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    Disability rights attorney Haben Girma, a Harvard Law School graduate who has been deafblind since birth, talked about navigating through a sighted, hearing world. She is the author of…

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    Such a Pretty Girl

    Nadina LaSpina, who contracted polio as a baby, talked about her book, Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride, on growing up with a disability and…

  • Disabled Workers and the Economy
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    Disabled Workers and the Economy

    The Center for American Progress held a discussion to assess the economic challenges and opportunities for workers with disabilities. Following their discussion, panelists answered…

  • American Bar Association Annual Meeting Trump Administration Policy Agenda
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    American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Trump Administration Policy Agenda

    Policy advocates talked about Trump administration’s policies in areas affecting transgender military service, people with disabilities and the criminal justice system. Sixth Circuit Court…

  • Voter Outreach Forum Accessibility Forum
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    Voter Outreach Forum, Accessibility Forum

    The National Association of Secretaries of State held a series of conversations about voter outreach efforts. This portion of the forum featured a panel discussion about voting registration…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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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…

  • emFry v Napoleon Community Schoolsem Oral Argument
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    Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, a case concerning whether a disabled girl who was prevented from using her service dog, Wonder, in school could…

  • 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…

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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…

  • Washington Journal Roundtable on Americans with Disabilities in the Workplace
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    Americans with Disabilities in the Workplace

    Roger DeRose and Andrew Houtenville talked about a new survey of Americans with disabilities, their ability to work, and the challenges they face in the workplace.

  • Weekly Republican Address
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    Weekly Republican Address

    In the weekly Republican address Representatives Cathy McMorris-Rogers (R-WA), Pete Sessions (R-TX), and Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) talked about the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE)…

  • Voting Rights and Persons with Disabilities
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    Voting Rights and Persons with Disabilities

    “More Power to More People: How the ADA and the CRPD are Expanding Political Rights” was a plenary session of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems' U.S. Election Program held…

  • Treament of Disabled People in the US
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    Treament of Disabled People in the U.S.

    Michael Rembis and Audra Jennings talked about the history of the treatment of disabled people in the U.S. This interview was from the Organization of American Historians 2014 annual…

  • Senators Hear Testimony on Disabilities Treaty
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    Disabilities Rights and International Law

    Witnesses testified on the Disability Treaty, a law that, if ratified, would extend Americans' disability rights to disabled people in foreign countries.

  • UN Disabilities Treaty
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    U.N. Disabilities Treaty

    Eric Buehlmann talked about the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a treaty which aims to establish minimum international standards for people with disabilities. The…

  • Employing People with Disabilities
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    Employing People with Disabilities

    Governors talked about employment challenges for intellectually and physically disabled individuals and the roles both state governments and businesses could play in advancing employment opportunities for…

  • Talking Book and Braille Library
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    Talking Book and Braille Library

    New York State Librarian Bernie Margolis talked about the New York State Talking Book and Braille Library. Part of the Library of Congress, this federally-funded library provides Braille, recorded books,…

  • Americans with Disabilities Act
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    Americans with Disabilities Act

    Matthew Brault and Curtis Decker talked about the anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Among other issues, they…

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