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Zoom Commits To Improving Accessibility

Zoom says it is enhancing its service in order to be more accessible to users with disabilities.

March 5, 2021
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With Disabilities ‘Rarely’ Seen, Netflix Commits $100 Million Toward Inclusion

Netflix is pledging to do more after a report finds that representation of people with disabilities and other groups is lacking in its original films and television shows.

March 2, 2021
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Biobank Poised To Transform Down Syndrome Research

A first-of-its-kind effort is underway to collect biological samples from people with Down syndrome in a bid to improve care and outcomes for those with chromosomal disorder.

February 26, 2021

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Ed Department: Schools Serving More Students Under IDEA

An increasing number of American schoolchildren are receiving special education services and nearly all of them spend at least some of their day in class with their typically-developing peers.

February 23, 2021
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People With Disabilities Report Fewer Voting Troubles

The most recent election brought some good news for people with disabilities: far fewer problems casting their ballots.

February 19, 2021

Virtual Training May Help Young People With Autism Land Jobs

Practicing job interview skills using a virtual simulator could significantly increase the odds that young adults with autism find employment, new research suggests.

February 16, 2021

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Facebook Cracking Down On Posts Linking Autism, Vaccines

Making false claims about autism and vaccines could now get you kicked off Facebook.

February 10, 2021
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NBCUniversal Commits To Audition Actors With Disabilities

A second major entertainment company is pledging to consider actors with disabilities for every one of its film and television projects.

February 9, 2021
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Nike Unveils Hands-Free Sneakers For Those With Special Needs

With an eye toward making shoes even more accessible to people with disabilities, Nike is introducing a sneaker that can be taken on and off completely hands-free.

February 3, 2021

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White House Doubles Down On Accessibility

Online and in the briefing room, the Biden administration says it is working to prioritize accessibility for people with disabilities.

February 2, 2021
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Children’s Books Honored For Disability Narratives

Tales about a girl with autism and a boy who's nonverbal are among the books being honored for portraying the disability experience alongside the famed Newbery and Caldecott Medals.

January 28, 2021

Mental Health Issues Affect 3 In 4 Kids With Autism

The vast majority of children with autism have at least one mental health condition too, new research suggests.

January 26, 2021

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