People with disabilities in Ukraine facing crisis within crisis. Human aid should take note

theprint.in

While there is humanitarian aid for Ukrainian refugees across Europe, disabled communities are being excluded. Accessibility must be integrated.



“It Can’t Just be Ford.” How Rebecca Cokley Is Centering Disability Rights at Ford and Beyond

insidephilanthropy.com

When the Ford Foundation set out to incorporate disability rights into its work, a big step was hiring Rebecca Cokley to lead grantmaking on the topic. Cokley is now channeling millions to the cause — and urging others to step up.



Disability Self-Advocacy: Why Is It So Hard?

themighty.com

"Hard? Yes. Worth it? Always."



Access All - Being gay and autistic at Eurovision

bbc.co.uk

Eurovision contestant Sheldon Riley says that being neurodivergent and LGBT.



What Will Never Be Again

disabilityvisibilityproject.com

Dionne Brand’s piercing article “On narrative, reckoning and the calculus of living and dying” teaches us that ‘normal’ is an anti-Black, anti-Indigenous, and capitalist ruse.



‘The lady without legs or arms’: how an artist shattered Victorian ideas about disability

theguardian.com

The achievements of Sarah Biffin, once a fairground attraction, are recognised in a new exhibition.



Helen Keller Was a "Firebrand" Socialist (or How History Whitewashed Her Political Life)

openculture.com

We expect that histories of famous figures will prune their lives, sand down rough edges, rewrite and revise awkward and inconvenient facts. What we may not expect – at least in the U.S. – is that decades of a famous person’s life will be redacted from the record.



My Disability Roadmap Follows One Filmmaker’s Search for Wisdom on his Path to Adulthood

respectability.org

In the short documentary, My Disability Roadmap, we witness a glimpse of Samuel Habib’s journey to adulthood told through his point of view.



Opinion | My Disability Roadmap

nytimes.com

The path to adulthood is a precarious one for those with disabilities. So Samuel Habib, 21, seeks out guidance from America’s most rebellious disability activists.



Cannes: Hollywood Disability Rights Groups Call on Fest to Increase Accessibility

hollywoodreporter.com

“Next year’s festival should be a sharp, vivid contrast to 2022’s lackluster response to the growing, ongoing outrage over the dismal lack of inclusion at Cannes," said Oscar nominee Jim LeBrecht, co-founder of FWD-Doc.



Netflix Announces Intersectional Accessibility Initiatives

essence.com

In honor of Global Accessibility Day, Netflix's first-ever Director of Accessibility Heather Dowdy reveals new innovations for the impaired.



Netflix is beefing up its audio descriptions and subtitling features

theverge.com

More and more Netflix users are using its accessibility features.



Changing the narrative on disability: is representation in books getting better?

theguardian.com

As Amazon meets campaigners’ demands for a ‘disability fiction’ section, adult literature still has much work to do.



Authentically Representing Mental Health On-Screen While Prioritizing It Off-Screen

respectability.org

RespectAbility is presenting this conversation in partnership with Women In Film to celebrate the second annual Mental Health Action Day.



How The Inevitable Foundation Is Fighting For Disability Inclusion In Hollywood

deadline.com

The Inevitable Foundation is calling for Hollywood to be more inclusive of disabled creatives, a community that is often looked over for jobs and omitted from conversations and studies about diversity. Disabled people make up over 20 percent of the population but count on less than 1 percent of representation in film and TV.



‘Out Of My Mind’ Film Adaptation In The Works At Disney+

deadline.com

Disney+ will adapt Sharon M. Draper’s Out of My Mind from page to screen as an upcoming movie. The project comes from Big Beach, Participant, EveryWhere Studios LLC and Disney Branded Television. Amber Sealey (No Man of God) will direct from an adapted screenplay written by Daniel Stiepleman (Humanitas Prize winner for On the Basis of Sex).



Hallmark Movie Stars Actors With Down Syndrome

themighty.com

Will you be watching?



‘As We See It’ Is Not a Typical Portrayal of Autism

nytimes.com

Most autistic characters have been played onscreen by neurotypical actors. A new series bucks the trend, starring three leads who are on the spectrum.



Google Doodle Honors Disability Rights Activist Stacey Park Milbern

cnet.com

The Korean American was a fierce fighter for the fair treatment of people who face discrimination.



Behind the Doodle: Stacey Park Milbern's 35th Birthday

google.com

Stacey Park Milbern was a queer, Korean-American disability justice activist, who co-founded the disability justice movement and dedicated her life to advocating for marginalized communities. In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, today’s Doodle—illustrated by San Francisco, CA-based guest artist, Art Twink—celebrates Stacey Park Milbern’s legacy on what would be her 35th birthday.



Video: Celebrating the Life of Disability Rights Activist, Stacey Milbern

youtube.com

Today, on Global Accessibility Awareness day, we are partnering with @GoogleDoodles to celebrate the life of trailblazing disability rights activist, Stacey Milbern. Milbern was a forceful voice of our community, beginning her activism in the disability rights space at the age of 16. Because of her activism, the Governor of North Carolina had recognized her for her work in 2006, and soon after was recognized by President Obama in 2014 for her work. In that year, she was appointed to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities, and served for the Obama Administration for 2 years.



Martyna Majok's Pulitzer-Winning Cost of Living Broadway Debut, More Added to Upcoming Manhattan Th…

playbill.com

The company's Off-Broadway season adds three new plays, including a world premiere from David Auburn.



Able and the battle to make NZ television accessible to all

thespinoff.co.nz

Around 40% of us regularly use closed captions when watching TV. Accessibility is huge – but are broadcasters getting it right?



Everyday review – witchy rituals and a search for safety

theguardian.com

Deafinitely Theatre’s evocative and tender show was inspired by real stories of abuse against deaf women and non-binary people.



Reimagining live theatre: How a local production is making a performance more accessible

cbc.ca

A community theatre production company is making the theatre experience more accessible in an effort to create the opportunity for everyone to enjoy the theatre's magic.



Rebecca A Withey: Introducing UNIFY – an all-deaf sign performance group

limpingchicken.com

In January a television producer got in touch with me to ask if I could point them in the direction of a signing choir. Not just any sign choir, mind you. They wanted all of the members to be deaf.



Here's How Coldplay Ensures Their Shows Are Inclusive And Accessible To All

kiisfm.iheart.com

Coldplay really care about their fans.



Billie Eilish finds having Tourette's syndrome 'exhausting'

edition.cnn.com

Spend enough time with Billie Eilish and you may notice her tics. The singer talked about having Tourette's syndrome in an interview with David Letterman for his Netflix series, "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction."



Disability In The Spotlight On Britain’s Got Talent 2022

disabilityhorizons.com

Britain’s Got Talent 2022 is in full swing and the 15th series has featured even more amazing auditions from performers with disabilities. Dance troop Born To Perform secured the golden buzzer with their incredible, upbeat, positive dance routine and 14-year-old Eva Abley brought laughter and humour to the crowd with her cerebral palsy inspired comedy act.



How can we design more accessible musical instruments?

designweek.co.uk

Design Partners researcher Anusia Grennell shares insight into the world of musical instrument design and tips on establishing a more inclusive approach.



Video: WE ARE HERE: Disability and the Journalism Industry

youtube.com

According to NBCU Academy, 53% of the consumer market are disabled, seeing how large this consumer market is, only highlights the importance of making sure that coverage of the disabled community is done correctly and done by those who understand it. The hope of this documentary is to not only showcase those within the journalism field who are doing this but also highlight the struggles that still remain.



Brands should work with more deaf and disabled talent

adage.com

Brands are potentially missing out on a market of 1 billion people.



Reebok Fit To Fit Adaptive Shoes

sneakernews.com

Today, Reebok announces its first-ever adaptive footwear collection: Reebok Fit to Fit. Designed specifically for physically challenged athletes and everyday consumers, the Reebok Fit To Fit collection provides functional footwear products that enhance everyday life for those with disabilities.



Reebok Releases Adaptive Sneaker Collection

newmobility.com

Reebok and Zappos Adaptive have partnered to release Fit to Fit, a line of easy entry shoes.



Fashion Brand Chi Chi London Apologizes After Being Called Out By Disabled Model

thedrum.com

Fashion retailer Chi Chi London has issued an apology after its disabled brand ambassador called it out for tokenism after hosting an event that was inaccessible. The incident has led to renewed calls for brands to “upskill themselves on disability” and do better at serving the disabled community that goes beyond just showing a disabled person in an ad.



P&G recognizes accessibility champions on Global Accessibility Day

us.pg.com

Procter & Gamble believes in the power of differences including our employees who have disabilities.



Hot Wheels launches its first remote-controlled wheelchair toy

scoop.upworthy.com

Wheelchair Motocross World Champion and Paralympic athlete Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham could not believe it when Hot Wheels approached him for a collaboration.



Michigan indoor amusement park debuts wheelchair accessible go-karts

mlive.com

Designed with a unique, hand operated steering wheel system, the "Handicapable" go karts are able to reach speeds of up to 55 mph.



How Can Electric Vehicles Help Drivers with Mental and Physical Conditions?

ncdj.org

Giving people with physical and mental conditions easier access to our roads will go a long way to helping them live with autonomy and independence. There are many common disabilities that can affect driving, such as arthritis, neurological conditions, or impaired hearing or vision. Fortunately, technological advances are continuing to make it easier for disabled people to get behind the wheel.



"It's happened again" - Frank Gardner left on a plane

bbc.co.uk

Left on a plane waiting for assistance, we ask why it keeps happening to wheelchair-users.



Urban Villages for People with Disabilities

planetizen.com

Compact, multimodal urban villages can provide independent mobility for people with disabilities (PWD), ensuring that everybody can enjoy freedom, opportunity, and romance.



99% of Disabled People Think Smart Home Tech Isn't Accessible

techadvisor.com

An Amazon survey found that 77% of disabled people use smart home tech in their day-to-day lives but only 1% feel it is made to be accessible.



Jutta Treviranus – Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC)

axschat.com

Jutta Treviranus is the Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) and professor in the faculty of Design at OCAD University in Toronto (http://idrc.ocadu.ca ). Jutta established the IDRC in 1993 as the nexus of a growing global community that proactively works to ensure that our digitally transformed and globally connected society is designed inclusively.



VR Is Failing the Very People It Could Benefit Most

theinformation.com

Consider this: In The Climb, a popular virtual reality game, any user can virtually scale skyscrapers and majestic cliffs simply by turning their head and gripping a trigger—any user, that is, except one with a muscular, skeletal or neurological disorder that makes even those movements impossible.



Video: Accessibility & VR

youtube.com

Lived experience.



Gaming with a Facial Difference

caniplaythat.com

Video games are a great escape from real life, but having a facial difference is something you don’t escape while gaming.



Limits on Capital One’s digital accessibility AI and Evinced

protocol.com

AI and automated software that promises to make the web more accessible abounds, but people with disabilities and those who regularly test for digital accessibility problems say it can only go so far.



Humanity should get the best from Artificial intelligence, not the worst: UN expert

disabilityinsider.com

Artificial intelligence has fundamentally altered the terms of existence for human beings, said UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities Gerard Quinn.



Employers fear the cost of making workplaces accessible. Turns out it's mostly free

abc.net.au

Nathan Basha didn't let his disability stop him from excelling at his job, crediting his success to an "ongoing conversation" with his employer. But barriers still exist for many others seeking employment. 



Office of Aging and Accessibility

hp.com

We stand for the equality and dignity of all persons so that business and society can thrive. We are committed to delivering innovative technology that is beneficial to the widest range of people possible.



Tabi Haly: Rocking and Rolling

jpmorganchase.com

Tabi Haly, a software engineer at JPMorgan Chase, is making music history as a disabled singer/songwriter with Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities.



Feds Warn Employers Against Discriminatory Hiring Algorithms

wired.com

As AI invades the interview process, the DOJ and EOCC have provided guidance to protect people with disabilities from bias.



Digital Accessibility On Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022

forrester.com

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022, learn what's changed in digital accessibility over the past four years. Read more.



Digital inequality: why can I enter your building – but your website shows me the door?

theconversation.com

There is little evidence organisations consider digital accessibility by default. It usually happens if they have a senior accessibility champion in their ranks, or when they get sued.



The Importance of Being Accessible

lpg.ca

Yesterday marked #GAAD, or Global Accessibility Awareness Day - an annual day for talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion and people with different disabilities. How can the book industry help?



The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Global Accessibility Awareness Day

lflegal.com

"I finally read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. I thank the Twitter accessibility community for ensuring that I did not miss this 1979 classic. Adrian Roselli’s Twitter profile got me curious: What is a “hoopy frood” I wondered, and why does its towel location deserve a spot in a Twitter 160 character-limited bio?"



The European Accessibility Act: Everything You Need To Know

forbes.com

The EU believes that this directive will not only help people with disabilities but will also provide businesses with a single set of rules regarding accessibility in the EU.



Access for all; why digital design for your whole market matters

shots.net

Accessibility in design isn't just about the visually impaired, says Chris Perowne, Head of Design at INITIALS, and while that's still important, there are many other considerations to take into account if you want to make your brand an open door for everyone.



More common accessibility issues that you can fix today

hidde.blog

As a follow up to my previous post about common accessibility issues, I have written out five more issues that you could fix today.



Accessibility is excluding the neurodivergent

computerweekly.com

In this contributed blog post, Craig Abbott, head of accessibility for DWP, explains the pros and cons of the current guidelines around web accessibility, and shares what companies need to do to include neurodivergent people in their web accessibility considerations.



Why Digital Accessibility Should Matter to You

wid.org

On July 3, 2019, the world’s billion+ Facebook and Instagram users experienced collective dismay. Upon logging into their preferred social media platforms, they were not greeted with the typical slew of photos, memes, and GIFs, but instead by a series of black boxes containing perplexing and supremely unhelpful bits of text.



Creating accessible emails

abilitynet.org.uk

Lots of people know how to create accessible web pages. Creating accessible emails can be just as easy. Read some top tips on how to make sure your next email is accessible.  



Google adding Gmail alt-text support, Meet multi-pin, more

9to5google.com

For Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Google is previewing new features across several products covering Android and Workspace, including alt-text in Gmail.



How to use a screenreader

daily-dev-tips.com

What are screenreaders and how can I use one.



Not All Screen Reader Users Are Blind

adrianroselli.com

The title says it all. But if you came to this page, you probably clicked because you were hoping for a little more detail than that assertion. So here is a little more detail.



Best and worst web accessibility products, per the The Blind Life's Sam Seavey

eu.usatoday.com

The web is more accessible than ever, but Sam Seavey of ‘The Blind Life’ admits magnifiers and screen readers aren’t enough.



Accessible resources: information in different formats

alzheimers.org.uk

Our accessible information is available in a range of formats, including translations into different languages, Easy Read, BSL, audio versions and online videos.



Captioning is making the world a more inclusive place

thoughtworks.com

"Last year, I became the first deaf person to serve on an English jury. When I received my jury summons, I never imagined I’d actually serve on a jury, let alone be selected as foreman. But after meeting with court officials, I convinced them that I could perform my civic duty through the use of subtitles. What they didn’t realise was that others in the courtroom would benefit from the subtitles, too."



20 Accessibility Products You Should Know in 2022

builtin.com

To get an idea of the kinds of innovations being made, check out these 20 accessibility products.



iOS: We Love These Accessible Games

apps.apple.com

Built with fantastic features, these games make fun accessible to everyone.



BeAware — Deaf and Hard of Hearing Assistant iPhone App

deafassistant.com

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Assistant app natively built for iPhones for the latest iOS.



SayIt! – easy AAC

sayitaac.com

SayIt! is a text-based augmentative and alternative communication app for iOS. It allows you to type what you want to say and then speak it out using speech synthesis. It includes more than 15 voices, some of which use artificial intelligence to deliver really high quality sound and performance.



Tim Cook hails accessibility, tells Gallaudet students 'Lead with your values'

imore.com

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave the commencement address at Gallaudet University, where he hailed Apple's commitment to accessibility, privacy, and more.



Apple CEO Tim Cook Highlights Accessibility at Gallaudet University Commencement

cnet.com

Cook celebrates an Oscar win for the Apple original CODA, about Deaf families, and talks up his company's work with the university for deaf and hard of hearing people.



Apple unveils new accessibility features coming this year: Door Detection, Live Captions, Apple Wat…

9to5mac.com

In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple is previewing a number of new accessibility features coming to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac later this year. The company says that these new features will bring additional ways for users with disabilities to “navigate, connect, and get the most out of Apple products.”



From ‘door detection’ to scanning braille, phone accessibility keeps expanding

smh.com.au

As smartphones become our default computing platform, the devices are having to adapt to make connectivity more accessible for people with disabilities.



Susan Bennett, Siri voice, partners with accessibility startup UserWay

jpost.com

Voice actor Susan Bennett was hesitant to come out as the iconic voice, but doing so has led to great collaboration.



Apple previews innovative accessibility features

apple.com

Apple today previewed innovative software features that introduce new ways for users with disabilities to get the most out of Apple products.



Apple promoting new accessibility features for iOS users

prosyscom.tech

Apple this week celebrated Global Accessibility Awareness Day by announcing new accessibility features that will be available later this year with iOS 16 and other software updates. However, while we wait for those updates, the company has been promoting accessibility tips that anyone can take advantage of.



iOS 16 accessibility features likely to benefit everyone, argues Macworld

9to5mac.com

Apple yesterday previewed some iOS 16 accessibility features we can look forward to, including live captions, Apple Watch mirroring, and door detection.



Google Play now tags Android apps w/ accessibility features

9to5google.com

In addition to other Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) announcements today, Google is making it easier to find accessible Android apps in the Play Store.



Android 13 will have native support for braille displays

engadget.com

You won't need a gateway app or virtual keyboard.



Recognizing Global Accessibility Awareness Day

about.fb.com

For Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we’re highlighting recent advances we’ve made to make our technologies more inclusive.



Twitter reveals alternative text statistics, ".06% of images on Twitter are accessible."

caniplaythat.com

For Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Twitter has revealed alternative text stats that .06% of images on the platform are accessible.



Shopify's Inclusive Accessibility Tool For Small Businesses

einnews.com

Affordable AI-powered accessibility tool for ADA & WCAG compliance with automated multi-disability adjustments and customizable interface.



Shopify’s Inclusive Accessibility Tool For Small Businesses

diverseabilitymagazine.com

Affordable AI-powered accessibility tool for ADA & WCAG compliance with automated multi-disability adjustments and customizable interface.



Assistive Technology for Online Learning

oae.stanford.edu

Assistive Technology (AT) is any any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve an individual’s functioning and independence, thereby promoting their well-being. Within the educational environment, AT can help enhance learning by capitalizing on one's strengths while modifying areas of difficulty. Explore different forms of educational assistive technology.



How accessibility tools can help kids do more in school

news.microsoft.com

Meet Graham, a 12-year old with a neurological condition that makes him unable to read or write. With the help of Microsoft features like Windows text-to-speech and Immersive Reader, Graham went from being dependent on others to taking control of his education. He’s even running his own business.



College students with disabilities deserve accessible spaces

washingtonpost.com

Student journalists at the University of Maryland spent months scrutinizing their campus and talking to people with disabilities. More college newspapers should.



Students improve mobile app accessibility for people with disabilities

viterbischool.usc.edu

Two USC Viterbi PhD students aim to solve the size-based accessibility gap in our mobile applications.



2 UC Berkeley students make history as 1st nonspeaking graduates with autism

abc7news.com

Both graduates hope to inspire others with nonspeaking autism and say those with disabilities can achieve a lot if they are able to participate.



5 Graduation Stories You Need to Know

thinkinclusive.us

Though it’s estimated that 90% of students with disabilities can graduate high school if they receive the proper support, only about 68% of them do.



Judith Heumann to NYU grads: ‘Disability is difference. It is not deficiency.’

nyunews.com

Disability rights activist Judith Heumann addressed NYU’s classes of 2020 and 2021 at the university’s 189th commencement ceremony after she received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.



UK universities urged to boost mental health support after student death

theguardian.com

Office for Students calls for effective support services after Bristol University found guilty of failings over Natasha Abrahart’s suicide.



Presuming Competence with Jillian Parramore

gobeyondawareness.com

Jillian has taught early childhood, elementary, middle school, and university level for the past ten years. For the past six years, Jillian has been training special education departments on inclusive education in school districts throughout Southern California. She also provides health education for her community through People First of California. She also volunteers for Beyond Awareness Celebration events in school districts. Jillian participated in TEDxChula Vista to discuss inclusion in society through her lived experience with Cerebral Palsy and living on the Autism spectrum. The video can be found here. Jillian and her partner live together with their three rescue dogs, including Starbuck, a 21-year-old chihuahua.



Push for special schools to be phased out under inclusive education plan

theage.com.au

The peak youth disability advocacy group has called for funding to help all students with disabilities study in mainstream schools, but an autism expert warns it could leave many students with no schooling option.



Summer Camp Means Fun for All: How to Create a More Inclusive Camp

kit.org

The sun is high and school is out. The most fun season of the year is finally here! And you know what that means: it’s camp season, too. As you begin planning the programming and activities that will make your summer camp successful, we invite you to consider disability inclusion as a top priority.



Paralympic swimmer's bid to cross English Channel

bbc.com

Melanie Barratt wants to become the first blind woman to cross the English Channel solo.



Always Looking Up: Cara Reedy On Amplifying Disabled Voices

always-looking-up.libsyn.com

In this week’s episode I sat down with Cara Reedy. Cara is currently serving as the Director of the Disabled Journalists Association. Prior to that she was the program manager at the Disability Media Alliance Project and a contributing writer at CNN. We discuss being disabled in a newsroom, the fact that disabled stories need to be told by disabled voices, and why it is about time that disability organizations speak up and speak out to protect its members.



Talking Uncertainty: Misfits in the World: Crip Futurities and World-making in Disability Arts

urgentemergent.org

Dr. Eliza Chandler, Dr. Carla Rice, Lisa East In this talk, the speakers will speculate upon the anti-assimilationist politics of crip cultural practices within the disability arts sector in northern Turtle Island (Canada). We will discuss the ethical and practical complexities of “cripping” our research methodologies and gesturing towards decolonization while collaborating with disability community members.



How We Became Posthuman

press.uchicago.edu

In this age of DNA computers and artificial intelligence, information is becoming disembodied even as the “bodies” that once carried it vanish into virtuality. While some marvel at these changes, envisioning consciousness downloaded into a computer or humans “beamed” Star Trek-style, others view them with horror, seeing monsters brooding in the machines. In How We Became Posthuman, N. Katherine Hayles separates hype from fact, investigating the fate of embodiment in an information age.



€2.2M awarded to EU digital inclusion program for adults with intellectual disabilities

disabilityinsider.com

Dr. Esther Murphy, School of Engineering at Trinity, has been awarded €2.2million 3 years education innovation programme funding from EIT Health to lead a multidisciplinary EU digital inclusion programme for adults with intellectual disabilities: Digi-ID PLUS.The digital skills education programme will support better health and social inclusion outcomes for adults with intellectual disabilities.



Targeting the Uneven Burden of Kidney Disease on Black Americans

nytimes.com

New treatments aim for a gene variant causing the illness in people of sub-Saharan African descent. Some experts worry that focus will neglect other factors.



The crisis of maternal mortality

hsph.harvard.edu

There is a women’s health crisis in this country. And it is about to get much worse.



Disabled people aren’t a reason to ban abortions

theonceandfuturecripple.com

If you truly care about the lives of disabled babies, stay out of other people's uteruses and start creating a world in which disabled people could actually live after they are born.



Researchers use study to enhance understanding of late-life disability and care

disabilityinsider.com

A new supplemental issue to The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences features papers examining outcomes from 10 years of the seminal National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS).



One in 10 disabled people have complex disabilities, ’groundbreaking’ research reveals

limpingchicken.com

One in 10 disabled people in the UK have complex disabilities, the disability charity Sense has revealed, in “groundbreaking” research believed to be the first of its kind.



How mental health and disability may sway judgment in the justice system

disabilityinsider.com

Gaze aversion, lack of emotional expression, repetitive body movements, or speaking in monologue tone can sway people’s judgement of another’s credibility and honesty – notably in the criminal justice system.



Call for submissions

ohchr.org

Draft Guidelines on Deinstitutionalization, including in emergencies Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.



This Ontario family has spent years looking for wheelchair accessible housing

thestar.com

These parents carry their eight-year-old son up and down stairs everyday with no end in sight.



Barbie To Add More Dolls With Disabilities

disabilityscoop.com

The iconic lineup of Barbie dolls is expanding to include more with disabilities.



'My Disability Roadmap' follows N.H. student's search for life advice

nhpr.org

The film follows Samuel Habib, who is in his early 20s, across the country as he seeks guidance from disability activists on everything from leaving home to dating.



Psychotherapy is meant to help. But what about when it harms?

aeon.co

Some psychotherapeutic approaches are not only ineffective, they’re actively harmful. We’re now starting to identify them.



Doctors Gave Her Antipsychotics. She Decided to Live With Her Voices

nytimes.com

A new movement wants to shift mainstream thinking away from medication and toward greater acceptance.



As I approach the inevitable, I want the comfort that voluntary assisted dying will be available

abc.net.au

In 2020 I was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer. I am also now chemo resistant — no matter how much chemo is pumped into my body, the cancer continues to spread. All forms of treatment are now about buying me a little extra time. I hope that NSW has voluntary assisted dying laws implemented by the time they would be relevant to me.



Medical assistance in dying: Woman with disabilities nears assisted death

ctvnews.ca

A 31-year-old Toronto woman who uses a wheelchair is nearing final approval for a medically assisted death request after a fruitless bid to secure an affordable apartment that doesn't worsen her chronic illnesses.



‘A Planetary Threat’: Pollution Responsible For 9 Million Deaths Each Year, Study Finds

forbes.com

Pollution was responsible for one in every six deaths in 2019, researchers found.



2 years into COVID-19, some remain in complete isolation

abcnews.go.com

Many disabled, elderly, or immunocompromised people continue to isolate amid the COVID-19 pandemic, two years after it began.



Exploring the Link Between Long-Haul COVID and Suicide

themighty.com

“I just don’t know how much more I can take.”



Disability and Social Justice in Kenya

press.umich.edu

The first interdisciplinary and multivocal study of its kind to review achievements and challenges related to the situation of persons with disabilities in Kenya today.