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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

World Remade By Pandemic Poses New Challenges For Individuals With Visual Impairment

Those with visual impairment have long faced challenges with social isolation, mobility limitations and classroom dynamics that are less than ideal, but the pandemic has exacerbated them.

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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In Group Homes, Pandemic Has Canceled Plans, Ushered In A ‘New Normal’

Roughly a year into the coronavirus pandemic, many group home residents have adapted to life with limited visits, fewer outside activities and other precautions.

March 2, 2021

Friendship House Pairs Young Professionals, Adults With Special Needs

The young professionals who are roommates with adults with special needs are not their caregivers but rather are friends who encourage them to develop skills to be able to live independently.

February 26, 2021
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Institutions Serving Those With IDD Get New COVID-19 Guidance

Nearly a year after institutions serving people with developmental disabilities locked down, federal officials are spelling out how and when these facilities should reopen to visitors.

February 25, 2021

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Group Homes Left To Fend For Themselves In Quest For Vaccines

The leaders of some group homes have made hundreds of phone calls, sent staff driving hours and cut deals with anybody they could to secure COVID-19 vaccines for their staff and clients.

February 22, 2021
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Braille Is Everywhere, But Most Kids Who Are Blind Can’t Read It

Decades ago more than half of students with blindness could read and write tactile script. Today, less than 10% of Americans with visual disabilities do, but a competition aims to change that.

February 19, 2021
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Thousands Sign Petition Condemning Sia’s ‘Music’ After Outcry From Autism Community

A petition demanding the Hollywood Foreign Press Association rescind its Golden Globe nominations for Sia's film, "Music," has amassed more than 45,000 signatures.

February 17, 2021

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Inclusive Apartment Complex Offers Opportunity For Independence

From the outside, Bear Woods looks much like any other newly built apartment complex, but backers believe it's a model that could transform housing for those with developmental disabilities.

February 15, 2021
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Senators Call On Biden To Uphold Promise To Expand Community-Based Services

Dozens of U.S. senators are urging President Joe Biden to make good on his campaign proposal to invest $450 billion in Medicaid home- and community-based services.

February 12, 2021

How A Dancer On The Spectrum Landed A Spot In The Super Bowl Halftime Show

A 23-year-old with autism danced alongside Grammy award-winning singer the Weeknd during the Super Bowl and he's hoping the experience shows what people with disabilities are capable of.

February 12, 2021

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