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‘Barbie’ Movie Adds Unique Accessibility Option

When the blockbuster "Barbie" movie becomes available for streaming soon, it will offer a new level of accessibility for people with disabilities.

December 8, 2023

For Families With Limited English Proficiency, IEP Meetings Often Lost In Translation

Non-native English speakers have long struggled to access disability services for themselves and their children, say advocates who are urging state agencies to create language access plans.

December 8, 2023
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As More Companies Prioritize Accessibility, Comcast Has A Head Start

At Comcast, a team of 19 accessibility-focused staff spend their time thinking about how people with disabilities interact with their products. Other companies are increasingly following their lead.

December 5, 2023

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Feature Film About Accessible Theme Park Gets Green Light

The story behind a one-of-a-kind theme park that's fully accessible to people with disabilities is set to get the Hollywood treatment.

December 1, 2023
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At Malls Nationwide, Santa Goes Sensory-Friendly

As the holiday season gears up, shopping centers from coast to coast will host special events designed to give kids with disabilities a chance to meet Santa Claus without all the usual frenzy.

November 28, 2023

Moms Say Their Nonverbal Sons Are Unsafe In State Care. Even As Guardians, They Have No Rights

Despite being the legal guardians for their sons with developmental disabilities, two mothers say that state officials are making decisions about their children's care with no regard for their rights.

November 28, 2023

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College Opens One-Stop Shop For People With IDD

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages can find support for their housing, education and medical needs all in one spot in what officials hope will become a national model.

November 27, 2023
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PBS Kids Creating New Series About Characters With Autism

The network is developing its first-ever series featuring a lead character on the autism spectrum and his neurodiverse friends.

November 17, 2023
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More States Strive To Make Parks, Trails Accessible

States are revitalizing trails in parks and on public lands, modernizing campgrounds and lodges and purchasing all-terrain chairs so people with disabilities aren't excluded from outdoor experiences.

November 17, 2023

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Report Finds Disabilities ‘Severely Underrepresented’ On TV

Despite playing significant roles in some of the most popular shows, people with disabilities remain nonexistent in most television series.

November 14, 2023
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Deaf Player A Game-Changer For US Soccer And Athletes With Disabilities

Emily Spreeman has played a central role in the rise of the U.S. women's deaf national soccer team, showing she can hold her own against World Cup stars.

November 10, 2023
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Walmart Makes Sensory-Friendly Hours Permanent

After a successful trial period, the nation's largest retailer says it will offer sensory-friendly hours each day at every one of its stores across the country.

November 8, 2023

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