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Microsoft Takes Aim At The ‘Disability Divide’

Technology-giant Microsoft is promising big steps in the coming years to make its products and workplace even more accessible and inclusive to people with disabilities.

May 5, 2021
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Pandemic Exaggerated Pressures On DSPs, Report Finds

Long plagued by high turnover and low pay, new research suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic further amplified the extraordinary pressures on DSPs who help people with developmental disabilities.

May 4, 2021

Chefs Share Recipes For Accessibility In The Kitchen

Food and cooking are essential areas where those with disabilities are often overlooked. But with some adjustments, cooking can be accessible to those with physical and intellectual disabilities.

April 30, 2021

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TSA To Improve Screening For Travelers With Disabilities

The TSA is set to start implementing new staff training and screening procedures to better serve individuals with disabilities as they make their way through airports across the country.

April 27, 2021
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‘Crip Camp’ Team’s Appearance At Oscars Marks ‘Tipping Point’ For Inclusion

With wheelchairs and a service dog, the team behind "Crip Camp" — a documentary about the origins of the disability rights movement — brought a different kind of diversity to the red carpet.

April 27, 2021

Teacher Creates Social Justice Curriculum For Students With Special Needs

After George Floyd died last summer, one teacher couldn't find a curriculum that dealt with social justice issues that was written for students with disabilities, so she created her own.

April 23, 2021

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Jimmy Kimmel To Host Celebrity-Filled Autism Benefit

Talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel is teaming up with a popular YouTube creator and big names like Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Maya Rudolph for an interactive online event to support autism services.

April 20, 2021

Biden Seeks $400 Billion To Buttress Long-Term Care. A Look At What’s At Stake.

There's widespread agreement that it's important to help people with disabilities remain independent, but it's unclear if the nation is prepared to do what's necessary to make that possible.

April 20, 2021

Missing Persons With Special Needs Pose Challenge For First Responders

Police train for all kinds of missing persons cases. But what happens when the missing person has special needs and may be unable to communicate with authorities?

April 20, 2021

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Temple Grandin Champions ‘Different Kinds Of Minds’ On PBS

A cartoon version of autism self-advocate Temple Grandin gets a visit from the kids on "Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum" on PBS KIDS.

April 16, 2021
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Marijuana-Themed License Plates To Benefit Disability Community

In an effort to better support people with disabilities, one state is offering motorists the chance to emblazon their cars with phrases like "BONG," "GANJA," "HASH" and "HEMP."

April 15, 2021
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Vaccinations Lag For Home Health Workers

Aides who care for people with disabilities in their homes are less likely to have had COVID-19 shots than their counterparts in nursing homes and logistical challenges may be to blame.

April 14, 2021

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