Category Archives: Universal Access

Celebrating 40 Years of IDEA: Supporting Youth, Schools, and Families!

The following blog is by Marissa Sanders, an independent consultant Video Interpreter for Sorenson Communications. Marissa Sanders has worked in disability rights for more than 15 years, previously serving as Executive Director of the West Virginia Commission for  the Deaf … Continue reading

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Civil Rights in America: Opportunity for All

The following is a cross-post from The White House Blog. Last week the White House Office of Public Engagement hosted a disability issues oriented event as part of our observance of National African American History Month under this year’s theme of Civil … Continue reading

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Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

The following blog entry is a cross-post from ACL Blog, the official blog of the Administration for Community Living at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The blog is written by Kathy Greenlee, Administrator for the Administration for Community Living and Sharon … Continue reading

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Is Your Program, School & Community Inclusive of All Youth?

Schools and communities all around the country have been celebrating Inclusive Schools this week. This annual Inclusive Schools Week event, organized by the Inclusive Schools Network, celebrates the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education … Continue reading

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A Young Attorney’s Reflection: “When Professional Is Personal – Celebrating 22 Years of the ADA”

The following blog entry is a cross-post from Disability.Blog, the official blog of Disability.gov, written by Joy Welan, Trial Attorney, Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice. In this blog, Joy shares some of the early experiences … Continue reading

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“This Job is Making Me Sick”: Strategies for Supporting Youth with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities or Electromagnetic Sensitivity

Many people dread sitting in parking-lot style traffic for hours during the morning commute to work. Others dread the sound of their boss’s voice berating them for unmet deadlines or other trivial concerns. But for some of us, what we … Continue reading

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How the Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act Affects Youth & Adults with Disabilities

As a summer fellow in D.C., it never occurred to me that I might have the opportunity to witness the Supreme Court issuing a historic ruling from a few rows back inside the courtroom. I thought I would be standing … Continue reading

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