Body Works refused to allow their group of students with special needs to enter the store.

Families Dealt Setback In ADA Suit Against Disney

A federal lawsuit challenging broad changes to Disney’s theme park access policy for people with disabilities has hit a roadblock.

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