Planning is important for any teen on their way to college – but for those with disabilities, it’s absolutely imperative.
Numerous measures are in place to help young disabled children thrive, but the transition beyond school can be a difficult one. Here are some tips for families to help their children prepare for life beyond.
Costs of transportation and accessibility are just two factors that increase cost of living for persons with disabilities.
Depending on where you live, having a disability can cost thousands of additional dollars per year. Government programs often don't account for that.
Though challenges like dyslexia can make learning difficult, these disabilities shouldn’t define who you are – or what you can do.
The story of a six-year-old boy with dyslexia who, with support from friends and teachers, became a successful professor. Now he teaches teachers how to help children like him.
Whether you have a physical disability, mental illness or learning challenge, there are strategies to help you earn your degree.
For many disabled students, college is the first time that they're put to the test of making their own way. The experience can be challenging, but there are strategies to help ease the way.
The ADA helped make college possible for disabled students like freshman Christopher Rhoades.
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The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 27 this year. But true equality is still out of reach for many – and it's everyone's responsibility to fulfill the promise of the law.
People with albinism often isolate themselves to avoid discrimination.
People with albinism tend to identify with the black rather than the white community. Their physical differences, though, mean they don't fit into either race group.
Video games can provide disabled people with a safe haven, if they can access it.
The NDIS rollout has been plagued with issues from the start.
The NDIS roll-out has been criticised for many glitches, but that doesn't mean the scheme is failing.
Changes to the benefits system delve into the pockets of the poor and will lead to more families and disabled people needing to use food banks.
Rule change should make it easier for more copyright works to be made available in Braille.
A proposed tweak to the copyright laws should make it easier to reversion protected works for people with disabilities.
Jonathan Bredin, a co-author of this article, at work.
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New rules offer the possibility of an inclusive Australian society that enables people with the highest disability-related support needs to have equal access to mainstream services including housing.
Disabled campaigners take to the streets of London to demand rights in 1995.
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New research has found the UK parliament is fraught with institutionalised ableism
Doug Paulley (centre), from Wetherby, West Yorkshire, outside the Supreme Court in London.
A look at the recent Supreme Court battle over priority use of wheelchair spaces on buses and what it really means for disabled people.
Disabled rights often ignore sexuality.
The German Green Party has proposed that the disabled should be able to claim back money spent on sex on medical grounds.
It’s not enough just to enroll disabled students at universities. They need particular support.
Many students with disabilities feel excluded from daily university life and the assumption is that they, not the institutions, must change.
When you find disabled people 'inspiring', perhaps that feeling is more about you than them.
People with disabilities living in Madwaleni in the Eastern Cape have difficulty accessing healthcare.
Poor people with disabilities living in rural South Africa are particularly disadvantaged when it comes to accessing health care.
What's holding disabled athletes back from getting more involved in fighting inequality?
The financial safety net for South African children is better than in most countries. But other vulnerabilities aren’t taken care of adequately.
The lack of service integration and the paucity of welfare services make poor people's task of caring for their familes much harder. A small monthly cash transfer can’t solve all their challenges.
Testing new ways to navigate a complicated world.
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People with disabilities are often disappointed with their devices' performance, and choose not to use them. To encourage innovation, a new competition tests assistive technologies.