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#Writing a Fictional Character with a #Disability – The Lincoln Rhyme Example

Originally posted at Disability.gov on July 12, 2010 as a part of the Countdown to the 20th Anniversary of the ADA (Note from Editors: It isn’t marked separately so you’d have to look it up – April 2010 to July 2010) … Continue reading

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Sunday #Disability #Video of the Week: “Paper or Plastic” – short #film by Doug Smith

Paper or Plastic is an interesting little short that Doug Smith did for a film class. What is interesting is that the protagonist, Alex, wears a bag over her head because she was “born with a deformity on her face … Continue reading

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Including People with Disabilities in Higher Education: Require ADA Compliance​/Accessibi​lity as a Metric in any College Rating System. Sign the Petition!

The Lead On Update is proud to sponsor our first petition on the Obama Administration’s We the People website. The right to petition the government is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. The Administration created  We … Continue reading

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Sunday #Disability Video of the Week – Fantastic! Heroic! Disabled? #Cripping the Con 2013

“Cripping the Con” was a symposium I attended April 11th this year at Syracuse University.  The goal was to provide participants with the opportunity to engage in a broad array of reflective discussions about the representations of disability that exist … Continue reading

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When Will the #Disability #Dating Double Standard End?

The Lead On Update is more than just an aggregation of current news.  It was created to offer a voice for the disability community – to express frustration, to analyze legislation, to comment on media, and to speak out on … Continue reading

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Sunday #Disability Video of the Week – AmputeeOT and her Lego Prosthetic

Welcome to the first ever Lead On Update’s first ever Sunday Disability Video of the Week! In this wonderful Web 2.0 world more and more media is available to us and there are some amazing things out there to discover. … Continue reading

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