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Disability in Your Life? Vote!

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Less than three weeks to go until we get another chance to put the money where the mouth is or, as revered disability rights leader Justin Dart Jr. was so fond of saying, "Vote as if your life depen  

Answers to the Disability Quiz

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Harry S. Truman had been president for less than six months when Congressional Resolution 176, proclaiming the first week in October "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week," was passed. It  

Invisible Disabilities Are No Less Real

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 16, 2006
The U.S. Census Bureau says there are 54 million Americans with disabilities. It's a number I refer to fairly frequently and a number that sometimes raises eyebrows, not to mention questions. How c  

Use Language to Put the Person Before the Disability

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 19, 2006
I received a letter not long ago from a reader who took offense at a reference I made to "special needs." All kids have special needs, I wrote; and this parent of a child with autism was furious tha  

Movie Theaters Becoming Inclusive

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 21, 2006
When I was growing up, I had only one friend who was blind. Gayle lived across town and went to a different school, but we had far more in common than limited visual acuity, being more or less typic  

At Long Last, a Secret Ballot for All

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 17, 2006
My friend Bill Kincaid is an eightysomething -- with wit and energy surpassing most fortysomethings I could name -- and he's worked the polls with his wife, Mildred, for decades of Cincinnati electi  

History of Disabilities Shows Social Progress

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 19, 2006
My Uncle Bob died nearly a decade ago due to complications of Alzheimer's disease. He is preserved in memory in a black-and-white photo in my upstairs hall, a jovial young man helping 4-year-old me   

The Paralympics Deserve Equal Time

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 15, 2006
If you were jonesing for the thrill derived from daily highlights of the International Olympic Games, you don't need to wait for Beijing 2008 for another fix. The world's second largest gathering of  

Discriminated Against, Like Me

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 15, 2006
We said goodbye to the first lady of civil rights this week and, whatever your politics, it probably sparked some reflection. For me, as I listened to the eulogies -- some so breathtakingly lovely,   

Get Involved Before You're Disabled

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 18, 2006
There's a significant kind of countdown that kicked off this month that far too few people are thinking about -- and I don't mean the shopping days left 'til next Christmas. On Jan. 1 the parade of