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  • Frank Stephens Shares Experience of Living with Down Syndrome at Research Hearing
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    Down Syndrome Research

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on funding for Down syndrome research. Representatives Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) testified about their personal experiences raising…

    4,848 views
  • Lawmakers Consider Social Security Disability Benefit Eligibility
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    Social Security Disability Benefit Eligibility

    The Social Security Administration’s acting chief of staff as well as several career disability claims professionals testified at a hearing on issues of Social Security disability benefits…

    1,837 views
  • Forum Focuses on Opportunities for People with Disabilities
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    Equality for People with Disabilities Forum, Part 1

    Food Network Channel Host and Author Marc Summers was among the speakers at the RespectAbility USA forum on equality for people with disabilities. Mr. Summers talked about his challenges as…

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  • Americans with Disabilities Act 27th Anniversary
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    Americans with Disabilities Act 27th Anniversary

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights commemorated the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with a report on the ADA’s history and the work that remains.

    229 views
  • Equality for People with Disabilities Forum Part 2
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    Equality for People with Disabilities Forum, Part 2

    Panelists from media outlets and disability advocacy groups spoke at the RespectAbility USA forum on equality for hiring people with disabilities in the entertainment industry. During the…

    410 views
  • emEndrew F v Douglas City School Districtem Oral Argument
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    Endrew F. v. Douglas City School District Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, which concerns the level of support public schools are required to give students with disabilities. In 1975…

    1,326 views
  • Voters with Disabilities and Campaign 2016 Part 7
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    Voters with Disabilities and Campaign 2016, Part 7

    Governor Jack Markell (D-DE) and House Speaker Paul Ryan’s chief of staff Dave Hoppe were honored for efforts to help employ people with disabilities. “2016 Best in Public Service Awards”…

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  • Voters with Disabilities and Campaign 2016 Part 3
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    Voters with Disabilities and Campaign 2016, Part 3

    Representative Brad Sherman (D-CA) outlined ways the disabled community and advocacy organizations can engage with lawmakers to get their issues addressed in Congress. After Representative Sherman’s…

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  • RespectAbilityUSA Hosts Summit on Voters with Disabilities
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    Voters with Disabilities and Campaign 2016, Part 2

    Experts talked about how campaigns and organizations can put together events that are accessible for people with disability. “Don’t Forget People with Disabilities: Ensuring Events are ADA…

    206 views
  • RespectAbilityUSA Hosts Summit on Voters with Disabilities
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    Voters with Disabilities and Campaign 2016, Opening Presentation

    Following opening remarks from Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, Philip PauliIn and Lauren Appelbaum outlined the challenges voters with disabilities face, in particular participating in rallies, going to the polls…

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  • Voters with Disabilities and Campaign Part 6
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    Voters with Disabilities and Campaign, Part 6

    RespectAbility fellows talked about their experiences in interviewing presidential candidates about disability issues. The panelists also responded to questions from audience members. “Empowering…

    141 views
  • Voters with Disabilities and Campaign 2016 Ted Jackson Keynote
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    Voters with Disabilities and Campaign 2016, Ted Jackson Keynote

    Ted Jackson gave the keynote address at a RespectAbilityUSA forum on steps campaigns, candidates, and elected officials can take to reach out to voters with disabilities in the 2016…

    119 views
  • Voters with Disabilities and Campaign 2016 Part 4
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    Voters with Disabilities and Campaign 2016, Part 4

    Panelists talked about ways to make electronic information more accessible to people with disability. “Reaching All Voters by Making Electronic Communications Accessible” was part of a…

    78 views
  • Small Business Owners Testify on Employing Workers with Developmental Disabilities
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    Small Business and Employees with Developmental Disabilities

    The House Small Business Committee held a hearing to consider the role small businesses play in employing people with disabilities and disorders, and heard about the experiences of those…

    262 views
  • emWashington Postem Hosts Transformers Summit
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    Washington Post Transformers Summit, Part 1

    Science, business, and technology pioneers gathered at the Washington Post Transformers Summit to discuss advances that were driving dramatic change in fields such as artificial…

    205 views
  • Hearing Focuses on Americans with Disabilities Act Lawsuits
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    Public Accommodation Laws for the Disabled

    A House subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee held a hearing on proposed changes to the American With Disabilities Act to address the issue of lawsuits against retail stores, rental…

    422 views
  • Washington Journal Christina Samuels on Special Education Funding
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    Special Education Funding

    Christina Samuels talked about federal funding for special education programs as new data shows the number of students in such programs is rising. This program was part of C-SPAN’s “Your Money”…

    627 views
  • emTalent on the Tableem
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    Talent on the Table

    Talent on the Table was one of the second-prize high school central division winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. The video was produced by Taylor Millican, an eleventh grader at Jenks High…

    202 views
  • Discussion on Disability Insurance
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    Disability Insurance Benefits

    Senator Tom Cotton talked about disability insurance benefits and changes that might improve the program. Following his remarks, panelists discussed recommendations for lawmakers.

    507 views
  • emEnabling Actsem
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    Enabling Acts

    Lennard Davis talked about his book, Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest U.S. Minority Its Rights, about the impact of the Americans…

    851 views
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