American citizens, even homeless ones, still have the right to vote.
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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.
President George H.W. Bush signing the American Disabilities Act into law on July 26, 1990.
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Congress needs to make sure the HEROES Act includes adequate funding for people with disabilities.
A sign language interpreter signs as Secretary of State John Kerry testifies in 2013.
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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.
A brave new world.
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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.
Wheelchair advocates and taxi drivers protest lack of accessibility and surge pricing in New York City on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
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In order to create an efficient future transportation system, autonomous vehicles need to accommodate people with different mobility needs.
To some, work might seem like a dangerous place to be right now.
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 listings aren’t required to comply with the ADA.
Airbnb's platform perpetuates the social exclusion of people with disabilities, while the 30-year-old ADA doesn't apply to the sharing economy.
Working from home is an accommodation long sought by many people with disabilities.
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.
With a large number of patients with COVID-19, doctors face difficult choices.
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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.
The U.S. currently has no system to differentiate real service dogs from pets.
Trained service dogs are fundamentally different from emotional support animals – and certification could make sure the public understands the difference.
Scientists are working with artificial intelligence in hopes of being able to better detect cancer.
Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
Putting up signs is easy. Providing workplace accommodations is harder.
Ambiguities in the Americans with Disabilities Act have allowed employers to sidestep a major component of the law: the requirement to provide workers with 'reasonable accommodations.'
Employers are required to accommodate the needs of pregnant women only in limited circumstances.
In most states, employers aren't required to accommodate the unique needs of pregnant women except in limited circumstances.
Colleges and universities have been challenged to create more inclusive environments for disabled students.
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The case of a student with Down Syndrome who was denied entry into all eight of the sororities at her school illustrates a broader problem of exclusion for college students with disabilities.
You might be surprised to find what your data says about your past – and future – health.
What can be done to prevent employers from rejecting individuals based on concern about future illnesses? Currently, nothing.
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.