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The Mass Migration to Online Learning is Leaving Disabled Students Behind – Accessibility News International

With millions under lockdown, many non-disabled people are experiencing, for the first time, how it feels to have external barriers preventing you from participating in everyday life. But although countries around the world have put policies and practices in place to make public spaces, workplaces and other aspects of society more accessible, many barriers still […]

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Why Coronavirus May Make the World More Accessible – Accessibility News International

The Mass Migration to Online Learning is Leaving Disabled Students Behind – Accessibility News International

BBC Future With millions under lockdown, many non-disabled people are experiencing, for the first time, how it feels to have external barriers preventing you from participating in everyday life. But although countries around the world have put policies and practices in place to make public spaces, workplaces and other aspects of society more accessible, many […]

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U.S. won’t allow performance of Newfoundland play about man with disability

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A Newfoundland playwright says his failed two-year battle for a visa to perform in the United States speaks to the barriers facing independent artists telling diverse stories. Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security rejected a detailed application to bring Paul David Power’s autobiographical play “Crippled” to a San Francisco theatre. Help us […]

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Disabled, non-verbal woman raped and impregnated at Florida health-care facility: lawsuit – National

Disabled, non-verbal woman raped and impregnated at Florida health-care facility: lawsuit - National

A 23-year-old woman with severe physical and intellectual disabilities was raped and impregnated at a Florida health-care facility, her family alleges. The woman suffers from profound intellectual disabilities as well as an array of physical ailments including seizures, foot contractures and a deformed spine. She is “non-verbal, immobile, lacks dexterity in her hands and arms” and […]

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Sharing is caring: Santa pours ‘milk’ down boy’s feeding tube in photo – National

Sharing is caring: Santa pours ‘milk’ down boy’s feeding tube in photo - National

An Indiana mother hopes a viral image of Santa Claus pouring formula down her son’s feeding tube will raise awareness to kids with disabilities and their needs. Beth Salzbrenner posted a photo Dec. 9 of her son, Austin Maners, on social media. The image featured a mall Santa sharing a cookie and pouring formula — […]

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‘The sea is where I feel peace and freedom’: Blind Spanish surfer aims for world title – National

‘The sea is where I feel peace and freedom’: Blind Spanish surfer aims for world title - National

Carmen Lopez can only imagine what the sea looks like, but the blind 21-year-old Spaniard is in her element riding the surf. Guided by instinct and signals whistled by her coach, Lopez has been training hard to become Spain’s first blind female athlete to enter the World Adaptive Surfing Championship in La Jolla, California, on Wednesday. Read more: Blind, partially […]

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Veteran with disability calls out MSNBC for blocking accessible parking spot when he tried to vote – National

Veteran with disability calls out MSNBC for blocking accessible parking spot when he tried to vote - National

A U.S. war veteran with a disability called out news outlet MSNBC for blocking an accessible parking spot outside of a polling station in Houston, Texas, to do a live report. Air Force vet James Berrie arrived at an early polling station on Tuesday to find a reporter and camera crew using the accessible parking […]

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