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Delta Developing Seat To Accommodate Wheelchairs In Flight

Delta is unveiling a first-of-its-kind seat that would allow passengers with disabilities to remain in their wheelchairs on airplane flights.

June 8, 2023
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Unilever To Include People With Disabilities In Advertising Productions

One of the world's largest advertisers is looking to increase inclusion by pledging to hire people with disabilities for major productions to promote brands like Dove, Ben & Jerry's, Vaseline and more.

June 5, 2023
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Google Displaying Accessibility Information More Prominently

With a subtle change, Google is making it more obvious to users whether businesses and other public places are accessible to people with disabilities.

May 26, 2023

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SSI Benefits Expected To Rise Next Year

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income checks are likely to grow again in 2024, according to a new analysis, though not by nearly as much as this year.

May 22, 2023
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Apple Rolls Out Accessibility Features Aimed At Users With Developmental Disabilities

Apple is introducing a host of new features to make the iPhone and iPad easier to use for people with cognitive disabilities and those who are nonspeaking.

May 17, 2023
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Despite Laws, People With IDD Less Likely To Receive Organ Transplants

New research suggests that people with developmental disabilities face more difficulty than others accessing organ transplants even in cases where they are no more likely to have complications.

May 16, 2023

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Senate Confirms New Special Education Chief

After a year and a half in limbo, the nation has a new top special education official.

May 12, 2023
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Lawmakers Seek To Improve Air Travel For People With Disabilities

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is looking to institute new requirements in order to make air travel easier for passengers with disabilities.

May 9, 2023
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Netflix Faulted For Limited Disability Representation

Even as Netflix has made strides in improving inclusion on screen, a new report finds the streaming service is falling short when it comes to featuring people with disabilities.

May 3, 2023

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Paying Family Caregivers Could Alleviate Shortage Of Providers, Study Finds

As a severe shortage of in-home care providers strains families and has forced some people with developmental disabilities to remain hospitalized, new research is offering up a solution.

May 2, 2023
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Barbie Rolls Out First Doll With Down Syndrome

As part of a push to diversify, a Barbie doll with Down syndrome is hitting the market.

April 26, 2023
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Actor Is First With Down Syndrome To Star In Disney Film

An actor with Down syndrome is making history by appearing in a leading role alongside Jude Law and other big names in a new version of "Peter Pan" that Disney is releasing this week.

April 25, 2023

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