Decades of activism have resulted in legislation and infrastructure to make cities more accessible, but the lived experiences of disabled residents shows there’s still a long way to go.
Assistive technology like screen readers for the blind help people with disabilities use computers and smartphones, but they can be tripped up if webpages or documents are improperly formatted.
Three scholars who are writing a book about menopause and the law suggest ways to protect women experiencing it.
As COVID-19 survivors join the ranks of people with disabilities, they could have a long wait to get the support they need.
Two years of pandemic have put a severe strain on the mental health of America’s workers. Employers with a plan in place will be best equipped to help them cope.
The Department of Education is investigating whether state bans on mask requirements in schools discriminate against students with disabilities.
A household earning the US median income needs an additional $17,690 per year – on top of current government disability benefits programs.
The federal agency in charge of enforcing discrimination laws in the workplace said ‘yes,’ but there are some important exceptions and limitations.
The human rights of disabled people around the globe can be accessed as an online map for sports and competition.
Debt-free property ownership is no longer a requirement for voting rights, but the idea remains that a person must have a residence in a particular community to be allowed to vote.
Congress needs to make sure the HEROES Act includes adequate funding for people with disabilities.
The 30th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act offers a chance to celebrate the greater inclusion of disabled Americans in mainstream society, but much work remains to be done.
Tens of millions of Americans who have been telecommuting during the pandemic are beginning to head back to the office – even though COVID-19 remains a threat.
In order to create an efficient future transportation system, autonomous vehicles need to accommodate people with different mobility needs.
Tens of millions of Americans who have been telecommuting during the pandemic may have to head back to the office as governors lift stay-at-home orders. Here’s what you can do if you’d rather not.
Airbnb’s platform perpetuates the social exclusion of people with disabilities, while the 30-year-old ADA doesn’t apply to the sharing economy.
With vast swaths of society forced to work from home, people with disabilities can overcome many of the challenges they face in a normal office environment.
Doctors face difficult choices about rationing medical care. A scholar who studies discrimination argues that those with chronic illnesses and disabilities will be hit the hardest.
Trained service dogs are fundamentally different from emotional support animals – and certification could make sure the public understands the difference.
Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.