Tag Archives: discrimination

6 Reasons Why You Hate NC’s Anti-Trans Legislation

By now you have likely heard of the recent legislation passed in North Carolina causing a backlash from the LGBT Community as well as many other allies in the civil rights community. North Carolina’s HB2 is controversial not only for … Continue reading

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Sunday Disability Video of the Week – The Cycle of #Poverty and #Disability

Neat little video from “End the Cycle.” “End the Cycle” promotes the human rights and empowerment of people with a disability living in the world’s poorest countries. Their video explains the Cycle of Poverty and Disability and shows ways to … Continue reading

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Health Update – Virtual Speech Therapy, NGA Employment and #Disability Report, and Medical #Discrimination Against People with Mental Illness

Virtual Speech Therapy in the News Leora Cherney, PhD, project director of the NIDRR-funded field-initiated project on Enhancing Written Communication in Persons with Clinical Aphasia, discussed the challenges of creating a virtual speech therapist in Researchers Aim to Create Virtual Speech … Continue reading

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Legislative Update (July 15, 2013) – Treaty for the Blind, Olmstead Anniversary, SuperShuttle lawsuit, and Discrimination against people with Hepatitis B

From the White House   From the White House Blog: Landmark Treaty For The Visually Impaired In April, 2012, President Obama expressed the United States’ commitment to a treaty that “ensures that copyright is not a barrier to equal access … Continue reading

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Consumer Action releases Housing Discrimination Survey – Disability is Top Reason

Washington, D.C. – Community-based organizations (CBOs) dealing with the disabled, immigrants, families with children, and other underserved consumers are reporting that housing discrimination remains a widespread problem in the United States, with the most vulnerable consumers unsure of their rights and … Continue reading

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Education Update

Justice Department to look into discrimination against students with disabilities 4:00 am April 6, 2012, by Maureen Downey Several recent news stories have underscored the vulnerability of children with special needs. Now, the AJC is reporting that the U.S. Justice … Continue reading

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