Day: August 1, 2018

Disability Scoop
  • New Mobility
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  • NY Times Disabilities
- Seth McBride

Apple to offer full control of its devices with just your voice.

The post Apple Releases a Big Accessibility Upgrade with “Voice Control” appeared first on New Mobility.

- Teal Sherer

Ali Stroker dedicated her Tony Award to all kids growing up with a disability or limitation.

The post Ali Stroker Makes History as First Wheelchair User to Win a Tony Award appeared first on New Mobility.

- Seth McBride

From Wyoming With Love: A Rancher's Life. Online Wellness Study for Women with SCI. Crip Generation Gap. Wheelchair Accessible Hiking. Affordable Accessible Travel to Germany and Austria.

The post New Mobility’s Biweekly Newsletter – June 4, 2019 appeared first on New Mobility.

- Tim Gilmer

What started as a simple inquiry about a potential profile developed into a beautiful correspondence between two longtime wheelchair users about life on the ranch.

The post From Wyoming With Love appeared first on New Mobility.

- Aaron Broverman

Four of the advocates planning to attend this year’s Roll share what they hope to accomplish at United Spinal’s annual signature event.

The post 2019 Preview: United Spinal’s Roll on Capitol Hill appeared first on New Mobility.

- Lilly Longshore

Ideas, resources and tactics to help you plan the international trip of your dreams without breaking the bank.

The post Affordable Accessible Travel to Germany and Austria appeared first on New Mobility.

- Abe Munder

There’s more to politics than knocking on doors and posting on social media.

The post Get Off Your Duff: Political Volunteering With a Disability appeared first on New Mobility.

- Ian Ruder

After over 2,900 miles and 66 days riding across America in his power wheelchair and electric trike, Kouri's ride ends in Washington, D.C.

The post Janne Kouri’s ‘Ride for Paralysis’ appeared first on New Mobility.

- Ian Ruder

A chance encounter introduced him to adaptive sports, and it proved to be the key to his discovering how to embrace life after injury.

The post Volunteer/Athlete Extraordinaire Cruz Gutierrez appeared first on New Mobility.

- Kary Wright

Our adventure started when our wives went down into an abandoned mine on a tour. We were told it wasn’t wheelchair accessible.

The post Mine, All Mine appeared first on New Mobility.

- Roger McKinney, Columbia Daily Tribune/TNS

Parents are asking one school district to abandon a policy barring them from recording IEP meetings, arguing that it's their legal right to have a record of what is said.

- Courtney Perkes

Disability advocates are pushing for a requirement that medical schools train future doctors to treat people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, but they're hitting roadblocks.

- Carley Lanich, The Times/TNS

After an 11-year-old with autism was given a trophy naming him the "Most Annoying Male" in his class, the local district is seeking to terminate the school's principal and three teachers.

- Shaun Heasley

With a bipartisan proposal, members of Congress are pushing a new plan to increase competitive, integrated employment for young people with developmental disabilities.

- Michelle Diament

Too many people with developmental disabilities are being funneled into guardianships rather than exploring less-limiting options, a new government report finds, and schools may be to blame.

- Ashley Lee, Los Angeles Times/TNS

The Tony Awards cain't say no to Ali Stroker, who made history by becoming the first actor in a wheelchair to win the biggest honor in theater.

- Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune/TNS

A first-grader with autism didn't want to face the last day of school, so the boy's principal met him at home and the two walked to class together.

- Shaun Heasley

Nearly four years after "Sesame Street" introduced a muppet with autism, new research suggests that the show's materials focused on the developmental disorder are making a difference.

- Shaun Heasley

A feature film headed to theaters later this summer stars an actor with Down syndrome alongside a pair of Hollywood A-listers and it's backed by some big names in the disability community.

- Sophie Quinton, Stateline

A new rule will make it harder for many home care workers to pay union dues, a move that some say could ultimately impact the care that people with disabilities receive.

Poets have always been writing while disabled. Here is new work by seven of them.

I saw firsthand how difficult everyday life was for my dad: how precarious were grocery shopping, going to the gym, bathing, putting on socks.

The flirtatious Ado Annie of Broadway’s “Oklahoma!” says she is proud to be a symbol.

Here’s how one school in the Bronx celebrated.

“This award is for every kid who is watching tonight who has a disability, who has a limitation or a challenge,” said Ms. Stroker, who won for her role as Ado Annie in “Oklahoma!.”

Advocates say the state-based accounts, which let disabled people work and save money without risking the loss of government aid, could help millions of people.

At times it caused suffering, but it also gave me a passion for words and language.

An actor rightly wonders: Why is there a TV show about meerkats but not one about deaf people?

Since the 1950s, prom photos have been bellwethers of a changing America. At one high school just outside New York City, the prom is still the main event.

My black, middle-class upbringing demanded that losing an arm at 10 would be no life-altering tragedy.